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Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 Notebook review: Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 Notebook

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The LifeBook P1510D did not excel in our battery-drain tests; its standard battery lasted just 3 hours, 7 minutes--not terrible, but far from the Libretto U100's 4 hours, 48 minutes and the ThinkPad X41's 5 hours, 25 minutes. Users who want more time between charges can purchase Fujitsu's $129 high-capacity battery, which Fujitsu claims will last 7 hours (CNET did not test this battery).

Fujitsu backs the LifeBook P1510D with a one-year warranty, well short of the three-year warranty most manufacturers offer for business systems. You can extend the warranty to three years for an additional $179.95, and you can add three years of onsite service for $149.85. In a nod to the likelihood that you'll carry the LifeBook P1510D everywhere, the company also offers an LCD-repair warranty (one year costs $150, and three years costs $383). Fujitsu provides 24/7 toll-free phone support for the life of your warranty; a support Web site offers live chat with a technician, as well as the expected FAQs, driver downloads, and product manuals.

For more detailed information about warranties and service plans, check out Computer Shopper's overview of 37 major computer vendors.

Mobile application performance
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BAPCo's MobileMark 2002 performance rating  

Battery life
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System configurations:
Fujitsu LifeBook P1510D
Windows XP Professional; 1.2GHz Intel Pentium M 753 ULV; 512MB DDR2 SDRAM PC3200 400MHz; Intel 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express 128MB; Toshiba MK2006GAL 30GB 4,200rpm

Toshiba Libretto U100
Windows XP Professional; 1.2GHz Intel Pentium M 753; 512MB DDR SDRAM PC2700 333MHz; Intel 855GM (up to 64MB); Toshiba MK6006GAH 60GB 4,200rpm

ThinkPad X41
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005; 1.5GHz Intel Pentium M 758 LV; 512MB DDR2 SDRAM PC3200 400MHz; Intel 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express 128MB; Hitachi Travelstar C4K60 40GB 4,200rpm

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