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Fujitsu LifeBook P8010 Ultraportable Laptop

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Fujitsu LifeBook P8010

Fujitsu LifeBook P8010

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The Bottom Line

Fujitsu's once trend setting P series of ultraportable notebooks has added some extra size that makes it much more comfortable to use than previous models, but it comes at the expensive of note being as innovative and unique as it once was.
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Pros

  • LED Backlit Display
  • Relatively Small Dimensions For Screen Size

Cons

  • Could Use More Memory
  • Lacks Productivity Software
  • Uses Type II Card Slot Over ExpressCard

Description

  • Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 Low Voltage Dual Core Mobile Processor
  • 1GB PC2-5300 DDR2 Memory
  • 120GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
  • 8x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner
  • 12.1" WXGA (1280x800) Wide LCD LED Backklit Display with 1.3MP Webcam
  • Intel GMA X3100 Integrated Graphics
  • v.92 56Kbps Modem, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/g/n Wireless
  • Three USB 2.0, FireWire, Type II PC Card, SD Card Slot, Fingerprint Scanner
  • 11" x 8" x 1.4" @ 2.9 lbs.
  • Windows XP Professional, Norton Internet Security, PowerDVD, Roxio Easy Media

Guide Review - Fujitsu LifeBook P8010 Ultraportable Laptop

3/3/08 – The Fujitsu LifeBook P8010 had a number of updated features over the previous P7000 series in a number of different ways. The most notable of these is the larger 12.1” LCD display that increases the overall size of the system. It is no longer a system that tends to be cramped for extended use. Of course, the extra space also means that it is larger and heavier than previous models.

One nice upgrade for the LifeBook P8010 is the use of the newer Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 low voltage processor. This finally brings the P series to dual core processors across its whole product line. This gives it a significant boot in performance from the older system but it isn't as fast as many competiting ultraportables. The 1GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 memory also holds it back somewhat as most are moving to 2GB. Thankfully the system uses the less memory intensive Windows XP Professional operating system over Vista.

Storage space has been increased in the LifeBook P8010 to a respectable 120GB of storage space. This isn't as large as some on the market but provides a good middle ground between the performance of the system and storage space. As always, the LifeBook P series includes an optical drive that isn't as unique as it once was in the ultraportable market. The dual layer DVD burner allows it to record or playback CDs and DVDs.

Another puzzling design decision is the use of the date Type II PC Card slot over the much faster and more flexible ExpressCard designs. This apparently is more for compatibility with older expansion cards than future expansion. That is probably the best way to sum up the experience of the LifeBook P8010 as a system that tried to update but falls short by relying on the past.

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