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Does anyone out there own or use a Fujitsu notebook?

by allpixels / January 5, 2005 6:18 AM PST

Hi - I have pretty much narrowed down my notebook choice - I really like the IBM T42 because it has an integrated 64K Video Card, but it costs $650 more than a Fujitsu with a similar configuration.

So the 2 Fujitsu notebooks that I'm considering are a Fujitsu s6000 and also a s7000. I may buy these in a month or two, and even though they don't have Dedicated Video Ram, I understand that some of the shared RAM in the Centrino M chips that I may buy in the future may be faster and more efficient than shared RAM available today.

If anyone out there has owned or used a Fujitsu, could you offer any advice on either of the two models I'm thinking about above? The s6000 has a 13" screen & the s7000 has a 14" screen.



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Wait for Sonoma Centrino update or see Fry's Electronics
by KenSanramon / January 5, 2005 7:23 AM PST

Fry's Electronics on the West Coast (and western states) has the Fujitsus at retail. So, if you live there check it out.

Yes, the new Centrino standard (Sonoma) promises better integrated video and sound and a faster RAM standard and bus speed an a new chipset.

So, if you can wait for that now that you are into 2005 you would be better off (especially if you don't just buy a notebook with Dedicated video right now)

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Got the FujitsuE8000 with dedicated VRAM.Love it
by andrewinla / January 11, 2005 5:32 PM PST

I also wanted the IBM T series.

But Fujitsu was better priced and more flexible to configure (I wanted 768RAM,SD slot, Bluetooth and some other items)

But I am very happy with the laptop and it is more solid than the Dell 8600 laptop my company has for me.

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Fujitsu S Series
by Feathers / January 13, 2005 10:55 AM PST

The S60xx and S61xx laptops have a small problem with the ac jack, it is fixed when it fails...under warranty even if the warranty has expired...there is also an ECA to help keep the jack from failing. If you buy one of these modles be sure to get the is a small plastic ring that fits over the power adapter. The S62xx units do not have this problem.

The S7000 series is showing a tendency to easily crack the screens.

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FUJITSUS owned here (3 of them)
by fuj / January 17, 2005 1:53 AM PST

Fujitsu C-6581...C-2210...C-2310 or or other online dealers.

All of the above have the same port complements. Serial, parallell, usb, SmartCard, MemoryStick, floppy drive, DVD..CD-RW,Irda,and WI-FI etc.

Fifteen inch screens on two of them and a 14 inch screen on the first listed laptop above.

A 13 inch screen is a loser IMHO. Fifteen inch screens are just about right. IMHO!

I use a SONY 19in LCD monitor while working at a desk, with the monitor connected to the laptop and with the laptop screen turned off.

On the C-2210 DVD-CD RW drive it has failed for now. The failure may be because I have fooled aroud with the laser on the drive. The two other Fujitsus are running fine. The difference in the C-2210 and C-2310 are primarily in the WIFI and RAM updates on the C-2310.

The drive that I need for the Fujitsu C-2210 IS

This drive cost about $200 but surely there must be one out there for a little bit less. AND! there needs to be a way to localize the drive failure to the drive itself; so until one can localize the drive failure problem spending 200 for a drive just doesn't seem like the right thing to do.

Currently there are some Fujitsus with DVD-RW and CD-RW drives...add about 200 dollars for these machines...and they may include seperate video ram too.

My units use SHARED ram for video. Works for me though.

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Dedicated Pentium 4M Fujitsu under $2,000 Fry's Electronics
by KenSanramon / January 17, 2005 3:18 AM PST

There is a Pentium 4M Fujitsu notebook at Fry's Electronics (west coast US) for under $2,000 now that has dedicated video memory but I am still not aware of a Pentium M Centrino model with other than shared memory under $2,000

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