Conclusion: In addition to the InterVideo TV- and DVD-watching and home-video-DVD-creating programs, the LifeBook comes with Sonic's RecordNow, Microsoft Works, the trial versions of Quicken and Norton AntiVirus 2005, and a cute corner-of-screen CD player. The battery pack lasts long enough to watch a movie, though not long enough to last through a long workday or transcontinental flight; our unplugged sessions averaged between two and two and a quarter hours depending on disk and...
Pros: A desktop replacement with solid performance and an outstanding, CRT-rivaling wide-aspect-ratio display
Cons: Somewhat bulky and heavy; battery life merely OK, Instant MyMedia a poor alternative to provided Windows TV/DVD/CD software
Conclusion: Beyond the functionality and features of notebooks, the most important factor considered by anyone interested in getting a notebook is still portability. While the value of the portability varies with different classes of notebooks, there is still a minimum level of compromise to be expected in each category of notebooks. The Fujitsu N3510 was a competent multimedia notebook and that much was clear from our usage.