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Fujitsu LifeBook A357 (i5-7200U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 10/13/2018

New name, old content. The Fujitsu LifeBook A357 is a 15.6-inch office notebook that comes with a Kaby Lake processor, an SSD and 8 GB of RAM. Moreover, the laptop also offers an okay keyboard, good battery life and an IPS screen with stable viewing angles.

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The Fujitsu LifeBook A357 is a 15.6-inch business notebook. It is intended for both private and professional users. We are already familiar with this device. We reviewed an identically built sibling model, the LifeBook A557, in the past. The competing devices include the Lenovo V330-15IKB, the Acer Extensa 2540 and the HP 250 G6. The LifeBook also has to compete with other entry-level business notebooks such as: The HP ProBook 450 G5, the Lenovo ThinkPad E580, the Acer TravelMate P2510-M, the Dell Vostro 15 3568.

Because both the LifeBook A557 and the LifeBook A357 are identically built, we shall skip the sections that deal with the case, connectivity, input devices and the speakers. You can find all the appropriate information in the review of the sibling model.

Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE (LifeBook A Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 300-1000 MHz, Single-Channel, 24.20.100.6286
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, Single-Channel, two slots, one slot occupied
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG Philips LP156WFB-SPB1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U + iHDCP 2.2 Base PCH
Storage
Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN, 256 GB 
, 200 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined audio jack, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUD0N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 30.9 x 378 x 256 ( = 1.22 x 14.88 x 10.08 in)
Battery
49 Wh, 4500 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable, 10.8 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: Full HD
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet-style, Keyboard Light: no, DVD with drivers, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), WinZip (trial version), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds), Power Supply: 313 g ( = 11.04 oz / 0.69 pounds)
Price
599 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size Comparison

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
145 MB/s ∼100%
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
121 MB/s ∼83% -17%
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.3 MB/s ∼53% -47%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
76.4 MB/s ∼53% -47%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=232)
60.8 MB/s ∼42% -58%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26 MB/s ∼18% -82%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26 MB/s ∼18% -82%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.2 MB/s ∼17% -83%
Dell Vostro 15 3568
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
22.2 MB/s ∼15% -85%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
21.2 MB/s ∼15% -85%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
180.5 MB/s ∼100% +9%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
165.7 MB/s ∼92%
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86.1 MB/s ∼48% -48%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
85.7 MB/s ∼47% -48%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=209)
78 MB/s ∼43% -53%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.9 MB/s ∼17% -82%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.5 MB/s ∼15% -83%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.3 MB/s ∼15% -84%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.3 MB/s ∼15% -84%
Dell Vostro 15 3568
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23 MB/s ∼13% -86%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
Intel Wireless-AC 7265
675 MBit/s ∼100% +57%
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
628 MBit/s ∼93% +46%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
547 MBit/s ∼81% +28%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
429 MBit/s ∼64%
Dell Vostro 15 3568
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
338 MBit/s ∼50% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
326 MBit/s ∼48% -24%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
307 MBit/s ∼45% -28%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
300 MBit/s ∼44% -30%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
299 MBit/s ∼44% -30%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
681 MBit/s ∼100% +318%
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
Intel Wireless-AC 7265
558 MBit/s ∼82% +242%
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
480 MBit/s ∼70% +194%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
350 MBit/s ∼51% +115%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
342 MBit/s ∼50% +110%
Dell Vostro 15 3568
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
334 MBit/s ∼49% +105%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
299 MBit/s ∼44% +83%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
181 MBit/s ∼27% +11%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
163 MBit/s ∼24%

Display - The A357 comes with an IPS display

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

The matte 15.6-inch display of the LifeBook operates with a native resolution of 1920x1080. Both the contrast ratio (667:1) and the display brightness (240.8 cd/m²) are too low. That being said, the Fujitsu notebook is roughly on the same level as other notebooks in this price range. Only the ThinkPad E580 offers a brighter screen. In most cases, the laptops we review manage to achieve a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a screen brightness of at least 300 cd/m². Positive: The screen does not suffer from PWM flickering.

