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The Modular Approach: FIC MB05 Centrino Notebook

Technical Specs

For the test, FIC sent us a barebone including all the needed components. As was the case with the FIC MB02 , assembling the system posed no major hassle.

FIC MB05
TypeTwo-spindle
Dimensions (WxHxD)328mm x 38mm x 277mm / 12.9" x 1.5" x 10.9"
Weight of unit2941g / 6.47lbs
Weight of charger and cable350g / 0.77lbs
Display sizeTFT-15"
Display resolution1024x786 / XGA
CPUIntel Pentium-M 1400MHz
Memory typePC2100 DDR SDRAM CL2.5
Amount of memory512 MB
Chipset NorthbridgeIntel 855GM/82855GM (GMCH)
Chipset SouthbridgeIntel ICH4-M
Graphics controller82852/82855 GM/GME up to 64 MB (DVMT)
Hard drive bay2.5", 9.5mm height
Ethernet/WLANRealtek RTL8139/810x Family and Intel PRO/WLAN 2100 802.11b
Bluetooth radioNo
ModemAgere Systems AC'97
AudioRealtek AC97
Battery capacity65 Wh
Battery weight432 g / 15.3 ounces
Pointing device(s)Touchpad
DVD/CD-R/RW driveQSI CDRW/DVD SBW-242 8x//24x10x10x DVD//CD-R/RW
Hard diskHITACHI DK23EA-30 ATA-5 30 GB/4200rpm/2 MB
PC card slot(s)2x type II (L)
Floppy driveNo
USB ports3x USB 2.0 (L)
1394 ports1x (L)
IR portNo
Serial portsYes
Parallel portsYes
VGA outYes
PS/2 connectorYes
Headphone/Microphone/ Line In ConnectorYes/Yes/No (F)
Video-In/OutNo/No
B=Back side, F=Front, L=Left side, R=Right Side