Acer has launched the new Ferrari 1100 series, the latest addition to the Ferrari-branded F1 notebooks offered by the PC manufacturer.

With carbon fibre casing that claims to be super-durable as well as stylish, the new laptops offers AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology, an ATI Radeon X1250 integrated 3D graphics card with up to 960MB of HyperMemory driving a 12.1-inch WXGA display with Acer CrystalBrite technology and a hard disk drive of up to 250GB.

Claiming to "bring digital media to life" Acer says it has compacted the design to include an optical drive - an integrated slot-loaded DVD SuperMulti DL - without sacrificing portability.

Movie watching should be further enhanced by the inclusion of Dolby Home Theater audio enhancement, that includes two built-in stereo speakers as well as Acer eAudio Management.

As well as the carbon fibre skin, Acer has equipped the Ferrari 1100 with a new "DASP" technology that is said to deliver 20% more protection - and - there's a Bio-Protection fingerprint solution for the


kind of protection users might need.

The Ferrari 1100 notebooks come with Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled. The price is from £1499 and it is available now.