Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8020


Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8020Notebook: Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8020 (Lifebook P Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 69.13% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: 84% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8020

70% Fujitsu P8020
Source: Maximum PC English
Fujitsu has been a pioneer in the notebook category, dating back to its P2000, one of the first ultraportables to feature an optical drive. In this roundup, however, the standard Fujitsu set is better implemented by its competitors. In the end, the P8020 suffers most from the caliber of the competition. Taken as a whole, the P8020 is a competent machine, with a wealth of features packed into its wee formfactor. But with other ultraportables costing the same or less while offering superior qualities and/or features, the P8020 can’t help but seem average by comparison.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 review
Source: PC Advisor English
  It's a 12.1in model that weighs 1.4kg, yet the Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 packs a DVD burner, an Intel Core 2 DUO CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive. Most importantly, it ships with a 3G (UMTS) module that will work with mobile broadband plans from any carrier. All up, the Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 (3.5G) is a good looking, lightweight and feature-rich laptop that is best suited to users who work frequently while travelling. At £1,499, it's slightly better value than the Toshiba Portege R600, but we think the Fujitsu would be improved by a solid state drive and wider keys.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Fujitsu Siemens - LifeBook P8020 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The P8020 from Fujitsu Siemens is a lovely looking ultraportable notebook with a lot of plus points. But it is expensive and so may be out of the price range of many of us. As ultraportables go this is a neat offering. The built-in optical drive is a boon and the build is solid. It is expensive, though, and as always with ultraportables, some people may find it a little cramped.
Preis 40, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2009
Rating: performance: 40% workmanship: 80%
65% Fujitsu LifeBook P8020
Source: Reg Hardware English
At over £1700, there's no getting away from the fact that the LifeBook P8020 is pretty darned expensive. With a 12.1in screen, netbook-beating processor, robust chassis and other extras such as built-in 3G, the P8020 does go some way to justifying it's price tag. However, the keyboard simply feels too cramped. At roughly the same price, Sony's Vaio TT has a far more finger-friendly keyboard and a better battery life, albeit with an 11.1in screen. Yet its relatively light weight and larger display will appeal to some to get a LifeBook.
65, Preis 40, Display 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 65% price: 40% display: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook P8020 review
Source: CNet English
Fujitsu Siemens' LifeBook P series is a range of ultra-portable laptops equipped with mobile broadband and a webcam. It includes the P7230 and P1610 -- the latter a convertible tablet PC. The newest P-series model is the P8020, a well-featured 12.1-inch ultra-portable that costs around £1,700. Fujitsu Siemens' LifeBook P8020 is an impressive ultra-portable in terms of looks and usability. It's robustly built -- except for some flex in the lid section -- with an excellent screen and a good keyboard. Mobile-broadband support is a plus, as is the good battery life. The only downsides are the moderate graphics performance and the £1,700 price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 95% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
50% Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook P8020
Source: PC Pro English
Ultraportables have had a tough time of it in recent months, with a veritable herd of cheap netbooks trampling all over their previously pristine territory. And when you can buy a 10in or 12in laptop that's perfectly usable for writing email and browsing the internet and has a 3G modem built in for under £500, why spend any more? Fantastic battery life and a transflective screen aren't enough to justify a price tag this high.
50, Preis 40, Display 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% display: 80% mobility: 80%
78% Fujitsu LifeBook P8020
Source: Computer Shopper English
Before netbooks became all the rage, an ultraportable was the only choice if you wanted a compact, lightweight laptop companion. With the Fujitsu LifeBook P8020, we’re happy to see companies still advancing the latter category. The business-oriented P8020 squeezes a built-in optical drive, a full contingent of ports, and decent (for the class) performance into a 2.9-pound machine. Sure, at $2,499 with the solid-state drive (SSD) in our model (a $450 option) it costs a lot more than a netbook. But unlike a netbook, when matched with a port replicator and an external screen and monitor, the P8020 can serve as your primary work PC. The Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 proves you can get an optical drive and all manner of ports in a 3-pound system.
78, Leistung 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
60% Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 12.1-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Fujitsu's LifeBook P8020 is a well designed business laptop that offers a complete laptop experience including a DVD burner in a small 12.1-inch package. Many people might consider purchasing a netbook for their low cost and portability, but the LifeBook P8020 offers so much more admittedly at a much higher cost. It certainly is lightweight at just under three pounds but has a variety of small design decisions that make it slightly attractive than business class systems from HP or Lenovo.
60, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% mobility: 80%
70% Fuitsu LifeBook P8020
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
With the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors (even the ultra low voltage ones), notebooks like the Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 are a perfect fit for business users who need an ultralight that’s capable of running MS Office apps, web browsers, Photoshop and phone syncing tools (like the BlackBerry desktop software) well. At 2.9 lbs., the Fujitsu is lighter and a bit faster than the Toshiba Portege A600, and it shines when it’s armed with a Solid State Drive. The notebook has all the necessary ports, a built-in optical drive and most security features. The super capacity main battery will lure business travelers who are often away from a power outlet and the notebook has a business serious but stylish look. Though the notebook performs well at multimedia and wireless, the display disappoints with a Tablet PC-like grainy screen and very limited viewing angle, and the speakers could sound better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 Review
Source: English

