Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9210
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9210
Source: IT Reviews Archive.org version
Just one glance at Fujitsu Siemen's Esprimo Mobile U9210 tells you all you need to know about which market segment it is aimed at. The plain dark grey and black finish screams 'corporate' and that's exactly who is being targeted: the road warrior who needs a tough, compact, no-nonsense ultraportable notebook for the daily grind. If you can get past its chunky styling and the relatively poor viewing angles of the screen, the Esprimo Mobile U9210 is a no-nonsense, tough - if heavy - business ultaportable that offers pretty good value for money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2009
Rating: price: 80%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
The Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9210 laptop is aimed squarely at business travellers. It's lightweight, has an integrated 3G module for go-anywhere Internet access, and promises excellent battery life of up to 5 hours, according to the Fujitsu Siemens Web site. The Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9210 has too many downsides for us to recommend it. It's hideously unattractive, has relatively poor battery life and has a specification that doesn't -- in our eyes -- reflect its high price. Have a look at something like a Toshiba Portege R500 or Apple MacBook instead.
73, Preis 40, Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 40% mobility: 40%
Source: IT Reviewed Archive.org version
Small in size, but big for business, Fujitsu Siemens’ Esprimo Mobile U9210 is an ultra-portable (300x229 x36.5mm, 1.95kg) laptop with enough power and connectivity under its hood to let you get your job done at your desk or on the road. Business people who are frequently on the move need the perfect companion on the road, and the Esprimo Mobile U Series could have been just the ticket - if it wasn’t for a few shortcomings. The Esprimo Mobile U9210 (Best Current Price: £785) offers a good combination of weight and battery life to make it a worthwhile productivity tool. Perfectly capable if uninspiring laptop for road warriors looking for a truly mobile workhorse.
Ausstattung gut, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/07/2009
Rating: features: 80% display: 40%
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
Despite a few niggles and the surprising omission of an integrated ExpressCard slot, Fujitsu-Siemens' Esprimo Mobile U9210 is an excellent 3G-enabled business notebook. It offers rugged build quality, handy business-oriented features and, at this price, very good value for money, too.
(von 10): 8, Ausstattung 8, Leistung 8, Preis 9
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 76% display: 78% mobility: 85% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 82%
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/09
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 40%
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 1-2/09
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.
Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.
The same applies to tablets in this size range.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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".
79.4%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.