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243
cd/m²
240
cd/m²
250
cd/m²
235
cd/m²
260
cd/m²
227
cd/m²
232
cd/m²
240
cd/m²
240
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 260 cd/m² Average: 240.8 cd/m² Minimum: 14.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 260 cd/m²
Contrast: 667:1 (Black: 0.39 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.23 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2, calibrated: 4.2
ΔE Greyscale 4.22 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
53% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 34% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.62
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo V330-15IKB
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Vostro 15 3568
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
a-Si TFT-LCD , LCM, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-1%
-33%
-36%
21%
-19%
6%
28%
-38%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38 (21, 17)
40 (21, 19)
-5%
48.4 (25.6, 22.8)
-27%
52.4 (24.8, 27.6)
-38%
42 (23, 19)
-11%
45 (27, 18)
-18%
41 (21, 20)
-8%
39 (21, 18)
-3%
55 (24, 31)
-45%
Response Time Black / White *
27 (16, 11)
26 (20, 6)
4%
37.6 (21.2, 16.4)
-39%
36 (19.6, 16.4)
-33%
13 (8, 5)
52%
32 (18, 14)
-19%
22 (18, 4)
19%
11 (7, 4)
59%
35 (19, 16)
-30%
PWM Frequency
25000
22030 (99)
2500 (90)
25000 (80)
27000 (90)
28410 (90)
200 (90)
Screen
-54%
-5%
-10%
-53%
-3%
-45%
-59%
23%
Brightness middle
260
230
-12%
292
12%
252
-3%
184
-29%
215
-17%
215
-17%
195
-25%
287
10%
Brightness
241
200
-17%
272
13%
249
3%
178
-26%
198
-18%
217
-10%
195
-19%
260
8%
Brightness Distribution
87
77
-11%
84
-3%
88
1%
80
-8%
78
-10%
92
6%
89
2%
83
-5%
Black Level *
0.39
0.45
-15%
0.3
23%
0.22
44%
0.38
3%
0.32
18%
0.68
-74%
0.44
-13%
0.22
44%
Contrast
667
511
-23%
973
46%
1145
72%
484
-27%
672
1%
316
-53%
443
-34%
1305
96%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.23
11.84
-126%
5.8
-11%
6.9
-32%
11.29
-116%
5.15
2%
9.14
-75%
12.23
-134%
4.21
20%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.73
20.47
-165%
22.4
-190%
18.4
-138%
19.48
-152%
10.89
-41%
15.46
-100%
20.85
-170%
8.81
-14%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.2
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.22
12.22
-190%
2.3
45%
6.9
-64%
12.43
-195%
4.25
-1%
10.08
-139%
13.39
-217%
2.68
36%
Gamma
2.62 84%
2.12 104%
2.12 104%
2.43 91%
2.34 94%
2.61 84%
2.07 106%
2.5 88%
2.5 88%
CCT
6104 106%
13073 50%
6223 104%
7524 86%
13823 47%
6603 98%
10158 64%
15759 41%
6066 107%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
34
38
12%
37.6
11%
36.3
7%
37
9%
40
18%
36
6%
38
12%
40
18%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
53
59
11%
58
9%
57.2
8%
59
11%
63
19%
56
6%
59
11%
63
19%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-28% / -45%
-19% / -9%
-23% / -14%
-16% / -41%
-11% / -6%
-20% / -37%
-16% / -44%
-8% / 13%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8933 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Right out of the box, the DeltaE 2000 color deviation of the display is 4.83. Therefore, it is not very far from the desired value (DeltaE less than 3). The display does not suffer from a bluish cast. The color reproduction can be improved through calibration. After calibration, the DeltaE color deviation sinks to 4.2 and the grayscale looks significantly more balanced.

By means of our color profile, the color reproduction can be improved. However, before downloading it, you should make sure that your laptop has the same display model (manufacturer + model number) as our review device, because otherwise our color profile can result in worse color reproduction. Displays from different manufacturers can often be found within notebooks from the same model range.

CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Color accuracy (after calibration)
CalMAN - Color accuracy (after calibration)
CalMAN - Grayscale (after calibration)
CalMAN - Grayscale (after calibration)
CalMAN - Saturation (after calibration)
CalMAN - Saturation (after calibration)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
27 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 11 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 54 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 35 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Fujitsu has equipped the LifeBook A357 with an IPS panel with stable viewing angles. Therefore, the screen content can be read from any position. Outside, the screen is readable in the shade or under an overcast sky.

