The configuration is quite advanced for the price asked and it’s all right from the ergonomics standpoint, too. The connectors are all where they should be. I guess the renowned brand just couldn’t have done it offhandedly, so even a low-end notebook from Fujitsu Siemens is a more than satisfactory product. Yet I want to express some criticism about the keyboard:
It’s unacceptable for a normal-sized notebook with a 15” matrix to have reduced-width keys on the right. The top row of keys should have also been made normal size, I think. The cursor-controlling keys are placed rather inconveniently: they are cramped in the bottom right corner and the size of the keys is unnatural.
The same goes for the right Shift, while the Enter key has the proper shape and size. The touchpad is designed in the classic way: a touch-sensitive field accompanied with two buttons.
I have no gripes about the touchpad; it is quite user-friendly. There are few additional buttons on the Amilo Pro V2030:
Fortunately, they are no “dead” buttons among them as on the Acer Aspire 3003NLC. The Wi-Fi On/Off button works and the appropriate adapter is present.
The display is good. The limited viewing angles, low matrix speed and insufficiently saturated colors are the only drawbacks. The rest of the parameters of this screen are satisfactory at the least. It’s nice to see such a good LCD screen in a low-end notebook – you can sometimes run into a much worse display in a much more expensive notebook.
The notebook comes without any OS preinstalled. Unlike Acer, Fujitsu Siemens plays fair. They leave you the choice of the operating system, and make it very clear that no OS is included.