This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that are a similar age to it.
Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the PCs of a comparable type and age to the Q520 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2GB. When compared to other comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Q520 that we have assessed, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Fujitsu Q520 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs of this age and spec.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to it.
5.1 Audio Output Channel
This computer has a 5.1 audio output channel, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and type.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on personal computers of a similar type and age to it.
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Has One Memory Slot
The Fujitsu Q520 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most personal computers that came out more than a year ago have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Fujitsu Q520 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to it. 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.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative HDD desktop computers currently available including the Asus GR6 (£695.58) which has better reviews; or the Asus VM62 which is cheaper.
Desktop computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth looking at include the Mac Mini Late 2014 (£650.78) (Flash), or the Mac Mini Late 2014 (Flash) both from Apple.
After checking the price of 118 PCs of this type and age they range in price from £101 to £1,318. We think that this computer looks expensive compared to other PCs of this type and age.
Only Supports Two Compatible Memory Cards
The number of compatible memory card supported by the Fujitsu Q520 is more than most few processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers of this age and spec. The compatible memory card "MMC" is also supported by this personal computer.
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6 Other reasons to consider the Fujitsu Q520
Released Over a Year Ago
This personal computer has been on the market for over a year.
£7.20 Price Increase
In the last few weeks the Q520 has increased in price by £7.20.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the Fujitsu Q520 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the Q520.
If this few processor core personal computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL 3847 (3.5GHz) which is also cheaper.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
The Fujitsu Q520 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Q520.
There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper PCs such as the Asus VM62N (£459.52).
If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL 3847 (1TB and cheaper).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Fujitsu Q520 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers currently available including cheaper desktop computers such as the Asus VM62N (£459.52).
Desktop computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth looking at include the DELL 3847 (1TB) which is also cheaper.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Fujitsu Q520 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Q520.
We compared this desktop computer to all the other 4GB memory personal computers and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the Asus VM62N (£459.52) is also worth considering.
If this desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL 3847 (8GB) which is also cheaper.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor Memory Voltage
Processor That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
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
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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
Operating System Supplied
Windows 10, Windows 10 Pro
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 1000, 10, 100
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) 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
BIOS, Supervisor, HDD, User
Audio Output Channel
Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L), PC
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
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
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
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
Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Blue Angel Certified
GS, CE, WEEE
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video