Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si 1520


Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si 1520Notebook: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si 1520 (Amilo S Series)
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
Price: euro
Average Score: 84.22% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 80%, features: 82%, display: 77% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si 1520

60% One of the least expensive laptops in the group, but with good performance and a useful range of features
Source: 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.
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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: 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.
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4 von 5, Leistung schlecht, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 45% mobility: 85%

Foreign Reviews

70% Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si1520
Source: 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: 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: 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%


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).

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 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)

T2300: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

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.» 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.

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

84.22%: 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 (Update: 2013-01-15)