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The model on review was supplied with a three-cell battery, although models with the six-cell battery as standard are also available. As an upgrade, the six-cell battery would set you back about £45. The battery life of the three-cell battery wasn’t bad as it managed no less than 190 minutes in MobileMark 2005 and the six-cell battery is likely to double this.
General performance isn’t breathtaking, with a SYSMark 2002 score of 152, but it is more than fast enough for its intended use and never felt sluggish or slow during general usage. There where some problems running PCMark 2005, but this had to do with the odd resolution of the screen rather than the Lifebook P1510 not having the hardware capabilities to perform the tasks, thus the overall score and the graphics scores are missing.
At £1541.60 I think the Lifebook P1510 is pretty good value for money. It does have limitations, but it is a great little machine especially when you consider that it weighs a diminutive 1kg. A touch smaller and it could almost be carried in a pocket.
With the Lifebook P1510, Fujitsu-Siemens breaks new grounds for the Tablet PC format, in terms of size, weight and portability. It’s a great tiny laptop that can do more than your average notebook and it doesn’t cost a fortune either.
N.B. Please note that the Lifebook P1510 won’t be available to purchase until the middle of October
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