Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook C1410

The Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook C1410 is intended as a notebook for beginners, and is characterised by a modular pit, which can be equipped alternatively with an optical drive assembly, an additional hard disk or an additional battery.

Case

Instantly, the modular drive assembly with the ejection lever at the left side catches the eye. So, the inserted combo-drive can be taken out within seconds and be replaced by other components.

However, it must be mentioned, that the drive assembly is positioned in the chassis somewhat wobbly. Also slight twistings of the case are possible in this area, when raising with a hand. The same applies to the right side in front of the keyboard. There the battery is attached at the bottom of the case.

The Lifebook in matt black held is provided with a silver hand rest and keyboard verge. The keyboard itself is colored light-grey and provides an elegant appearance to the laptop. The surfaces of the plastic used for the entire case feel well. Nevertheless torsions and also crunching noise occurs now and then.

Interesting Detail: There is a LCD status light, which informs about the loading condition and miscellanous activated functions.

Without any doubt, the Lifebook C1410 contains an intelligent and extensive interface arrangement. The audio exits are attached at the left side in the rear range and allow both the connection of headphones and the permanent connection of boxes, since the cables do not disturb.
Also the ports, which are attached at the right side (1x USB 2,0, PC card, Express card, Firewire, s-video, current plug and Kensington lock) are all together situated rather in the rear ranger. This prevents unnecessary cable salad beside the laptop and thus a possible conflict for right handed people in the working range of the mouse.
There is an additional set of ports at the back: a further Kensington lock, LAN, modem, 3x USB 2,0, a parallel port and a serial port as well as a VGA exit for the connection of an additional monitor.

The positioning of the battery within the front range of the case allowed to find a really meaningful and user friendly interface arrangement.

The display hinges seem to be very durably and prevent any wobbling of the display. The display looks quite stiff against torsions. Nonetheless, crunching noise can be determined, when force is applied.

Furthermore, Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook C1410 is equipped with only one central catch, which locks the display securely. Nevertheless it is possible to raise the cover of the display in the corner. In "worst case", this can cause a penetration of an impurity between display and base unit and thus damage the display, for example when storing the laptop in a bag.

interfaces at the left side
interfaces
interfaces at the right side
interfaces at the front
interfaces at the back

Input Devices

At first it is noticeable, that the keyboard is relatively far in the back of the laptop. This no problem with the correct working height of the respective edition. It can be of advantage even. However, if the equipment is too high positioned, tapping can become quite laborious.

The keyboard unit does not fit firmly in the left half. In this area the keyboard can be flexed easily.

The tapping feeling is rather soft with an abrupt stop at the end of the stroke. The keys have a normal size and also the layout seems reasonable. Possibly habituation-needily: On the top right outside is the break key and the removing key is beside left. Supplementary information: Our test sample was equipped with an American keyboard.

The touchpad has a particularly slidingjoyful surface, and possesses a middle key for scrolling upward and down beside the two standard keys and additionally still another further pair of keys (left and right mouse button) above the touchpad. That facilitates the use of the touchpad with two hands.
However, the pressure feeling of these two keys is to be evaluated as rather poor, and the clicking noise sounds like a loose spring. These keys cannot convince.

Moreover, the Lifebook C1410 offers some auxiliary keys for the control and activation of a mediaplayer.

keyboard
touchpad

Display

colour diagram

The Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook C1410 has a mirror-free display with a maximum resolution of 1280x800 pixel of which is only moderately bright. The test confirmed the felt moderate brightness with a maximally measured value of 134,8 cd/m². Also illuminating of only 69.8% (strong brightness loss in the upper corners) settles in the lower range.

In the color representation diagram the usual deviation of the blue color curve (warm colour) can be recognized. The maximally possible contrast amounted to in the test 269.6:1.

The achieved level 5 in the Pixperan readability test certifies a display performance slightly below average with a susceptibility to a creation of streaks to the Lifebook C1410.

The point of view stability of the implemented display is to be judged throughout good in the horizontal range. However, in the vertical range, a strong darkening of the display occurs especially with a viewing angle from below and a disturbing clarification with a viewing angle from above.

101.0
cd/m²
119.8
cd/m²
94.8
cd/m²
109.7
cd/m²
134.8
cd/m²
108.3
cd/m²
115.5
cd/m²
127.4
cd/m²
116.4
cd/m²
Information
Maximum: 134.8 cd/m²
Average: 114.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 70 %
Black: 0.5 cd/m²
Contrast: 270:1
Distribution of brightness
point of view stability

Performance

The processor Core Duo T2600 with 2.13 GHz performs excellent in the Lifebook C1410. Combined with two Gigabyte RAM the notebook is in the best way equipped for office applications of all types. If you want a good graphics performance, you should search for a laptop with a video card of the performance classes 1 or 2.

benchmark comparison 3DMark
benchmark comparison
benchmark comparison PCMark
3D Mark
3DMark 2001SE5601 points
3DMark 031358 points
3DMark 05468 points
3DMark 06
 
