Our review sample came with a 4800mAh, six-cell battery – a 2400mAh, three-cell version is apparently also obtainable, but we couldn't find one available to buy in the UK. Not only does the six cell battery stick out at the back, it also isn't a particularly snug fit and wobbles a little too much for our liking – not enough to cause any real problems, but Fujitsu could have done a better job with it.
That six-cell battery is a far from perfect fit
Running our full-screen video test with Wi-Fi switched on and brightness set to full, it managed three hours 55 minutes before the lights went out. Not bad, but when compared to other six-cell netbooks, but it’s not that great either. The similarly-spec'd Toshiba NB200, for example, powered on for over six hours in the same test, while both the MSI Wind U115 and Asus Eee 1000HE both managed well over five hours.
Given its standard netbook spec, it came as no surprise that the M2010 returned some familiar scores in PCMark05. As with all Atom N280-based netbooks we’ve tested, the CPU score passed the 1500 mark, while the Memory score is in line with the competition. With its Toshiba MK1655GSX hard drive spinning at 5,400rpm, the M2010 posted a HDD score of 4456, which is a little above the average. It also performed well in the GIMP Gaussian Blur test, with a time of 4.7 seconds.
As netbooks go, the M2010 isn’t a bad effort from Fujitsu and, had it arrived on our doorstep at the start of the year, it would have scored much higher. However, with so many models offering an almost identical core spec, manufacturers need to work hard to gain market share and Fujitsu has done little to make the M2010 stand out from the crowd. For just a little extra wonga, you can pick up a Toshiba’s excellent NB200, which features a far better keyboard and longer battery life. Ultimately, the M2010 brings nothing new to the table and it looks very much like Fujitsu is playing catch-up when it comes to netbooks. ®
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Fujitsu M2010 netbook
Some Innovation please!
This isn't significantly better than my Acer which cost me less than £200 ages ago, It has bluetooth and better battery life (unless I spent £50 on the bigger battery for mine).
On the minus side, rubbish keyboard, a bigger screen that wastes space because of the pathetic resolution (which is bad enough on an 8.9" screen so why the hell stretch it out to 10") and a Windows XP Home installation I would have to replace with something useful.
Before the netbook movement dies completely someone needs to produce something that
a. is offered with Linux (hint moblin is looking pretty fine now)
b. and/or has a 1280x something screen
c. hmm is ION overkill for a netbook ?
d. or is sub £200 or at least less than £250
Same crap that everbody else is offering!
That annoying shift key
Is one of the reasons why I got rid of my 1000H Asus... The machine itself was great, but the amount of times when touch typing I suddenly found myself with a strange character on the line above the one I was typing on drove me mad!
Whoever designed this keyboard layout wants firing.
Other than that that machine looks so ugly, the wierd colour scheme and battery sticking out of the back like it was an afterthought.
I'd say definate fail.