Acer America Corp. has followed the Athlon XP-M 2500+ processor and Ferrari Red color scheme of its first sports-car-logo notebook with a second-generation model based on AMD's Mobile Athlon 64 2800+. The Ferrari 3200 ($1,999) comes with Microsoft's 32-bit Windows XP Professional, but Acer says its CPU's 64-bit architecture "provides a taste of the performance gains promised by future applications," while its HyperTransport technology "radically improves multitasking."
The 6.5-pound slimline features ATI's 128MB Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics accelerator; a 15-inch, high-resolution (1,400 by 1,050) display; an 80GB hard disk; DVD±RW drive; and 512MB of DDR333 memory. Four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, Gigabit Ethernet, S-Video out, and both 802.11g and Bluetooth wireless are standard.
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