Pros Looks very nice, Very fast with the right HD, Great Screen, Finger Print Sensor!
Cons Pointing Stick hard to use, Outdated Drivers
Summary We got this for my girlfriend to replace her trusty but old IBM T23. It's been almost 3 months and so far the Fujitsu proven it's a workhorse but there are some flaws in the design:
1- The Pointing Stick that comes as a free option doesn't have dedicated buttons on top of the touch pad so you need to reach for the touch pad buttons which makes it really hard to use it. This is a direct design flaw in part of Fujitsu and I'm surprised they even let this slip.
2- We have some issues with the Modem Driver which has not been updated in 2 years although the laptop has come out less than a year ago! This applies to all the other drivers on Fujitsu website which are quiet old and out of date and it doesn't look like Fujitsu is planning on spending time updating them either!
Other than these two flaws we couldn't really find anything else wrong with this outstanding unit. It's the right size and weight which puts the other 7 lb. "laptops" to shame!
Oh and I forgot to mention, the Hard Drive is NOT a user accessible part! That means if and when you have a HD failure you won't be able to change it yourself which is not a positive thing.
Pros 14 inch screen, light, good battery life, good quality, modular bay
Cons weak speakers
Summary Still the best combination of features, battery life and weight with a 14 inch screen available. CPU and RAM are fine, graphic is absolutely sufficient for office use and the DVD-R is great for backups. I particularly like the modular bay and the possibility it gives me to reduce weight or increase battery life up to 8 hours. Plus, I could add different drives if desired.
Weight of just under 2 kg is acceptable. The main battery (4.5 hours) could be more powerful, as could be the speakers. Documentation does not include instructions on changing the harddisk and it is a bit annoying that the machine has no in-build microphone.
Overall, even with the Toughbook Y2 around, I would still buy this notebook today, particularly as it comes at a very reasonable price and is of sturdy quality.
Pros built like a tank, exceptional screen, and good looking to boot
Cons no buttons for pointing stick and integrated memory
Summary First to correct come previous comments.
The hard drive is, indeed, user accessible. Perhaps the reviewer had an earlier model or a different model altogether. The current model even has instruction in the user guid on swapping out the HDD.
Similar comment about heating up. I haven’t used many notebooks, but the S7010 does not seem at all hot to me. The bottom is a little warm after a while, but nowhere near hot.
I have been very happy with this little lappy. I don’t really write review like this, but feel compelled by how content I am with this notebook. It feels incredibly solid, not at all squeeky or plastic like Dells and many others.
The screen is remarkably bright and clear with only minimal glare. Some people like the glossy screens because they help bing out contrast and colors on the screen, but others feel that this is outweighed for some by the reflective quality of these screens. Fujitsu seems to have done a better job than other manufacturers in cutting down on the reflection. It bothers some, but for me the clarity and brightness of the screen far outweighs the drawback of the Fujitsu. I cannot say the same about the Sony and other versions of theses screens. My only complaint is that Fujitsu does not offer a widescreen option.
Like one of the other reviewers, I am perplexed as to why Fujitsu would offer the pointing stick without buttons above the touchpad. You can configure the top of the touchpad to act like L and R buttons, but this seems too fussy for most.
Except for my sister-in-law’s ThinkPad, I have never used a notebook that has felt so sturdy. Absolutely no concerns. There is no perceptible keyboard flex and the screen lid is stong.
Highly recommended if you want a 14.1” screen.
Pros Have the "D" submodel that uses the Atheros wireless chipset instead of the intel one, and everything works fine under linux. I don't know about Bluetooth or the point-stick since I passed on those options. Small size and long battery life make this per
Cons Mediocre graphics - but you don't buy a compact laptop for playing games. Heat - only really an issue when compiling code - no real problems under normal usage. When powered on, the fan revs like a ricer at a red light - could be a pro for some people.
Pros This is my 3rd S-Series machine since 2000 and I have not had ONE problem in almost five years. Excellent machines - you can't go wrong.
Cons Video chip is a bit lame but this is a business class machine after all...