Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo S Series

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Sa 3650Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 12.1 inch, 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.7kg, 2.25kg, 2.28kg, 2.3kg
Price: 1100, 1250 euro
Average Score: 82.89% - good
Average of 28 scores (from 35 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 80%, features: 79%, display: 70%
mobility: 71%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 66%

 

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si 1520

Specifications

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si 1520Notebook: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si 1520
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Fujitsu-Siemens homepage
 Amilo S (Series)

Average Score: 84.22% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

60% One of the least expensive laptops in the group, but with good performance and a useful range of features
Source: vnunet.com English
The Amilo is neatly designed in silver, with a black trim around the edges. The edges of the unit are tapered, giving it a streamlined appearance and making it easy to slip into a bag.
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(von 5): 3, Preis/Leistung 4, Ausstattung 3, Ergonomie 3, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/06/2007
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 60% ergonomy: 60%
Fujitsu Siemens - Amilo Si1520 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The latest addition to the Fujitsu Siemens Amilo range of notebooks is the small, elegant Si1520 which, despite its small, thin and light design, packs quite a punch due to the dual core processor at its heart. Stylishly finished in silver and black, the Amilo Si1520 weighs just 2.25kg including the small power adapter, and its small size (299 x 220 x 23.9mm) means it can be carried around without effort. This is a stylish, highly portable notebook with a good performance and some decent connectivity options, but it would be nice to see a bit more life from the battery.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

Leistung gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Akkulaufzeit mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2006
Rating: performance: 85% mobility: 95%
80% A truly portable notebook computer
Source: vnunet.com English
The Amilo series is Fujitsu Siemens' line of 'value' home computers. While it might not be a powerful beast, the Amilo Si 1520 can certainly cope with most programs that are thrown at it, particularly given its slim looks and light weight. The core of the computer is an Intel Core Duo T2300 processor which runs at 1.66GHz, with an on-the-small-side 512Mb of memory. That's roughly in the middle of the Core Duo range, and while it means that the computer won't be able to deal with recent games at high levels of details, it's quite happy with office applications and web browsing. It's not suitable for anyone who wants an all-round entertainment and office PC, but for people who need to work or browse the internet on the move, the Amilo Si 1520 is a very good buy.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

4 von 5, Leistung schlecht, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 45% mobility: 85%
70% Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si1520
Source: Tschauder.de German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 80% display: 50% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 60%
94% Fliegengewicht
Source: TV Movie Multimedia German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
83% Subnotebooks
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 88% features: 97% display: 89% mobility: 74% ergonomy: 73%
Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si1520
Source: Stiftung Warentest German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/15/2006
Rating: performance: 84% display: 80% ergonomy: 88%
80% Wie Klein muss es wirklich sein?
Source: Ciao.de German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60%
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si1520
Source: c't German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2006
Rating: price: 80% performance: 85% features: 85% display: 75% ergonomy: 85%
100% Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si1520
Source: Idealo German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/17/2006
Rating: Total score: 100% display: 80%
100% Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si 1520 : Preisgünstiges leistungsfähiges Mini-Notebook
Source: Dooyoo German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/21/2006
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 80% workmanship: 80%
91% Notebooks für alle Fälle - Subnotebooks
Source: SFT German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2006
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 80% display: 90%
Gut ausgestattetes Subnotebook mit Core-Duo-Technologie
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/24/2006
Rating: performance: 96% features: 88% display: 76% mobility: 68%

 

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si2636

Specifications

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si2636Notebook: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si2636
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Fujitsu-Siemens homepage
 Amilo S (Series)
 Amilo Si2636 (Model)

Average Score: 78.13% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

Review: Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si 2636 notebook PC
Source: vnunet.com English
For notebooks with Intel’s Core 2 Duo processors, clock speeds below 2GHz have until now been the order of the day, certainly at the cheaper end of the market. Most of the faster processors are in the bulkier desktop replacements above the £800 mark. Good performance and lots of features from a decently priced notebook
Leistung gut, Ausstattung gut, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
80% Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si 2636 notebook computer hardware review
Source: vnunet.com English
One of the recent trends in notebook computers has been for manufacturers to distinguish their products not just through the specifications but through the design as well. That's led to all sorts of outlandish designs as well as tie-ins with car manufacturers to produce garishly coloured computers. Fujitsu Siemens has largely stayed away from such frivolity, concerning itself with producing good computers at good prices. However, the Amilo Si 2636 represents a step in the direction of style – it's moderately outlandish, if such a thing is possible. In fact, it's fairly normal in design except for the bright red metallic trim along both sides and the front. Other than that, and the fact that the bottom of the screen tapers inwards slightly on both sides for a pleasing curved effect, it's pretty standard, with a gloss black cover and grey-black styling elsewhere.
4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si 2636 laptop review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si 2636 is an amazing notebook and at the asking price is one of the most affordable machines to date. In terms of usability, this is a great machine and a pleasure to use. Sure, it’s not the thinnest or lightest machine on the market but it’s mix of performance, battery life and all-round usability makes it one of the most appealing lightweight machines we’ve seen in a long time.
9 von 10, Leistung gut, Preis/Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität gut, Emissionen mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 50%
83% Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si2636
Source: PC Pro English
For a laptop costing just £587, the Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si2636 is an enticing proposition, both on paper, and in the flesh. The few ergonomic complaints keep it from attaining true greatness however, and with Samsung's gorgeous Q70 available for just £612, the Fujitsu Siemens has got some serious competition. But, if you can live without the Q70's dedicated graphics, there's no arguing that the Si2636 provides an enviably long list of features at a surprisingly short price. Good looks, a Penryn processor and a long list of features, all for a bargain price.
5 von 6, Ergonomie mangelhaft, Leistung zufriedenstellend, Ausstattung gut, Preis/Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% ergonomy: 50%
45% Test: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si 2636
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 45% price: 45% performance: 51% features: 54% mobility: 53% ergonomy: 27% emissions: 30%
90% FSC Amilo Si 2636 - T8300 ; 3 GB RAM
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
78% Klassengesellschaft
Source: Connect German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 92% features: 82% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 65%
Mobilität in einer neuen Dimension
Source: SFT - 3/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/27/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% emissions: 50%
79% Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si 2636 (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 97% features: 97% display: 65% mobility: 60% workmanship: 40% ergonomy: 73%
80% FSC Amilo Si 2636
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 40%

