Fujitsu Lifebook AH550

Specifications

Fujitsu Lifebook AH550Notebook: Fujitsu Lifebook AH550 (Lifebook AH 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: 2.85kg
Price: 850 euro
Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 78%, features: 79%, display: 79% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Fujitsu Lifebook AH550

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

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.


2.85 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".


82%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)