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Fujitsu-Siemens Xi series

Discussion in 'Fujitsu' started by Laki_Ge, Dec 7, 2006.

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  1. Laki_Ge

    Laki_Ge Notebook Enthusiast

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    How good is it? Build quality, screens, heating etc.
    I am especially interested in Xi 1526 model, so if anyone has comment?
    Thanks..
     
  2. Zero

    Zero The Random Guy

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    They are very good, but thats my opinion. I don't think build quality is an issue with large notebooks like these. Fujitsu Siemens build quality generally is very good though. Some of the plastic is, well, a bit plasticy, but otherwise it is built very well.

    The screen is very good. It displays everything with amazing sharpness and clarity, and is also bright. There is a bit of heat on the right side of the notebook, just the upper right of the trackpad. This is where the graphics card resides, so it will be a bit warm. Although, it has never got to the point, where it is uncomfortably hot. SInce you are interested in the Xi 1526, the Go 7600 in that shouldn't get as hot as the Mobility X1800.

    On the whole, I'm very pleased with the notebook. Some people on other forums have complained against random shut downs, but that was because of a dodgy BIOS, and has now been fixed, I believe. See if you can go to a store and see the notebook in person. You will certainly have a much better idea of whether you like it or not. I hope this is useful to you.
     
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    jetstar Notebook Deity

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    Fujitsu Siemens makes high quality, well built notebooks, in general. The Xi 1526 is no exception.
     
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    Laki_Ge Notebook Enthusiast

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    I saw it and i really like it.Nice looking and not too haevy for 17".
    I hope i want make mistake buying one..
     
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    Notebook Solutions Company Representative NBR Reviewer

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    Review coming up in a few days :)

    Charlie :)
     
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    Zero The Random Guy

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    Are you reviewing one Charlie? I would really like to read that review.

    You won't be making a mistake if you buy one. They are very good notebooks: Very powerful and there quite thin as well, when compared with some other 17" notebooks on the market.
     
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    Pierre91 Notebook Guru

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    Nice to see a review, hope it is on the Xi 1526.
    Although I'm getting my Xi 1526 on Monday. I will be away most of the day/evening, so i will let you know about it on Thuseday if you guys want to. Just cant wait to see it :D
    Just tell me what you want to know, and ill try to get it for you ;)
     
  8. Laki_Ge

    Laki_Ge Notebook Enthusiast

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    Of course...
    All you noticed about it (colour, is powwer cable included,is it resistan on dropping from fith floor....) :)
     
  9. Pierre91

    Pierre91 Notebook Guru

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    Haha, i will report how it is, but not dropping it from fifth floor cuz I live in a 2 floor building ;) I will try to get some photos on it too, although my camera aint the best one... But hopefully you get a grip of how it looks :)
     
  10. Notebook Solutions

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    Indeed guys I have finished my review today. The review is 18 pages long! I have tested 3 games and done a lot of tests like 3dmark03/05/06, PCmark05 etc.

    I have finished the review I hope that Abaxter will post it in a few days.

    Charlie :)
     
  11. Pierre91

    Pierre91 Notebook Guru

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    Amazing to have a review Charlie!
    Good job on that, 18 pages are a lot :) Let us know when the Review is posted and set. Just one question, I didnt get which comp you did the review on, the Xi 1546 or 1526?
    And again; Good job :D
     
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    I reviewed a 'basic' model of the Xi 1526 featuring a T2300, 1 GB, 256 MB 7600Go and 2*80 GB. It is a great notebook, especially the WXGA+ screen is beautiful.

    Thanks for the complimants mate.

    Charlie :)
     
  13. Pierre91

    Pierre91 Notebook Guru

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    Okey thx for the fast answer :)
    Im getting the Core 2 Duo comp (T5600 1,83GHz) 2gb memory, 2*80 gb, and a 7600Go, similar to the stuff you review. I dont know if i get the WXGA+ or just a WXGA screen... According to Fujitsu there should be a WXGA+ screen, but the company im buying it from writes in the info that it "just" has a WXGA screen... Hopefully its just a "non-correct info" that the company has. Will see what i get on Monday, delivery-day :)

    Edit: You dont got any pictures that you can upload and post here? Would be very nice ;)
     
  14. Notebook Solutions

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    Haha you cannot wait I see. Yes here are some pictures specially for you!

    Your notebook is just perfect!. Core 2 Duo and 2 GB of RAM is a perfect combination for power!
    The screen must be WXGA+ (1440*900), you dont have any 17" notebooks with WXGA screen (1280*800). The 2 options are WUXGA and WXGA+, I prefer the WXGA+ because 1920*1200 makes everything in Windows look so small. And a WXGA+ screen gives you the possibilty to play games with high settings!

    Let's see these pictures as a teaser ;) I have not received any mail from Chaz or Abaxter, I am still waiting for their reply.

    Charlie :)
     

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    Pierre91 Notebook Guru

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    Much much thx for the pics!
    Do you get the remote in all options? Didnt know the Xi 1526 got it, thought just the Xi 1546 had. And what do you use it for? Maybe this is in your review, but anyway :)
    Thx again

    Edit : It seems like its Huge!
    Edit 2 : Whats the batterytime on that one? Ppl says about 2 hrs of batterytime, is that right? Ofcourse it depends on load and stuff, but whats your info on that?
     
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    Zero The Random Guy

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    Almost all of the Intel and some of the AMD models Fujitsu Siemens selld have those remotes. There really useful. You can use them to play, stop, forward, reverse, mute, adujust volume, subtitle on/off, notebook on/off, skip, reverse skip and pause. (I may have missed a function or two).

    I have the Xi 1546, which in terms of dimensions, is the same as the Xi 1526, and yes, it is quite large. But I don't really mind it. I often move around the notebook within my house, and its perfectly okay to carry around. Battery life is around 2 hours, with the usual, wireless and Internet surfing.
     
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    Pierre91 Notebook Guru

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    Notebook On/Off, thats cool! Seems to be a perfect tool when watching movies. Btw, can i use it when i play movies from the notebook at the LCD-Tv? That would be amazing :)

    Okey, thx for that info Zero. Good to hear that i can take the notebook for a spin in the house if i want to :)
     
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    No problem for the pictures mate.

    Yes the remote comes with all the Xi and Pi series of Fujitsu Siemens notebooks. So the Xi 1526 also includes a remote control (which fits in the ExpressCard slot). It can be used for many many things.

    For example: the notebook comes with Power Cinema (a program which gives you the ability to watch DVD's, listen to music without booting!). You can use the remote control to control this program.

    You can also use the remote to regulate the sound volume, or to switch to the next sound. You can also boot using the remote. It uses Infrared technology.

    The notebook is big, but certainly not very big. I have seen much much bigger 17" notebooks. Believe me, it is very sleek and nice designed for a 17".

    Here is another teaser:
     

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    Zero The Random Guy

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    I think you can. Although I haven't tried it, if your notebook is connected to the TV, and the source of the DVD playback is the notebook, then certainly. It really is a nice little feature, and its very useful (for lazy people anyway:) ).
     
  20. Pierre91

    Pierre91 Notebook Guru

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    :eek: Cant wait to get my notebook :D This seems to be a very good notebook my first one :) And the remote and program seems to be very amazing! Thx a lot for the pictures and info guys!
     
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