First unveiled in September of last year, and made official in December, the Ferrari-branded Acer ultraportable may have stood out due to its luxurious branding, but it quickly ended there. Tucked away inside was a 1.2GHz AMD Athlon processor. And while that may have been all well and good at the time, things are getting a bit more advanced, and faster, and with branding like Ferrari, you’d hope that your portable mini-notebook would do the same.
According to a new rumor, Acer is getting ready to upgrade the Ferrari One line-up of devices. Instead of that dated AMD Athlon processor, the manufacturer is planning on using a brand new chip from the AMD Fusion line, called the Ontario. Things get a bit curious here, though, as the source suggests that Acer is getting ready to launch the upgraded ultraportable by the end of this year. While AMD hasn’t come forward and said exactly when the Fusion line of processors will launch, the last word heard on the street was that it was coming early 2011.
It’s unclear whether or not the upgraded devices will get a name change, but considering the boost in processing power, it would seem perfectly suited to get a Ferrari Two title, we think. There should be plenty more info about this in the coming weeks, especially if the portable is launching later this year, so if you’re interested in picking up a new Ferrari-branded gadget, stay tuned.