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Fujitsu LifeBook A512

Fujitsu LifeBook A512 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 15.6" Jun 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Screen Size Release Date
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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9 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the LifeBook A512 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the LifeBook A512, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the LifeBook A512 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency 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. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the LifeBook A512 is 370MHz.

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Fujitsu Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

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 are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The LifeBook A512 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the LifeBook A512.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook 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 on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the LifeBook A512 that we have assessed, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the LifeBook A512 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the LifeBook A512 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this spec and age is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the LifeBook A512 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency 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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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago do have a full-size keyboard.

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

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Heavy

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the LifeBook A512 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At 2.5 kilograms, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the LifeBook A512.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire E5-571 (£389.99) (2.5kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the LifeBook A512, the LifeBook A512 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Thick

The average height of laptops of a comparable type and age to the LifeBook A512 is 27mm. With a height of 36.5 millimeters, the LifeBook A512 is one of the thickest portable PCs that are a similar age to the LifeBook A512 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A512

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the LifeBook A512 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 650 (£804.00) (2.5GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-In Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Pre-Installed Software
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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
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

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