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Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi AMD Turion64 ML-37 Laptop Review

Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi AMD Turion64 ML-37 Laptop Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Acer's Ferrari 4005 WLMi laptop is the latest in a line of high-end gaming notebooks bearing the Italian motor company's signature.
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Filed under: Notebooks Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Acer Nov 08 2005   Mike Dowler  
Home > Reviews > Notebooks > Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi

Race Bread Exhaust, or Hot Processor?

The left side of the Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi laptop we find a single PCMCIA card slot, micro IEEE 1394 firewire port and the fourth USB 2.0 jack. To the left of those ports are the Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) and telephone 56K modem (RJ11) ports, a large vent area for the heated exhaust to exit the notebook, and a full size analog VGA-out connector. One of the nice features of the Ferrari 4005 notebook is that comes with a full size digital DVI video connector port too, so users can easily hook up to a CRT or LCD monitor.

The 2.0GHz AMD Turion 64 processor is a toasty processor, and the cooling fans continuously emitted an uncomfortably hot stream of air during the benchmarking sessions. During more relaxed computing, the exhaust air was relatively cool, and the smell of "new notebook" filled the air. :-)

The Lithium Ion battery pack occupies much of the rear space on the Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi laptop.On the left hand side in the space that remains are the S-Video and DVI video outputs, and on the opposite side the proprietary PCI Express connector for an optional docking station.

The battery is finished in ridged black plastic, making it easy to grip. Two small catches on the base of the notebook keep the 14.8V, 3800mAh Lithium-iom battery firmly locked into place

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Contents of Article: Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi
 Pg 1.  Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi AMD Turion64 ML-37 Laptop Review
 Pg 2.  Videocard for Gaming?
 Pg 3.  Mesmerizing 15.4" LCD Screen
 Pg 4.  Front of the Ferrari
 Pg 5.  — Race Bread Exhaust, or Hot Processor?
 Pg 6.  Keyboard layout and more
 Pg 7.  Acess to Memory and other Components
 Pg 8.  First impressions and upgrading
 Pg 9.  Ferrari Monogrammed Bluetooth Mouse
 Pg 10.  Acer Ferrari Trial Run
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: MobileMark2005, Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: Sandra 2005, SuperPI, PCMark04
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark2001, 3DMark05
 Pg 14.  Benchmarks: Aquamark3, X2: The Threat
 Pg 15.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, UT2003, Doom3
 Pg 16.  Vroom! A Geek's First Ferrari (notebook)

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