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Short Presentation Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M1451G

Fujitsu Siemens promotes the AMILO M1451G as a mobile Notebook with good performance and slim design, suitably for office applications and home
entertainment. At present it is offered for 1099 Euro on the website of the manufacturer. This is not a test report, but a small presentation of the this laptop type.

Processor

At the moment Pentium M by far is the most frequently used processor in laptops. Compared with other processor types it is very fast per megahertz and does not need much energy (see our Processor comparison). The same processor Pentium M 740 with same clock frequency 1.73 MHz is integrated in the following models tested by us (in German):

Asus Z9252V     Nexoc Osiris S607

DTK EDL-70      Sony Vaio VGN-FS215M      Acer Extensa 4102 WLMi

Video Card

The video card RADEON X300 is positioned in the performance class 4 (1=best, 6=worst) of our comparison of video cards. Some current not fastidious games can be played fluently with low details.
Bench mark: about 7000/1900 3DMark 01/03; Compared with the (up to now by us) 40 tested laptops the video card performance of this laptop is to be positioned in the average zone.

Laptops with equally fast video cards (all tests in German):
Sony Vaio VGN-FS215M (nVIDIA GeForce Go 6200)
HP Compaq nc8000 (ATI Mobility Radeon 9600)
IBM R50p (ATI Mobility FIREGL T2)
IBM T41p (ATI Mobility FIREGL T2)

Display, Weight and Keyboard

15.4"  widescreen displays are a very frequently used format for notebooks and represents an average size for laptop screens.
Here a few of our tested models with the same display size format:

MSI Megabook 635 (English)
Sony Vaio VGN A417M (English)
Sony Vaio VGN-FS215M (German)
Acer Aspire 1681WLMi-M11 (German)

The weight of 3 kg of the AMILO M1451G is average, too. About half of the models tested by us weighs about just as much (list).

The enter key has normal size, but it is encircled by page run keys (danger of wrong clicks). The arrow keys are separated from the remainder of the keyboard (favorably for players).

Case and Ventilator

The mayor part of the case is made of plastics and therefore probably not so durable as metal cases. 2 USB connections on the right and on the left side are a generous amount and pleasant for right-handed and left-handed people (no mouse handicap by cables). There are no PCMCIA Slot, but an express-cardreader.

The ventilators switch themselves in/out automatically. The silent mode, which can be activated, throttles the performance and so reduces the noise of the ventilator and current consumption. Regrettably the ventilator exit is (as with MSI Megabook 635 and Megabook 645) on the right side. At least it is positioned in the rear area of the side (contrary to the two models mentioned). Nevertheless the hand of right-handed people with mouse is strongly warmed up during higher load.

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M1451G

Specifications

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M1451GNotebook: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M1451G
Processor: Intel Pentium M 740
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X300 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 73%, features: 76%, display: 70% mobility: 59%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M1451G

70% Die besten Notebooks mit 3D-Grafik
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 62% features: 76% display: 48% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 87%
Allround-Notebook zum günstigen Preis
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/04/2005
Rating: performance: 84% features: 76% display: 92% mobility: 56%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon X300: The ATI Mobility Radeon X300 is a X600 with a memory bus cut in half (64 Bit). The performance is somewhat above the current integrated graphics of Intel GMA950.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


Intel Pentium M: With Intel chip set (855 or 915) and Intel WLAN also available with the name Centrino (name for the package).
In the comparison very fast per megahertz and very modest with weaknesses in floating point operations.
It is also available as a low voltage version with very small current consumption.


740: » 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-Siemens: 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 (FSC), one of Europe's largest IT hardware suppliers, and owned 50/50 by Fujitsu and Siemens. 2009, this cooperation was terminated, FSC ended to exist. In future, no laptops will be sold with the brand "Fujitsu-Siemens" but only "Fujitsu".

