Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook A6030

Specifications

Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook A6030Notebook: Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook A6030 (LifeBook A Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Average Score: 76.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 88%, features: 83%, display: 75% mobility: 48%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook A6030

70% Fujitsu LifeBook A6030
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Fujitsu LifeBook A6030 stands out from the pack by featuring a speedy Intel Next Generation Centrino Duo processor (a first for the "A" series), excellent wireless performance, and Fujitsu's unique Point-and-Write technology that adds Tablet PC functionality to the touchpad. Priced at $1,349, the A6030 is an excellent productivity machine, but we wish it weighed less and lasted longer on a charge.
Weighing in at a hefty 6.6 pounds, the A6030 sports a plain metallic-gray color and a spacious, spill-resistant keyboard that makes typing a smooth, pleasurable experience. Above the keyboard are two quick-launch buttons, My Home and Web Search, for quickly accessing a user-defined homepage and search engine. Adjacent to these are two volume keys and three additional programmable buttons that come premapped to boot up Calculator, Notepad, and Windows Mobility Center.
3.5 von 5, Leistung exzellent, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 95% mobility: 40%
80% Fujitsu LifeBook A6030 laptop PC
Source: PC Advisor English
You can use the Fujitsu LifeBook A6030's touchpad as a pointer and as a small writing pad. It won't replace a full-size tablet screen, but it's great for occasionally storing quick handwritten notes or drawings.
Although the dark-silver Fujitsu LifeBook A6030's battery life is disappointingly short, the unit is generously equipped for the price. The optional dual-purpose touchpad, which Fujitsu calls the Point and Write Pad, is the Fujitsu LifeBook A6030's most interesting feature. It lets you write handwritten notes within an area of the touchpad, using the bundled stylus and pen-input software. What you write appears on an input line on the notebook's screen. (Unlike a tablet PC, the Fujitsu LifeBook A6030 doesn't have a screen that you can write on.) We found that taking notes was laborious at first;
4 von 5, Preis/Leistung 4.5, Ausstattung 4.5, Verarbeitung 3, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% features: 90% mobility: 40% workmanship: 60%
75% Fujitsu LifeBook A6030 (Core 2 Duo 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 120GB HDD, Vista Home Premium)
Source: CNet English
The boxy, slate-gray Fujitsu LifeBook A6030 didn't exactly catch our eye when it rolled into our offices. But after spending a little time with the machine, we found something in the laptop to please every type of user. The laptop's 15.4-inch display is a delight for movie-watchers (though the reflective screen coating might turn off some users), and its full-size keyboard will please productivity hounds. Tech fiends will be fascinated (or possibly confounded) by the A6030's unique touch pad, while speed demons will appreciate the laptop's competitive benchmark performance. And accounting types will love that the $1,449 LifeBook A6030 costs less than similar systems, such as the HP Pavilion dv6500t and the Sony VAIO FZ180E. The LifeBook A6030 is not without flaws--for example, it lacks a Webcam for video chats and its battery life, while acceptable, could be longer.
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(von 10): 7.5, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 8, Mobilität 6, Preis/Leistung gut, Display mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/27/2007
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 60%
80% Fujitsu Lifebook A6030
Source: PC Mag English
Bottom Line: If you value a bright screen and a solid feature set, the Fujitsu LifeBook A6030 has that and Intel's new Centrino Duo platform to boot. Pros: Awe-inspiring widescreen. Unique, Wacom-enabled touchpad. Five USB ports. Excellent keyboard. Cons: Uninspiring battery life.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

4 von 5, Display sehr gut, Austattung gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 50%

Comment

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.

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


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.


T7300: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. » 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.


2.9 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


76.25%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)