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Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook P7230 Series Laptop

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook P7230 Series Laptop. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The battery and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the size. Many are less positive about the touchpad and performance.

portability, design, battery, usability, screen

performance, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook P7230 Series Laptop is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review FSC Lifebook P7230 Subnotebook

 

Business dwarf with endurance. Optical drives and proper energy s

Simple but elegant case design; Robust case thanks to magnesium parts; Good workmanship and excellent feel of the surface; Integrated optical drive; Bluetooth 2.0 and UMTS/HSDPA ready; TPM 1.2 and fingerprint reader; Extensive accessories (port...

Touch pad and keys are rather small; Reflecting display, modest contrast and limited viewing angle; Weak performance of the ULV CPU and integrated graphics

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Lifebook P7230 Notebook - Pink

 

This pretty subcompact laptop offers great battery life but the slow speed characteristic of this genre.

Integrated DVD burner, Pink designer lid

Cramped touchpad and mouse buttons, Slow processor

If flying your pink proudly (via a light-as-a-powder-puff notebook) matters as much to you as getting work done, the Limited Pink Edition Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 might be all the notebook you need. But you value productivity, invest the $1679 (as of...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Limited Pink Edition Fujitsu LifeBook P7230

 

Integrated DVD burner, Pink designer lid

Cramped touchpad and mouse buttons, Slow processor

This pretty subcompact laptop offers great battery life but the slow speed characteristic of this genre.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 (Limited Pink Edition)

 

It's pretty in pink and offers a lot of features and endurance for a good price, but this edition of the P7230 is a bit underpowered.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Lifebook P7230 Core Solo U1400 1.2ghz/2mbl2/533mhz/1gb/60gb/dvdmdl/gignic/abg/10.6"wxga/vb

 

The LifeBook P7230 is the lightest laptop we've seen that includes an integrated optical drive. It weighs 2.6 pounds, with a dual-layer DVD burner in place. Though the 2.4-pound Asus U1F has the edge in performance, the Fujitsu has a better keyboard,...

Long battery life Bright backlit LED screen

Difficult bay release

The LifeBook P7230 is a remarkable feat of laptop engineering: extremely light despite including an optical drive, and equipped with a nice little screen and a good keyboard. It's slow, but if e-mail, light work, and online researching on the go are...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Fujitsu LifeBook P7230

 

Attention, all you fans of the movie Legally Blonde, the Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 now comes with a hot-pink lid. This 2.6-pound ultraportable looks as darling as a teacup chihuahua peeking out of a tote. And the unit's battery life is like totally...

Long battery life, Bright backlit LED screen

Difficult bay release

classy ultraportable has a bright display and an integrated optical drive.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Fujitsu LifeBook P7230

 

The Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 is the only laptop below 3 pounds to have an integrated, modular optical drive.

Clad in white. Only 2.9 pounds. Integrated optical drive. You can swap in an extra battery in place of the optical drive.

Impractical keyboard. Meager performance. Slow hard drive.

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Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Andrew (NotebookReview.com)

Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 Review

 

The P7230 is a follow up to last year's released LifeBook P7120.  The LifeBook P7000 series is known and loved by business people that need to take their work with them.  Fujitsu has updated the look with the latest offering, included a new OS in the...

Optical drive included in this size notebook is amazing ; Fantastic screen, very bright and just superb color depth ; Good selection of ports for such a small sized notebook ; Light weight, about 3lbs ; Great battery life, especially with the optional...

Fan is quite loud and runs persistently ; Keyboard keys pick up dirt easily, letters become discolored ; Lid tends to show scuff marks ; Slow performance due to processor, hard drive and resource hungry Vista ; No integrated WWAN (cellular...

The Fujitsu LifeBook  P7230 is certainly recommended for those people that need a small notebook for on the go.  It's a great little machine, whether you want it as a business tool or spinning a DVD to watch on the go

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 Review

 

A stylish lightweight notebook that offers a lot of features and good battery life for a reasonable price.

