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Fujitsu LifeBook S7020D

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It is nice to see Fujitsu include items such as Windows XP Professional and Office 2003 Small Business Edition on the thin and light Fujitsu LifeBook S7020D, but the cost is still a bit to high to justify the notebooks price.
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Pros

  • Windows XP Professional
  • Includes Microsoft Office
  • Highly Portable

Cons

  • Expensive

Description

  • Intel Pentium M 740 (1.73GHz) Processor
  • 512MB PC2-4200 DDR2 Memory
  • 60GB 5,400rpm SATA Hard Drive
  • 8x DVD+/-RW Modular Burner
  • 14.1" XGA LCD Display
  • Intel GMA 900 Integrated Graphics with 128MB Shared Memory
  • v.90 56Kbps Modem, Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11a/b/g Wireless
  • Three USB 2.0, FireWire, Type II PC Card Slot and SD/MS Slot
  • 12.4" x 9.7" x 1.3" @ 4.3 lbs.
  • Windows XP Pro, Office 2003 SBE, WinDVD, Norton Anti-Virus

Guide Review - Fujitsu LifeBook S7020D

11/15/05 – While most companies are going after the consumer with media oriented PCs, Fujitsu's LifeBook series is much more geared in the traditional role of business machines.

Powering the LifeBook S7020D is the Intel Pentium M 740 (1.73GHz) processor. While slower than the 750 found in most thin and light notebooks, many will not notice much of a difference. It is matched up with 512MB of PC2-4200 DDR2 memory. This is faster than the traditional DDR memory.

File storage is handled by a 60GB SATA hard drive. Even though it is a bit smaller than the average thin and light hard drive, it spins at a faster 5400rpm rate that gives it a boost in performance. A modular 8x DVD+/-RW allows the system to read or write music, movie and data CDs or DVDs. When it is not needed, an optional battery can be swapped into the system in place of the DVD burner to provide extra battery life.

Unlike most new thin and light notebooks, the S7020D uses a 14.1” LCD panel that has a 4:3 ratio instead of the more popular widescreen dimensions. This gives the system a high level of portability without sacrificing the screen size. The integrated Intel GMA 900 graphics processor does preclude the system from being used for things like 3D gaming.

The biggest problem with the LifeBook S7020D is the price. It is significantly higher than many thin and light notebooks. Much of this cost is probably due to the included XP Professional and Office Small Business Edition software package.

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