“ Fujitsu SCALEO T - Tower - 1 x P4 3.4 GHz - RAM 1 GB - HDD 1 x 250 GB - DVD±RW - DVD - Radeon 9600 - Monitor : none „
I had this computer for around 5 years and have just upgraded my self to a custom build a few weeks ago. This computer when i first got it seemed like the top thing, it was fast, had loads of storage and it was quick to power up. This all changed after having it for not long, not long after we had it for some unknown reason the computer decided that it was going to have a massive software failure requiring the operating system to have to be re installed and causing all files and documents we had on it to be lost. From here on out it was a downwards spiral, the computer would always take a long period of time to start up, seemingly forever it would turn on going through its boot process could take up to fifteen minutes, not good if you just need to pop on to check and E-mail or print off a document. Along the rest of its life it was just annoyance and slow computing, nothing could be done to get the computer to run nicely and although the spec looks good on paper... Well it did originally in it's time the PC never performed like it was expected to. In summary i would say this is something to definately steer away from.
I've had my Scaleo T for a few years, but it seems like I have had endless problems with it. When first purchased, it was fantastic, however after a while the CPU would regularly turn itself off, after a few minutes.
The main issue is that it is poorly designed and has a tendency to overheat and switch itself off. The reason for this is that the heatsink/fan has very few mm of air space, causing dust to build up very easily, causing the fan to provide not enough air to get to the CPU and keep it cool.
Seeing as it is a P4 processor, and they are supposed to keep going around 115 degrees centigrade so when it turns itself off, it's not good.
If you were to purchase one of these, it's a great bit of kit when it's working well, I'd recommend clearing dust from the fan regularly to ensure that the CPU is cooled and running to its best ability.
The design of the Scaleo T is stylish, the blue lights are a cool feature. I would say that the Scaleo T is starting to look slightly dated though, considering I've had mine for the best part of 5 years. So i'd recommend one of Fujitsu Siemens' newer models, and hopefully Fuji would have sorted out the cooling problem with them.
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