The LifeBook outdoors (shot on a cloudy day).
The LifeBook outdoors (shot on a cloudy day).

Performance - The LifeBook is made for office use

The LifeBook A357 is a 15.6-inch business notebook. It offers more than enough performance for such usage scenarios as office work and Internet browsing. Our review device can be had for anywhere between 550 ($636) and 580 ($671) Euros. Other hardware configurations are also available. The prices start at 400 Euros ($463).

Processor

The LifeBook comes with a Core i5-7200U. It is a mid-range, dual-core (Kaby Lake) ULV CPU from Intel with a TDP of 15 watts. The processor has a base clock of 2.5 GHz and a boost clock of 3.1 GHz (for both cores). The CPU offers more than enough performance for such usage scenarios as office work and Internet-browsing. In the Cinebench R15 benchmarks, the processor operates at 3.1 GHz. The processor performs identically both when the laptop is running on battery power and when it is plugged in.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
Intel XTU
Intel XTU

We check if the Turbo boost can be used over an extended period by running the Cinebench R15 multi-core benchmark in a continuous loop for 30 minutes. The results stay consistently on the same level. There are no drops in performance to report.

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Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel Core i5-7200U: Ø324 (321.43-326.09)
Lenovo V330-15IKB Intel Core i3-7130U, Intel Core i3-7130U: Ø283 (281.04-284.29)
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø506 (502.7-553.14)
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø535 (520-574)
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES Intel Core i3-6006U, Intel Core i3-6006U: Ø213 (211.11-213.45)
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel Core i5-7200U: Ø326 (324.13-327.95)
Acer Extensa 2540-580K Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel Core i5-7200U: Ø332 (325.47-332.55)
Dell Vostro 15 3568 Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel Core i5-7200U: Ø316 (313.42-321.13)
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR 81D2005CUS AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U: Ø306 (298.9-506.11)
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM AMD Ryzen 3 2200U, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U: Ø315 (300.8-318.81)
Fujitsu Lifebook A557 Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel Core i5-7200U: Ø330 (328.42-331.58)
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4979
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11119
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
7430
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
128 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
326 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
38.79 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
Intel Core i5-8250U
145 Points ∼67% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼66% +12%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
130 Points ∼60% +2%
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
Intel Core i5-7200U
129 Points ∼59% +1%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Intel Core i5-7200U
129 Points ∼59% +1%
Dell Vostro 15 3568
Intel Core i5-7200U
128 Points ∼59% 0%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
128 Points ∼59% 0%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel Core i5-7200U
128 Points ∼59%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR 81D2005CUS
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
126 Points ∼58% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (88 - 132, n=100)
126 Points ∼58% -2%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Core i3-7130U
111 Points ∼51% -13%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 178, n=478)
108 Points ∼50% -16%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
83 Points ∼38% -35%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
Intel Core i5-8250U
596 Points ∼14% +83%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
Intel Core i5-8250U
553 Points ∼13% +70%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR 81D2005CUS
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
510 Points ∼12% +56%
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
Intel Core i5-7200U
332 Points ∼8% +2%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
332 Points ∼8% +2%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Intel Core i5-7200U
328 Points ∼7% +1%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel Core i5-7200U
326 Points ∼7%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (268 - 337, n=100)
325 Points ∼7% 0%
Dell Vostro 15 3568
Intel Core i5-7200U
321 Points ∼7% -2%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
318 Points ∼7% -2%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=482)
318 Points ∼7% -2%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Core i3-7130U
284 Points ∼6% -13%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
213 Points ∼5% -35%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
Intel Core i5-8250U
5420 Points ∼50% +9%
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
Intel Core i5-7200U
5011 Points ∼46% +1%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
5007 Points ∼46% +1%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel Core i5-7200U
4979 Points ∼46%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (4787 - 5022, n=46)
4976 Points ∼46% 0%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Core i3-7130U
