Fujitsu LifeBook P8010 Ultraportable Laptop
At a Glance
Fujitsu LifeBook P8010
The tiny mousepad on this business model is tolerable only for those with tiny fingers; it'll aggravate everyone else.
Fujitsu's LifeBook P8010 ultraportable
The 1.2-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 CPU proved poky in our performance testing. With a WorldBench 6 score of 50, it was the second-slowest
This LifeBook also lacks the pizzazz that you'll find in fashion-forward models like the Macbook Air, the Sony VAIO TZ295N, or Asus's leather-trimmed U2E. Fujitsu's strictly-business design delivers a no-nonsense notebook.
However, the bunched-up buttons around the touchpad will make grown men cry, though PC World staffers with slimmer hands didn't complain about them, and they loved the big touchpad. At least it's spill-resistant. Several hot-keys atop the keyboard, though, may address a true road warrior's worries: One launches on-screen battery-saving settings, and another kick-starts a display manager so that one can output to an external monitor via VGA quicker than you can say "PowerPoint." A third button summons trouble-shooting software. (The
The LifeBook screams practicality. Three USB ports, one FireWire port, VGA, and a PC Card slot (as opposed to an ExpressCard card slot) mean better compatibility for older tech (for example, wireless networking cards). At least the P8010 has a slot for newer
Fujitsu's LifeBook P8010 is an affordable workhorse--it cost $1899 at the time of testing--but you'll need to equip it with more RAM to make it an adequate performer. And to those prospective buyers with oversize hands: Consider yourself warned.