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Fujitsu M2010 10.1-inch Netbook Laptop PC

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Fujitsu M2010 10.1-inch Netbook Laptop PC

Fujitsu M2010

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The Bottom Line

Aug 21 2009 - Fujitsu's first entry into the netbook market falls short. It feels lieka system designed over a year ago with the flaws found previously in other netbooks that have since been corrected. The biggest issue though is the overall cost. For $450, the unit is just too expensive compared to similarly equipped netbooks that cost almost $100 less. Then there is the issue with the extremely poor battery life with the base 3-cell battery that is well below average.
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Pros

  • Nice Bright LED Backlit Screen
  • Strong Speakers For a Netbook

Cons

  • Keyboard Is Too Small
  • Poor Battery Life From 3-Cell Battery
  • Expensive For Features

Description

  • Intel Atom N270 Mobile Processor
  • 1GB PC2-5300 DDR2 Memory
  • 160GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
  • 10.1-inch WSVGA (1024x576) LED Backlit Display With 1.3 Megapixel Webcam
  • Intel GMA 950 Integrated Graphics
  • Fast Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wireless, Bluetooth
  • Three USB 2.0, VGA, 4-in-1 Card Reader
  • 10.2" x 7.4" x 1.3" @ 2.5 lbs.
  • Windows XP Home

Guide Review - Fujitsu M2010 10.1-inch Netbook Laptop PC

Aug 21 2009 - Fujitsu's bright red M2010 netbook may stand out in terms of its color, but the features aren't all that much different from what the netbook market has seen over the past year. In fact, the $449 price tag is well beyond what similarly equipped netbooks from the likes of Acer, ASUS, Dell and even HP are offering. This alone makes it a hard one to recommend but there are other design issues with the M2010.

The keyboard is relatively small for the 10-inch netbook segment. While the base keyboard is alright, the problem is with the left side. The Tab, Shift, Caps Lock are all a reduced size that make them more difficult to use. The right shift key is also reduced and placed between the question mark and up arrow keys. These are issues that other makers have had in their designs in the past, but pretty much all of them have dealt with them for improved keyboard layouts.

Battery life is another big issue for the Fujitsu M2010. The system only ships with a 3-cell battery which is fine for a low profile design, but it provides it with very limited running time. In fact, during video playback tests, the system was unable to provide even two hours of use before running out of charge. A 6-cell pack is available after purchase but at a steep $129 list price.

There are a couple bright spots in the M2010 design however. Most notable is the 10.1-inch display on the unit. This LED backlit display provides a very bright and colorful display that is well above average for the netbook segment. Is it enough to justify the price? Not really but at least it is something to consider.

The other surprising aspect of the M2010 is the speakers. They provide a very clear audio experience with very strong volumes levels for such a small package. It is easy tempting to almost use the system as a portable audio platform.

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