Fujitsu recently announced that it would be bringing its M2010 netbook to the United States. Laptop Magazine reports that this attractive looking netbook is one of the worst around when it comes to battery performance. With a 3 cell battery, the netbook runs for less than 2 hours on a charge. And while you’d think that battery performance, energy conservation, and green credentials would go hand in hand, it turns out that this is the first netbook to win PC Magazine’s GreenTech approval.
That’s based on the Fujitsu M201’s low battery consumption, plus Energy Star, EPEAT Gold, and RoHS certification. So while the netbook uses about just about 10 watts of power, that’s not the only thing that PC Magazine makes it green. In order to qualify for EPEAT, for instance companies need to meet a list of requirements, including having a recycling program.
PC Magazine also found the battery disappointing, coming in at just over 2 hours in their tests. And the Fujitsu M2010 has a starting price of $449, which is about $100 more than you’ll pay for most similar laptops. So the question is, are you willing to pay that much more for a netbook with subpar battery performance just because it has a handful of eco-friendly certifications?