Fujitsu polishes laptop diamond

We always like a bit of self-confidence in our notebooks, but Fujitsu Siemens’ new 3G-toting Lifebook has taken chest-beating to new levels with its ‘

We always like a bit of self-confidence in our notebooks, but Fujitsu Siemens’ new 3G-toting Lifebook has taken chest-beating to new levels with its ‘world’s most desirable laptop’ claim.

The good news is that rather than suffering from a delusional disorder, the Q2010 does actually have a case.

We refer you first to its 2cm thick chassis, which is built from a well-crafted collection of titanium joints, magnesium housing and a black piano lacquer finish.

Has it decorated itself in shiny nuts and bolts to distract you from a lack of substance? Far from it. The most interesting inclusion is built-in 3G – a recent favourite trick of Acer and Dell – which combines with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 for what American sports commentators would call a wireless ‘triple play’.

Its Centrino Core Solo processor’s speed is yet to be decided, but you will be able to fill it with up to 1GB RAM, a 30GB or 60GB hard drive and a dual layer DVD writer. The screen is a small but high-res 12.1in XGA affair.

The only thing that takes the sheen off its remarkable CV is battery life – you can boost its basic 2 hours up to 8 via an extra module, but doing so detracts from its svelte lines.   

As you’d expect, the price is as bold as its claims. It’ll cost €4000+ on the continent, and is likely to be somewhere around £2000 in the UK. Expect to see the limited edition ‘special ones’ from May – more info is available at Fujitsu Siemens’ site.

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