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New Laptop

2002-07-22 18:24:53+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Oh yeah, my Fujitsu LifeBook P-2110 arrived last week, and I've had a chance to play with it. I'm still in love. With the help of Linux on Fujitsu P-2046, the longest part of the setup was swapping CDs. Sound works. Video works (although I haven't tried the two-monitor setup), and the screen is extremely sharp. CD-RW works. Networking, both wired and wireless, works. RAM suspend/resume works. PCMCIA IDE devices don't use up extra drive devices, so I've got my CF cards auto-mounting and unmounting. All 3 mouse buttons. Battery life appears to be over 6 hours for my basic combo of Emacs editing and Perl scripting. Build quality is a different world than the Compaq Presario it replaced. It's a little slow on Windows (and the CPU runs noticeably hotter under XP than Linux), but overall it's exactly what I thought I was getting. Sweet.

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#Comment made: 2002-07-22 23:11:29+00 by: dws

I got a look at one of the P-2000 series for the first time today. It looks pretty slick, except for the screen size. How do you find the display compares with the Presario?

#Comment made: 2002-07-23 01:36:03+00 by: Dan Lyke

The display is much sharper, but it has to be, given the relative resolution. I'm nearsighted (DS -1 in both eyes), and Helvetica 8pt regular is about as small as is readable in Opera. I think X thinks it's a 75DPI display, as that's not too many pixels, but they are pretty damned crisp.

I'd go play with one of the small Vaio[Wiki] boxes for a while, see if the keyboard and display are usable. One of the reasons I went for this over the Vaio[Wiki] is the 1280x768 display, using the extra width of that keyhboard for something, but the legibility isn't that much different.