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Configuration

As I mentioned at the beginning of the review, the Fujitsu Siemens LIFEBOOK P7010 is configured much alike to the Sony VAIO VGN-T2XRP/S (for details see our article called Small but Stylish: SONY VAIO VGN-T2XRP-S Notebook Review ). The P7010 is not the case when the manufacturer tries to reduce the cost by simplifying the design and configuration of a product. Fujitsu Siemens positions this sub-notebook as a top-end product and all the components pass strict testing to make up a highly reliable machine.

The LIFEBOOK P7010 is equipped with a Pentium M 753 Ultra Low Voltage, a Dothan-core processor with a typical power dissipation of 5W and a clock rate of 1.2GHz (the earlier revision of this sub-notebook came with a Banias-core 1.1GHz ULV processor with the model number 718). This CPU is made on 90nm tech process with strained silicon technology, has 2MB L2 cache and 400MHz Front Side Bus. It also features Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology, so the software and BIOS can control the CPU frequency multiplier and reduce it when the CPU load is low.

The Pentium M processor comes as a part of the first-generation Centrino platform. The LIFEBOOK P7010 uses the Intel 855GME chipset with the graphics core Extreme Graphics 2 integrated into the North Bridge. The chipset’s South Bridge is a mobile modification of the ICH4 chip that supports ATA/100, six USB 2.0 ports, PCI bus and AC’97 interface.


Intel 855GME

The disk subsystem of the sub-notebook consists of a 2.5” Fujitsu MHT2080AH hard disk drive (5400rpm, 80GB).

The optical drive is similar to the one employed in the Sony VAIO VGN-T2XRP/S – the difference is a single letter in the model name. It is Matshita DVD±R/RW UJ-822S with the following speed characteristics:

  • DVD-R 2x
  • DVD-RW 2x
  • DVD+R 2.4x
  • DVD+RW 2.4x
  • DVD 8x
  • DVD-RAM 2x
  • CD-ROM 24x
  • CD-R 24x
  • CD-RW 10x

The LIFEBOOK P7010 has two memory slots, one of which is occupied with a 512MB module. The maximum supported amount of memory is 1 gigabyte and you can upgrade the memory subsystem yourself by removing the memory compartment cover on the sub-notebook’s bottom panel.

The P7010 is almost completely silent at work, but I felt rather too much heat under my right hand. I measured the temperature of the hottest spots on the sub-notebook’s surfaces with an infrared thermometer after it had worked for half an hour in the Classic test mode of Battery Eater Pro 2.60 (the ambient temperature remained at 22°C during this test) and got the following numbers:

  • LCD panel – 38°C
  • Keyboard – 33°C
  • Bottom panel – 45°C

The next table summarizes the technical characteristics of the Fujitsu Siemens LIFEBOOK P7010 and compares them to those of the Sony VAIO VGN-T2XRP/S.

 
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