Fujitsu N3010

Fujitsu Lifebook N3010

The Fujitsu N3010 is a great laptop. Here are the specs of mine, but be aware that this model number could have different specs!

  • Pentium 4 2.66ghz CPU
  • 512mb Ram (PC2100, DDR266) DIMM preinstalled (256x2)
  • 40gig HardDrive?
  • CDRW/DVD Drive (24x Write)
  • 15" SXGA+ TFT-LCD with MVA (See What is MVA? below)
  • ATI Mobility RADEON 9000 4x AGP with 64MB of dedicated memory(NON Shared) (350mhz DAC)
  • 4 USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1 IEEE 1394 (4-pin) Firewire port
  • SigmaTel? STAC9766 with wavetable, 3D effect, and 3D positioning
  • SPDIF optical out and 1/8 stereo out (shared)
  • 1/8 stereo mic input/line-in (shared)
  • Svideo out (TV)
  • 10/100 Ethernet (internal) (RJ-45)
  • 56k v.90 Modem (internal) (RJ-11)
  • Removable 12-cell Lithium ion battery (14.8V, 5880 mAh, 87 Watt hour)
  • PCMCIA: 2 Type I/II or 1 Type III (32-bit PC CardBus? architecture)
  • Full-size keyboard (84-key with 19mm spacing and 3mm stroke)
  • XP Home
  • A bunch of bundled software including Veritas RecordNow?
It weighs about 8 lbs and is 12.83"(w) x 10.94"(d) x 1.66/1.96"(h). I get 2 hours run time on batteries with full brightness. I got it at Fry's for $1,100!! It was opened but wasn't sold, so they took off nearly $400!

What is MVA?

Multi-domain Vertical Alignment

"Fujitsu's advanced TFT-LCD MVA process technology features liquid crystal molecules angled in more than one direction within a single cell. This is achieved by the division of the cell into two or more regions, called domains, and by using protrusions on the glass surfaces to pre-tilt the molecules in the desired direction. By combining very small areas of molecules orientated in two directions, one opposite the other, the brightness of the cells is made to appear uniform over a wide range of viewing angles." -

The display's most notable features include an ultra-wide viewing angle (160-degrees both vertical and horizontal), high contrast ratio (400:1), and high brightness (250 cd/m2), and ultra-fast 25ms response time.

Fujitsu is working on a new product 'MVA Premium' which will increase the contrast ratio to 600:1 and the brightness to 500 cd/m! The response time is the same, but improved for gray scale transitions (15ms) Check out [MVA Premium].

The backlights (4 CCFL's in this one) are replacable (by a tech), and have a 50k hour life.

CDRom Tests

General Information
Operating System Windows XP Professional
Firmware Version 1F15
Serial Number
Disc Data CD
Capacity 70:16.08

Transfer Rate
Start 10.60x
End 23.44x
Average 17.84x
Type CAV
Seek Times
Random 84 ms
1/3 97 ms
Full 153 ms

CPU Usage
1X 1 %
2X 2 %
4X 8 %
8X 18 %

Burst Rate 993 KB/sec

Spin Up/Down Times
Spin Up Time 1.04 sec
Spin Down Time 0.22 sec

Load/Eject Times
Load Time 0.00 sec
Eject Time 3.73 sec
Recognition Time 14.99 sec

Time Elapsed Action
[01:51:59] Starting Transfer Rate Test
[01:56:05] 4:07 Speed:11-23 X CAV (17.84 X average)
[01:56:05] Starting Seek Times Test
[01:56:14] Random Seek: 84 ms
[01:56:24] 1/3 Seek: 97 ms
[01:56:39] 0:34 Full Seek: 153 ms
[01:56:39] Starting CPU Usage Test
[01:56:54] CPU usage at 1X: 1 %
[01:57:09] CPU usage at 2X: 2 %
[01:57:24] CPU usage at 4X: 8 %
[01:57:39] 1:00 CPU usage at 8X: 18 %
[01:57:39] Starting Burst Rate Test
[01:57:55] 0:15 Interface burst rate: 1 MB/sec (993 KB/sec)
[01:57:55] Starting Spin-Up/Down Test
[01:57:56] Spin-up time: 1.04 seconds
[01:58:06] 0:12 Spin-down time: 0.22 seconds
[01:58:06] Starting Load/Eject Test
[01:58:10] Eject time: 3.73 seconds
[01:58:20] Load time: 0.00 seconds
[01:58:35] 0:29 Recognition time: 14.99 seconds