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Fujitsu LifeBook A512

Fujitsu LifeBook A512 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Dec 2013
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory 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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17 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. The LifeBook A512 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fujitsu Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Fujitsu has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the LifeBook A512.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the LifeBook A512 is 15". The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the LifeBook A512.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17 5748[plb_2549655_price] (17.3").

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The LifeBook A512 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeBook A512 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The LifeBook A512 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is a three USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to 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 the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the LifeBook A512. Notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the LifeBook A512 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The LifeBook A512 is a six battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the LifeBook A512 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the LifeBook A512 the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh. The LifeBook A512 has a quite big battery capacity (4,400 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Portable PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the LifeBook A512 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The LifeBook A512 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T440[plb_2073095_price] (500GB), or the HP ProBook 650[plb_2481404_price] (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for 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 the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also 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 the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the LifeBook A512 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the LifeBook A512 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the LifeBook A512.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t[plb_2654704_price] (6GB and higher rated).

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the LifeBook A512 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the LifeBook A512. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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 quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M[plb_1453625_price] (2.5kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The LifeBook A512 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the LifeBook A512 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of portable PCs of this age and spec is 240 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the LifeBook A512 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the LifeBook A512 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Thick

With a height of 36.5 millimeters, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is one of the thickest notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the LifeBook A512 have heights of between 2.4mm and 300mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A512

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the LifeBook A512 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The LifeBook A512 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

The LifeBook A512 has a relatively typical battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L3 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
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Optional 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 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
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Mouse Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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

(6)
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 21 December 2014 by James S.
(Verified Purchase)

When you replace your Mustang with a Bugatti, expect that its going to be bigger and heavier...

Slick design, and it has a very solid construction. More metal than plastic in this beast. Boot up takes about 5 seconds, shutdown is complete in about 15, everything in between is equally fast. Has w
Great laptop . .. .solid frames and temps. .. no complaints
Lots of memory, great CPU and GPU. Great storage, etc
Could have been a great laptop
2 Intel-Lan Ports
Heavy, due to that solid construction. Also larger than typical 17" laptops means it doesn't fit in my old bag. Windows 8.1 takes some getting used to, you know, the first day of owning it
Bloatware. .. .. whats the point of all these ssds if youre gunna slow down boot time loading abunch of useless programs
Loaded with nonsense and garbage. It took several days to clean it up. It also has Windows 8.1 which only adds to the negative value of the otherwise great machine. Its a laptop not a tablet
For whatever reason it does not like the internet. Very slow and hardly worth the effort. Not sure why but it was like that right out of the box
I am down grading because of the software and nonsense loaded on it
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…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a5120m6311de, a5120m7311de, fujitsu i33110, fujitsu i33110m, fujitsu vfyflba512, fujitsu vfyflba512b, fujitsu vfyflba512bu, fujitsu vfyflba512buy
Barcodes 04053026492911, 04053026493468, 04053026495967, 04053026496179, 04053026521413, 04053026551120, 04053026555258, 04053026555623, 04053026556149, 04053026567633, 04053026699334, 04053162394544

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