Fujitsu LifeBook Q2010 reviewed
Darren Murph|July 19, 2006 9:48 PM
If you're all worked up wondering if someone got their hands on the "$5,000 limited edition" version, you can calm down a bit. Nevertheless, we're thrilled to finally see a review on the self-proclaimed "world's most desirable laptop" even if it focuses on the slightly less expensive versions. The 2.2-pound Q2010 fared well, according to Laptop Mag, who praised the notebook's styling cues and fresh looks, but frowned upon the cramped keyboard and atrocious battery life (1:39). This isn't the first Fujitsu to draw complaints about a lack of juice, and it seems to be its all-too-common achilles heel on otherwise solid products. Amongst the specs on the low-end model is the 12.1-inch 1280 x 800 screen, which has a gorgeous glossy finish, and under the ("world's thinnest") hood is a meager 1.2GHz Intel Core Solo, 512MB of RAM, 30GB hard drive, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a space-hampered offering of ports with just two USB 2.0, one FireWire, and an SD reader. Higher-end versions keep the costs heading upwards by including 1GB of RAM and up to an 80GB HD. It's worth noting that you can nearly triple your battery life by throwing in a $179 extended battery that pokes from the rear and adds 9 ounces of bulk, and you won't have an optical drive without an external add-on or attaching the $299 docking solution (notice a trend?). The Q2010 is impressively thin at only 3/4-inches, but $1,999+ seems to be a bit much based on specs alone, but as we've seen before, style can come with a premium pricetag.