Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1845 Review

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lhero's review of Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1845

★★★☆☆

“At first this Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1845 laptop was a...”

Written on: 30/06/2005 by lhero (1 review written)

Good Points
first thing to note is the great wide screen its crisp and vibrant and you notice it even when u see the windows logo for the first time. and playing DVD's is a joy, it comes with win dvd and the picture quality is stunning.The processor is fantastic 3.4 gig,798ghz fsb this lowers when the laptop is in power saving mode. (only a bit slower than my dell desktop 3.0 gig 800mhz fsb) great onboard graphics card ATI mobility radeon 9600/9700 with tv out. runs 3d intensive games well, however the 125mb of video memory is a bit low for some games and they dont run well in full res and detail.
512mb ram is sufficient as standard and an 80GB hard drive.
It olso has a mmc/sd card reader wich now works
and oboard lan wich works fine

Bad Points
Gets too hot in general
fragile!
breaks easily
wont fit in mylaptop bag!
you can only play 3/4 of a dvd on the battery

General Comments
At first this Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1845 laptop was a dream, I have already got a 3.0 gig desktop that is great and I wanted something as good that I could take around with me. It worked well, playing dvds, using it for abode elements photo editing (included) and taking it to college. The first point is that it doesn't fit into a standard 15" laptop bag. The processor and hard drive area gets VERY hot while in any sort of intensive use (I recommend getting a cooler to avoid your bits getting fried), as well you can't use it on your lap properly because the fan inlets are on the bottom where your legs would go. I accidentally broke the pcmia slot eject button (which sticks out about half an inch when not in) when putting it in the bag I had for it and all was well apart from some swearing, unfortunately the laptop slowly died the cd/dvd drive started to only read SOME DVDs and no cds, it kept on turning off spontaneousely and not turn on again unless I left it for a couple of days. So I phoned up Fujitsu Siemens and they had it collected, apparantely the tiny piece of broken plastc constituted improper use and the motherboard had to be replaced which cost me £250, I had no other option, it was sent back a few days later with a new motherboard, they also replaced the CD Drive which they didn't mention (don't know why that would be faulty). All is well now, I don't take it out of the house any more I might as well have got a desktop.

In conclusion don't get this laptop if you want to use it anywhere but a desk, the laptop gets to hot for comfortable use without a cooler and can't be used on your lap! The power supply also bakes.

I measured it at 52 degrees, whatever thing it is put on this can't be good for it and must be loosing me a lot of electricity ...get a desktop although its great when your far away from it and at home - for neary £1000 you could get better though.

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