Fujitsu Lifebook A3510: With Power Delivery, maintenance cover, and DVD burner
With the Lifebook A series, Fujitsu offers simple, affordable office laptops that can be classified as entry-level of the business segment. The Lifebook A3510 we are testing now is available at a price of about 450 Euros (~$502). Those who don't need the Windows operating system only have to pay about 350 Euros (~$390). It shouldn't be very surprising that you cannot expect any high-quality case materials at this price level. Fujitsu uses a matte, black plastic case.
The laptop is run by a Core i3-1005G1 processor that is able to run at a high clock speed in mains as well as battery operation. It is accompanied by 8 GB of working memory (single-channel mode, expandable) and an NVMe SSD (M.2-2280) that offers a total storage capacity of 256 GB. Thanks to the available maintenance flap, you can upgrade or replace the working memory and SSD without any trouble and the battery is also easily accessible.
The battery life is nothing to write home about: with a WLAN runtime of about 6.5 hours, the Lifebook delivers a value that is mediocre at best. A positive fact is the ability to charge the laptop not only using the included, proprietary power supply but also a universal USB charger. The available USB-C port supports Power Delivery. While the display (FHD, IPS) scores with stable viewing angles, a very good contrast, matte surface, and decent color reproduction, the brightness and color space coverage are not convincing.
You can find additional information and many benchmark results in our review of the Fujitsu Lifebook A3510.