Fujitsu Lifebook B142

YEAR: 1999

INITIAL PRICE: $1899

 

The Fujitsu Lifebook B142 is an ultralight computer that was oriented to compete with Sony`s ultra-books and Toshiba Libretto`s computers. It is a very well build machine and also it has a TFT touchscreen display witch makes this little computer the perfect business machine for people who are on the go.  It is equipped with an Intel Celeron as at that time chips were more power hungry so basically you needed to sacrifice a little performance to get a small size computer.

Processor

  • 300MHz Intel® Celeron(TM) processor or 233MHz Intel Pentium® with MMX(TM) technology
  • 128KB on-die level 2 cache (Celeron) or 512KB level 2 cache (Pentium MMX)

Memory

  • 32MB SDRAM pre-installed
  • B142 only: 128MB, 64MB, and 32MB SDRAM upgrades, one upgrade slot available for up to 160MB total system memory
  • B112 only: 64MB and 32MB, SDRAM upgrades, one upgrade slot available for up to 96MB total system memory

Video

  • 8.4″ SVGA TFT color display, touch screen
    Internal max: 800 x 600 resolution (16M colors)
    External max: 1024 x 768 resolution (64K colors)
  • Simultaneous support of external monitor and internal display
  • NeoMagic® NM2160 video chipset with 2MB integrated video memory

Storage

  • 6.4GB or 3.2GB hard drive
  • External 3.5″ 1.44MB floppy disk drive
  • Optional, external CD-ROM drive

Audio

  • 32-bit PCI (B142) or 16-bit (B112) stereo sound
  • SoundBlaster(TM) Pro compatible
  • ESS ES1946S (B142) or ESS ES1879S (B112) audio chipset
  • Two built-in stereo speakers
  • Headphone and microphone jacks
  • Volume control dial

Communication

  • Built-in 56K1 V.90 modem

User Interfaces

  • Quick Point(TM) for easy cursor control
  • Touch screen with stylus for point-and-go mobile computing
  • 15mm spacing and 2mm stroke keyboard
  • Windows keys for quick access to Windows functions
  • Easy-to-read status display, with indicators for power on, suspend, AC power, battery status (life remaining), battery charging, hard drive access, PC Card access, Caps Lock, Num Lock and Scroll Lock

Interface Ports

  • 2 USB, 1 mini-serial (B142 only), 1 PS/2 (keyboard support only on B112), 1 modem (RJ-11) port, 1 infrared port (IrDA-compatible, 4 Mbps), and 1 docking port

Port Replicator (Standard)

  • Serial, parallel (enhanced), external monitor, PS/2 (keyboard support only on B112), and external floppy disk drive

PC Card Slots

  • One Type II
  • 32-bit PC CardBus architecture
  • Zoomed video support

AC Adapter

  • Auto-sensing dual voltage support, 100-240V AC
  • DC 16V, 2.8A

Batteries

  • Removable 6-cell Lithium ion battery: 10.8V, 3200mAh
  • Up to 4 hours of battery life2 per battery
  • Up to 7 hours (B112) or 6.5 hours (B142) battery life2 with optional dual battery configuration (optional battery charger required)

Dimensions and Weights

  • 9.0″ (w) x 6.7″ (d) x 1.2″ (h)
  • 2.65 lbs. (2.9 lbs. with port replicator)

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows 98 (Second Edition) pre-installed

I will use this computer to play some 90`s games like Need4Speed II, Warcfraft 2, Starcraft and some MS-DOS games. 

The sub-notebook came with a genuine windows install and has an Italian language pack installed on it.  

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