The Fujistu LifeBook P8020 is a good business ultraportable but could be considered limited when compared against rivals from HP and Lenovo. The build quality, while well above a standard consumer notebook, is slightly under the Thinkpad X200 or EliteBook 2530p, yet the P8020 is priced above both. The semi-rugged feel isn’t there, but Fujitsu does manage to offer a very lightweight construction and even an optical drive. The one aspect where I feel the P8020 really shines is the screen, which is a step above other 12" business notebooks.

Mobilität mäßig, Display gut
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2008
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 60%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

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 Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.

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

12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display 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, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.3 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-Siemens: 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 (FSC), one of Europe's largest IT hardware suppliers, and owned 50/50 by Fujitsu and Siemens. 2009, this cooperation was terminated, FSC ended to exist. In future, no laptops will be sold with the brand "Fujitsu-Siemens" but only "Fujitsu".

Fujitsu-Siemens reviews

69.13%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Hypersonic Avenger AG2
Core 2 Duo T9300, 1.9 kg
» Averatec 2700
Core 2 Duo T5800, 1.9 kg
» Medion S2210
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 2.1 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote BG45-U-300
Pentium Dual Core T2390, 1.6 kg
» MSI Megabook VR201
Pentium Dual Core T2330, 1.9 kg
» Medion MD96652
Core 2 Duo T5450, 2 kg
» Maxdata Belinea 4
Core 2 Duo T7100, 2 kg
» Acer Aspire 2920
Core 2 Duo T5450, 2 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-T7
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.4 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8010
Core 2 Duo L7100, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Portégé M700
Core 2 Duo T7500, 2 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire 2920Z
Pentium Dual Core T2310, 2.1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9200
Core 2 Duo T7700, 2 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook T2010
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.7 kg
» MSI Megabook PR200
Core 2 Duo T7100, 1.8 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X61
Core 2 Duo L7500, 1.9 kg
» HP Compaq 2510p
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.3 kg
» Samsung Q45 Aura
Core 2 Duo T7100, 1.9 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X61t
Core 2 Duo L7500, 1.8 kg
» Samsung Q45 Aura T7100 Duke
Core 2 Duo T7100, 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R500
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.1 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X61s
Core 2 Duo L7500, 1.7 kg
» Lenovo 3000 V200
Core 2 Duo T7300, 1.8 kg
» HP Compaq 2710p
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.7 kg
» Acer TravelMate 6292
Core 2 Duo T7100, 1.8 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook T4220
Core 2 Duo T7500, 2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Getac B300
Core 2 Duo L7500, 13.3", 3.5 kg
» Systemax Pursuit 4164
Core 2 Duo T5450, 14.0", 2.4 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-12- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)