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Ferrari Nettop Looks Fast But Isn't Really

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 15 comments

All show but no go?

Computer hardware enthusiasts constantly want the fastest computer. Today we learned about the latest Intel CPU that’s the fastest one yet, but the processor itself will set you back by $1,000.

How about a computer that just looks fast? Meet the Ferrari F430 miniature, which looks fast on the outside, but only packs an Intel Atom inside. Is it all show but no go? We’re not sure, but we do spy an antenna sticking out from the rear corner. Could that mean that this thing is an RC PC? We hope to find out for ourselves soon.

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    Tindytim , June 3, 2009 4:43 PM
    Did you really expect something like this that screams gimmick to actually have much substance?
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    dman3k , June 3, 2009 4:49 PM
    hey, it's a cool case if it has Ion.
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    Kill@dor , June 3, 2009 4:57 PM
    @dman3k: I hear that
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    starryman , June 3, 2009 5:24 PM
    Anyone who knows Ferrari licensing knows that adding Ferrari to a product line doesn't equat anything more than a red color screen, prancing pony, and 20% price premium. Ferrari cars rock. Ferrari brand whoring unrocks!
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    KyleSTL , June 3, 2009 5:40 PM
    Why did they leave the RC antenna on it? Clearly it can't be used for WiFi, and it's just unsightly.
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    Tindytim , June 3, 2009 5:44 PM
    KyleSTLWhy did they leave the RC antenna on it? Clearly it can't be used for WiFi, and it's just unsightly.

    It might be an RC car.
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    mavroxur , June 3, 2009 5:53 PM
    All it needs is an alarm clock / radio in it and it would be right at home in Toys-r-us.

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    silversurfernhs , June 3, 2009 7:12 PM
    its would fit nicely on a kids christmas wish list for a personal computer
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    frozenlead , June 3, 2009 8:01 PM
    I'd love to take my $500 nettop out into the street and get it run over. Or smash it into walls.

    The RC idea is cool...but not that smart. Well..maybe it goes to the driver.
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    Anonymous , June 3, 2009 8:20 PM
    Does it drive around too?
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    Hanin33 , June 3, 2009 9:24 PM
    even if it were able to actually move on it's own... anyone who has any experience in RC cars knows it wouldn't be more than very pathetic movement... there's hardly any space for worthwhile electric motors, there electronics and a battery pack of reasonable worth. even a lipoly battery would be oversized... look at the level the cd tray is at... makes putting in a steering system almost impossible.. the rear has a fan and wot i would assume to have a storage device in... there's absolutely no room for anythin other than the most meager of electric motors and control systems and would make the concept even more retarded.
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    christop , June 3, 2009 10:17 PM
    Yeah I could see little kids going crazy over this..
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    judeh101 , June 3, 2009 10:31 PM
    oh sweet, I'd like to have one of those for my mom's bday.
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    Anonymous , June 4, 2009 4:39 AM
    is this really a comp? coz i can see the usb at the side of the car...
    it's cool, but pointless.
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    zodiacfml , June 4, 2009 5:40 AM
    probably to look like an RC car which explains the antenna.