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Acer’s gunning for pole position with the launch of it's latest Ferrari-brand notebook - the 1200.

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Acer's Ferrari 1200: a sporty little number?

Design is the Ferrari 1200’s main appeal, as the sexy 12.1in machine has a carbon fibre-clad body and a “unique ventilation” system that supposedly echoes the exhaust pipes of F1 cars.

The notebook also has an anodised metal touchpad, designed to echo the brake and acceleration pedals found on Ferrari’s motors. An… ahem… “tasteful” wave pattern adorns the machine’s cover and a velvety texture interior greets the user’s palm.

Under the bonnet lid you’ll find an AMD Turion X2 Ultra dual-core processor and the firm’s M780G integrated-graphics chipset.

A meaty 4GB of DDR 2 memory comes as standard, but Acer’s not said anything about the machine’s boot size storage capacity.

Elsewhere on the 1200, you’re treated to a DVD multi-format optical drive, Bluetooth - a wireless mouse comes bundled too - and, of course, Wi-Fi connectivity. A webcam’s built into the machine’s lid, and an Xpress VoIP phone is an optional extra.

Keeping all that technology secure is a biometric fingerprint reader and “damper-like protection” for the HDD.

Acer’s not stated when the Ferrari 1200 notebook will be available from showrooms, or what it’s on the road price will be. ®

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