Nits to PickBy Frank Ohlhorst | Print
Too big to comfortably lug around, Fujitsu’s E8410 LifeBook is aimed directly at the desktop user who wants some portability when necessary.
While the unit seems to be constructed well and offers excellent performance, there are still some nits to pick. First off, a WXGA (1,280 by 800) just doesn’t cut it anymore for a business notebook. The company should offer a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 in a 16-by-9 format—that would allow the system to natively support 1080p resolution for HDTV or Blue Ray hi-def video, an important consideration as the popularity of HD video grows.
Although the current screen is sharp and bright, off-angle viewing is not as good as some of the other systems on the market. While that may not be so important for the "lone" user, put this system in front of a group for a presentation, and those viewers on the edge are bound to complain.