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Fujitsu LifeBook S6510 laptop PC

From around £950 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Fujitsu Siemens Computers

Our Rating: We rate this 3 out of 5

The Fujitsu LifeBook S6510 is a slim and light laptop with a fairly big screen.

The Fujitsu LifeBook S6510 is a slim and light laptop with a fairly big screen.

Battery life is not bad, and you have the option of nearly doubling it by using two batteries at once. The Fujitsu LifeBook S6510 is a pricey little unit, though, and it's slow and a bit limited in features compared with the competition. Unless its weight and screen size suit you perfectly, you should pass on this Windows Vista Business laptop - you can get a better-performing portable for the same price.

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A newer model in Fujitsu's thin-and-light stable, the Fujitsu LifeBook S6510 weighs 1.7kg, including a reasonably bright 1280-by-800-pixel 14.1in screen. With the optical drive or a second battery inserted into the bay instead of the included blank, the weight totals a little over 2kg.

The Fujitsu LifeBook S6510's battery life was decent. The main battery endured for 3.7 hours in our tests, about 10 minutes longer than the average of 3.6 hours attained by 14 currently tested all-purpose notebooks. We didn't test the two-battery configuration, but for that setup Fujitsu estimates a total of 6.2 hours of operation.

The FPCM43353 configuration of the Fujitsu LifeBook S6510 comes standard with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo T7700 processor and an extra-big 4GB hunk of main memory. Despite those impressive components, the S6510's performance was only so-so. Its WorldBench 6 Beta 2 score of 74 was slightly better than the average mainstream laptop's score of 72, so the S6510 should be plenty fast enough to handle most applications.

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Fujitsu LifeBook S6510 Expert Verdict »

Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 2.4GHz
14.1in Crystal View Wide XGA (1280 x 800)
4GB (2 x 2GB) RAM
120GB, SATA 150, 5400rpm hard drive
Modular Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer
Speakers, Wireless LAN Antenna, Bluetooth Antenna
Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth
Graphics Controller: Intel GMA X3100
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Business
  • Build Quality: We give this item 6 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 5 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 6 of 10 overall

With its reasonable weight and a screen just small enough to clear a reclining seat back, the Fujitsu LifeBook S6510's physical attributes will please all but the most persnickety ultraportable fan. If getting maximum performance bang for your buck is just as important to your business, however, keep looking.

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