Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si 1520 R2

I bought this laptop Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si 1520 … .phtml?id=PER.906260

sometime in 2006.

Its amazing. This laptop is keep working almost every day for a lot of hours without any complains.

Only two problems so far:
a. the screen isnt as clear as in the beginning of my trip &
b. the battery seems to be holding just for an hour or so.

I’ve recently figured it out, that the touchpad can identify multi touch events!!!
And i can now scroll up & down using my two fingers.

And even more recently i tested to see if the cpu is 64bit. And it is!!!!
This dual core cpu is working perfectly on 64bit.

I’ve decided last friday to rebuild my current machine to an arch 64bit core distro.
This time i’ve used lvm and converting my sda partitions to logical volumes wasnt pretty!
A lot of hours (in fact after 3 full days) later my current machine has:

  1. winxp home partition
  2. /boot
  3. lvm
    a. rootfs
    b. swap
    c. encrypted home
    other logical volumes.

Just for a moment remember that i bought this laptop back in 2006, but fujitsu inform me that this build is from latest 2005!!!!

I dont have any SSD disk at the moment (i leave testing to other people) but the magic with this laptop is that it can support natively kvm (Virtualization extensions).

I mean thats a good old fashion laptop.

  1. Avatar di Vidmantas Vidmantas

    Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 15:12:37

    Yep, it’s good machine! I also own one. At the local store RAM sellers were laughing at me that I want to get some more RAM for the laptop which is 6 years old. However after giving them a look at the specs they shut up :)