Fujitsu LifeBook T1010 review: Fujitsu LifeBook T1010

On our video-playback drain test, the LifeBook T1010 lasted 2 hours, 31 minutes using the included six-cell battery. That's average for a laptop of its category, though we'd hoped to see closer to 3 hours of battery life from the Centrino 2 platform. Nevertheless, our drain test is particularly grueling, so you can expect to see longer life during typical Web surfing and productivity work.

Fujitsu covers the system with a one-year warranty. Support is available through a 24-7, toll-free phone line, and technicians can connect to your computer over the Internet to diagnose problems. Standard FAQs and driver downloads also are available. Adding an extra year of service costs $100, and upgrading to next-business-day on-site service is an additional $50 per year. Fujitsu is also unique among laptop vendors in offering a no-questions-asked Screen Damage Protection Plan that costs $150 for one year and $383 for three years.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Fujitsu Lifebook T1010
999 
Lenovo ThinkPad SL400
1022 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Lenovo ThinkPad SL400
245 
Fujitsu Lifebook T1010
543 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Fujitsu Lifebook T1010
156 
Lenovo ThinkPad SL400
224 

Video Playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Lenovo ThinkPad SL400
243 
Fujitsu Lifebook T1010
151 

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System configurations:

Fujitsu Lifebook T1010
Windows Vista Business Edition SP1; 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 4700MHD; 80GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400
Windows Vista Business Edition; 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS; 160GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Toshiba Satellite Pro U400-S1001X
Windows XP Professional SP2; 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Mobile Intel 965GM; 160GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

Dell Vostro 1310
Windows Vista Business Edition; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7250; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS; 160GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm

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  • Installed Size 2 GB
  • Weight 5.3 lbs
  • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - removable
  • Graphics Processor Intel GMA 4500MHD
  • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 / 2.4 GHz
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Tech expert Michelle Thatcher grew up surrounded by gadgets and sustained by Tex-Mex cuisine. Life in two major cities--first Chicago, then San Francisco--broadened her culinary horizons beyond meat and cheese, and she's since enjoyed nearly a decade of wining, dining, and cooking up and down the California coast. Though her gadget lust remains, the practicalities of her small kitchen dictate that single-function geegaws never stay around for long.