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Fujitsu Lifebook A512

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 reviews of Fujitsu Lifebook A512. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The price and usability also get good reviews. The touchpad and energy efficiency get mixed opinions, while there are some less positive opinions about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Fujitsu Lifebook A512 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Fujitsu LifeBook A512 budget laptop review

 

It's a budget design and a conservative choice at that. At 36 mm thick, it out-slabs even Asus' desktop replacement 17-incher, and tips the balances at just over 2.4 kg. That's not untypical for 15-inch laptops in recent memory, but somehow seems even...

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 favour are relatively easy memory and drive upgrades,...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techworld.com)

Fujitsu LifeBook A512 review

 

With a fast main processor and an anti-glare display the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is a budget laptop designed for business use. Here is our Fujitsu LifeBook A512 budget laptop review.

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 favour are relatively easy memory and drive upgrades,...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Fujitsu LifeBook A512 Notebook

 

Cool worker. Matte display, Core i3 processor, ExpressCard slot, two operating systems - the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is a work notebook that should please both home and business users. Our review reveals its strengths and weaknesses.

Two operating systems with Recovery DVDs, Affordable extended warranty, Easy maintenance, Does not get hot, Up to 16 GB of RAM, Good workmanship and low temperatures

No USB 3.0, Display has low contrast, A display with a higher contrast ratio

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Trisha Sengupta (technostall.com)

Fujitsu LifeBook A512 Notebook Review – Specs, Features and Price

 

Notebook is the trend in today's world. Everyone has one and every company manufacture's one. Then what is so special about the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 Notebook? By the time you finish reading this article the quarries ...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook A512

 

I knew the laptop would be let down by the HDD, so I replaced it with an SSD (Sandisk Ultra). It now boots in 4 seconds. SSD with i3 and 8GB RAM for the price I paid... very nice. Solid construction. Easy access internally for upgrades.

Hard drive is slow. Slightly heavy. Battery life could be better.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook A512

 

Competitive price for the specification.

A little heavy and only has 3 USB ports

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook A512

 

Fast start-up and Fujitsu quality - my last Fujitsu laptop was still working after 10 years.

None at present.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook A512

 

It is a fine product. The build and design is v.good - the keys are precise, and there is a solidity and quality feel about the laptop.

The sound coming out of speakers is very tinny though the sound through the earpiece is perfect. Sometimes the air expelled is very hot, it's right by the usb connected wires I just hope that I'm not overworking the machine!

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook A512

 

I'm a software engineer, the Software development kits that I use are so demanding, and my old lap top with 4GB RAM and 1,8 Ghz Celeron processor was driving me crazy, I needed a new lap top that provides fast computing and my budget was limited, this...

I don't feel comfortable using the touchpad, not too easy to scroll up and down with the touchpad, but on the other hand I feel more comfortable using the keyboard on this lap top than on the older one.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook A512

 

very clear and bright screen

nothing as yet

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:ALC269 VC2 HD / HD / High Definition Audio / Realtek ALC269 VC2 HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):5 / 6
Battery technology:Li-ion Polymer / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified:No / Yes
RoHS compliance:No / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:No / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium, Black / Black / Grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Aluminium, Black / Black / Grey
Product Type:Netbook / Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:39.6 / 40
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Full HD / HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:TFT
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.695
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1200
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.695
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:No / Yes
Keyboard number of keys:106
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 EDR / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network connection type:RJ-45
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150 / 300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / No
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / 15 - 60

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10
CD write speed:24
Disc types supported:CD, DVD
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:ALC269 VC2 HD / HD / High Definition Audio / Realtek ALC269 VC2 HD
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit
Display:TFT
Display diagonal (metric):39.6
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
LAN controller:Realtek RTL8111F
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
RJ-45 ports quantity:1
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital / Rotary
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:N
Cables included:AC / Y
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N / Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:N / No
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Y / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:Y / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB port:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital / Rotary

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.25 / 3.42 / 3.5
AC adapter output voltage:20
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 22 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Y / Yes
L3 Cache:3
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L-RS-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM75 / Intel HM75 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.4
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Celeron / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.8 / 1.9 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.7
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:1000M / 1005M / 2020M / B830 / B960 / I3-2328M / I3-2348M / i3-3110M / I5-2450M
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA 1023 / BGA1023 / PGA988 / rPGA988B / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / L1 / P0 / Q0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:1000M / 2020M / 53452 / 59836 / 65700 / 70927 / 71141 / 71142 / 72060 / 74542 / 75193 / B960 / i3-3110M
Processor code:SR04Z / SR07V / SR0N1 / SR0N2 / SR0TC / SR0U1 / SR103
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B) / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / No
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, Supervisor / BIOS, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, CyberLink Youcam
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Pre-installed software:Adobe Reader / Adobe Reader, CyberLink YouCam, EasyGuide / Adobe Reader, CyberLink YouCam, EasyGuide, Nero Essentials S, Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office Starter / Adobe® Reader®, CyberLink YouCam, Online-Benutzerdokumentation Easy Guide, Nero Essentials S, Microsoft® Office Starter, Ohne PowerPoint® oder Outlook® / Norton 360 / special bndl o365personal
Recovery operating system:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security & Antivirus / Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / SD / SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
HDD interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

64-bit computing: Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
RJ-45 ports quantity:1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25 / 25.2 / 252
Height :3.65 / 36.5 / 4
Power adapter depth:4.6
Power adapter height:3
Power adapter weight:250
Power adapter width:10.8
Weight:2 / 2.5
Width:37.8 / 378 / 38