Fujitsu Lifebook P3110 review

A highly portable machine that provides ample power and a great battery life

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Our Verdict

A good machine that will keep you working away from the power for up to five hours, but the integrated GPU means you won't be playing the latest games or editing movies

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1366 x 768
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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  • Good screen
  • Decent performance
  • Battery life
  • Build quality


  • Integrated GPU
  • Small touchpad

Following the end of its joint venture with Siemens in 2009, Fujitsu has relaunched itself with a refreshed laptop range. The Lifebook P-Series offers a slim, netbook-like chassis, but with more power hidden inside.

The Lifebook P3110 is the latest entry in the range, and a lack of features doesn't detract too much from the strong build, detailed screen and impressive portability.

One of the stand-out features is the crisp 11.6-inch display. Images are highly detailed thanks to the 1366 x 768-pixel resolution, and also pleasingly bright. This goes some way to countering the reflectivity of the Super-TFT coating, which would otherwise hinder outdoor use.

Solid build

Build quality also impresses, with a glossy lid that proves firm enough for life on the road, despite being relatively thin. The chassis itself is similarly slim and shows little flex under pressure, although the plastic palmrest looks a little cheap.

The mostly flat keyboard stretches the width of the chassis and proves user-friendly, apart from the cramped directional keys. The touchpad is smooth and responsive, although not as spacious as we'd like.

The compact chassis size and 1.5kg weight mean the laptop can be carried around all day with ease. With 314 minutes of battery power on offer – which surpasses our expectations – you can easily work for more than five hours.

Despite being not much larger than a netbook, the unit is powered by a dual-core Intel Pentium processor with 4096MB of memory onboard. As a result, most applications can be run without issue, although multi-tasking with more intensive programs does bring things to a halt.

Graphical performance is provided by an integrated Intel GPU and, while this produces considerably less power than a dedicated graphics card, you'll have no trouble with basic photo editing and running office applications such as Microsoft PowerPoint.

Wireless connectivity is handled by 802.11n Wi-Fi – the fastest currently available – and Bluetooth support is also included for quickly sharing files with compatible devices such as mobile phones. Connection to wired networks is possible through standard 10/100 Ethernet.

The 320GB hard drive will provide ample storage for most users and a 4-in-1 card reader is also on hand. However, there's no optical drive because of the compact size, and no other features beside the standard three USB ports and a VGA port.

The Lifebook P3110 is a well built and highly portable machine. Anyone looking for a laptop to carry around every day, but which has more power than a netbook, will not be disappointed.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Green CompliantYes
Hard Drive Capacity320 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelGMA 4500MHD
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time6.50 Hour
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyLIFEBOOK P
Processor ModelSU7300
Brand NameFujitsu
Processor Speed1.30 GHz
Processor TypeCore 2 Duo
Screen Size29.5 cm (11.6")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory2 GB
Weight (Approximate)1.60 kg
Cache3 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR, RoHS
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelGS45 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 1.71 GB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyBrilliantView
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports3
Memory StandardDDR2-800/PC2-6400
Height30.2 mm
Width285 mm
Depth209 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR2 SDRAM
Product SeriesP
Product ModelP3110
Product NameLifeBook P3110 Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineLIFEBOOK
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberPCK:GBH-P3110-71GB
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Travel, work and communicate in style, with the portable LIFEBOOK P3110. With its ultra-low-voltage processor, high-resolution 29.5 cm (11.6-inch) LED screen and EnergyStar 5.0 rating, the LIFEBOOK P3110 makes green the new black. Low power consumption coupled with long-life batteries means the LIFEBOOK P3110 only stops when you do.

Maximum Memory4 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • LifeBook P3110 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Bus Speed800 MHz