Acer Ferrari One Updating with AMD(Ontario) Processor : Asus may be preparing to launch its Lamborghini branded Eee PC VX6 soon, but Acer sort of beat Asus to the punch with a sports-car inspired ultraportable that’s been around for ages. But if you were worried that the Acer Ferrari One was starting to look a bit stale, don’t worry, because DigiTimes reports that Acer plans to launch a new version soon.
Digitimes reports that the Ontario processor will be part of the kit. Ontario is part of AMD’s upcoming Fusion line of combined CPU and GPU chips. If this happens then it will be a major PR coup for Acer as Fusion chips have not been announced for any products yet and it could be the first. Then again it could be seen as a massive gamble with a product that has untested demand.
Digitimes said that the Acer machine will have an 11.6-inch screen but that’s all it’s heard. It is possible that the Taiwanese IT industry rag might have got its wires crossed, or it could be that AMD might bring its Fusion line forward.
Word on the street has it that this notebook ought to hit the market before the year is over, but that might be rather difficult since AMD’s Ontario was slated for an early 2011 release.