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Old 07-12-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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Fujitsu Lifebook T5010 full voltage components?

I'll be using this old convertible notebook/tablet with ZBrush. It'll handle it from what I've gathered from ZBrush 4 users, and it also has a Wacom Pen, which is why I'm getting it in a few weeks (cheap).

In a couple of reviews, they mention that it is one of the few notebooks of that time around 2009 that use full voltage components.

What does that mean, and is it any kind of advantage?
 
Old 07-12-2013, 09:59 PM   #2
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Low voltage components are used in laptops to extend battery life while sacrificing some performance. Can you give a link to the text where you find this information?
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:08 AM   #3
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Low voltage components are used in laptops to extend battery life while sacrificing some performance. Can you give a link to the text where you find this information?

The PCMag review excerpt is the eighth (last) on this Notebookcheck page:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Fujits...10.11143.0.html

'Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 is still one of the few convertible tablets to integrate an optical drive and standard voltage parts.'

Elsewhere, the ability to use it in bright light outdoors is mentioned. Is this because of the standard voltage and resulting screen brightness? I still don't know what it is meant by standard voltage.
 
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It basically means you can expect two or three hours of battery life, not all day battery life. It also means better performance than other similar machines from the same time period. It's a trade off between performance and battery life. In particular they are talking about the processor and memory modules.
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It basically means you can expect two or three hours of battery life, not all day battery life. It also means better performance than other similar machines from the same time period. It's a trade off between performance and battery life. In particular they are talking about the processor and memory modules.
Ok, that's what I figured. The battery life isn't great; so, I'm getting an extended battery pack. Thanks.
 
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