Just below the screen is a hard switch that enables and disables the wireless network antenna as well as set of LEDs that indicate battery status and hard drive activity. This is also where the power button is located alongside an EcoButton that powers off certain parts of the notebook – such as the PC Card slot and the FireWire port – to further enhance the battery life.
For larger corporate businesses the Lifebook P7120 also features a TPM (Trusted Platform Module), which allows for added security for VPN authentication among its uses.
Without the optical drive fitted the Lifebook P7120 weighs in at 1.28kg, but fitting the drive brings this up to about 1.48kg. It measures 271 x 209.5 x 28.3mm (WxDxH) which is thinner but slightly wider and deeper than the P7010.
Performance wise the Lifebook P7120 is no scorcher, but it compares well to similar machines. However, the Sony Vaio TX1XP offered about the same performance and had longer battery life, but at a higher price. Still, with seven minutes short of five hours battery life in MobileMark 2005 it’s hard to complain and the DVD playback test was two minutes short of four hours.
This doesn’t mean that the Lifebook P7120 is a bad notebook by any means as there are few that can touch it in terms of battery life in its class. Considering that you can pick ono up for £1,397.08 this is a pretty good value proposition for anyone that needs an ultra portable machine with a built in drive. Fujitsu-Siemens has once again shown that the Lifebook P family of ultra portable notebooks is one of the best models out there.
The Lifebook P7120 is yet another excellent ultra portable machine from Fujitsu-Siemens which offers a wide range of features, good battery life and considering its size a very attractive price.