Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Li2727
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Li2727
Source: CNet Archive.org version
It's cheap and cheerful. If you're after a low-cost second laptop, or something for the kids, then you could do a lot worse than the Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li 2727. If you're serious about computing, though, you should look elsewhere and prepare to shell out more. The Medion Akoya S5610, for example, offers much better multitasking and graphical performance for £600.
6 von 10, Preis gut, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 50%
Source: Fudzilla Archive.org version
The Amilo Li2727 is a workhorse, a grunt. There's no fancy design details or features, but it gets the job done. We think we were a bit too harsh in some aspects, so let's get one thing straight: in the end there's really not much to complain about. It looks nice, the keyboard and touchpad are good, albeit the touchpand could use a scroll bar. The build quality is good, it's got a dual core CPU, enough memory to cope with Vista's cravings and a spacious 250GB HDD. Its performance is not stellar, but it's more than adequate. The dual-core Pentium T2370 is clocked at 1.73GHz, has 1MB L2 cache and uses a 533MHz bus. The memory is also runs at 533MHz and the 5400rpm HDD is quite fast and quiet. There's no Webcam, card reader, Firewire, ExpressCard, fingerprint reader and other fancy stuff. However, most people don't really need these features, anyway (we don't). Thanks to its spartan design, FSC managed to keep the price down and that's where the Amilo Li2727 really stands out from the crowd. At €550 you'd be hard pressed to find better value for money.
Verarbeitung gut, Leistung gut, Preis sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2008
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: PC Praxis - 10/08
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% mobility: 60%
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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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