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Fujitsu Lifbook A530 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 695 reviews of Fujitsu Lifbook A530 Series. 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. Comments about the screen and keyboard are on the whole positive. The price and design also get good comments, whereas the touchpad and energy efficiency get less positive reviews.

performance, design, price, keyboard, screen

sound, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Fujitsu Lifbook A530 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fujitsu Lifbook A530 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Fujitsu Lifbook A530 Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2018

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Fujitsu LifeBook A530 Notebook

 

Futureproof. 2010 Intel Core on the cheap? If you're looking for an office notebook with current hardware, good connectivity, matte TFT and acceptable battery life, you should call in at Fujitsu. In particular the ergonomics are inspiring.

Quiet and cool, Anti-glare display, Low energy consumption, Good performance, ExpressCard upgrade slot, A simple office device without bells and whistles. No noisy fan and no electric heating pad.  A matte display to top it off: that's how an office...

Too few connections, Tiny touchpad, Spongy keys, Low-contrast display, High-pitched sound, A larger touchpad that can be used pleasantly. Core i3 with good comprehensive equipment for the purchasing price (Bluetooth, ExpressCard, Windows 7 Pro + Win XP...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: James Stables (techradar.com)

Fujitsu LifeBook A530 review

 

A low-cost laptop, but unfortunately cuts too many corners

Portability ; Build quality ; DVD drive

Performance ; Battery life ; Almost no video memory ; Small hard drive ; Dull screen

May, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Fujitsu Lifebook A530 review

 

Good performance and decent build quality, but the screen isn't the best, and battery life is poor.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Lance (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu LifeBook A530 MRYD1GB

 

Easy to use - even for an IT dinosaur like me.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Derek (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook A530 VFY:A5300MRYF1GB

 

Solid case, feels like it will last. Mousepad has a nice feel to it; although it's small, it's responsive and easy to use. It's also VERY customisable, with gestures and scrolling options where every parameter is adjustable. But it's hard to find the...

Power cord can foul DVD drive when it opens; make sure you have the right-angle in the cord facing AWAY from you Comes preinstalled with Office2010 trial; waste of disk space, especially as, even on a "virgin" machine, it won't run... Keyboard looks a...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Derek (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook A530 VFY:A5300MRYF1GB

 

Solid case, feels like it will last ; Mousepad has a nice feel to it; although it's small, it's responsive and easy to use. It's also VERY customisable, with gestures and scrolling options where every parameter is adjustable. But it's hard to find the...

Power cord can foul DVD drive when it opens; make sure you have the right-angle in the cord facing AWAY from you ; Comes preinstalled with Office2010 trial; waste of disk space, especially as, even on a "virgin" machine, it won't run ; Keyboard looks a...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Mike (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook A530 VFY:A5300MRYF1GB

 

I like the mat finish and the keyboard. i5 dual processor great.

Only 800mHz memory and 5400 rpm disk

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio system:2.0 / ALC269 / HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / RealTek / Realtek ALC269
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):3 / 3.5 / 4 / 6 / 6.5
Battery performance:4400 / 5800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8

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 Marking, R&TTE, RoHS, GOST / CE, R&TTE, ENERGY STAR 5.0, RoHS, GOST / CE, R&TTE, GOST / CE, RoHS, GOST / CE\nR&TTE\nENERGY STAR 5.0\nRoHS\nWiFi\nEPEAT\nGOST / RoHS, CE / RoHS\nWiFi\nEPEAT
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Backlight: No
Certification:CE, FCC
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Black, White / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Internal: Yes
Product type:Notebook
RoHS compliance: Yes
Surface coloration:Monotone

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):350:1 / 400:1
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
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:4.2 / 4.22
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:80

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1.695
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / Intel UMA / 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 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.695
On-board graphics adapter model: / Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:Docking connector
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:N
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard key pitch:0.78 / 1
Keyboard key stroke:0.0709 / 1.8
Keyboard language:Danish / English / Finnish, Swedish / French / German / Greek / Hungarian / Italian / Pan Nordic / Russian / Spanish
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:101 / 106
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Purpose:Notebook
Recommended usage:Office
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired
Wrist rest: No

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Mouse

Mouse included: No

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 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):0 - 40 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -40 - 60 / -5 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60 / -40 - 60 / -5 - 60

Optical Drive

CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD+R Double Layer 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

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:2.0 / ALC269 / HD / HDA / High Definition Audio / RealTek / Realtek ALC269
Built-in touchpad: No
Compatibility:Fujitsu LifeBook A 530 / Lifebook A 530 / LIFEBOOK A531, AH530, AH531 / Lifebook AH 530 GFX, Lifebook AH 530 HD6, Lifebook A 531, Lifebook AH 531, Lifebook AH 531 GFO, Lifebook AH 530 / Lifebook P1610
Compatible operating systems:-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.\n-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic.\n-Microsoft Windows 7 Starter. / -Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.\n-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic.\n-Microsoft Windows 7 Starter.\n-Microsoft Windows XP Professional. / -Microsoft Windows 7 Professional.\n-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic.\n-Microsoft Windows 7 Starter.\n-Microsoft Windows XP Professional. / -Microsoft Windows 7 Professional.\n-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.\n-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic.\n-Microsoft Windows 7 Starter.\n-Microsoft Windows XP Professional. / Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Starter (EM) 32-bit, Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Starter 32-bit, Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Starter 32-bit, Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Starter 32-bit, Windows XP Professional / Windows 7 Professional\nWindows 7 Home Premium\nWindows 7 Home Basic\nWindows 7 Starter (EM)
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.9 x 9.92 x 1.41
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Diagonal (metric):15.6
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
GSM module: No
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power consumption (standby):0.42
Power consumption (typical):41
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz / 100 - 240V / 100 - 240V, 50-60Hz / 100-240V / 100-240V, 50/60Hz / AC 100 - 240V@50 - 60Hz / AC, 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:1
Weight:5.51
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

Number of products included:1

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Electronic compass: No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.2 / 4.22
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:80

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i3
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 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:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / i5-560M / I7-620M / P4500 / P4600 / P6000 / P6100 / P6200
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 2.933 / 3.20 / 3.33
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / I7-620M / P4500 / P4600 / P6000 / P6100 / P6200
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor P4000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
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: Yes
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 Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
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):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 43537 / 43560 / 47341 / 47552 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49058 / 50175 / 50176 / 50178 / 50179 / 52301 / 52952
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPE / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTT / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLBUR / SLBWB / SLBZY / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, Nero 9 Essentials S, Norton Internet Security, CyberLink YouCam / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nCyberLink YouCam\nEasyGuide online\nNero Essentials S / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nCyberLink YouCam\nEasyGuide\nNero Essentials S / Microsoft Office 2010 Starter\nNorton Internet Security / Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Nero 9 Essentials S, Norton Internet Security, CyberLink YouCam
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Home Edition
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Pre-installed software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, CyberLink YouCam, EasyGuide, Nero Essentials S, Norton Internet Security / Adobe Acrobat Reader, CyberLink YouCam, EasyGuide, Nero Essentials S, Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office Starter / Adobe Acrobat Reader, Nero 9 Essentials S, Norton Internet Security, CyberLink YouCam
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Office 2010

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SDHC / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC / AC/DC

Video

Video adapter features:DirectX 10

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.92
Height:1.15 / 1.51 / 14.9 / 9.92
Height (front):1.01 / 1.41 / 1.51 / 2 / 35.7
Height (front) (imperial):35.7
Height (rear):1.41 / 1.51 / 2 / 38.4
Height (rear) (imperial):38.4
Weight:4 / 5.51 / 6.06
Width:14.9 / 15