Highly portable, Very competitive price, Dual-layer DVD drive, Strong wireless connectivity, Sleek white color option

Below-average graphics performance, No integrated mobile broadband option

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Fujitsu Lifebook P7230 Notebook PC

 

The P is for pint-sized: Fujitsu's 2.9-pound pocket P7230 is quite possibly the lightest laptop on the market with an integrated optical drive. That's no...

Extremely handsome in solid black or pure white, free of the usual distracting trim flash. Despite shrunken size, keyboard is surprisingly usable. Nearly three-hour battery life on standard pack

Graphics are a no-show, causing big stutters on DVD playback. Speakers are weak and nearly inaudible when the loud fan kicks in. Core Solo CPU can’t hang with the big boys. 60GB hard drive needs a big upgrade. Minuscule mouse pad and buttons. Only two...

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

Providing unheard of functionality in a truly mobile form factor, the LifeBook P7230 series notebook offers exceptional performance with a bright display, long battery life, and your choice of advanced mobile technologies. The LifeBook P7230 series notebook is the ultimate travel companion. The LifeBook P7230 series notebook is the ideal mobile solution for professionals, students, and technology enthusiasts alike. The LifeBook P7230 series notebook delivers on its ultra-portability, ultra-performance promise. The built-in camera, centered above the display, is ideal for visually demonstrating a complicated procedure over the web, illustrating what something actually looks like, or just messaging with your buddies. The LifeBook P7230 series notebook has an integrated biometric fingerprint sensor that puts industry-leading data security at your fingertips. The fingerprint sensor also doubles as a scroll button once you have logged in. Additionally, the LifeBook P7230 series notebook has an embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that can store data file passwords/keys on a microchip and help protect your data. With a security lock slot, you can keep your physical assets safe as well.

Audio

Audio system:Sigmatel STAC9228 / STAC9228
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200 / 5800
Battery life (max):5 / 5.9
Battery performance:5200 / 5800
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):5.45hour(s)/6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Certification:Nordic Swan, Energy Star 4.0, CE Marking,\nFCC, UL/cUL, CB, Energy Star, WHQL,\nWiFi

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.9in
Height:1.2in
Weight:2.8lbs/2.9lbs
Width:10.7in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 5:3
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:10.6
Display Resolution:1280 x 768 / 1280 x 800
HD type:Not supported

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:10.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):26.9cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.75
AC adapter output voltage:16
AC adapter power:60

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.224
Discrete graphics adapter model:945GMS / Intel GMA 950
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.224

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:FUJITSU/Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Model:P7230/P7230D
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Fujitsu LifeBook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:0.709
Keyboard key stroke:0.0787
Keyboard number of keys:82
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 2 x 1

Miscellaneous

Color:Black leather/White leather

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem/None

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:802.11 Super AG / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.0/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 Super AG / 802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x/10x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 2.4x (DVD+RW) / 2x (DVD-RAM)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 4x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:Sigmatel STAC9228 / STAC9228
BIOS manufacturer:Phoenix First
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.7 x 7.91 x 1.18
Display:LCD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.90 / V.92
Power Requirements:AC 100-240V
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / Intel Pro 3945ABG/3945BG (WLAN 802.11g / 802.11b / 802.11a)

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
Parallel ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.75
AC adapter output voltage:16
AC adapter power:60

Processor

Chipset:Intel 945GM Express / Intel 945GMS Express
Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GM Express / Intel 945GMS Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:Intel Core Duo / Intel Core Solo / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™ Solo
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor front side bus:533
Processor Number:U1400/U2500
Type:Core Duo/Core Solo

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:Softex OmniPass, CyberLink PowerDVD, CyberLink PowerProducer, Roxio Easy Media Creator, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Fujitsu UpdateNavi, Fujitsu Hardware Diagnostic Tool, Fujitsu Display Manager, Microsoft Office Professional Trial.\nAcronis True Image, 1 year Full Licensed Norman Virus Control + Sandbox Technology & Norman Personal Firewall. / Y
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100 / Ultra-ATA/133
Hard drive speed:4200
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/100 / Ultra-ATA/133
Total Storage Capacity:60 / 80

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900/Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.91
Height:1.18
Weight:2.62 / 2.76
Width:10.7