Heat and Weight
Ferrari’s are hot, their notebooks should not. We run up the Acer Ferrari One 200 with a full CPU load and measure the effects on body temperature.

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The notebook gets fairly warm, but not to the point of your fingers getting burned.  In all cases the keyboard was above 30C / 86F, with the top-left corner being the hottest. With a tiny body and limited ventilation, this is one netbook you want to keep on a solid surface.

However, even though the keyboard becomes warm, the base of the Acer Ferrari One is much cooler. To me this is an unusual thermal signature as it means that heat is being conducted up through the keyboard rather than just out the vent.

The side vent is reads a healthy 48.8C inside the exhaust grill, and 33.5C about 2″ away. Not bad.

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As far as netbooks are concerned, the Ferrari One 200 is leaning toward the middle of the weight spectrum, but at 3.3 lbs. it’s still a very manageable size. What you will notice is that the unit feels very dense – for a small body, it carries a good weight.

Comparing the size of the Acer Ferrari to the Asus G51J and the Asus Eee 1201N, we can see that the Acer is about the same size as the Asus Eee 1201N even though the Ferrari One has a slightly smaller screen.

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A notebook sammich.

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