Fujitsu-Siemens reviews


70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

Equipment (Data Sheet)

  • Processor: Intel Pentium M 740 Processor (1,73 GHz, 533 MHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
  • Technology: Intel Centrino mobile technology
  • RAM: 512 MB MB DDR RAM, 2 GB max.
  • Hard disc: 60 GB SATA
  • Display: 15,4-Zoll-WXGA-TFT with Crystal View Technology 1.280 x 800
  • Optical device: DVD+R/+RW; DVD 8x / DVD+R 4x / DVD+RW 2.4x / CD 24x / CD-R 16x / CD-RW 10x
  • Communication: integrated 56K V.92 Fax Modem
  • 10/100 MBit/s LAN
  • Integrated Wireless-LAN (WLAN) solution 802.11 b/g:
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 BG
  • - up to 54 Mbit/s
  • - industrial-standard-wireless-LAN-security
  • - Intel intelligent-scanning-technology for optimal power-management
  • Video card: ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300, 32MB external DDR Video RAM with a maximum of 128 MB, Hypermemory (internal + external memory PCI Express), technology supports Smartshader 2.0 and Videoshader
  • Audio: Azalia CODEC, two integrated loudspeaker, integrated microphone, volume settings by hot-keys
  • Interfaces: 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
  • 4 x USB 2.0 1 x CRT
  • 1 x Modem
  • 1 x LAN
  • 4-in-1 Flash-Card-connection for SD/MS/MMC/MSPRO
  • 1 x ExpressCard Slot (36/54mm)
  • 1 x S/PDIF (with headset-exit)
  • 1 x mikrophone / line in
  • 1 x power supply
  • Software: drivers & utilities
  • Power supply: Li-Ion-Accu, 6 cells, 10,8/11,1 V / 4.400 mAh with about 3 hours accu supply duration
  • Dynamic-charge- and ACPI-2.0-support
  • External universal-power supply: 110-240 V (AC), 50-60 HZ performance: 20 V (DC), 3,2 A
  • Dimensions (B x H x T): 358 x 32 / 36,5 x 255 mm
  • Weight: 3,0 kg
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • Security: user- and supervisor-password, Kensington-lock-support
  • Warranty: 2 years collect & return service
  • Price on the site of the manufacturer: € 1.099,-
Accu of the Amilo M1451G
Accu of the Amilo M1451G

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

HP Compaq nx6125
Mobility Radeon X300, Turion 64 ML-30

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7720
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T9400, 14.1", 2.6 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile X9510
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.7 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile M9410
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 2.3 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook A1110
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T5800, 15.4", 2.9 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi3525
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P7350, 15.4", 2.9 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook S6520
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 1.8 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook A6210
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 3 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7210
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7700, 14.1", 2.1 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo V5505
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5250, 15.4", 2.7 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si3655
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T9400, 13.3", 2.28 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi2512
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2330, 15.4", 2.8 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5535
Mirage 3+ 672MX, Celeron M 550, 15.4", 2.7 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Li2727
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Celeron Dual-Core T1400, 15.4", 2.7 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile M9400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7300, 14.1", 2.2 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile D9500
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.5 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7211
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2330, 14.1", 3 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook A6120
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T8100, 15.4", 3.1 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook S6510
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 1.8 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook A6110
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5250, 15.4", 3.1 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook V1010
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T5200, 15.4", 2.9 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5515
Mirage 3 671MX, Pentium Dual Core T2080, 15.4", 2.7 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook E8310
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7250, 15.4", 2.5 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Li1718
Radeon Xpress 200M, Core Duo T2450, 15.4", 2.7 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V2035
S3G UniChrome Pro, Celeron M 380, 15.4", 3 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo A1650G
Radeon Xpress 200M, Mobile Sempron 3300+, 15.4", 3.2 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi2515
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7100, 15.4", 2.71 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pa2510
Radeon Xpress X1200, Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 15.4", 2.7 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook A6030
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.4", 2.9 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-06- 6)