Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook E8420

Specifications

Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook E8420Notebook: Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook E8420 (Lifebook E Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 40% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook E8420

40% Fujitsu LifeBook E8420 15.4-inch Thin and Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Fujitsu's LifeBook E8420 is very clearly targeted at the corporate market and not the consumers. Even with this focus, the system seems to lack a number of features compared to similar corporate systems from the likes of Dell, HP and Lenovo in this price range. It might be nice that it comes with a limited number of software programs and a modular drive bay, but most consumers won't really notice either of these features.
2 von 5, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 40% performance: 40%

Foreign Reviews

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Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2009
performance: 80%

Comment

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.


P8600:

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.


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.


2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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".

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40%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-11-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)