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Fujitsu LifeBook A512 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Feb 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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12 Reasons For

Fujitsu Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average Fujitsu medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs manufactured by Fujitsu.

16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The LifeBook A512 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

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Has a Front Camera

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The LifeBook A512 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast CD Rewrite Speed

At 10 CD-speeds, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a fairly fast CD rewrite speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the LifeBook A512. Similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the LifeBook A512 have CD rewrite speeds of between 4x and 16x.

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Six Battery Cells

The LifeBook A512 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the LifeBook A512 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 4,400 milliamperes * hour, the LifeBook A512 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the LifeBook A512. Comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the LifeBook A512 have battery capacities of between 3mAh and 30,000mAh.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeBook A512 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec 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 not good enough for you then you might 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Across all similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the LifeBook A512 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The LifeBook A512 has one of the smallest hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Heavy

The average weight of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the LifeBook A512 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the LifeBook A512.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years 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 Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Thick

The average height of laptops of this type and age is 27mm. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the LifeBook A512 that we have assessed the height of, the LifeBook A512's height of 36.5 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A512

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the LifeBook A512 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

The LifeBook A512 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the LifeBook A512.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 3521[plb_2190565_price] (6GB).

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Average Battery Life

The LifeBook A512 has a relatively average battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the LifeBook A512.

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Specification

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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 a5120m4311de, fujitsu i32348, fujitsu i32348m, fujitsu vfya5120m5311, fujitsu vfya5120m5311g, fujitsu vfya5120m5311gb
Barcodes 04051554649043, 04051554652418, 04053026401647, 04053026449175

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