 

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si3655

Specifications

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si3655Notebook: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si3655
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD 32 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.28kg
Links: Fujitsu-Siemens homepage
 Amilo S (Series)

Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

85% Review FSC Amilo Si3655 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Innovation. In many aspects the Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si3655 is an innovative notebook.This compact 13 inch subnotebook comes in a brand new Amilo design and is equipped with the latest development by Intel: the Centrino 2. In detail it is equipped with a Core 2 Duo T9400 CPU with 2.53 GHz combined with the new GM45 chip-set, and an integrated Intel GMA X4500HD video chip. The following article covers the potentials of the new Amilo series and of Intel's latest technology.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers Amilo Si 3655 Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2008
Rating: performance: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 100%
91% Amilo Si3655
Source: PC Praxis - 12/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 70%
85% Test Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si3655 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 75% display: 73% mobility: 82% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 88%

 

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Sa 3650

Specifications

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Sa 3650Notebook: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Sa 3650
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 512 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.25kg
Price: 1250 euro
Links: Fujitsu-Siemens homepage
 Amilo S (Series)

Average Score: 85.29% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

80% Review FSC Amilo SA3650 Notebook + Amilo Graphic Booster | Notebookcheck
There is no such thing as impossible! A compact 13.3 inch notebook, combined with a high performance graphic card of the type ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 – Impossible, you think? Wrong. With the Graphic Booster, FSC launches as one of the first manufacturers an external graphic card for notebooks, which can flare up an external screen when necessary, transforming your mobile office to a gaming device.
94% FSC Amilo Sa 3650 + Graphic Booster
Source: PC Games Hardware - 4/09 German
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 70%
80% Fujitsu-Siemens Computers Amilo SA 3650
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 85% features: 80% display: 60%
80% Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Sa 3650
Source: PC Magazin - 3/09 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
100% Heimspiel
Source: Connect - 2/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100%
Zocker-Immobilien
Source: c't - 5/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 01/15/2009
Rating: performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 70%
80% FSC Amilo Sa 3650
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50% emissions: 80%
83% Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Sa 3650 mit Graphic Booster
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 40%
80% Test FSC Amilo Sa3650 Notebook + Amilo Graphic Booster
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 89% display: 70% mobility: 79% workmanship: 76% ergonomy: 75% emissions: 78%
Nyolc laptop tesztje: multimédia a nappaliban
Source: Nonstop Mobil HU→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2009
Rating: price: 90% performance: 90%

 

Comment

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".

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

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 3870: Higher clocked Mobilty Radeon HD 3850, also manufactured in 55 nm and with DirectX 10.1 support. The Avivo HD video engine helps the cpu in decoding HD videos.

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


Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T7500:

The Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.

T9400:

The T9400 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 with a higher TDP of 35 Watt.

AMD Turion X2 Ultra: The AMD Turion X2 Ultra is part of the Puma platform and a mixture of the old K9 core (form the Turion 64 X2) and some parts of the K10 architecture (memorycontroller, hypertransport, crossbar switch from the Phenom). Because of the increased L2 cache ("Ultra" CPUs) and the improved memory controller, the performance increased a bit. Still a similar clocked Core 2 Duo is noticably faster.

ZM-86: Mixture out of two K8 based cores and K10 uncores (e.g. memory controller). Offers improved power saving functions compared to older Turion CPUs but still not as good and fast as a Core 2 Duo. The ZM-86 is the fastest CPU of the ZM series and a middle class CPU in 2008.


12.1: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.7 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.3 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.


82.89%: 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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Pentium U5400
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Core i3 380M
» HP Pavilion dm3-1105ea
Celeron Dual-Core SU2300
» Toshiba Satellite T130-15F
Core 2 Duo SU7300
» Sony Vaio VPCY11M1E/S
Pentium Dual Core SU4100
» HP Pavilion dm3-1040us
Pentium Dual Core SU4100
» Toshiba Satellite U500-12J
Core 2 Duo P7450
» Toshiba Satellite T130-120
Core 2 Solo SU3500
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13
Core 2 Duo SU7300
» HP Pavilion dm3-1002
Pentium Dual Core SU4100
» Toshiba Satellite U505-S2970
Core 2 Duo P7450
» Toshiba Satellite U500-12C
Core 2 Duo T6600
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Core 2 Solo SU3500
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Core 2 Duo T6600
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Core 2 Duo P7350
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Core 2 Duo P8600
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Core 2 Duo T6600
» Toshiba Satellite T135-S1309
Pentium Dual Core SU4100
» HP Pavilion dm3t
Celeron Dual-Core SU2300
» Toshiba Satellite U500-121
Core 2 Duo T6500
» Asus UL30A-QX050C
Core 2 Duo SU7300
» Asus UL30A-QX050V
Core 2 Duo SU7300

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-03-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)