4338 Points ∼40% -13%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
4226 Points ∼39% -15%
Average of class Office
  (667 - 8356, n=661)
3297 Points ∼30% -34%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
3203 Points ∼30% -36%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
Intel Core i5-8250U
16363 Points ∼33% +47%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
11330 Points ∼23% +2%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (9213 - 11955, n=46)
11164 Points ∼22% 0%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel Core i5-7200U
11119 Points ∼22%
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
Intel Core i5-7200U
11009 Points ∼22% -1%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Core i3-7130U
9828 Points ∼20% -12%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
8806 Points ∼18% -21%
Average of class Office
  (1242 - 32009, n=649)
7701 Points ∼15% -31%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
7293 Points ∼15% -34%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
6932 Points ∼22% +8%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
6887 Points ∼22% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (6297 - 6932, n=29)
6576 Points ∼21% +2%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel Core i5-7200U
6418 Points ∼21%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Core i3-7130U
6047 Points ∼19% -6%
Average of class Office
  (1016 - 13931, n=176)
5486 Points ∼18% -15%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
4384 Points ∼14% -32%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
3191 Points ∼68% +12%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (2812 - 3209, n=29)
2978 Points ∼63% +4%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
2898 Points ∼62% +1%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel Core i5-7200U
2860 Points ∼61%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Core i3-7130U
2829 Points ∼60% -1%
Average of class Office
  (595 - 4020, n=176)
2256 Points ∼48% -21%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
2018 Points ∼43% -29%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
7439 Points ∼27% +10%
Average of class Office
  (1834 - 15294, n=56)
6970 Points ∼25% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (6425 - 7439, n=30)
6947 Points ∼25% +3%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Core i3-7130U
6782 Points ∼25% +1%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel Core i5-7200U
6735 Points ∼24%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
6644 Points ∼24% -1%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
4805 Points ∼17% -29%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
3808 Points ∼66% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (3484 - 3902, n=30)
3661 Points ∼63% +3%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3565 Points ∼62%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Core i3-7130U
3473 Points ∼60% -3%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
3459 Points ∼60% -3%
Average of class Office
  (1087 - 4801, n=56)
3182 Points ∼55% -11%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
2516 Points ∼44% -29%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (1736 - 16294, n=41)
7972 Points ∼22% +13%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
7744 Points ∼21% +10%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (7066 - 7767, n=14)
7389 Points ∼20% +5%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel Core i5-7200U
7066 Points ∼20%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
6937 Points ∼19% -2%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Core i3-7130U
6792 Points ∼19% -4%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
4975 Points ∼14% -30%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
3958 Points ∼62% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (3648 - 3958, n=14)
3795 Points ∼60% +4%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3648 Points ∼58%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
3583 Points ∼57% -2%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Core i3-7130U
3497 Points ∼55% -4%
Average of class Office
  (1084 - 5114, n=41)
3374 Points ∼53% -8%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
2575 Points ∼41% -29%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge)
235.51 Points ∼71% +25%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 41)
221.69 Points ∼66% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41.16299.248.0)
210.53 Points ∼63% +12%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U
  (128 - 223, n=68)
206 Points ∼62% +9%
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 38.14393.0.0)
203.94 Points ∼61% +8%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 42)
188.46 Points ∼56%
Average of class Office
  (36.7 - 268, n=210)
175 Points ∼52% -7%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U (Edge 42)
170.25 Points ∼51% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR 81D2005CUS
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (Edge 41.16299.611.0)
158.92 Points ∼48% -16%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Core i3-7130U (Edge 41)
158.09 Points ∼47% -16%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U (Edge 41)
120.48 Points ∼36% -36%

System Performance

The laptop is very responsive. We did not encounter any problems. The LifeBook has more than enough computing power for such usage scenarios as office work and web browsing. A small increase in the overall performance can be achieved by installing a second RAM module, thus enabling dual-channel mode.

