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Fujitsu LifeBook A512 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Apr 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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Fujitsu Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We calculated the average reviews for all Fujitsu notebook PCs and also specifically for Fujitsu medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Fujitsu had good reviews compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago, the LifeBook A512 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the LifeBook A512 also have 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 typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the LifeBook A512 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the maximum internal memory of the LifeBook A512 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the LifeBook A512 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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11 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type. 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 medium processor core notebook 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the LifeBook A512 range from 1GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the LifeBook A512 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The best processor family of all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the LifeBook A512 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Heavy

The lightest notebook PC that was launched more than two years ago is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is one of the heavier portable PCs that are a similar age to the LifeBook A512 (2.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the LifeBook A512, the LifeBook A512 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The LifeBook A512 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Thick

At 36.5 millimeters, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is very thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the LifeBook A512. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the LifeBook A512 the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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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 Fujitsu released the LifeBook A512.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The LifeBook A512 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the LifeBook A512.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the LifeBook A512 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 15.6" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B590[plb_2211424_price].

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the LifeBook A512 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2430283_price] (512GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2843836_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the LifeBook A512 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the LifeBook A512.

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Specification

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Display
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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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...

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04051554639822, 04051554652425, 04053026408677

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