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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|3DMark 2001SE Standard||5601 points|
|3DMark 03 Standard||1358 points|
|3DMark 05 Standard||468 points|
|3DMark 06||119 points|
|PCMark 04 Standard||5497 points|
|PCMark 05 Standard||3153 points|
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.
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.
palmwrist: 28.8°C max: 36.8°C avg: 33.0°C
max: 37.8°C avg: 35.4°C
The total volume of the speaker is sufficient however not overwhelming. The sound sounds somewhat "hidden" and is not abundant.
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
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
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.