Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook S6520
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook S6520
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
When portability is crucial but you can't afford to sacrifice screen real estate, it may seem to you that finding a laptop equipped to meet your needs will be near impossible. The Fujitsu LifeBook S6520 ($1,869 direct) could be the answer to your prayers. It's rare to find a 14-inch widescreen on an ultraportable, but the Fujitsu LifeBook S6520 pulls it off and still manages to come in at less than 4 pounds.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80%
Source: Gadget Zone Archive.org version
Fujtisu manages the near impossible by combining a thin-and-light design with strong performance and camel-like battery life – highly recommended for road warriors.
+ Excellent performance, superb battery life, large screen
- Not so good for gaming, limited horizontal viewing angles
Leistung gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Display mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2008
Rating: performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 90%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The Fujitsu LifeBook S6520 is available in three customizable configurations starting at $1,479, $1,749, and $1,869. That’s a few-hundred dollars more than similarly equipped 14.1-inch models that aren’t as small and light as the S6520, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T400. But for road warriors who want a constant companion with the comfort of the larger screen, the S6520 is money well spent.
4 von 5, Mobilität gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
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.
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.
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.
14 inch display size represents a middle ground between the small subnotebook formats and the screens of the standard 15 inch laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, provides good resolutions with usable detail sizes, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact.
In the past, 14-inch devices were very rare, but now they are the standard for laptops after the 15-inchers.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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".
75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.