PC Mark 10
PC Mark 10
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3433 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4231 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4565 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
4901 Points ∼75% +7%
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung MZ7TN512HDHP-00000
4713 Points ∼72% +3%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
4642 Points ∼71% +2%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
4592 Points ∼70% +1%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
4592 Points ∼70% +1%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN
4565 Points ∼70%
Dell Vostro 15 3568
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
4544 Points ∼70% 0%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel HD Graphics 620
  (4036 - 4857, n=51)
4520 Points ∼69% -1%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
UHD Graphics 620, 7130U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4328 Points ∼66% -5%
Average of class Office
  (1226 - 5428, n=303)
3953 Points ∼61% -13%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
3617 Points ∼56% -21%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR 81D2005CUS
Vega 8, 2500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC311 256GB HFS256G32TNF
3437 Points ∼53% -25%
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
2844 Points ∼29% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
2799 Points ∼28% +21%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 3503, n=97)
2524 Points ∼25% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR 81D2005CUS
Vega 8, 2500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC311 256GB HFS256G32TNF
2351 Points ∼24% +2%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN
2311 Points ∼23%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
2303 Points ∼23% 0%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
2246 Points ∼23% -3%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel HD Graphics 620
  (1587 - 2362, n=15)
2202 Points ∼22% -5%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
UHD Graphics 620, 7130U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2119 Points ∼21% -8%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
1660 Points ∼17% -28%
Productivity
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
6015 Points ∼62% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
5999 Points ∼62% +11%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
5724 Points ∼59% +6%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel HD Graphics 620
  (3496 - 6024, n=15)
5490 Points ∼57% +2%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN
5386 Points ∼56%
Average of class Office
  (1444 - 7142, n=97)
5372 Points ∼55% 0%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
5226 Points ∼54% -3%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
UHD Graphics 620, 7130U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
5022 Points ∼52% -7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR 81D2005CUS
Vega 8, 2500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC311 256GB HFS256G32TNF
4291 Points ∼44% -20%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
3783 Points ∼39% -30%
Essentials
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
7377 Points ∼69% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
7268 Points ∼68% +11%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel HD Graphics 620
  (5197 - 7977, n=15)
6961 Points ∼65% +6%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
6930 Points ∼65% +6%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 8787, n=97)
6799 Points ∼64% +4%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
6653 Points ∼62% +2%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
6593 Points ∼62% +1%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN
6539 Points ∼61%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
UHD Graphics 620, 7130U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
6516 Points ∼61% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR 81D2005CUS
Vega 8, 2500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC311 256GB HFS256G32TNF
6436 Points ∼60% -2%
Score
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
3595 Points ∼46% +16%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
3228 Points ∼42% +4%
Average Intel Core i5-7200U, Intel HD Graphics 620
  (2198 - 3449, n=17)
3166 Points ∼41% +2%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 4269, n=98)
3134 Points ∼40% +1%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN
3106 Points ∼40%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
3064 Points ∼39% -1%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
UHD Graphics 620, 7130U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2945 Points ∼38% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR 81D2005CUS
Vega 8, 2500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC311 256GB HFS256G32TNF
2881 Points ∼37% -7%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
2480 Points ∼32% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
2449 Points ∼32% -21%

Storage Devices

Fujitsu has put a 2.5-inch SATA-III SSD from Micron in the LifeBook A357. It has a capacity of 256 GB. Only 200 GB thereof is available to the user. The rest of the storage space is occupied by the Windows installation files and the recovery partition. The transfer rates are in good order.

Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN
Sequential Read: 492.3 MB/s
Sequential Write: 490.5 MB/s
512K Read: 354.5 MB/s
512K Write: 380.2 MB/s
4K Read: 25.8 MB/s
4K Write: 79.02 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 209.9 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 222.9 MB/s
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
Average Micron SSD 1100 SED 256GB MTFDDAK256TBN
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
143%
7%
15%
11%
0%
68%
Write 4K
72.11
102.2
42%
81.76
13%
51.64
-28%
81
12%
72.1
0%
97.2 (0.217 - 785, n=103)
35%
Read 4K
25
39.92
60%
33.33
33%
27.1
8%
31.48
26%
25
0%
32.7 (0.176 - 166, n=103)
31%
Write Seq
413.2
1187
187%
131.1
-68%
471.6
14%
452.1
9%
413
0%
593 (21.4 - 1895, n=103)
44%
Read Seq
488.9
1072
119%
909.9
86%
499.3
2%
486.5
0%
489
0%
928 (74 - 2827, n=103)
90%
Write 4K Q32T1
161.5
155.6
-4%
122.1
-24%
283.2
75%
184.6
14%
162
0%
257 (0.222 - 701, n=103)
59%
Read 4K Q32T1
184.8
226.4
23%
199.3
8%
257.9
40%
203.9
10%
185
0%
277 (0.647 - 773, n=103)
50%
Write Seq Q32T1
432.3
1283
197%
133
-69%
476.6
10%
483.2
12%
432
0%
702 (56.5 - 2741, n=103)
62%
Read Seq Q32T1
531.2
3291
520%
934.5
76%
532.5
0%
537
1%
531
0%
1445 (78.6 - 3550, n=103)
172%

