Fujitsu LifeBook AH530

Specifications

Fujitsu LifeBook AH530Notebook: Fujitsu LifeBook AH530 (Lifebook AH Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 77.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: 81%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Fujitsu LifeBook AH530

70% Fujitsu LifeBook AH530 review
Source: Techradar English
The chassis is a typical size and, at 2.5kg, is of average weight. However, the 172-minute battery life hampers portability. You'll need to pack the power charger on trips. Still, it's a firm chassis with a particularly solid lid, so can survive a few knocks on the road. The plain black design is very functional, especially compared to the likes of the Medion, but it's also good at hiding smudges and fingerprints.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

82% Sparbooks
Source: Computerbild - 5/12 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% features: 81% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 89%
81% Mobil und leistungsstark
Source: ETM Testmagazin - 2/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 81%
Die Universalisten
Source: c't - 1/12 German
Satisfying: battery runtime, office performance, display, noise; Bad: 3D-gaming performance
Comparison, , Long, Date: 12/01/2011

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.


350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) 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.


2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for 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".


77.67%: 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, 2010-11-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)