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Fujitsu S6130 Centrino Notebook
By Justin Ong
Category : Notebooks/Laptops
Published by Aaron Yip on Monday, 22nd March, 2004
Rating : 4 out of 5 stars  

The Fujitsu LifeBook S6130

Up till now, Fujitsu's color of choice for all their notebooks has been silver. This color selection radiates a glow of elegance and stylishness for their entire range of notebooks and would most likely bring out the vanity in many of us. One glance at the unit when it's in a close-up position, and one just can't help noticing how small the footprint of the S6130 is and we're not even talking about an ultra-light notebook here. The petite dimension of 293mm (W) x 236.5mm (D) x 31.5mm (H) should allow the S6130 to sit comfortably on most desktops and even cramped office tables.

Front View

Left Flank

Right Flank

Rear View

The belly of the lightweight

Operating a notebook on your lap is by far the most common method adopted by most people when they're travelling (where else did you think the "laptop" word came about?). However, the heat emitted by the notebook will soon warm your thigh area to an unbearable degree. In order to ease the heat tolerance, Fujitsu lined the hottest section of the chassis, usually where the processor is located, with a layer of leathery-like insulating material (highlighted in the red circle).

Battery, Memory and Hard disk ports

Show me the connections!

For many, notebooks doubles up as a 'desktop PC' as well. Therefore, peripheral connectivity is an area to consider seriously before you spend your hard-earned money on that notebook you've been eyeing. Most sub-notebooks have limited on-board connection ports and the S6130 is no different. To get the full array of connection ports, a Port replicator is included to increase the notebook's connection ports and at the same time provides legacy connection support for older generation of printers and print servers.

Desktop Port replicator

Yes, unlike the personal computing sector where the adoption of new technology can be carried out in a jiffy. Corporate embracement of newer technology and interfaces tend to be slower. Believe it or not, many companies, including government bodies still have laser printers and print servers that use Parallel ports. So for the time being at least, we won't be seeing Parallel ports getting knocked off the fence by USB connectivities yet.

2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 FireWire port and the 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet jack

Connect your earphone here for personal audio enjoyment

In our opinion, IrDA shouldn't be located at the rear of a notebook

Your D-Sub connector and Wireless security switch

The S6130 allows for memory expansion on top of existing on-board memory. The slot at the bottom of the screenshot connects to the Port replicator.

Yes, even the hard disk is made by Fujitsu.

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