Hi guys, I have been following this issue for a long time. I am disgusted
with the way Fujitsu has treated Borkar and all others who offered their
information in order to resolve this problem. I am from Italy, 4438 was not
even avilable here so I order it from England. It seemed like dream notebook Pentium M 2.13, 1GB ram, 2X80 GB Fujitsu drives. I have also watched very closely all forums which were talking about this model before ordering it. I got it, was extremly happy, installed F.E.A.R and got perfect sense of playing on line with ping 900. I will translate it for non-gamers: lag,lag lag. Every two seconds I will see hard disc activity and screen will freeze. Of course, same evening I have found Borkar's first post about this problem on Notebook forums. Now, I think that any other post about "Is my system affected?" isuseless. I am network administrator, I am 41 and I have been gamer for ast 15 years. I have tried every solution possible with BIOS upgrades, drivers, original "out-of-box" config, etc.etc. It could be said that I have tried everything that could be done on in vain hope that this can be resolved with right combination of BIOS, OS and drivers. This notebook is a dud. Now, as I am responsible for hardware in my company, I have decided about eight months or so to switch from Toshiba to FS laptops.
We have had some very nasty surprises with 6100 series from Toshiba,
so I decide to go with FS, as they seemed reliable company. I could have
bought Alienware laptop for me, but as compliance is serious issue in big company, I did not want my users see me with something different as brand from their laptops. X438 series was only thing that I presumed could give me what I wanted, for me ultimate gaming experience, for my users,
to see me with same brand as they were obliged to use. Now, if I do not see any fix for this issue by 15 of February, I will file a report to my Chief Information Officer in US about seriuos problems that we have with FS laptops and my decision to use another brand for our European company branch. Also, if FS people that are watching this thread maybe think that I might be some fourteen-year old kiddo who is trying to put some pressure
in hope to obtain some response throwing vain threats, I will be more than happy to provide them with my full adress and also my company name, which counts more than eight hundred users across Europe. If their choice
is to ignore this problem and behave as nothing will happen, I will also choose to ignore them as company and switch to another, more serious
brand. I grieve for all of you who have bought this laptops with your hard earned cash, as mine was bought with company's money, as mean of work. Nevertheless, I feel cheated same as you, and I will put my weight not only as a single person who can decide not to buy FS products any more, but also can decide for some hundreds potential users, to not have FS products. FS must understand that their actions, or better non-actions bring consequences.
My respect to all of you.