Graphics Card

The LifeBook does not offer a dedicated graphics card. Intel’s HD Graphics 620 is responsible for image rendering. Intel’s graphics chip supports DirectX 12 and runs at up to 1000 MHz. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks are on the normal level for this kind of GPU. An increase in performance can be achieved by installing a second RAM module, thereby activating dual-channel mode.

Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Night Raid
Night Raid
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
3DMark 11 Performance
1637 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
48086 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
6036 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
889 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR 81D2005CUS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
2294 Points ∼100% +50%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
1908 Points ∼83% +25%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U (Dual-Channel)
1665 Points ∼73% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1629 Points ∼71% +7%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1605 Points ∼70% +5%
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1596 Points ∼70% +5%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-7130U
1542 Points ∼67% +1%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1530 Points ∼67% 0%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1527 Points ∼67%
Average Intel HD Graphics 620
  (1067 - 1777, n=132)
1499 Points ∼65% -2%
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1433 Points ∼62% -6%
Dell Vostro 15 3568
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1424 Points ∼62% -7%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 4967, n=603)
1222 Points ∼53% -20%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
1220 Points ∼53% -20%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
1388 Points ∼100% +43%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR 81D2005CUS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
1192 Points ∼86% +23%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1092 Points ∼79% +13%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-7130U
1055 Points ∼76% +9%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1026 Points ∼74% +6%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
970 Points ∼70%
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
953 Points ∼69% -2%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=430)
941 Points ∼68% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
938 Points ∼68% -3%
Average Intel HD Graphics 620
  (328 - 1176, n=110)
916 Points ∼66% -6%
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
801 Points ∼58% -17%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
755 Points ∼54% -22%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR 81D2005CUS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
10177 Points ∼100% +34%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
10053 Points ∼99% +33%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
8855 Points ∼87% +17%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
8651 Points ∼85% +14%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-7130U
8551 Points ∼84% +13%
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
7970 Points ∼78% +5%
Average Intel HD Graphics 620
  (5790 - 9610, n=117)
7755 Points ∼76% +2%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
7584 Points ∼75%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
7532 Points ∼74% -1%
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
6907 Points ∼68% -9%
Dell Vostro 15 3568
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
6794 Points ∼67% -10%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=474)
6562 Points ∼64% -13%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
6286 Points ∼62% -17%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
95999 Points ∼100% +35%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
84311 Points ∼88% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
80149 Points ∼83% +13%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-7130U
79917 Points ∼83% +12%
Average of class Office
  (100 - 204769, n=97)
78836 Points ∼82% +11%
Average Intel HD Graphics 620
  (57706 - 98195, n=48)
77795 Points ∼81% +9%
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
71278 Points ∼74% 0%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
71068 Points ∼74%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
60955 Points ∼63% -14%

Gaming Performance

The CPU-GPU combination of the Fujitsu notebook can run many games smoothly, but only at low resolution (1280x720) and on low settings. This applies to titles that have low system requirements. An increase in gaming performance can be achieved by activating dual-channel mode. Modern AAA titles such as Monster Hunter or Shadow of the Tomb Raider are not playable.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 44.426.221.66.7fps
BioShock Infinite - 1280x720 Very Low Preset
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
90.5 fps ∼100% +104%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR 81D2005CUS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
68.9 fps ∼76% +55%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U (Dual-Channel)
67.7 fps ∼75% +52%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-7130U
58.7 fps ∼65% +32%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
53.8 fps ∼59% +21%
Average of class Office
  (12.2 - 204, n=324)
52.6 fps ∼58% +18%
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
52.29 fps ∼58% +18%
Average Intel HD Graphics 620
  (24.6 - 67.8, n=113)
46.8 fps ∼52% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
46.1 fps ∼51% +4%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
44.4 fps ∼49%
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
43.2 fps ∼48% -3%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
42 fps ∼46% -5%

