I got a Fujitsu Lifebook S6120 last month at Fry's. There are two versions of what is basically the same system; one is smaller and a wee bit more expensive (that's what I got, since I need it to travel), and the other is larger and has a couple of extra ports. So far, I like it a lot--it's a second system for me since I use a desktop for most of my work, but it does all the usual laptop things just fine. It came with a 1.6 GHz Pentium M, 40GB hard drive, built-in Intel Wireless card, three USB ports, and a CDRW/DVD-rom burner. What it doesn't have is a DVD burner (I didn't need it), and the bundled software from Fry's is MS XP
Home which doesn't include MS
Office, but has the stripped-down word processor and spreadsheet. I already had a copy of Office, so I loaded that on and it works fine.
Pros? First, this system has the best display I've ever seen on a laptop, hands-down--FAR
better than the Dell I used at my last job, which was purchased about this time last year. It's very light (about four pounds) and compact, making it very easy to carry around. It's fast, and my Linux install (remember, I'm a geek about this stuff) went without any problems at all. Wireless configuration went easily enough on my home network, and it also seems to like the network at my library. It also comes with a button to disable the touch-pad mouse, which is good since I absolutely loathe those things.
Cons? The larger version of this system had a serial port, and in retrospect I kinda wish I'd gotten that one. The technology used in this display also gives the screen a glossy finish, which I suppose could be a hassle if you use the screen a lot and work around windows. It also gets a little warm under the hands, but I don't notice that it's much worse than the Dell.
Anyhow, that's my experience for whatever it's worth. Seems the price on this system was right around $1500 from Fry's. If you go online and buy direct from Fujitsu, you can get the next-generation version, which I notice has a larger HD
and an optional DVD writer.
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