Fujitsu LifeBook N5000

Fujitsu has expanded their popular line of LifeBook laptop computers with the LifeBook N5000. The N5000 features a desktop Pentium 4 running at 3.0GHz or 3.2GHz and has an integrated wireless card that handles 802.11a, b and g.

The Fujitsu LifeBook N5000.

“Demand for portable PCs has grown significantly among U.S. consumers over the past year,” said Alan Promisel, analyst for International Data Corporation. “Driven by falling prices, rising performance, and the proliferation of home wireless networks, many consumers are choosing notebooks over traditional desktop PCs.”

Offering performance on par with a desktop PC, the LifeBook N5000 notebook employs an Intel Pentium 4 Processor operating at 3.2 GHz or 3.0 GHz and supporting Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology. HT Technology enables the single processor to virtually act like two, boosting performance and letting users multitask more effectively. The processor also features an advanced 800 MHz system bus, the fastest bus speed available on a notebook today.

Users can take advantage of this desktop-like performance practically anywhere because the LifeBook N5000 notebook automatically ships with an 802.11a+b/g wireless LAN solution. The solution is interoperable with 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a wireless standards so the notebook can stay connected in any public or private wireless LAN network.

A front and rear view of the Fujitsu LifeBook N5000.

The N5000 features an ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600 graphics chip with 64 MB of dedicated video memory and a high-resolution 16-inch SXGA+ Crystal View display. Exclusively offered on the Fujitsu LifeBook N5000 notebook, Crystal View brings CRT-like qualities to LCD screens. Its combination of high contrast ratio (600:1) and superior brightness (350 nits) makes images even sharper and colors more vivid.

Users can load their LifeBook N5000 notebook with a DVD-RW drive, a massive 80 GB ATA 100 hard drive, and up to 2 GB of DDR 333 system memory. Multiple ports and a Memory Stick / Secure Digital media card slot add to the notebook’s versatility, allowing users to transfer music, pictures, video and data quickly and easily.

“The Fujitsu LifeBook N5000 notebook offers an impressive combination of performance, functionality and value,” said Paul Moore, director of product marketing for Fujitsu Computer Systems. “It incorporates some of the most sophisticated PC technology out there – from the most advanced processor technology to built-in high speed wireless LAN – yet comes in at a price accessible to students and first-time notebook buyers.”

Pricing for a recommended configuration with a DVD-RW drive starts at $2,099.

A Left and Right side view of the Fujitsu LifeBook N5000.

LifeBook N5000 Notebook

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 Processor at 3.2 GHz or 3.0 GHz
Display: 16.1″ SXGA+ TFT Crystal View display
Memory: DDR 333; 2 DIMM slots, 2 GB maximum
Hard Drive: Choice of 80 GB, 60 GB, or 40 GB ATA 100 hard drive
Optical Drive DVD-RW or DVD/CD-RW
Floppy Disk Drive: Integrated
Communications: Ethernet, modem and 802.11a+b/g wireless LAN
PC Card Slots: Two Type I/II or one Type III
Media Slot: Memory Stick / Secure Digital (SD) slot
Ports: Four USB 2.0, IEEE 1394, S-video out, external monitor, modem (RJ-11), Ethernet (RJ-45), and headphone and microphone jacks
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional
Dimensions: 14″ (w) x 11.85″ (d) x 1.57/1.73″ (h)
Weight: Approximately 10.34 lbs.

The Fujitsu LifeBook N5000 notebook comes preinstalled with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional. Users can choose among the recommended configurations or customize theirnotebook using the Fujitsu Configure To Order (CTO) program. Fujitsu notebooks can be purchased through the company’s retail and reseller channels as well as at or 1-877-372-3473.

Service and Support
The Fujitsu LifeBook N5000 is backed by a one-year or three-year International Limited Warranty for U.S. and Canadian customers. The International Limited Warranty includes technical support, 24hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, users can add Fujitsu Premium Care Service Plans, which include an on-site service or a screen protection plan.