Fujitsu M2010 Review

Fujitsu M2010 Review

The Fujitsu M2010 is the brand’s first Atom-based model aimed at casual customers. It packs in a classy look-and-feel with some great features too.

Specifications

Operating System: Windows XP Home
•  Processor: Intel Atom N270 Processor 1.60GHz (533MHz FSB, 512K Cache)
•  Memory: 1GB DDR2 PC2-6400 SDRAM
•  Internal Storage: 160GB 5400 rpm SATA HDD
•  Display: 10.1-inch diagonal LED-backlit WSVGA (1024×576)
•  Graphics: Intel GMA 950
•  Wireless: Atheros 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
•  Expansion: 4-in-1 media card slot
•  Ports and connectors: (3) USB 2.0 ports, VGA OUT, power connector, RJ-45/Ethernet, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, 1.3 megapixel webcam
•  Dimensions (H x W x D): 10.2″ x 7.4″ x 1.3″
•  Weight: 2 lbs 8.8oz (3lbs 5.2oz with adapter).
•  Power: 3-cell Lithium-Ion battery (10.8V, 2.4Ah, 26Wh)
•  Warranty: One-year international warranty

Build and Design

The M2010 is painted in a beautiful glossy metallic inside and out with glossy piano black plastic around the Keyboard  top and around the screen.
The top-notch build quality is without squeaks around the chassis, and some amount of flex from larger plastic surfaces. The screen hinges are strong with good tension, pivoting the screen properly when in use. The standard “Fujitsu Felt” is found on the bottom underneath the processor location, which limits the amount of heat transfer while pressing it against the legs.
Internal components can be accessed through a single panel at the bottom, but allows the user to bring out the system memory and wireless card.

Screen and Speakers

The M2010 has a great-looking glossy screen, with LED backlights. Rich, vivid colors, with superb contrast and excellent black levels are observed. Brightness levels set at the highest values, are best for viewing in bright office conditions. Viewing angles are average, with colors beginning to invert 20 degrees forward or back. Horizontal viewing angles are better.

The speakers deliver an average performance. Highest volume levels are suitable in a small room, but not in a larger room. Bass and midrange are absent, with only higher frequencies coming in. Experts recommend use of headphones for a good experience of enjoying music or movies.
Keyboard and Touchpad

The model has one of the smallest and most cramped keyboard layouts. There is a wide border around the keyboard, which goes great with the shiny red finish, but falls short of   typing surface. But the keyboard feels very sturdy with excellent support and minimal flex under high typing pressure. Each key action is smooth, and the keys hardly wobble while using. The noise during typing is soft.
The M2010 has a small Synaptics touchpad in a smooth matte finish which is easy to operate with no considerable lag. A Synaptics feature called “Momentum” is used, which when switched off made the touchpad motion feel more comfortable. The touchpad also supports some multi-touch gestures, including Flick, Pinch, and ChiralRotate etc. The touchpad buttons are equipped with a seesaw button that is so flexible that both buttons can be pressed simultaneously. Feedback is minimal, with a loud click when pressed.

Ports

The M2010 offers three USB ports, VGA out, headphone/mic, and SDHC multi-card reader, and LAN connection, a Kensington Lock slot.

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