Acer bundles a few extra goodies with the Ferrari
4005 WLMi, as you might hope given the price. The most notable addition is the
Bluetooth wireless mouse. This Acer and Ferrari branded rodent matches the
colour scheme of the laptop and comes with a set of rechargeable AA batteries as
well as a USB charging cable.
The mouse has the same soft rubbery feel to it that the rest of the notebook
shares. We might have liked to see a smaller mouse than this full-sized one, but
the Ferrari 4005 WLMi is more of a desktop replacement than a road warrior, so
this is forgivable.
The rest of the bundle is more
prosaic and includes a set of three system restore CDs, a
copy of Norton AntiVirus 2005, manual, quick start guide, warranty and international warranty, power adaptor,
phone cable and Windows XP Professional license. As is sadly
typical with modern 'big-box' computers, no original Windows XP CD is present.
The OS is part of the set of system restore disks. Remember
to burn a set of backup CD's first thing!
The Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi comes with a one year
limited international warranty that as far as we are aware covers all
components, including the
The Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi can be upgraded to a
maximum of 2GB of DDR memory. Unfortunately, both RAM slots on our test model
were occupied by 512MB DDR SO-DIMMs, meaning that upgrading would be an expensive
proposition. I'm assuming that the relative rarity and high price
of 1GB SO-DIMM memory modules is to blame for this,
but it still seems like an unfortunate decision in such an expensive
The hard disk is easy to access and
could be removed and replaced if desired. This means that hard drive repairs
should be simple to achieve after the warranty expires, which is good to know.
There are no other user-serviceable parts on the Acer Ferrari 4005