Acer Ferrari One: General Performance

The Ferrari One starts with a roar, literally. The familiar Windows 7 boot noise has been replaced with a high RPM flyby of a Ferrari Formula 1 car. The performance is far from invoking anything about Ferrari. We'll highlight the single-core and dual-core CULV competition in gold, with Atom in green. Pay attention to the HP Mini 311 as well, which is Atom + ION.

Futuremark PCMark Vantage

Futuremark PCMark05

Internet Performance

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R10

3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R10

Video Encoding - x264

Video Encoding - x264

Futuremark puts the Ferrari One just ahead of my single-core AS1410 (CULV SU3500 + GMA 4500MHD) and at times behind the Asus Eee 1201N (i.e. PCMark05), which has ION paired with a dual-core Atom processor. The encoding tests support the theory that the Ferrari One’s Athlon X2 L310 has just about the same amount of raw computing power as the dual-core Atom 330. Cinebench and Peacekeeper say that the L310 isn’t close to the dual-core CULV machines and falls pretty much square in between them and the Atom N450 systems. Overall performance feels faster than Atom 330, but it's a clear step down from the CULV laptops.

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  • taltamir - Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - link

    Glossy red plastic with a giant logo in the middle...
    this is probably the ugliest looking laptop I have ever seen.
  • VivekGowri - Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - link

    I agree that it's a bit ostentatious, but I actually like how it looks. Maybe it's the Ferrari fan in me, but still. Compared to the regular version of this chassis (1410 and 1810T), the Ferrari definitely has a lot more character, and personally I prefer it (I say this as the owner of a black AS1410.)
  • Anubis - Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - link

    its no more ugly then t white plastic laptops with a glowing fruit on them
  • Souka - Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - link

    +1 for Anubis :)
  • LoneWolf15 - Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - link

    Bashing Apple is like trying to teach a pig to sing.

    It's a waste of your time, and only annoys the pig.

    Plus, other people who see you doing it will wonder why you tried in the first place.
  • KaarlisK - Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - link

    I had never thought that AMD has no asymmetric dual channel capability... Intel can run different sized memory sticks in dual channel, up to a limit obviously.
    And removing the HDMI port was really unwise.
    But I like the looks :D
    Could you pleease add Starcraft 2 to your tests? It very much is a game I would casually play on a laptop.

    I sure hope that AMD's new 45nm platform has better power consumption :)
  • DJMiggy - Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - link

    Sure they can. They just need to go into the future and swipe the game so they can test it.
  • therealnickdanger - Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - link

    I'm always looking for a tiny gaming platform and this particular model (w/4GB RAM) always sticks out as a candidate due to its dual-core CPU and decent 3200 IGP... but your review has swayed me. The last thing I want is hot and loud. I'm just going to stick with my original thought and wait for 12.1-and-under Arrandales. If I can get one with a low-end Optimus part for cheap, I'll be a very happy consumer!
  • classy - Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - link

    I usually look at the weight of these new laptops. 3.3 lbs is still heavy.
  • maniac5999 - Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - link

    Hmmm, I guess you have to review what you're sent, but the Ferrari One really looks like it's the overpriced turd of the Congo platform.
    To quote your conclusion:
    "At $449, the Ferrari One would be decent and would at least merit consideration over the 1410 due to the dual-core processor and increased graphics performance. At $499, the proposition gets more questionable, and at anything above that, the math just doesn't add up."
    How about the MSi Wind U230? Same size chassis, slightly bigger screen (12.1") and most importantly, a L335 processor, which runs at 1.6ghz, all for $490. add a 2nd 2gb of memory and you're good to go, or you could go for the Toshiba T115D, with a 1.5ghz x2 for $459.

    Both of those are more powerful than the Acer (the U230 by a full 33%) and cheaper, and would probably be decent buys for someone looking to do casual gaming on the go. (WoW, SC2, etc. I even have BattleForge running pretty decently on my U230)

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