Laptops come in all shapes and sizes, from super-big, hernia-inducing desktop replacements to mega-dinky ultra-portables. The Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook P1610 sits firmly at the smaller end of the scale, with a footprint barely larger than an A5 sheet of paper. It's built to be lightweight and portable, and though it may be …
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"by the time you read this there will also be a version loaded with Windows Vista Business available too"
"While the P1610 isn't going to win any performance awards, it's up to the job of everyday tasks."
Not with fista on it...
A Fine Handheld
Most importantly, it runs Linux well. Much better than Windoze, in fact. Unfortunately, there is no manufacturer support from Fujitsu Siemens for Linux which is almost unforgivable in this day and age. But Linux drivers work even if they are not factory supported. Fujitsu Siemens has to get their Linux support together. Even Dell will be preloading Linux. The P1610 is much like a Psion Series 5mx with short battery life and extra bulk. The Series 5mx had a battery life of 1-2 years and fit into your pocket. It also had a slightly better keyboard than the Lifebook P1610. Looking forward to a Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage upgrade to this model which will greatly benefit from the 45nm process. You chose the right product to review but Register reviews really need to get with the times and include more extensive Linux testing in their reviews.
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