Fujitsu LifeBook A530

Specifications

Fujitsu LifeBook A530Notebook: Fujitsu LifeBook A530 (LifeBook A Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 89%, performance: 71%, features: 72%, display: 72% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 68%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Fujitsu LifeBook A530

50% Fujitsu LifeBook A530 review
Source: Techradar English
When you consider that another £30 could buy you the HP Pavilion dv6-3046sa with its significantly superior build and performance, we can't recommend it, but if your decision is based purely on price, the Fujitsu LifeBook A530 is hard to turn down.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%

Foreign Reviews

83% Einsteigen, bitte
Source: Computerbild - 7/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 76% features: 83% display: 91% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 92%
95% Notebooks für jeden Zweck
Source: SFT - 3/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 95%
84% Grenzenlos mobil
Source: Facts - 2/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 100%
Fujitsu Lifebook A530
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2010
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%
Fujitsu LifeBook A530
Source: Tech Depot Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/20/2010
63% Test: Fujitsu Lifebook A530
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 63% performance: 66% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 63% emissions: 60%
82% Geht's auch 'ne Nummer größer
Source: Computerbild - 24/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 74% features: 83% display: 91% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 90%
83% Test Fujitsu LifeBook A530 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 77% display: 87% mobility: 80% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 68% emissions: 95%
80% Fujitsu Lifebook A530, portátil apto para profesionales
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 78%
Fujitsu LifeBook A530 - nejlevnější z řady
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2010
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%
Fujitsu LifeBook A530
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
very good quality and configuration, good price
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/11/2010

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.8 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


Fujitsu: Fujitsu, founded 1935, is a Japanese company specializing in semiconductors, air conditioners, computers (supercomputers, personal computers, servers), telecommunications, and services, and is headquartered in Tokyo. Fujitsu employs around 160,000 people and has 500 subsidiary companies. The partnership with Siemens AG was established in 1999 in the form of Fujitsu Siemens Computers, one of Europe's largest IT hardware suppliers, and owned 50/50 by Fujitsu and Siemens. 2009, this cooperation was terminated. In future, no laptops will be sold with the brand "Fujitsu-Siemens" but only "Fujitsu".


77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)