Published in Notebooks
Fujitsu offers dirt cheap 15.4-incher
Dual-core for €299
Now here's some basic mobile computing for consumers on a budget. Actually, thanks to greedy bankers from Dubai to Wall Street, we're all on a budget, but at least vendors and retailers are trying to meet the needs of impoverished consumers.
Fujitsu's sensible but absolutely horrid Esprimo Mobile V6535 is available for just €299. Although we don't like its looks one bit, we have to admit it's a very good deal for small businesses, schools and students. It's powered by a dual-core Celeron T3000 at 1.8GHz and it has 2GB of memory and a 160GB hard drive. It might not sound like much, and frankly it isn't, but it's selling for netbook money, so it's nothing short of a bargain. In addition to gigabit Ethernet, b/g wireless and 4 USBs, it also has an ExpressCard 54 slot and Firewire.
It weighs 2.75kg which isn't bad for a cheap 15-incher and it has a 6-cell battery, not a 4-cell unit like many low end notebooks. Best of all, the 15.4-inch 1280x800 screen is of the non-glare variety, which means you can actually see things on it when you're not in complete darkness.
You can get it here, but be warned, it's as ugly as it is cheap.