Emissions & Energy Management - The Fujitsu laptop lasts for a long time

System Noise

The LifeBook A357 does not produce too much noise. When idle, the fan often stands still, which leads to silent operation. Under full load, the fan spins up. During the stress test, we measured a sound pressure level of 36.9 dB(A).

Nevertheless, we find fan control to be somewhat erratic. Even under low load, the fan spins up a little. This type of behavior is not something we would expect to see from a device like the LifeBook A357. The temperatures do not justify this sort of behavior, either. Here, Fujitsu should issue a software update to address this problem.

The behavior of the fan can be changed in the BIOS settings under “FAN Control”. There are two options: “Normal” and “Silent”. We could not determine any difference between the two fan settings in terms of system noise.

Noise Level

Idle
30.3 / 30.3 / 30.3 dB(A)
DVD
36.1 / dB(A)
Load
37 / 36.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.631.933.630.633.625323234.231.8323132.533.73229.632.54028.929.229.930.728.95030.130.729.828.630.16328.128.427.827.628.18027.226.826.82627.210026.425.126.425.826.412525.525.924.72425.516024.924.123.223.624.920024.623.422.922.724.625022.523.422.221.122.531523.52321.320.923.540025.625.220.120.325.65002524.419.319.62563024.323.918.818.824.380025.125.51818.425.1100028.92917.71828.9125028.528.318.318.528.5160027.727.417.317.627.7200027.527.617.517.727.5250024.42417.518.124.4315022.72318.11822.7400020.520.517.817.820.5500019.8201817.919.8630019.118.918.218.119.1800018.918.718.318.218.91000018.318.318.318.218.31250018.418.218.11818.41600019.118.318.11819.1SPL3736.930.430.437N2.32.31.31.32.3median 24.4median 23.9median 18.3median 18.2median 24.4Delta2.42.5222.4hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseFujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE

Temperature

The LifeBook during the stress test.
The LifeBook during the stress test.

The LifeBook A357 completes our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark running continuously for at least one hour) with similar results, both when plugged in and when running on battery power. The processor operates at 3.1 GHz for the first minute. Subsequently, the clock rate sinks to 1.3 GHz and stays consistently at that level. The GPU runs at 950 to 1000 MHz.

The notebook does not become excessively hot. During the stress test, the 40 °C (104 °F) mark is never exceeded. The stress test is an extreme case scenario, which is very unlikely to occur in real life. We use it to test system stability.

Max. Load
 33.2 °C
92 F
30.4 °C
87 F
25.1 °C
77 F
 
 32.2 °C
90 F
32.1 °C
90 F
25 °C
77 F
 
 28.8 °C
84 F
31.1 °C
88 F
26.4 °C
80 F
 
Maximum: 33.2 °C = 92 F
Average: 29.4 °C = 85 F
23.6 °C
74 F
25.9 °C
79 F
38.8 °C
102 F
23.8 °C
75 F
26.3 °C
79 F
32.3 °C
90 F
24.7 °C
76 F
25.5 °C
78 F
29.6 °C
85 F
Maximum: 38.8 °C = 102 F
Average: 27.8 °C = 82 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.5 °C = 109 F | Room Temperature 22.3 °C = 72 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.4 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.2 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 38.8 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.5 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31.1 °C / 88 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.3 °C / 82.9 F (-2.8 °C / -5.1 F).
Heat distribution under load (upper side)
Heat distribution under load (upper side)
Heat distribution under load (underside)
Heat distribution under load (underside)
Heat distribution at idle (upper side)
Heat distribution at idle (upper side)
Heat distribution at idle (underside)
Heat distribution at idle (underside)

Lautsprecher

 

