Monday, December 15, 2008

Fuijitsu Lifebook N7010 fails to impress

fujitsu lifebook n7010
The widely anticipated Fujitsu Lifebook N7010 has started shipping in the US. This machine is a 16-inch notebook with a supplementary 4-inch touchscreen sub-display integrated above the keyboard and that's all any good that is to say about this laptop. The notebook weighs a whopping 7.5lbs and measures close to 2-inches thick; in Japan, that space is used to squash water-cooling inside, but the US version does without. Both, however, have a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 processor, up to 4GB of memory, a 320GB hard-drive and a 256MB ATI Radeon HD 3470 graphics chip.

Connectivity includes an HDMI output, four USB 2.0 ports, Firewire, WiFi b/g/n, gigabit ethernet, eSATA and an ExpressCard/54 slot. There’s also a Blu-ray drive, a digital television tuner on the Japanese model and a 1.3-megapixel webcam, fingerprint scanner and multitouch-capable touchpad.

Battery life is a woeful one hour, but the touchscreen sub-display does at least work well. It’s available in the US now, priced from $1,499; Japanese prices to be confirmed.

Looking at these specifications I would rather buy earlier versions of the Fujitsu Lifebook