Clearly, this test pushes the battery. If you opt for the Eco mode setting and stay offline most of the time, you should get considerably longer battery life, and could even manage a working day's worth of computing away from mains power.
The built-in speakers aren't great. Even at top volume, we doubt you could share output readily around the table in a business meeting. And the sound quality is distinctly tinny.
Fujitsu Siemens' LifeBook P8020 is an impressive ultra-portable in terms of looks and usability. It's robustly built -- except for some flex in the lid section -- with an excellent screen and a good keyboard. Mobile-broadband support is a plus, as is the good battery life. The only downsides are the moderate graphics performance and the £1,700 price tag.
Additional editing by Charles Kloet