Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8020
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8020
Source: Maximum PC Archive.org version
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%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
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%
Source: IT Reviews Archive.org version
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%
Source: Reg Hardware Archive.org version
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%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Pro Archive.org version
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%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
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%
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
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%
Source: Mobile Tech Review Archive.org version
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%
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
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.
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.
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".
69.13%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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