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.530.635.52535.531.835.53141.629.641.64035.530.735.55039.928.639.96330.627.630.68027.72627.710026.425.826.412525.72425.71602523.62520024.922.724.925024.621.124.631533.420.933.440046.920.346.950048.319.648.36305218.85280057.418.457.4100064.51864.5125070.518.570.5160067.217.667.2200061.517.761.5250061.718.161.7315061.61861.6400056.117.856.1500055.817.955.8630054.418.154.4800053.418.253.41000056.418.256.41250053.91853.91600051.61851.6SPL74.830.474.8N27.11.327.1median 53.9median 18.2median 53.9Delta12.5212.535.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseFujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DEApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (70.45 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.3% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.2% higher than median
(-) | mids are not linear (16.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (31% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 92% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 4% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 90% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 7% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Consumption

The laptop does not draw a lot of power regardless of the load. When idle, we measured a maximum power draw of 6.9 watts. During the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark running continuously for at least one hour), the energy consumption peaked at 34 watts. The rated output of the AC adapter amounts to 65 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.16 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.65 / 6.8 / 6.9 Watt
Load midlight 29.1 / 34 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Our practically oriented Wi-Fi test simulates loads that are consistent with surfing the Internet. The “balanced” power plan is selected, the energy-saving functions are disabled and the display brightness is set to 150 cd/m². The LifeBook achieves a battery runtime of 7 h 51 m.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 42)
7h 51min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Fujitsu Lifebook A557
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 49 Wh
525 min ∼20% +11%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
525 min ∼20% +11%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
484 min ∼18% +3%
Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 49 Wh
471 min ∼18%
HP ProBook 450 G5-2UB53EA
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
463 min ∼18% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad E580-20KSCTO1WW
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 45 Wh
421 min ∼16% -11%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
6006U, HD Graphics 520, 41.6 Wh
409 min ∼16% -13%
Average of class Office
  (105 - 964, n=295)
404 min ∼15% -14%
Dell Vostro 15 3568
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 40 Wh
379 min ∼14% -20%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
7130U, UHD Graphics 620, 30 Wh
275 min ∼10% -42%

Pros

+ matte IPS screen
+ Full HD resolution
+ SSD
+ good input devices
+ good battery life
+ very fast SD card reader
+ maintenance hatch
+ no overheating

Cons

- dim display with poor viewing angles
- not a lot of ports
- no USB Type-C
- fan control is somewhat annoying
- one-year warranty
- no keyboard backlight

Verdict

The Fujitsu LifeBook A357 (A3570MPH06DE), provided courtesy of: notebooksbilliger.de
The Fujitsu LifeBook A357 (A3570MPH06DE), provided courtesy of: notebooksbilliger.de

The Fujitsu LifeBook A357 is a business notebook with modest hardware. The internals are housed in a matte black plastic case, which is very unremarkable. The laptop offers enough computing power for business applications and Internet surfing. An SSD creates a very responsive system.

The notebook does not become hot under any conditions and operates either silently or quietly. Nevertheless, the fan noise proves to be annoying, because the fan spins up unnecessarily on many occasions. 

With the LifeBook A357, Fujitsu delivers a durable office notebook at a reasonable price. We did not observe any fatal flaws.

Thankfully, the LifeBook belongs to the breed of notebooks that come with a dedicated maintenance hatch. Therefore, the SSD or the RAM can be replaced without any problems. The A357 comes with an IPS display with good viewing angles. The contrast ratio and the screen brightness are too low. However, given the price, this is quite acceptable. Moreover, quite often, notebooks in this price range have displays with very poor viewing angles.

The keyboard of the laptop leaves a good impression and is suitable for long typing sessions. It does not feature a back light. The one-year warranty deserves criticism. We were expecting a warranty period of at least two years.

Fujitsu Lifebook A357-A3570MPH06DE - 10/11/2018 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
77 / 98 → 79%
Keyboard
84%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
51 / 80 → 63%
Weight
62 / 20-67 → 89%
Battery
90%
Display
84%
Games Performance
56 / 68 → 83%
Application Performance
83 / 92 → 90%
Temperature
94%
Noise
92%
Audio
56%
Camera
53 / 85 → 62%
Average
74%
84%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2018-10-13 (Update: 2018-10-13)