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Fujitsu LifeBook A512

Fujitsu LifeBook A512 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Nov 2012
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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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12 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The LifeBook A512 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the laptops of a similar spec and age to the LifeBook A512. Most of the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the LifeBook A512 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Good Brand

Fujitsu is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Fujitsu also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The LifeBook A512 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The LifeBook A512 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Fujitsu portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the LifeBook A512 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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 the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The LifeBook A512 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the LifeBook A512 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the LifeBook A512. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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 you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at 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 typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.695 gigabytes, the LifeBook A512 has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.38GB and 5.9GB.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The LifeBook A512 has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the LifeBook A512 the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1,695 megabyte, the LifeBook A512 has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the LifeBook A512 the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 380MB to 5.9GB.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the LifeBook A512 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At 2.5 kilograms, the LifeBook A512 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the LifeBook A512.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the maximum WiFi data rate range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s. At only 150 megabits per second, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a quite slow maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the LifeBook A512.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the LifeBook A512 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Thick

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512's height of 36.5 millimeters is one of the thickest. The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A512

Released Over Four Years Ago

Fujitsu released the LifeBook A512 over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the LifeBook A512 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

The LifeBook A512 has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB).

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Average Battery Life

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a pretty typical battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Memory Card
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Display
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Video
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Audio
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Camera
Networking
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
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Infrared Data Port

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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a5120m33a1it, fujitsu cpu4, fujitsu cpu4g, fujitsu cpu4gb
Barcodes 04051554565596, 04051554567835, 04051554594879

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