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Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P7230

Specifications

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P7230Notebook: Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P7230 (Lifebook P Series)
Processor: Intel Core Duo U2500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 10.6 inch, , 1280x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.39kg
Price: 2300 euro
Average Score: 76.5% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 54%, features: 79%, display: 86% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P7230

86% Review FSC Lifebook P7230 Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Business dwarf with endurance. Optical drives and proper energy supply are usually the victims in the battle for the smallest subnotebook. Fujitsu-Siemens tackles exactly this problem, and offers with the Lifebook P7230 an ultra mobile 10.6 inch subnotebook with extensive communication-features and a DVD burner that can be replaced with an optional additional battery.
80% Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook P7230 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook P7230 is well equipped for the harsh life on the road and would make an ideal travel companion if that's your main focus. However, its performance and specifications are a little subpar. We also think it's very expensive, so this Lifebook won't be suitable for everyone.
(von 5): 4, Verarbeitung 4.5, Ausstattung 3.5, Preis 3.5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
70% Limited Pink Edition Fujitsu LifeBook P7230
Source: PC Advisor English
Attention, all you Legally Blonde fans, the Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 now comes with a hot-pink lid for US customers. PC Advisor recently reviewed its, ahem, more masculine twin for UK users.
This Limited Pink Edition Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 ultraportable looks as darling as a teacup chihuahua peeking out of a tote. And the Limited Pink Edition Fujitsu LifeBook P7230's battery life is like totally awesome, too. But even though the Limited Pink Edition Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 can do almost everything a full-size laptop can - even burn DVDs - it takes two to three times longer because of its slow processor.
Equipped with a 1.2GHz Core Solo U1400 chip and 1GB of RAM, the Limited Pink Edition Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 earned a lackluster WorldBench 6 Beta 2 score of 32.
(von 5): 3.5, Preis/Leistung 3, Ausstattung 4, Verarbeitung 4
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Too small or just right?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook P7230 isn’t ideal for everyone. If you need a machine that is powerful enough to handle anything, then it isn’t for you. However, if you’re out and about for long periods of the working day and need to work, as well as stay in contact with email, then you’ll find the combination of size and battery life impressive to say the least.
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8 von 10, Leistung mangelhaft, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% mobility: 90%
80% Fujitsu LifeBook P7230
Source: PC Advisor English
The LifeBook P7230 is a remarkable feat of laptop engineering: extremely light despite including an optical drive, and equipped with a nice little screen and a good keyboard. It's slow, but if email, light work and online researching on the go are all you need - along with the convenience of a built-in DVD burner - look no further. The P7230 comes as close to perfect as any laptop under 1.5kg you can find.
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4.5, Ausstattung 4, Verarbeitung 4, Leistung schlecht, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/25/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 40% features: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
75% Fujitsu LifeBook P7230
Source: PC World English
The LifeBook P7230 is a remarkable feat of laptop engineering: extremely light despite including an optical drive, and equipped with a nice little screen and a good keyboard. It's slow, but if e-mail, light work, and online researching on the go are all you need--along with the convenience of a built-in DVD burner--look no further. The P7230 comes as close to perfect as any laptop under 3 pounds you can find.
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(von 100): 75, Leistung 58, Ausstattung 76, Preis/Leistung günstig, Display gut, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2007
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% performance: 58% features: 76% display: 80% mobility: 90%
67% Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 Review
Source: Hardware Central English
Overall, while we're eager to see a WWAN configuration, we think the P7230 is a worthy contender in the bantamweight laptop class. Its price is too high for impulse buying, but below that of its showy, slightly-larger-screened competitor the Sony Vaio TX, and its choice of a swappable DVD burner or second battery will seal the deal for some travelers.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

10 von 15, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend, Leistung 3 von 5, Ausstattung 4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2007
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 80%
70% Fujitsu LifeBook P7230
Source: PC Mag English
Fujitsu has consistently pushed the envelope with its ultraportables and preached the importance of integrating optical drives into these tiny units. The Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 is one of only three sub-3-pound ultraportables to integrate an optical drive, and the only one whose drive is modular. Clad in white. Only 2.9 pounds. Integrated optical drive. You can swap in an extra battery in place of the optical drive. Impractical keyboard. Meager performance. Slow hard drive.
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3.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 80%
Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
I’ve really enjoyed using the P7230 for its real purpose – being a great notebook to throw in your bag when on the go and easily use in tight spaces. I used it while at an exposition in Germany called CeBIT and it was easy to pull the P7230 out and hold it with one hand while typing with the other to quickly check email or the web. Try doing that with anything bigger than a 14” screen notebook. You don’t sacrifice much with the small size either, you still get an optical drive and a good selection of ports. Sure the keyboard is smaller and the screen won’t fit as much as a larger one, but anyone buying the P7230 realizes that.
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Leistung schlecht, Display herausragend, Mobilität sehr gut, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2007
Rating: performance: 40% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
71% Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 - Core Solo U1400 1.2 GHz - 10.6
Source: CNet English
The Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 has an attractive design; it's lightweight; an Eco button lets you easily drop into low-power mode to extend battery life; includes optical drive. The bad: Single-core processor means performance is limited; very small mouse buttons are annoying; 10.6-inch screen is smaller than that of most other ultraportables. The bottom line: A sleek-looking ultraportable, the Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 will turn heads with its polished design, but its middling performance make it suited best for basic office tasks.
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

(von 10):7.1, Leistung 5, Ausstattung 8, Mobilität zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 50% features: 80% mobility: 70%
70% Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 - Core Solo U1400 1.2 GHz - 10.6
Source: Laptop Mag English
With the exception of Sony, no company has mastered the art of ultraportable laptop design like Fujitsu. The compact LifeBook P7230 is one of the most lightweight systems on the market, and it's one of the sexiest, with your choice of two colors: black or white (an extra $50). One of the lightest notebooks on the market with an integrated optical drive, the LifeBook P7230 delivers extreme portability for a very reasonable price. We'd prefer a little more performance and the option of mobile broadband, but otherwise this mini notebook satisfies.
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3.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung mäßig, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% mobility: 90%

Foreign Reviews

86% Test FSC Lifebook P7230 Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 55% display: 88% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 86%
DVD-Brenner an Bord
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 1-2/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/12/2007
Rating: mobility: 90%
UMTS-Notebooks
Source: Plugged German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Flotter Reisebegleiter
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2007
Rating: mobility: 90% ergonomy: 50%
83% Handgepäck
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 75% features: 86% mobility: 82% ergonomy: 86%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)


U2500: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.6": 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.


1.39 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


76.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

 
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)