If you are looking for a solid and reliable all-round notebook the Fujitsu LIFEBOOK A544 is the right solution. With its high-definition 39.6 cm (15.6-inch) outdoor-friendly anti-glare LCD display...
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The LifeBook A544 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the LifeBook A544. Most of the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the LifeBook A544 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
Quite New PCI Express Slot Version
The LifeBook A544 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average PCI Express slot version of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeBook A544 is 2.2, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeBook A544 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the LifeBook A544 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the LifeBook A544 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.
We checked 115 expert and owner reviews for Fujitsu portable PCs and found that on average Fujitsu has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Fujitsu has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
Medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the LifeBook A544 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The LifeBook A544 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and type.
Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The LifeBook A544 has a better storage medium than most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the LifeBook A544.
Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.
Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (SSD).
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.
We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops that have an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the LifeBook A544, and the LifeBook A544 both from Fujitsu is also worth considering.
If you want a portable PC with a better processor family then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E1-572 (Intel Core i7-4xxx).
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The LifeBook A544 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.
The Fujitsu LifeBook A544 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the LifeBook A544.
There are a number of other laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at including the G580, or the G510 both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA (£324.99).
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 medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Fujitsu LifeBook A544 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Fujitsu notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the LifeBook A544 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 which has three USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
Comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 3mAh and 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. At 4,500 milliamperes * hour, the LifeBook A544 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the LifeBook A544.
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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. The LifeBook A544 has one of the smallest total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.
If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (500GB and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 3521 (500GB and cheaper).
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 laptops of this type and age.
We compared all the other portable PCs that have a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the X552CL (£465.95), and the X550CA (£899.48) both from Asus or the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A is also worth considering.
Only 300:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The biggest typical contrast ratio of the LifeBook A544 is 300:1. That's 40% less typical contrast ratio than a 500:1 notebook PC, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio. The best typical contrast ratio of all similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the LifeBook A544 is 1000:1 and the worst is 250:1.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the LifeBook A544, the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
The average front camera resolution of laptops of this age and type is 35MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. The LifeBook A544 has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.9 megapixels) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The LifeBook A544 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This laptop has been on the market for over two years.
Average Screen Size
The LifeBook A544 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
At 2.4 kilograms, the LifeBook A544 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the LifeBook A544.
Alternative 2.4kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the LifeBook A544, or the LifeBook A544 both from Fujitsu.
If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E1-572 (2.4kg).
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the LifeBook A544.
We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think cheaper laptops such as the Asus X550CA, and the Toshiba Satellite C50-A is also worth considering.
Average Battery Life
At 5.33 hours, the LifeBook A544 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the LifeBook A544.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Front Camera Resolution
1200 x 768
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Professional
Optional Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Power Adapter Weight
Power Adapter Height
Power Adapter Depth
Power Adapter Width
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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