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Fujitsu LifeBook A512
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Fujitsu LifeBook A512 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.8GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.8GHz 2GB Oct 2013
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The Fujitsu LIFEBOOK A512 is a solid everyday notebook with a high-definition 39.6cm (15.6-inch) anti-glare LCD in 16:9 widescreen format. You can also enjoy media on your TV via HDMI. Integrated... More
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16 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 23GB. When compared to other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the LifeBook A512 that we have assessed, the LifeBook A512's maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The LifeBook A512 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeBook A512 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Good Brand

Fujitsu medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Fujitsu is one of the superior manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the LifeBook A512 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the LifeBook A512 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the LifeBook A512 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Laptops of this age and type have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The LifeBook A512 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the LifeBook A512 have between one and eight battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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21 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the LifeBook A512 use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the LifeBook A512 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the LifeBook A512 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the LifeBook A512's internal memory is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The LifeBook A512 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The LifeBook A512 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 520GB.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C50D[plb_2457380_price] (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a comparable type and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the maximum graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB. The LifeBook A512 has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory capacity (only 1.695 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The LifeBook A512 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of this spec and age the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the LifeBook A512 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The LifeBook A512 has a very small hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The LifeBook A512 is a two processor thread laptop.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the LifeBook A512 the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB. The LifeBook A512 has one of the smallest L3 caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the LifeBook A512 is 2GB, and the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 380MB to 5.9GB. At only 1,695 megabyte, the LifeBook A512 has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the LifeBook A512.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the LifeBook A512 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the LifeBook A512.

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Heavy

The average weight of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. At 2.5 kilograms, the LifeBook A512 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the LifeBook A512 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1,800 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 800MHz, the fastest is 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the LifeBook A512. The dimmest display brightness of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the LifeBook A512 is 20 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².

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Only 2GB Internal Memory Size

The LifeBook A512 has a maximum internal memory size of 2GB. That's 50% less internal memory size than the most frequently found internal memory size of 4.1GB.

This notebook PC's internal memory size (2GB) is actually the worst internal memory size amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the LifeBook A512.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the best internal memory size is 8.2GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Thick

The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the LifeBook A512 range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is one of the thickest similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago (36.5 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A512

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Fujitsu released the LifeBook A512.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the LifeBook A512.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

The LifeBook A512 has a fairly standard battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The LifeBook A512 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
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Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity Range
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Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(10)
17 December 2014

Very short battery life recommend this laptop to a life on the mains leash, although its older IO, low-res screen and chunky build still make it hard to get excited about this dated design. In its...

Two operating systems with Recovery DVDs
Affordable extended warranty
Easy maintenance
Does not get hot
Up to 16 GB of RAM
No USB 3.0
Display has low contrast
Brak USB 3.0, saby kontrast
Wenig Ausstattung
15 December 2014

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is a budget laptop that stands out because it is designed for business use. But that doesn't restrict it to just the office, as its build and specification can still be... Read more…

28 January 2013

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512. The LifeBook A512 offers a good application performance . It also impresses us with its maintenance capabilities and low heat emission . The keyboard is also good and is...

26 February 2013

De LifeBook A512 biedt goede prestaties voor applicaties. Het weet ons ook te imponeren met het gemakkelijke onderhoud en de lage temperatuurontwikkeling. Het toetsenbord is ook erg goed geschikt...

25 January 2013

Najbardziej pozytywne cechy LifeBooka A512 to ?atwa ingerencja w podzespo?y i niskie temperatury robocze (laptop ten okaza? si? ch?odny). Matow? matryc? trzeba pochwali? za jasny obraz, a na...

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 15 January 2015 by Val Hudson
(Verified Purchase)

Had a laptop with Windows 8 which I hated. Laptop was ok just didn't like windows 8 hence got a laptop with Windows 7. A bit slow but it is ok for me...

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by William Ferguson
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent buy, much better than expected. No bad points at all...

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Ali B
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this to upgrade my old laptop and have been very happy with it for my needs. I don't play games so wouldn't know whether it's any good for that, but for emails, office work etc. it's great...

Reviewed 19 July 2015 by The man who turned his head

I recently purchased this laptop and I am very happy with it. It has enough power to get work done, but is cheap enough to not break the bank. Very good value. The battery life is surprisingly... Read more…

Reviewed 8 December 2013 by Janis

Intel dual core and AMD???? wtf??? please write accurate description. not good to deceive people. Intel and AMD is quite different and incompatible devices...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujitsu 64, fujitsu 64b, fujitsu 64bi, fujitsu 64bit, fya5120m4101nc, fujitsu vfya5120m3101, fujitsu vfya5120m3101g, fujitsu vfya5120m3101gb
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