119 points
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3DMark 06 in comparison
Sony Vaio VGN-FS485B (min)
 740, Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
54
   ...
Dell Latitude ST-LST01
 Z670, Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
119
Toshiba L100-120
 T2400, Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
119
Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook C1410
 T2600, Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
119
Asus Eee PC 1000HE
 N280, Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
123
Benq S61
 T2300, Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
129
   ...
Alienware M18x R2 (max)
 3920XM, Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
29496
PC Mark
PCMark 045497 points
PCMark 053153 points
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PCMark 05 in comparison
Acer Aspire One 751 (min)
 Z520, Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
692
   ...
Toshiba U200-196
 T5500, Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
3130
Asus U5F
 T2400, Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
3141
Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook C1410
 T2600, Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
3153
Dell D820
 T7200, Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
3173
Apple MacBook 13"
 T7200, Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
3199
   ...
Fujitsu Celsius H710 WXP11DE (max)
 2820QM, Quadro 1000M
13842
120 GB - 5400 rpm
Transfer Rate Minimum: 20.3 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 40.9 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 32.2 MB/s
Access Time: 16.1 ms
Burst Rate: 83.4 MB/s
CPU Usage: 2.5 %

Emissions

noise development

Volume

Fortunately, it is to be marked, that the fan runs very quiet or remains completely switched off in office operation. Even during longer time under load the fan is clearly perceptible, but remains decent and not disturbing. Remarkable is the clearly audible hard disk and also the DVD drive assembly. This caused restrained noise during operation.

Temperature

In the office operation hardly a considerable heating up can be recognized with the Lifebook C1410. The hand editions keep a pleasant temperature, only the keyboard warms up, slightly.
The maximally measured temperature was 37,8 °C at the bottom of the base unit and thus is only scarcely more than temperature of body.

Upper side

palmwrist: 28.8°C max: 36.8°C avg: 33.0°C

Bottom side

max: 37.8°C avg: 35.4°C

Loudspeakers

The total volume of the speaker is sufficient however not overwhelming. The sound sounds somewhat "hidden" and is not abundant.

Battery Runtime

Particularly in the Readers test (about the maximum runtime of the laptop) the Lifebook C1410 convinces by a good battery runtime. Among other things the reason is the absence of an efficient graphics chip and on the small brightness and concomitantly a low current comsumption of the display.
In the test under load the notebook surprised with only scarcely over one hour runtime.

BatteryEater Classic Test (full load):  1h 5min
BatteryEater Readers Test (max. runtime): 3h 45 min

Current Consumption

without load (Idle), min. brightness, without WLAN: 16.5 Watts
+ max. brightness: 21.0 Watt
+ WLAN: 22.1 Watts
full load (+WLAN, max brightness): max. 51.6 Watts

Verdict

The Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook C1410 is a notebook for beginners as intended. On the one hand the laptop is good, because of a reasonable interface arrangement and features. On the other hand, again and again, smaller lacks of the case-rigidity against torsions and a susceptibility to crunching noise under pressure.

The modular drive assembly pit allows a stronger individualizing of notebooks (e.g. by an additional battery or a further hard disk) than comparable candidates.

The matt display is well suited for working in rooms. However, regarding to maximum brightness, illuminating and point of view stability the implemented display could not convince.

The hardware equipment with Core Duo CPU and 2 gigabyte main memory make the Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook C1410 a high performance working laptop.

Regarding emissions the notebook is likewise very well, since the noise emissions are low in the office operation. The arising surface temperatures of the Lifebook C1410 are limited well.

The battery runtime was surprisingly high in idle operation with scarcely 4h. Under full load the battery held the Akku then however only somewhat more than one hour.

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook C1410
Reviewed: Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook C1410

Specifications

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook C1410

:: Processor
:: Mainboard
Intel 945GM
:: Memory
2048 MB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667MHz, max. 2048MB, 2x1024MB
:: Graphics adapter
:: Display
15.4 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, WXGA non Glare Type, glossy: no
:: Harddisk
120 GB - 5400 rpm, 120 GB 5400 rpm ST9120821AS: 120GB, 5400rpm
:: Connections
PCI Express Card, PCMCIA Card, IEEE1394 Firewire, Mic-In, Kopfhörer, 4x USB 2.0, VGA out, S-Video, Parallel, Seriell, 2x Kensington, Modem, LAN
:: Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 38 x 3609 x 272
:: Weight
2.88 kg
:: Battery
, 5200 mAh Lithium Ionen Akku
:: Price
1349 Euro
:: Additional features
HDD: 120GB, 5400rpm, ST9120821AS, Realtek HD Audio, DVD +/- RW NEC ND-6650A,

 

A good figure due to colours and a succeded design...
...showed the Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook C1410 in the review.
The notebook surprises with good features...
...and small gimmicks like the LCD status display.
Nonetheless minor faults occurred according rigidity of the case and eventual crunching noise.
The keyboard could be twisted partially...
...and represents an especially low pressure resistance.
The matt display could not convince due to low brightness and illumination and a weak vertical point of view stability.
maximum: 2 gigabyte memory in the C1410
Favorably, the fan was low engaged in office operation.
The battery runtime varies very much depending on performance needs: from one hour up to a maximum of 5 hours all is possible.

Pro

  • modular drive assembly pit
  • useful interface arrangement
  • mirror-free display
  • good performance in office operation
  • low temperature and noise emissions
  • Contra

  • mediocre rigidity against torsions
  • crunching noises possible
  • low brightness and illumination of the display
  • low point of view stability of the display in the vertical range
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    Rating

    Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook C1410
    08/31/2007
    J. Simon Leitner

    Chassis
    75%
    Keyboard
    76%
    Pointing Device
    78%
    Connectivity
    88%
    Weight
    76%
    Battery
    78%
    Display
    74%
    Games Performance
    60%
    Application Performance
    89%
    Temperature
    86%
    Noise
    88%
    Add Points
    88%
    Average
    80%
    81%
    Office *
    Weighted Average

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    Author: J. Simon Leitner, 2006-10-13 (Update: 2013-05- 8)