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The Lifebook E8010's battery life is very good - with an impressive four hours and 15 minutes in MobileMark 2002, you should be able to use it away from a power socket for at least half a day. Even more impressive is the performance, with a score of 229 in SYSmark 2002 and a MobileMark 2002 score of 199. This means that you can use the Lifebook E8010 for much more than just office work. It should also be able to cope with a fair few games, although some of the latest titles might struggle a little at higher resolutions.

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook E8010 MobileMark 02

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook E8010 SysMark

As I mentioned earlier, the review unit is an early pre-production model, but all of the features will remain the same on production units. However, the build quality should be improved upon by the time the E8010 hits the shelves. Overall the Lifebook E8010 is a very impressive machine, but it does have one drawback, a fairly high estimated price of £2000 inc VAT, placing it firmly in the corporate laptop category. The price does however include a three-year international collect and return warranty, which will be important to a frequent business traveller.

The Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook E8010 isn't available to buy just yet, but stock should start to ship around the middle of June the UK.

Verdict

If you want a great value Dothan-based Centrino notebook, the Systemax TourBook 5127 is still hard to beat. However, if you need a powerful business laptop with a wide range of connectivity options, great features, good battery life and solid warranty; the Lifebook E8010 should definitely be on your shortlist.

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook E8010
 
Rating 90%
 
Price £2000
 
More info The Fujitsu-Siemens website

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