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Acer Announces The Ferrari 4000 Notebook

New and exclusive carbon-fiber notebook from Acer Continues Tradition of Innovation

SAN JOSE, Calif. (June 21, 2005) — Acer, Official Supplier to Scuderia Ferrari and the leading notebook brand in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) according to IDC Q1 2005 data), announced today a new and exclusive notebook, the Ferrari 4000.

The Acer Ferrari 4000 is the world’s first notebook to harness the cutting-edge technology pioneered and perfected in the world of Formula One and in the aerospace industry. The magnificent carbon-fiber casing of the Ferrari 4000 conceals the very latest AMD64 bit technology, defining an exclusive notebook that offers all the performance and elegance gained from the alliance between two companies constantly focused on innovation and renowned for pushing the boundaries of technology.

“After almost two years of partnership, and successful and innovative notebooks such as the Ferrari 3200 and 3400,” says Gianfranco Lanci, President of Acer Inc. “Acer has designed a truly exclusive notebook that expresses our firm intention to stay at the forefront of innovation, an ambition that has always characterized both the worlds of Formula One and information technology.”

“Technology is essential to achieve objectives,” says Jean Todt, General Manager of Scuderia Ferrari. “We believe that innovation leads to constant evolution, and we are delighted that one of our Official Suppliers places such importance on the research and development of advanced technological solutions.”

The Ferrari 4000 is based on the latest AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology for thin and light notebooks, and harnesses the exclusive AMD64 technology. This 64-bit architecture delivers leading-edge power and provides a taste of the performance gains promised by future 64-bit applications. In addition, the AMD PowerNow! technology extends system battery life while HyperTransport technology radically improves overall performance.

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An elegant, thin and light carbon-fiber casing, which comes in black and exclusive red Ferrari, offers the very latest technology aimed at mobile users. Features include a large luminous 15.4″ TFT wide display supported by the extra-fast ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700 graphics chipset with 128MB DDR memory on PCI Express architecture, 1GB DDR memory and 100GB HDD, as well as a DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive unit and a 5-in-1 card-reader, all managed by the powerful AMD processor, guaranteeing top performance.

The new Ferrari 4000 offers easy connection solutions in all situations: WLAN in line with IEEE 802.11b/g standards, integrated Bluetooth technology for a modern PAN (Personal Area Network), connections to corporate LANs with Gigabit Ethernet, and via telephone lines with a 56Kbps V. 92 modem/fax.

To view, manage and memorize pictures and films, or to connect video equipments and digital peripherals, the Ferrari 4000 is equipped with a DVD reader/burner, 4 ultra-fast USB 2.0 ports, and S-Video out port, FireWire IEEE 1394 interface and a 5-in-1 memory card reader.

Pricing
The Ferrari 4000 notebook is available through Acer authorized resellers throughout North America with prices starting at $1999.

About Acer America Corporation
Established in 1984 as a subsidiary of Acer Inc., Acer America Corporation designs and markets client and server solutions for professionals who require reliability, enhanced productivity and greater value of ownership. As one of the largest global suppliers of PCs, more than 50 million Acer systems have been purchased throughout the world, solutions for living, learning and working. Acer America’s award-winning products include tablet PCs, desktop PCs, notebook computers, servers, displays and peripheral solutions for business, government, education and home users. The pan Acer Group employs 39,000 people supporting dealers and distributors in over 100 countries. For more information about Acer America, please visit the website at: acer.com/us.

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