Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 – small and powerful

FSC Lifebook P7230

Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook P7230 – first impression

The Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook P7230 is a great alternative for frequent travelers who need to stay online at any place at any time. It is delivered with a bunch of extras not commonly found in a compact, ultraportable machine. For example, you can get a powerful Intel Core Duo processor, an integrated webcam option, a very small form factor, an integrated DVD burner and 3G (HSDPA) connectivity. It certainly is a machine to be considered if you’re looking for a ton of features in a small machine.

Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook P7230 – technical specification

Design and Outlook of FSC p7230

Let’s first look at the design. The Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 weighs just 3 pounds and comes in two colors, either black or white. I think the black colored model is the more elegant and sexy looking of the two. The chassis is sleek and is well-designed, with a thickness of about 2 CDs. I find the design clean, with some good looking LED lights, along with nice curves and a smooth finish. Very professional looking machine, especially if you choose the black color option.

Display and Video of FSC p7230

With its is 10.6 inches width and native resolution of 1280×768 the display screen on the Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 is one of the best on the market in terms of size and resolution ratio. You can adjust the brightness setting from one all the way to a setting of eight. At a setting of eight, the screen becomes really bright, which is actually a good thing. I find that many laptops have a maximum brightness setting that is too dim.Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook p7230 DVD open

Input devices of of FSC p7230

The keyboard on the FSC LifeBook P7230 though not full sized is very convenient to use. The touchpad is responsive but lacks the scrolling function. The two buttons are pretty small but nicely positioned.

I/O ports of FSC p7230

The Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 comes with in-built Bluetooth support, wireless 802.11g support, 3G support,USB ports, a Firewire port and a card reader. Unlike most netbooks and small laptops it is equiped with a fingerprint reader.

Battery Life

The battery of the FSC LifeBook P7230 is a 6-cell Lithium ion. It can provide you with up to 6 hours of usage, which is impressive for the machine, considering its size.

Final remarks, pros and cons

As I see things, the P7230 is the awesome screen, nice sleek looks, compact but solid build and as well as great battery life.

  • Very Small and Lightweight
  • Integrated DVD Burner
  • Integrated 3G support
  • Integrated fingerprint reader
  • Great battery life
  • Somewhat Small Keyboard
  • Lack of scrolling function of the touchpad