Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 ultra-portable notebook

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Industry News

Fujitsu PC Australia recently announced the LifeBook P7230, an ultra-mobile successor to the highly-acclaimed LifeBook P7120. Designed for the frequent-traveling and minimalist sets, the newest style icon is all about clean lines and innovation. They have even billed the P7230 as a "symbol of simplicity in a modern oriental design concept".

We might have an opportunity to check out what exactly that means and compare it to Dialogue's Flybook regards its claims to being ultra portable.

Check out the Press Release and Specifications below.




Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 – symbol of simplicity in a modern oriental design concept.

The legacy of Fujitsu’s ultra-portable notebook PC continues with the simply designed LifeBook P7230, for today’s executive mobile professionals who need the full power of a mobile office wherever they are.

Sydney Australia, January 22 2007 – Fujitsu PC Australia today proudly announces the LifeBook P7230, an ultra-mobile successor to the highly-acclaimed LifeBook P7120. Designed for the frequent-traveling and minimalist sets, the newest style icon is all about clean lines and innovation.

David Niu, Product Manager for Fujitsu PC Australia explains “The new LifeBook P7230 lets active mobile users live life to the fullest. Travel the world with it as it documents your creditable performance with executive efficiency, facilitates your leisurely pursuits and embraces your memories, all in a wholly uncomplicated fashion.”

For those who are constantly seeking to simplify their lives, seek comfort in the minimally designed computing companion. From its sleek magnesium alloy casing to the clean lines running across the backlit panel and everything in between, the LifeBook P7230 is designed to be a new classic. Even the LED panel has been carefully enhanced to complete the embedded design subtleties. Upon powering on, the LED lights illuminate one by one, in a soft, orderly and elegant manner to soothe your mind.

Smaller than a piece of A4 paper, and having barely a 3cm profile, the LifeBook P7230 weighs only about 1.33kg with a 10.6-inch Superfine Wide XGA TFT-LCD screen. Yet, the petite unit is packed with essential features you would expect today’s modern computer to be equipped with, including being fully upgradeable to Windows Vista™.

Among the impressive line-up of features are a lightweight Dual Layer DVD Super Multi Writer, digital dual array built-in microphones and dual built-in stereo speakers, and a built-in digital camera so you can make VoIP Internet phone calls and webcam video calls on-demand through today’s popular instant messaging software programs with just about anybody you wish – or not - to see. With a generous battery life of up to 6 hours, you can be assured of hours of entertainment and productivity while on-the-move!

In addition, the RF-based fingerprint sensor delivers biometric security features to protect your computer and your data from unauthorized use, while data integrity is carefully protected by Fujitsu 3-dimensional shock sensor.

And naturally, Fujitsu remains firmly committed to the promotion of a cleaner environment, implementing the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive (RoHS) across our entire range of products, allowing Fujitsu to stay keenly focused on our customers’ health and well-being, embracing a healthier environment for all.

Warranty, pricing and summary LifeBook P7230
Manufacturer: Fujitsu PC
Model: LifeBook P7230
Estimate retail price: A$3499
Tel: 1800 288 283
Standard Warranty -  2 years pick-up and return courier service, first year international warranty. Parts and labour inclusive.




P7230 Configurations


Intel® Centrino® Mobile Technology
- Intel® Core™ Solo Processor U1400 (1.20GHz ULV, 2MB L2    cache, 533MHz FSB)
- Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/ 3945BG network connection
- Intel®  945GMS Express Chipset

OS Supported

Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional

      Windows Vista™ Capable


10.6" SuperFine Wide XGA TFT, 1280 x 768 pixels

Modular Bay Device

Dual Layer Super Multi writer


1GB DDR2 533MHz

Hard Disk



v2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) 


Up to 6hrs (6-cell Li-Ion, 10.8V, 5800mAh)


Approx. 1.33kg (w/ 6 cells battery and lightweight Dual Layer Super Multi bay drive)



Max. Memory Supported

2GB DDR2 533MHz

Hard Disk Drive

PATA 4200rpm, S.M.A.R.T support, Two Partitions - 50/50, protected by Fujitsu 3D Shock Sensor


Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with DVMT6 3.0 delivers low-power, high-performance 2D/ 3D graphics, video and display capabilities at a maximum shared memory of 224MB

High Definition (HD) Audio

STAC9228 Controller Chip with Dual Built-in Stereo Speakers
HD Audio-in: External Mic-in, Dual Digital Array Built-in Microphones
HD Audio-out: Headphone-out

Communication Interface

Bluetooth® v2.0, 56K V.92 Global Modem MDC1.5, 1000/100/10 Base-T LAN Card and Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG / 3945BG network connection.  Separate ON/OFF switch for wireless network connection, Built-in Camera (0.3 Mega Pixels)

User Interface

Keyboard: 82-key, 18mm key pitch, 2mm key stroke
Intelligent Touch Pad with configurable vertical and horizontal scroll functions. Fingerprint sensor with vertical scroll functions

Card Slot

PC Card Type II,  SD/MS/xD, Smart Card support

Connector Interface

USB 2.0 x 2, VGA (external display), RJ45 (LAN), RJ11 (modem), IEEE1394, Audio-in, Audio-out, Power Adapter DC-in, Port Replicator Interface

Quick Launch Panel

One Programmable Application Launch Button, ECO (Power saving) button


 BIOS Lock, Hard Disk Lock, Anti-theft Lock Slot, Fingerprint Sensor


272.9mm (W) x 200.9mm (D) x 27.1-29.9mm min (H)


Bundled Accessories

AC Adapter

Input AC 100~240V, Output DC 16V 60W

Bundled Software

Acronis True Image 9.0 Personal Edition, Softex OmniPass 3.0, CyberLink PowerDVD™, CyberLink PowerProducer™ Gold, Sonic RecordNow™ DX, Sonic DLA, Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0, Fujitsu UpdateNavi™, Fujitsu Hardware Diagnostic, Fujitsu Display Manager

Software on CD

1 year Full Licensed Norman Virus Control with Sandbox Technology and Norman Personal Firewall



Modular Bay Options

Replaceable with
- Bay Battery, 6cell Li-ion 2300mAh, up to xhrs battery life (Standard + Bay Batteries)
- Dual Layer DVD Super Multi writer (normal weight)
- DVD/CD-RW Combo drive
- Weight Saver

Port Replicator

Connector Interface:
USB 2.0 x 3, S Video-out, Line-out, VGA (external display), RJ45 (LAN), Power Adapter DC-in


USB Optical  Scroll Mouse

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