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Fujitsu N3510 Centrino (Intel 915PM)
By Justin Ong
Category : Notebooks/Laptops
Published by Vijay Anand on Sunday, 22nd May, 2005
Rating : 3.5 out of 5 stars  


A Mass of Multimedia

Constant trend surveying and keeping a close eye on consumer demands are activities that are perpetually in motion for every self-respecting manufacturer. Where the notebook industry is concerned, staying abreast of times is absolutely essential since the components used in most of today's notebooks are like peas in a pod and are not unique to any one manufacturer or brand. Faced with a sharp rise in notebook evolution that is driven by 'digital home office' and 'digital home entertainment' catch phrases, Fujitsu's response has materialized in the form of its latest N3510 multimedia notebook. Traditionally known as a notebook manufacturer that is rather conservative in its notebook business model, the birth of the 'N' line of multimedia notebooks has yet again underlined the importance of growing and moving with the times in product evolution. That being said, we are glad to see Fujitsu making inroads with a timely release of a multimedia driven notebook to hold its own ground against stiff competition.

Fujitsu N3510 Multimedia Notebook

To allow the N3510 to unassumingly blend into a desktop setting as well as the living room space, a color combination of black and silver was used to achieve the desired tone. Despite a large portion of this wide-bodied notebook constructed from high strength polycarbonate plastic, the build quality is simply topnotch, courtesy of Fujitsu's stringent quality check and assurance legacy. As expected of notebooks of this class, the Fujitsu N3510 weighs in at hefty 3.4kg and measures 39.9mm thick.

Front View


Left Profile – (left to right: mini-DV FireWire 400 port, microphone jack, earphone jack, SD/MS Pro reader, PCMCIA slot, ExpressCard slot.


Right Profile – (left to right: Kensington slot and Super MULTI drive.)


Rear View – (left to right: Power jack, 3 x USB ports, S-Video out, Analog RGB port, RJ-45 Ethernet jack and RJ-11 modem phone jack)

Fujitsu N3510 Technical Specifications
Processor and Chipset
  • Intel Pentium M processor 740 @ 1.73GHz with 2MB On-Die L2 cache (Dothan)
  • Mobile Intel 915PM Express chipset
Supported Operation System
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2
BIOS
  • Insyde (02/04/05)
  • Supports floppy disk, hard disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI Zip and LS-120 boot
System Memory
  • 512MB DDR2
  • 2 x DDR2 SO-DIMM Slots for 2GB memory maximum
LCD
  • 15.4-inch Widescreen TFT, Crystal View SuperFine
  • WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels)
Video Expansion
  • 1 x 15-pin D-sub Video Out
  • 1 x S-Video TV-out
Video
  • ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300
  • 64MB DDR VRAM
HDD
  • Fujitsu 100GB (MHU2100AT)
  • 4,200RPM
  • 8MB Buffer
Optical Drive
  • Panasonic Super MULTI Drive UJ-831S (Integrated)
  • DVD-ROM Read: 8x
  • CD-ROM Read: 24x
  • CD-R Write: 24x
  • CD-RW Write: 10x
  • DVD±R Write: 8x
  • DVD±RW Write: 4x
  • DVD+R DL Write: 2.4x
Communication
  • Agere Systems AC'97 Modem
  • SMC Fast Infrared Port
Network Connections
  • Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200bg (802.11b/g) Wireless LAN
Audio
  • Full-duplex 16-bit stereo speaker
  • Compatible with AC97 2.2
I/O Port
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 X IEEE 1394 port
  • 1 x PCMCIA Type I / II
  • 1 x ExpressCard slot
  • 1 x Onboard Microphone
  • 1 x Microphone in
  • 1 x Headphone out
  • 1 x RJ11 modem jack
  • 1 x RJ45 Ethernet jack
Card Reader
  • 1 x SD Card / Memory Stick PRO card reader
Dimension & Weight
  • 356 x 262 x 39.9 mm (W x D x H)
  • 3.4kg
Software
  • Adobe Acrobat 6.0
  • CyberLink PowerDVD
  • CyberLink PowerProducer Gold
  • Fujitsu Update Navi
  • Fujitsu Hardware Diagnostic Tool
  • Sonic RecordNow DX
  • Norman Virus Control & Norman Personal Firewall
Security
  • Kensington Security Lock
  • BIOS (Password Security-Supervisor Password/User Password)

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