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Fujitsu LifeBook A512

Fujitsu LifeBook A512 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.7GHz 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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14 Reasons For

Fujitsu Laptops Have Good Reviews

Fujitsu is one of the superior laptop brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Fujitsu also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The LifeBook A512 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.7 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of a comparable age and type to the LifeBook A512 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The LifeBook A512 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the LifeBook A512 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The LifeBook A512 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.4 gigahertz, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the LifeBook A512 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the LifeBook A512 which has three 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 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Six Battery Cells

The LifeBook A512 is a six battery cell count laptop.

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Quite Big Megapixel Count

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the LifeBook A512 have megapixels counts of between 0.3MP and 2MP. With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a fairly big megapixel count compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The LifeBook A512 has a fairly high front camera resolution (1.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the LifeBook A512. The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeBook A512 is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The LifeBook A512 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the LifeBook A512 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (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 laptops that were launched 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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all comparable spec laptops that are a similar 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 commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Heavy

The LifeBook A512 is quite heavy (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the LifeBook A512. The average weight of laptops of a comparable type and age to the LifeBook A512 is 2.2kg.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the LifeBook A512 also do 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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Thick

The heights of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the LifeBook A512 range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the LifeBook A512, the height of the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 of 36.5 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A512

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The LifeBook A512 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a pretty standard battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the LifeBook A512.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
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 VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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 a5120m43a1it, fujitsu cpu4, fujitsu cpu4g, fujitsu cpu4gb
Barcodes 04051554649050

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