Magid refers to his review of the Fujitsus LifeBook P2000 (www.pcanswer.com/laptops2003.htm)
for an example of an excellent sub-notebook with a small keyboard and screen.
E-Gear Magazine January 2003 "Ultra sleek PC power you can take anywhere."
ZDNet Fujitsu LifeBook P Series notebook
By Stephanie Bruzzese 12/19/02
The 3.4-pound P series is not your average ultralight; it includes a swappable
bay for modular drives and extra batteries. It also offers long battery life,
thanks to its power-saving Transmeta Crusoe processor.
Computer ShopperNovember 2002 LifeBook P2000 receives Best Ultraportable "Finally, an ultraportable that gets everything
right: comfortable keyboard, spacious screen, built-in WiFi, decent battery
life, even a DVD/CD-RW drive for watching movies and burning backupsall for a very affordable price."
Wired MagazineNovember 2002 "No notebook crams more features into so compact
a package as the 3.4 pounds P Series."
Tech Edge Best Buy AwardJuly 2002 "The LifeBook P-2040 provides excellent Fujitsu
quality, lots of desirable features, weighs only 3.4 pounds, and is easily
"Most slim/light laptops make a lot of sacrifices to achieve their high degree of portability. That's not the case with the
LifeBook P-2040 from Fujitsu. It's light, good looking, and works very nicely in the portable mode in which it is intended to be used."
PC World "...our pick for the best ultralight notebook."
"The 1.6-inch thick, 2.8-pound Fujitsu LifeBook P-2000 costs between $1499 and $1799 and packs a wealth of features, making it our pick for the best ultralight notebook. Extra-long battery life (3.5 hours on one charge), helped by a power-saving Transmeta Crusoe processor, should easily satisfy any business traveler who needs to get work done on the go. An easy-to-use keyboard and a bright 10.6-inch screen also help make this slim, silver marvel tantalizing even for die-hard desktop users."
Popular Science July 2002 "The perfect laptop fits on a tray table and plays
the average DVD movie."
Popular Science magazine chose
the LifeBook P2000 notebook for one of the Best Laptops for Inflight Movies.
June 2002 "The LifeBook P2040 provides excellent Fujitsu quality, lots of desirable features, weighs only 3.4 pounds, and is easily affordable. What more could you ask for?"
"Best of Show" Award-winner
Senior Editors from the IT industry's leading publications, CIO, Computerworld,
InfoWorld, Network World and PC World named Fujitsu's LifeBook P Series "Best
Notebook" and overall "Best of Show" at COMDEX Fall 2001 in Las
Vegas. The "Best of COMDEX" Awards recognize and honor the most innovative
and influential IT products and technologies exhibited at the show.
"The combination of the great value pricing and outstanding features, including its petite size, low weight, outstanding battery life, impressive, crisp screen and DVD/CD-RW combo drive, makes Fujitsu's LifeBook P Series stand apart from the competition and was a clear choice for the 'Best of Show' award,"
Russell Kay "...a leading contender for the machine of my dreams."
Computerworld Laptops to Live With
Notebook computers keep getting smaller, faster, better and cheaper. And they're doing it in very different ways.
By Russell Kay 11/12/01
This is certainly a leading contender for the machine of my dreams. Fujitsu PC Corp.'s LifeBook P is a small package with a wide-format display, a built-in combination optical drive (DVD/CD-RW) and Windows XP Home Edition. It weighs less than 3.5 lb. and has a price tag of $1,499.
David Coursey "...as a travel companion that combines the best features for both mobile
office and entertainment, this is a sweet machine."
Why Fujitsu's new notebook now 'Loox' so much better
By David Coursey
Executive Editor, AnchorDesk
Stephanie Bruzzese "Fujitsu definitely has a way with ultralight laptops."
First Take: Fujitsu LifeBook P Series
By Stephanie Bruzzese
Review Editor, CNET (10/22/01)
Hahn Choi "The overall design of Fujitsu’s LifeBook P Series is a winner and the notebook’s features get high marks from TechTV Labs."
First Look: Fujitsu P Series
By Hahn Choi
Analyst, TechTV (10/22/01)
The P Series continues a recent trend blurring the line between mini-notebooks, ultra-portables, and thin and lights. Fujitsu distinguishes itself with the P Series by eliminating the price premium of a notebook this size. Starting at $1,499, the price is right, especially for the features. But arguably the best features are the 3.4 pound machine's light weight and small form factor, measuring a mere 10.6 inches by 7 inches by 1.59 inches.