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Fujitsu LifeBook A512 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the LifeBook A512 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the LifeBook A512.

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Good Brand

Fujitsu has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The LifeBook A512 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this type and age. 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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to the LifeBook A512.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the LifeBook A512 is 10" and the biggest is 18". The LifeBook A512 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the LifeBook A512.

If this Fujitsu portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (£285.60) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the LifeBook A512 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been available 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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this age and type.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Fujitsu 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the LifeBook A512 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the LifeBook A512 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Six Battery Cells

Most portable PCs that are a similar age to the LifeBook A512 have between one and eight battery cells, including the LifeBook A512 which has six battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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14 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The LifeBook A512 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the LifeBook A512 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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 be worth considering include the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (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 the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1.695 gigabytes, the LifeBook A512 has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the LifeBook A512. The average maximum graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 1.9GB, and the maximum graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The LifeBook A512 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that are a similar age to the LifeBook A512 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB and higher rated).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Heavy

The weights of laptops of this spec and age range from 300g to 3.8kg. The LifeBook A512 is quite heavy (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the LifeBook A512.

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeBook A512 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The LifeBook A512 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². The LifeBook A512 has a quite dim display brightness (only 200 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the LifeBook A512.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of this type and age is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Thick

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the LifeBook A512 the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. With a height of 36.5 millimeters, the LifeBook A512 is very thick compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the LifeBook A512.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A512

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Fujitsu notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this Fujitsu notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo L440 (2.5GHz).

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

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the LifeBook A512 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Battery Life

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

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Pre-Installed Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Power Adapter Weight
Power Adapter Height
Power Adapter Depth
Power Adapter Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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 a5120m0001it, a5120m13a7de
Barcodes 04053026492928, 04053026495141, 04053026507424, 04053026543248, 04053026549882, 04053026549899, 04053026556156, 04053026557832, 04053026566643, 04053026574570, 04053026574600, 04053026582773, 04053026662161

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