This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many PCs that have been available for more than a year.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many similar spec computers that are a comparable age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that are a similar age to it.
Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At 1,782 megabyte, the Esprimo Q520 has a fairly big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were released around the same time as the Esprimo Q520. The average on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Esprimo Q520 is 1.7GB.
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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi DL, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on desktop computers that have been available for more than a year.
At only 185 millimeters, the Esprimo Q520 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other computers that were released around the same time as the Esprimo Q520. PCs that came out around the same time as the Esprimo Q520 have depths of between 31mm and 760mm, and the average depth is 350mm.
The weights of medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Esprimo Q520 range from 38g to 23kg. With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the Fujitsu Esprimo Q520 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released one year ago.
The Esprimo Q520 is one of the shorter computers of a comparable type and age to the Esprimo Q520 (only 54 millimeters) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. Medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Esprimo Q520 have heights of between 9.8mm and 560mm, and the average height is 290mm.
11 Reasons Against
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Esprimo Q520 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Esprimo Q520 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At only 1,100 megahertz, the Esprimo Q520 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other PCs that came out around the same time as the Esprimo Q520. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Esprimo Q520 is 700MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of only 1.9 gigahertz, the Fujitsu Esprimo Q520 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Esprimo Q520 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4GHz.
If this desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Alienware Alpha (2GHz), or the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (2GHz).
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is Hybrid-HDD, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
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Very Small Internal Memory
With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Esprimo Q520 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core computers of this age. Across all the PCs of a comparable type and age to the Esprimo Q520 the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.8GB.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age.
Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed
The Fujitsu Esprimo Q520 has one of the slowest hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. Medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 7,100 RPM.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The Esprimo Q520 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.7 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The Esprimo Q520 is a two USB 3.0 port computer.
Only One 5.25" Bay
Most medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the Esprimo Q520 which has one 5.25" bay.
Only One DisplayPort
The Esprimo Q520 is a one DisplayPort personal computer. Most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the Esprimo Q520 have between one and three DisplayPorts.
2 Other reasons to consider the Fujitsu Esprimo Q520
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this computer was released.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Esprimo Q520 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF (1TB).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Maximum Turbo Frequency
460, I5-4460, I5-4460T
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
2L sized PC
Horizontal, Horizontal/Vertical, Vertical
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Password Protection Level
Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L), PC
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
GS, CE, WEEE
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video