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The Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo L is described as a great entry level PC for home use. It has all of the standard features that you'd expect from a budget PC.
It's main advantages are that it has a decent sized hard drive (80 Gb) and a 16x DVD/CD rewriter.
The main disadvantage is the relatively poor spec software that is included: No MS Office, only Works. No Outlook, only Outlook express.
Another thing to be aware of is that the processor is relatively small. If you install lots of software, and especially large games, the machine will become very slow. However this can easily be fixed with a defrag.
Another relatively minor gripe is the slightly tinny sound from the built in speakers on the Fujitsu Siemens 15" Flat Panel Monitor. On the other hand, what did I expect from such small speakers, and the machine also can with external speakers, although these are a bit bulky.
In summary, if you want a reliable, entry level PC that is suitable for home and home- office use and that is great value for money, go out and buy one today.
Processor Type Intel Celeron 2.6 GHz Installed Qty 1 Max Supported Qty 1 Data Bus Speed 400 MHz Top of PageCache Memory Type L2 Cache Installed Size 128 KB Cache Per Processor 128 KB Top of PageRAM Installed Size 256 MB / 2 GB (max) Technology DDR SDRAM Form Factor DIMM 184-PIN Top of PageStorage Controller Type 1 x IDE - integrated Controller Interface Type IDE / ATA Top of PageStorage Hard Drive 1 x 40 GB - standard Top of PageOptical Storage Type CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - IDE Top of PageMonitor Monitor Type None Top of PageGraphics Controller Type Integrated Video Memory Shared Video Memory (UMA) Top of PageAudio Output Type Sound card - integrated Top of PageNetworking Networking Network adapter - integrated Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet Remote Management Protocol DMI 2.0 Top of PageExpansion / Connectivity Expansion Bays Total (Free) 2 front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H 2 front accessible - 3.5" x 1/3H Internal - 3.5" x 1/3H Expansion Slots Total (Free) 1 ( 0 ) x processor - Socket 478 Memory - DIMM 184-PIN 1 ( 1 ) x AGP Interfaces 1 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x audio - line-In - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x audio - line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone mono 3.5 mm 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) 1 x display / video Top of PageMiscellaneous Features System password, parallel port I/O control, serial port I/O control Compliant Standards FCC Class B certified, CE, EN 60950, EN 61000-3-2, IEC950, EN 61000-3-3, EN55024, ISO 14001, EN55022 Class B Top of PagePower Device Type Power supply Voltage Required AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz ) Top of PageOperating System / Software OS Provided Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
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