Graphics performance on a business notebook such as this isn't usually a deal breaker, and the 3DMark06 result of 603 at its native resolution of 1280 x 800 indicates the LifeBook P8020 won't thank you for troubling it with 3D games. Dropping down to a resolution of 1024 x 768 sees a slight improvement with a score of 649, but it's nothing to get excited about.
Longer bars are better
With its 8700mAh, six-cell battery, we were hoping for some decent battery life scores, and when running PCMark05 in a continuous loop it managed to keep going for 170 minutes. Not a bad result, and far better than the 80 minute Toshiba Portégé R600, but it's still over an hour off Sony's long-lasting Vaio TT.
Battery Life Results
Battery life in minutes
Longer bars are better
Fujitsu has opted for a 160GB, 5400rpm hard disk as opposed to a more expensive solid-state model. Thanks to its Shock Sensor technology, the drive head will be parked if the laptop's getting a rough ride. The level of sensitivity is variable, and the software even displays a graph indicating how much movement it's experiencing on the x, y and z axes – you're unlikely to need a graph to inform you that you and your prized laptop have just been kicked to the floor, but it suggests it's a reasonably sophisticated system.
At over £1700, there's no getting away from the fact that the LifeBook P8020 is pretty darned expensive. With a 12.1in screen, netbook-beating processor, robust chassis and other extras such as built-in 3G, the P8020 does go some way to justifying it's price tag. However, the keyboard simply feels too cramped. At roughly the same price, Sony's Vaio TT has a far more finger-friendly keyboard and a better battery life, albeit with an 11.1in screen. Yet its relatively light weight and larger display will appeal to some to get a LifeBook. ®
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....it'll fall apart after three months daily use.
Also, that looks truly dreadful. Alll the innate style of a house brick.
Some kind of joke?
So low powered chips (CPU and GPU), poor res screen, chunky build and tacky plastic now equal premium price?
Nearly 1800 and no BluRay?
Wow... What a wasted opportunity for them.
I have a Philips freevents X67, which is really a twinhead f11y.
Core duo u2400 @ 1.06ghz
2gb ddr 667mhz
11.1" glossy TFT 1366*768
Did have Vista Home Pre now got legal Xp Home
120gb sata HD
Cost new £850
looks loads better than this fuji netbook come decent laptop
But no bluetooth or finger print reader.
I only paid £240+£25 to re'cell the battery.
only 1.6kg plus 400g for mains cable. but still over a grand cheaper
Ye frickin' gods ...
... my first thoughts were "Jesus Christ, that's fugly", even before I looked at the price tag. It actually looks like the old ThinkPad that was my first laptop many, many moons ago. Except that the ThinkPad was probably a bit more svelte than this brick.
Good call with the 'glossy' finish too - I've recently acquired a Dell Studio desktop with a similar glossy black finish and, sure as eggs is eggs, it's a magnet for dust, fingermarks etc.
At this price point, it'd be MacBook Pro FTW (SWMBO has an aluminium MBP and, apart from the horrible Spectrum-esque keyboard, it is a very *very* nice machine)