Fujitsu LifeBook A6230

Specifications

Fujitsu LifeBook A6230Notebook: Fujitsu LifeBook A6230 (LifeBook A Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Fujitsu LifeBook A6230

60% Fujitsu LifeBook A6230 15.4-inch Thin and Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Fujitsu's LifeBook A6230 is a good attempt at making a consumer friendly laptop from a company that specializes in business notebooks. They system makes a number of trade offs that make it only an average system. Features like a larger hard drive, faster DDR3 memory, spill resistant keyboard, removable dust filter and interchangable colored panels all are nice features but the slower processor and a lower end graphics processor really pull the system down from what it could really be in a $1000 laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Fujitsu LifeBook A6230 15.4-inch Thin and Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Fujitsu's LifeBook A6230 is a good attempt at making a consumer friendly laptop from a company that specializes in business notebooks. They system makes a number of trade offs that make it only an average system. Features like a larger hard drive, faster DDR3 memory, spill resistant keyboard, removable dust filter and interchangable colored panels all are nice features but the slower processor and a lower end graphics processor really pull the system down from what it could really be in a $1000 laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470: Faster clocked HD 3450 and successor of the HD 2400 XT but with DirectX 10.1 and due to the new 55nm process, higher clockspeeds. Avivo HD video functions allow the decoding of HD videos.

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.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


P7450: Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4": 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. 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.


3 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".


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

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» Ahtec Sense XMI9008D
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» Acer Aspire 6593G
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Asus X56VR
Core 2 Duo P7350
» Packard Bell Easynote ML61-B-003
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80
» Asus M51VR
Core 2 Duo P8400
» Asus F5SL
Pentium Dual Core T2390
» Medion MD96734
Core 2 Duo P9500
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pa3553
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80
» Asus M51SE
Core 2 Duo T8100

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus F80
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» Sony VAIO VGN-FW48E/H
Core 2 Duo T6400, 16.4", 3.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SR49
Core 2 Duo P8800, 13.3", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SR31M
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.3", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-SR21M/S
Core 2 Duo P8400, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» MSI Megabook EX620
Core 2 Duo P7350, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW21L
Core 2 Duo T5800, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Asus X71TL
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82, 17.0", 3.7 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook N7010
Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote RS65-M-700
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 13.3", 2.4 kg
» Asus X71SR
Core 2 Duo T5750, 17.0", 3.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN FW11E
Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Asus F6V
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Asus F7SE
Core 2 Duo T5750, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad T400
Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 2.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW139E/H
Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.4", 2.9 kg
» Sony VAIO VGN-SR19VN
Core 2 Duo P8400, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW198UH
Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.4", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P300D
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 17.1", 3.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Medion E6239T
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3510
Current Prices

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-06- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)