Fujitsu P-2000 Laptops Review

Fujitsu P-2000 Laptops Review
The Fujitsu Lifebook P-2000 is one of the few widely available Crusoe-based notebooks in North America, and one which has generated quite the cult following for its size, battery life and wickedly well suited display for DVD's. Under the hood, is Transmeta's current flagship processor, the 867MHz TM5800 Crusoe.

Since this is also the notebook we use behind the sceens, we are going to be offering a few guides here to help out with upgrades, software and tweaks to get the best performance possible. There are already a considerable amount of resources on the P-2000 located at as well. For the official word on specs, visit Fujitsu's website.

So lets get started with the first Fujitsu P-2000 guide about how to upgrade the subnotebooks memory.

1.) How much extra memory can you add to the on board 256MB?

The current model of the Fujitsu P-2000 only accepts one, 128MB microDIMM memory module.

2.) What kind of memory do you need?

Full sized notebooks typically allow you to expand their memory with one 144-pin SO-DIMM module of SDRAM. Single and double spindle subnotebooks like the Fujitsu P-2000 don't have as much room to spare inside and so the tiny SO-DIMM modules aren't practical. Instead, these small notebooks use 144-pin microDIMM's. Essentially, these sticks of memory have a condensed PCB which crams the four TSOP-II memory chips into a more efficient piece of real estate.

In the image below we have the two sticks set up side-by-side for comparisons sake. Both types of DIMM have 144-pins, but they are in no way compatible. So, to recap, the Fujitsu P-2000 uses 144 pin microDIMM memory (bottom module).

3.) Where can you find the right memory for the P-2000?

For this guide we went right to to pick up a 128MB 144-pin microDIMM module (Crucial Part No.CT253602) of PC133 CAS3 SDRAM. That's the exact description of the memory, but you can just click this link to go there directly.

The Fujitsu P-2000 is limited to just one 128MB expansion module, so even if you can find a 256MB microDIMM chances are it won't fit, or it won't work. Smaller 64MB memory modules are also available, but there really isn't any point in upgrading half way is there? Let's Begin...