Fujitsu LifeBook A3510-FPC04905BP
Reviews for the Fujitsu LifeBook A3510-FPC04905BP
Source: Laptop Media
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2021
Source: Laptop Media
If we have to be honest, we were a bit disappointed the first time we held this device in our hands. However, it seems like Fujitsu has made a ton of sensible decisions, given the fact that this is one of the most affordable 15-inch business laptops on offer at the moment of writing this review. Now, the elephant in the room for us was the build quality. Here, we saw cheap plastic, a touchpad with a rough surface but with a very nimble response, a flimsy lid. In our view, though, (of course, when our expectations are adjusted to the price), this is a small price to pay for what you get. Especially with the ease of upgrades. Yes, the LifeBook A3510 has a service lid. Essentially, this means that only one screw separates you from upgrading your memory and M.2 storage.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2021
Fujitsu Lifebook A3510 is an entry-level 15.6-inch business laptop. It offers optical drives and service bezels which are quite rare in the market nowadays. Despite having optical drives, the laptop only weighs 1.8 kg. The Lifebook A3510 uses a matte black plastic case. The palm rest has a corrugated texture, and the back and bottom of the lid have a rough finish. Overall, this case is less prone to fingerprints. The chiclet keyboard is unlit, and its slightly rough keys have short travel and well-defined pressure points. Overall, Fujitsu offers a keyboard that's suitable for everyday typing tasks. The smooth surface of the multi-touch-capable touchpad (approximately 9.9 x 6.1 cm or 3.9 x 2.4 inches) facilitates finger gliding. The touchpad also responds to input in the corners. The two independent mouse buttons have short travel and clear pressure points.
As for hardware, the LifeBook A3510 has the Core i3-1005G1 dual-core processor (Ice Lake) that runs at a base clock speed of 1.2 GHz, which can be boosted to 3.4 GHz with turbo boost. An NVMe solid-state drive (M.2-2280) from Samsung that provides 256GB of total storage capacity as a system drive. Although the A3510 isn't a gaming laptop, Intel's UHD Graphics G1 inside is still capable of reproducing some games smoothly at low resolutions and low-quality settings. As for RAM, there are 8GB pre-installed running single-channel mode and another memory slot available for an optional upgrade by users themselves. The operating system is Windows 10 Pro, which can be upgraded to Windows 11. While the 15.6-inch matte display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels offers a very good contrast ratio of 1982:1, the brightness is slightly low at 209.1 cd/m² which might slightly affect usage outdoors. The monitor offers a decent color reproduction. The IPS panel provides stable viewing angles and can be read from any position. The content of the display can still be read if the environmental lighting is not too bright.
The Lifebook A3510 offer three USB-A ports (USB 3.2 Gen 1) and one USB-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 2), supporting Power Delivery and DisplayPort via USB-C. Along with the HDMI port, the A3510 offers two video ports. The WLAN module includes an Intel chip (Wireless-AC 9560) that supports the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standard. In conclusion, the Fujitsu Lifebook A3510 is a relatively light laptop with a weight of 1.8kg despite including an onboard DVD drive and having a bigger 15.6-inch screen. It is one of the most affordable entry-level business laptops with many input and output ports.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G1 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 32 of the 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
i3-1005G1: Ice Lake based low-power dual-core processor for thin and light laptops with two Sunnycove cores clocked at 1.2 - 3.4 GHz and HyperThreading support for a total of 4 threads. Furthermore, the SoC features an entry-level UHD Graphics G1 GPU and a partially integrated W-Fi 6 / Thunderbolt support. The chip is manufactured on the first-gen 10 nm Intel process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
Fujitsu: 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, one of Europe's largest IT hardware suppliers, and owned 50/50 by Fujitsu and Siemens. 2009, this cooperation was terminated. In future, no laptops will be sold with the brand "Fujitsu-Siemens" but only "Fujitsu".
Fujitsu is a medium-sized laptop manufacturer, which did not belong to the global Top 10 in the last years. In the smartphone sector, Fujitsu does hardly play any role. The ratings are above-average in the reviews (as of 2016).
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