Fujitsu Technology Solutions M2010
Tuned for high performance
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Display adapter: Intel 945GSE
Display screen: 10.1-inch
Internal storage: 160GB hard drive
Memory: 1GB DDR2
Motherboard: Intel Atom Host Bridge
Priced at US $408 Fujitsu Technology Solutions' M2010 netbook is priced competitively against models from other vendors, including Lenovo's IdeaPad S10-2 (also reviewed on ITP.net).
In terms of specifications the M2010 boasts identical components to Lenovo's IdeaPad; it has a 1.6GHz Atom CPU which is HyperThreading enabled, sports 1GB of memory and uses Intel's 945GSE chipset. There's also a 10.1-inch LCD and 160GB of hard disk space. However when we unleashed our PCMark 2005 benchmark on the M2010, it became obvious that Fujitsu fine-tuned its machine for performance.
The M2010 returned CPU, memory and hard drive scores of 1549, 2471 and 4517. With the exception of the hard drive score - which trails the Lenovo by a slim margin - the CPU and memory scores are higher than every other netbook we've tested to date. Even with regards to booting and shutdown the M2010 returned impressive times as it took 39- and 14-seconds to do these deeds whereas Lenovo's machine took longer at 51- and 42-seconds.
In terms of portability the Fujitsu is once again similar to most of the other netbooks we've tested but it impressed us once again on the performance front, as its 3-cell battery kept it alive for two hours and 51 minutes. This is again the longest battery life we've ever recorded for a netbook.
On the usability front we had no complaints with the Fujitsu as its LCD, keyboard and somewhat textured trackpad proved great to work with.