If you like the idea of an ultraportable laptop, but find their keyboards impracticably small, the Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S6410 could be just what you're looking for.

The Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S6410 isn't the most inspiring design in the world - it's pleasant enough to look at, but it looks a little dowdy when compared to, say, Apple, Toshiba or Sony models.

It also comes preloaded with Vista Business edition, which is better for a work environment but does mean you miss out on some of the more fun extras available in Home Premium.

OUR VERDICT

If you find proper ultraportables too small, but want something light and compact to take with you on the road, the Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S6410 is a good compromise. It offers decent performance and reasonable battery life. It's not the prettiest machine available, but it should be fairly dependable and it's got a nice personality.