Excellent, glad to see you like it =)
post #41 of 221
1/20/04 at 1:41am
Originally Posted by StormX02
PCMARK2002: 4788 CPU, 3270 MEMORY (for some reason the processor was locked here at 1.5GHz even though the max is 1.89...)
Originally Posted by djgogo
Hi guys. Thank you for your thorough reviews. I noticed Ferrari a couple of week ago and I am fascinated by it. It has very good configuration and all the communication interfaces which is great. I may say i have decided to buy it but before ordering I 'd like to get some more opinions.
Ferrari has a lot of attractive features (design, interfaces) but if we leave all these apart for a while, how would you qualify the Athlon processor. What about its performance compared to Intel Centrino at 1.6 GHz, 1.7 Ghz. The battery life is the one point; with this regard the real "heat" that is given offdissipated.... Other pluses/minuse in favour to Athlon? For instance, the FSB in Intel Centrinos is 400 MHz, in the P4s it exceeds 500 MHz and in Athlon XP-M it is the "classical" 266 MHz. How about that? Surely, an advantage of Ferrari is the 333 MHz DDR compared to the 266 of some others Centrino based models.
I don't think this processor thing could make buy a Centrino notebook like Aspire 2003LMi (which I am also considering or was considering before studying thoroughly the Ferarri) but may be this is the last thing that makes me hesitate whether to order it right away.
Another question, you (StormX02, gdame) mentioned about melting the stickers on the right (smb said there is the HDD not the CPU, but still) after how many hours of operation the stickers "melt"?
And another question, how about the display? Is it inverting the colors when you look it from aside?A friend of mine bought a Fujitsu 8830 and its display is poor: when you look at it from aside u can see almost nothing. Some models I have looked in carefully (HP nx7000, Aspire 2000) have vertical viewing angle +-55 grad and horzontal +=65 grad. I have not managed to get to such specs for the Ferrari. However, what's yr feelin whenu look at an angle at the display. Is it decent?
Originally Posted by willsuds
Have used bluetooth connection on a nokia for dial up access (115kbs). We dont have wifi in my building but gave me a strong signal from another building beside my department.
RE: heat. The Acer does get hot but not nearly as hot as my thinkpad....sometimes i could fry an egg on the T21!