Ferrari Laptop

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    :eek: :eek: :eek: And it runs "Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition", at least give it XP Pro! :p
    Why on earth would Ferrari have agreed to this? (which I assume they must have done).
     
  2. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    because acer and AMD are major Ferrari F1 sponsers.... ;)

    shame though... Ferrari have always done tack when it comes to this kind of thing.... then you have Porsche who actually HAVE input into the design of products, like that cool fountain pen which was fashioned from Porsche fuel lines, or that seriously cool Porsche mountain bike... all were serious pieces of industrial design and quality... and what do Ferrai do... paint a laptop lid red and slap the fabled Prancing horse on it... :confused: :eek: :rolleyes:
     
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    The laptop only handles 1 gig of RAM? The 15 and 17 inch PowerBooks can hold twice that, and they're not claiming to be ferrari-powered!
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I think I'd probably point an laugh quite hard if I ever saw someone get one of these red blocks out of their bag! :D :p
     
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    exactly... ;)

    now let us consider 'rival' designed products...

    first we have a Porsche pen...
     
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    then we have the genuine 'Ferrari' of Laptops... :p

    now if you saw anybody with the first 2... you'd atleast experience a degree of envy... where as if some poor unfortunate whips out the Lego Duplo 'Ferrari' of Laptops... as ed points out, you'll laugh... and laugh hard... :eek: :rolleyes: :p

    it certainly appears that nothing is so sacred that it cannot be touched... :rolleyes:
     
  9. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    hmm...

    I don't understand why companies try to make a buck off slapping big namebrands on their products like that. I mean, I know why, but it doesn't work on me.

    It's like...
    "hey, check me out...take a look at my BMW series iPod. It's got the badge right in the middle of the scrollwheel" :rolleyes:
     
  10. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    "The Porsche pen, for the man who thought he had everything!"
     
  11. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    it is tacky... atleast Porsche and Audi go to the lengths of actually designing the thing... where as Ferrari say... 'paint it red and slap the fabled Prancing Horse on it...' :rolleyes: Ferrari need to sort out their brand licensing agreements before it's watered down anymore.

    They're more than capable of actually designing something bespoke, if you check the detailing on the engine for the Enzo alone, a million applications spring to mind, but just slapping some red paint on a product and a Prancing Horse just does nothing for the brand. :rolleyes:
     
  12. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    exactly.... but look at the detailing... it's superb... you just know if Ferrari were going to do it, they'd stick their badge on a red Bic.... :eek: :rolleyes: :p
     
  13. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I concur. It's outright cheesy.

    But, hey, it's Ferrari red! ;)
     
  14. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    You got a price on that pen? I'd love to know what they charge you for it :eek:
     
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  17. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    ah well, in that case, I'll have one for each day of the week! :eek: :rolleyes:
     
  18. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    and why not... :D
     
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    They have them on cars too? <ducks> :D
     
  22. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    I know, seems like it's watering down this great 'consumer' electronics brand doesn't it... :eek: :p :p
     
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    the only place i wanna see that prancing horse is on the race track or my garage.
     
  24. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    What about the Logitech Momo steering wheel game controller? I was shocked when I first saw that. I don't think that Nardi would do such a thing. Maybe, Recaro should start lending itself to a game enclosure that feels like the real thing with feedback through the seat.
     

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