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.
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):
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:
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
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M1451G
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 62% features: 76% display: 48% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 87%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/04/2005
Rating: performance: 84% features: 76% display: 92% mobility: 56%
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.
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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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".
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.