Fujitsu LifeBook S2020

 
 
By Cisco Cheng  |  Posted 2004-05-27 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The LifeBook S2020 offers decent performance, light weight, and good wireless throughput at a reasonable price. It should appeal to students on the go or any small-office/home-office buyer on a budget.

The Fujitsu LifeBook S2020 has kept the thin-and-light profile of the companys S2000 family, while upping the horsepower with AMDs new low-voltage processor, the 1.6-GHz Mobile Athlon XP-M 2100+. But the real story lies in its wireless performance: It delivered some of the best results weve seen.

The 4.3-pound S2020 incorporates a bright 13.3-inch screen with a maximum resolution of 1,600-by-1,200. The keyboard is full size, except for the Period and Question Mark keys (75 percent of full size), which can be a bit bothersome for typists. The notebook measures 1.25 by 11.5 by 9.3 (HWD), which is very compact for a mainstream notebook, but still gives you just enough palm-rest space for comfortable typing.

The unit we tested wasnt feature-rich, but it had the necessities. Connectivity ports are located in the back, including two USB ports, one FireWire port, 100MB Ethernet, and a modem. The DVD/CD-RW combo drive is sufficient for burning CDs and playing DVDs. And since this system has a modular bay, you can opt to swap out the optical drive for an additional battery ($129). The ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 borrows its 16MB video memory from the units system memory, so dont expect exceptional graphics performance.

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Cisco Cheng is PC Magazine's lead analyst for laptops and tablet PCs. He is responsible for benchmarking, reviewing, and evaluating all laptops and tablet PCs. Cisco started with PC Magazine in 1999 as a support technician, testing printers, PC components, networking equipment, and software. He became the lead analyst for the laptop team in 2003 and since has written numerous reviews, buyer guides, and feature stories for both PCMag.com and the print magazine.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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