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Fujitsu LifeBook AH530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 695 reviews of Fujitsu LifeBook AH530. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and price. The usability and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the connectivity. The touchpad and sound get critical views.

performance, size, usability, price, reliability

sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Fujitsu LifeBook AH530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fujitsu LifeBook AH530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Fujitsu LifeBook AH530 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujitsu LB AH530 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core I3-380M 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)Fujitsu LB AH530 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core I3-380M 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Fujitsu LifeBook AH530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Fujitsu LifeBook AH530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

46% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujitsu LIFEBOOK AH530 15.6" Notebook - Core i5 i5-460M 2.53 GHzFujitsu LIFEBOOK AH530 15.6" Notebook - Core i5 i5-460M 2.53 GHz

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Fujitsu Lifebook AH530 Notebook

 

Price conscious all-rounder. Fujitsu tries to prove that strong multimedia notebooks don't have to cost around 1000 euro right away, with the Lifebook AH530. A new Intel dual core CPU and a mysterious ATI Radeon HD 550v GPU are the ingredients for this...

Good application performance, Good gaming performance, Quiet operating noise, Luminous display, Fair price, The excellent value for money ratio. More application and gaming performance is hardly possible for a price of a bit over 600 euro

Contrast poor display with a high black value, Sensitive high-gloss surfaces, Moderate connectivity, CPU throttling under full load, Poor loudspeakers, Tiny touchpad, A contrast richer display with a better black value and more generous viewing angles....

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough and Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Fujitsu LifeBook AH530 review

 

Great performance for the price and some highly useful features

Performance ; Build quality ; Connectivity

Battery life

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Mark W (productreview.com.au)

Worst laptop ever!!!!

 

I bought this laptop after I read some really good reviews online. I'm sorry I did. It's the worst laptop I've ever owned!!! The speakers are simply laughable. You can't even use them for regular stuff, so I've had to connect external ones to it. Also,...

quiet, easy to use

speakers, hate the keyboard, short life battery

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: HSG45 (comet.co.uk)

just the job at a good price

 

Old laptop very tired with lots of faults, so it was time for a replacement. Very pleased with this one; fast, wonderful screen, good comfortable keyboard, loads of disk space, good webcam, reliable wifi. I do a lot of email, internet etc but I'm not a...

good machine for the job

Short battery life

May, 2012

Consumer review by: phil8715 (comet.co.uk)

Great Piece of Kit

 

Comet is not a place I normally shop at. I was given some vouchers and that was were I made my purchase.

very fast

won't work with anything that's 32bit

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Browns (comet.co.uk)

Just what I've been waiting for

 

Spend days looking through different websites for a laptop when I spotted this beauty. These days there are very little to choose from in the manufacturer's name so one needs to have a good look at the insides of a laptop. I got mine at Comet for...

cpu, memory, beautiful design, hard drive size

May, 2012

Consumer review by: battpow (comet.co.uk)

FUJITSU LIFEBOOK-AH530

 

The set up is a bit tricky. I ended up partitioning the hard drive and having only 100 GB instead of 500 GB. A call to a friend solved that problem.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Dan H (ebuyer.com)

Fujitsu AH530 Lifebook Laptop

 

Very good for the money, you wont get more specs for less. This is because is not the latest model, already discontinued in the US. The only downsides are very poor inbuilt speakers and not the best battery life for a 6cell (well under 4 hours...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: AL07 (comet.co.uk)

FUJITSU LIFEBOOK-AH53015.6" LAPTOP

 

Good performance from reasonable processor / memory spec for the price.

hdmi port, good value

none

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Jonathan (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook AH530-MRSC2GB

 

Looks good and performs well

Battery life is not what is claimed

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):3 / 6
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:CE Marking, R&TTE, ENERGY STAR 5.0, RoHS, GOST / CE, R&TTE, RoHS, GOST / CE, RoHS, GOST / GOST, R&TTE
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1 / 550:1
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.22
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:80

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.695 / 1695
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1200
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.695
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:N
Keyboard key pitch:0.78
Keyboard key stroke:0.0709
Keyboard number of keys:106
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1200
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Starter, Windows XP Professional
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:TFT
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
LAN controller:Realtek RTL8111E
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power consumption (standby):0.92
Power Requirements:100-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes

Performance

Electronic compass: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.22
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:80

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-380M / P6200
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.13 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-380M / P6200
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:PGA988
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:50176 / 50178
Processor package size:37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nCyberLink YouCam\nEasyGuide\nNero Essentials S / Microsoft Office Starter 2010 (32-bit)
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.92
Height:1.5
Height (front):1.41 / 2
Height (rear):1.51 / 2
Weight:4 / 5.51
Width:14.9 / 15