Opening the laptop up reveals a standard laptop QWERTY
keyboard arranged in a decidedly non-standard 'smily' arched shape. This
has the effect of spreading the keys out slightly more than their size would
otherwise enable, making fast typing a little easier. The spacious touchpad
features two normal buttons and a third button which doubles as a
multi-directional scrolling tool.
The keys have a fast, shallow feel with a throw of
approximately 2mm, typical for laptops. The surrounding black surface of the
notebook is coated in a soft rubbery material, that gives the Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi a rather nice feel and
extremely comfortable on the hands.
I could see this material getting unpleasantly sticky if
you have sweaty hands or eat near your laptop though. There is ample space to
rest your hands while typing as the keyboard is a full four inches from the
front of the Ferrari 4005 WLMi. The Ferrari logo is repeated on the right side
of the typing surface near the edge.
power button, which glows green when on, can be found at the top left corner of
the typing surface, while a row of four quick-launch buttons occupies the top