Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook S6520


Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook S6520Notebook: Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook S6520 (Lifebook S Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 85%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook S6520

70% Fujitsu LifeBook S6520
Source: PC Mag English
When portability is crucial but you can't afford to sacrifice screen real estate, it may seem to you that finding a laptop equipped to meet your needs will be near impossible. The Fujitsu LifeBook S6520 ($1,869 direct) could be the answer to your prayers. It's rare to find a 14-inch widescreen on an ultraportable, but the Fujitsu LifeBook S6520 pulls it off and still manages to come in at less than 4 pounds.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80%
Fujitsu LifeBook S6520
Source: Gadget Zone English
Fujtisu manages the near impossible by combining a thin-and-light design with strong performance and camel-like battery life – highly recommended for road warriors.

+ Excellent performance, superb battery life, large screen

- Not so good for gaming, limited horizontal viewing angles

Leistung gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Display mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2008
Rating: performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 90%
80% Fujitsu LifeBook S6520
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Fujitsu LifeBook S6520 is available in three customizable configurations starting at $1,479, $1,749, and $1,869. That’s a few-hundred dollars more than similarly equipped 14.1-inch models that aren’t as small and light as the S6520, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T400. But for road warriors who want a constant companion with the comfort of the larger screen, the S6520 is money well spent.
4 von 5, Mobilität gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%


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.

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

» 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.


Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

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

14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.

1.8 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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

75%: 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.


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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Lenovo B460
Core i3 350M
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8
Core 2 Duo SP9300
» Acer TravelMate 8471-944G32Mn
Core 2 Duo SU9400
» Acer Aspire 4810TZ-414G32MN
Pentium Dual Core SU4100
» Toshiba Tecra R10-10S
Core 2 Duo SP9300
» Toshiba Tecra R10-112
Core 2 Duo SP9300
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8
Core 2 Duo SP9300

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Satellite M500-S403
Core i3 330M, 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4-2153cl
Core i3 330M, 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite E105-S1802
Core 2 Duo P7450, 2.3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4-1555dx
Core 2 Duo T6600, 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4-1540us
Core 2 Duo T6600, 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-CS390
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 2.7 kg
» Dell Latitude E5400
Core 2 Duo T7250, 2.6 kg
» Packard Bell Easynote NJ65
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite E105-S1602
Core 2 Duo P7350, 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4-1465DX
Core 2 Duo T6500, 2.5 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook S7220
Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dv4-1430us
Core 2 Duo T6500, 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Tecra M10-S3411
Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.5 kg
» Sony VAIO VGN-CS230J/Q
Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.6 kg
» Asus X82Q
Core 2 Duo T5800, 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-CS215J/W
Core 2 Duo T9600, 2.6 kg
» Asus B80A
Core 2 Duo T5800, 2.5 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7720
Core 2 Duo T9400, 2.6 kg
» Acer Extensa 4630Z
Pentium Dual Core T3400, 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-CS118E
Core 2 Duo P8400, 2.6 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile M9410
Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite E105-S1402
Core 2 Duo P8400, 2.4 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)