Fujitsu Lifebook AH Series

Fujitsu LifeBook AH512-MPAB2PLProcessor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 3210M, Intel Core i5 450M, Intel Pentium B960
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 2000, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.4kg, 2.5kg, 2.85kg, 3kg
Price: 500, 599, 630, 800, 850, 1000 euro
Average Score: 76.45% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 77%, features: 71%, display: 66%
mobility: 76%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 85%

 

Fujitsu Lifebook AH550

Specifications

Fujitsu Lifebook AH550Notebook: Fujitsu Lifebook AH550
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.85kg
Price: 850 euro
Links: Fujitsu homepage

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

82% Review Fujitsu Lifebook AH550 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Entertainment in black and chrome. Fujitsu promote the AH550 as a stylish all-rounder with a glossy, high-resolution, 15.6-inch screen in a 16:9 widescreen format, and with good communications features to boot. Find out how this entertainer with its Core i3 330M processor and GMA HD graphics fared in our review.
Fujitsu LifeBook AH550
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Fujitsu LifeBook AH550 is a rather basic multimedia notebook with a minimalistic appearance. The piano black shell and interior go a long way to help in the looks department but it doesn't have the media buttons, large speakers or high-resolution screen options offered by other media-oriented notebooks in this market segment. Fujitsu has come a long way with improving the pricing model of their notebook lineup, but for $749 we might expect to see a small bump in features when all other parts are starter-level Intel components. If this notebook had a slightly higher resolution screen-even as an option-and the 8-cell batteries were standard on entry models it would be a very good desktop-replacement system. Overall, the AH550 is worth checking out if you're looking for a stylish, entry-spec notebook priced under $800.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% ergonomy: 70%
82% Test Fujitsu Lifebook AH 550 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 77% display: 79% mobility: 74% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 85%

 

Fujitsu LifeBook AH530

Specifications

Fujitsu LifeBook AH530Notebook: Fujitsu LifeBook AH530
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Fujitsu homepage

Average Score: 77.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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%
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

 

Fujitsu Lifebook AH530MF112DE

Specifications

Fujitsu Lifebook AH530MF112DENotebook: Fujitsu Lifebook AH530MF112DE
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 630 euro
Links: Fujitsu homepage

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

77% Review Fujitsu Lifebook AH530 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Price conscious all-rounder. Fujitsu tries to prove that strong multimedia notebooks don't have to cost around 1000 euro right away, with the Lifebook AH530. A new Intel dual core CPU and a mysterious ATI Radeon HD 550v GPU are the ingredients for this purpose.
81% Test Fujitsu Lifebook AH530 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 88% display: 76% mobility: 75% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 71% emissions: 89%

 

Fujitsu LifeBook AH530-P61

Specifications

Fujitsu LifeBook AH530-P61Notebook: Fujitsu LifeBook AH530-P61
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Fujitsu homepage

 

15寸i5芯娱乐机 纯白富士通AH530评测
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2010

 

Fujitsu LifeBook AH572

Specifications

Fujitsu LifeBook AH572Notebook: Fujitsu LifeBook AH572
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Fujitsu homepage
 LifeBook AH572 (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Fujitsu Lifebook AH572 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $999 Fujitsu LifeBook AH572 offers solid performance, an ultra-bright display, and long battery life for a 15-inch laptop. It all comes down to how much you're willing to pay for a 3D display and video recording, as well as a Blu-ray drive. If you can do without these features, you can pick up a similarly configured ASUS K53 for about $244 less. Overall, the AH572 offers a pretty good 3D experience for the money, but we'd much prefer a single large touchpad to two smaller ones.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Fujitsu LifeBook AH552/SL

Specifications

Fujitsu LifeBook AH552/SLNotebook: Fujitsu LifeBook AH552/SL
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Fujitsu homepage

Average Score: 67% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Review Fujitsu LifeBook AH552/SL Notebook | Notebookcheck
Slim notebook for the home office. With the Lifebook AH552/SL, Fujitsu offers a slim and portable 15.6-inch notebook for small wallets. Buyers receive a Core i5 processor and an aluminum display lid, even with a price just under 600 Euro (~$755). Our test will show if the Lifebook AH552/SL is a convincing product.
Saubermann – 15,6-Zoll-Notebook mit Intel Dual-Core und Spritzwasserschutz
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
67% Fujitsu LifeBook AH552 teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% display: 50% mobility: 90% workmanship: 60% emissions: 80%
Fujitsu Lifebook AH552/SL - červená mu sluší
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2012
大本也有苗条好身材 富士通AH552评测
Source: 21CN zh-CN→EN
Positive: Quite good impression; full-size keyboard; performance. Negative: Too low screen resolution;
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/28/2012

 

Fujitsu LifeBook AH512-MPAB2PL

Specifications

Fujitsu LifeBook AH512-MPAB2PLNotebook: Fujitsu LifeBook AH512-MPAB2PL
Processor: Intel Pentium B960
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 2000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Fujitsu homepage

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

79% Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 (AH512MPAB2PL)
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 73% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%

 

Comment

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".


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

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.

Intel HD Graphics 2000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The 2000  is the slower, internally GT1 called, version with 6 Execution Units (EUs).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v: Slower clocked HD 4650 (based on the same chip) and also Mobility Radeon HD 4630 called graphics card that is still produced in 55nm and supports DirectX 10.1.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650: The Mobility HD 4650 is based on the Desktop 4650 architecture, but features a lower clock rate of memory and core. Depending on the core clock (450-550MHz possible) and the used memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3 with 600-800 MHz possible) the mobile 4650 can show a different performance. The current consumption of the chip alone ranges from 15-25W. Features Avivo HD video features.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

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


Intel Core i3:

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.

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.

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 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.

Intel Core i5:

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz

Intel Pentium:

B960:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Pentium brand, many features of the Sandy Bridge core are deactivated.


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.


2.2 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

3 kg:

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


76.45%: 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)