Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si2636
SpecificationsNotebook: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si2636 (Amilo S Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1100 euro
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si2636
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%
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%
Source: Pocket Lint
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%
Source: PC Pro
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%
Source: PC Welt 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%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 92% features: 82% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 65%
Source: SFT - 3/08
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/27/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% emissions: 50%
Source: Chip.de 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%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
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.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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".
78.13%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.