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Fujitsu LifeBook N6470 Desktop Replacement Laptop

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Fujitsu LifeBook N6470

Fujitsu LifeBook N6470

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The Bottom Line

Fujitsu's LifeBook N6470 desktop replacement laptop is designed as a mobile mulotimedia platform. This includes a Blu-ray compatible optical drive for playing back high definition movies and an ExpressCard HDTV tuner card. The problem is that the display doesn't truly support the full 1080p making it a less than desirable mobile media platform.
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Pros

  • Lots of Hard Drive Space
  • Blu-ray and HDTV Tuner

Cons

  • Extremely Large and Heavy
  • Display Not Full High Definition
  • Older 3D Graphics Processor

Description

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 Dual Core Mobile Processor
  • 3GB PC2-5300 DDR2 Memory
  • Two 250GB 4200rpm SATA Hard Drives
  • Blu-ray Reader and Dual Layer DVD Burner Combo Drive
  • 17" WXGA+ (1440x900) Wide LCD Display
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 with 512MB Memory with Digital/Analog HDTV ExpressCard TV Tuner
  • v.92 56Kbps Modem, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/g/n Wireless
  • Five USB 2.0, FireWire, HDMI, Type II PC Card, ExpressCard/54, Fingerprint Reader, 4-in-1 Card Reader
  • 15.9" x 11.6" x 2" @ 10.6 lbs.
  • Vista Home Premium, Works, PowerDVD, Roxio EasyMedia, Norton Internet Security 2008

Guide Review - Fujitsu LifeBook N6470 Desktop Replacement Laptop

7/17/08 - Fujitsu's LifeBook N6470 is designed as a desktop replacement that has a variety of multimedia features. The first of these features is a Blu-ray combo drive that allows it to play the new high definition Blu-ray movies and also have the ability to play or record to DVD and CD formats. In addition to this, they include an ExpressCard based HDTV tuner that can let the system record or playback analog of digital TV signals. This all seems great, but the 17-inch screen is limited to a 1440x900 resolution that doesn't give it full 1080p high definition video support.

The system is designed to store a great deal of audio and video media files though thanks to its twin 250GB hard drives. The performance of this setup is set back though as the drives use a slower 4200rpm spin rate. It does help reduce the power consumption but once again, Fujitsu missed out by including a much smaller battery that extremely limits the usage outside of a power outlet.

Performance is decent in terms of general computing thanks to a higher end T5750 processor and 3GB of memory. This is good for the price but not as high as newer processors from Intel. Graphics are more limited though because of an older generation Radeon HD 2600 graphics core that falls far behind offerings from NVIDIA or even newer ATI cores.

Finally, the LifeBook N6470 is an extremely large system. The 2-inch thickness and over 10 pound weight make the laptop much harder to carry around. The upside of this large chassis is that they can manage to put five USB 2.0 ports on it and even include a Type II and ExpressCard/54 slot. The weight is also deceiving as the build quality is somewhat suspect with a large amount of flex in the keyboard and body.

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