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Fujitsu LifeBook MH380

Specifications

Fujitsu LifeBook MH380Notebook: Fujitsu LifeBook MH380
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 350 euro
Average Score: 62% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Fujitsu LifeBook MH380

66% Fujitsu LifeBook MH380
Source: CNet English
The last time we reviewed a Fujitsu Lifebook Netbook--the M2010--we didn't completely buy the company's educational market pitch, as it seemed to merely offer a package that didn't add up to more than any other Netbook at a price that was significantly higher. Yet another Atom N450 Netbook in a sea of me-too competitors, the awkwardly designed Fujitsu Lifebook MH380 doesn't perform well enough or include anything unique to justify its higher price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70%
60% Fujitsu LifeBook MH380 10.1-inch Netbook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Fujitsu's LifeBook MH380 provides a few unique aspects to the netbook market including a standard 1366x768 resolution display panel and a new scroll wheel funtion. While these provide a different experience for users than the average netbook, performance and battery life are very average. The fact that it is larger and heavier doesn't help in the portability department either. The biggest problem though is the $450 price tag that is well above average.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Fujitsu LifeBook MH380
Source: Laptop Mag English
The LifeBook MH380 is miles better than it predecessor, and while it looks like a gimmick at first, its scroll wheel works relatively well. We also like the comfortable keyboard, ultra-bright HD display, and loud speakers. Among premium netbooks with high-def screens, we prefer the MH380 over the sleeker VAIO W Series ($449) because the Fujitsu machine has a better keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


N450:

Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Fujitsu: Fujitsu, founded 1935, is a Japanese company specializing in semiconductors, air conditioners, computers (supercomputers, personal computers, servers), telecommunications, and services, and is headquartered in Tokyo. Fujitsu employs around 160,000 people and has 500 subsidiary companies. The partnership with Siemens AG was established in 1999 in the form of Fujitsu Siemens Computers, one of Europe's largest IT hardware suppliers, and owned 50/50 by Fujitsu and Siemens. 2009, this cooperation was terminated. In future, no laptops will be sold with the brand "Fujitsu-Siemens" but only "Fujitsu".


62%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Samsung NS310-A01UK
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Atom N550, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)