Few months back, Fujitsu rolled out AH52 laptop in the market. It comes with 15.6 inch display, Pentium B940 processor, Intel HD graphics, and a keyboard with dedicated numeric keypad. It is not a powerhouse, and does not have the best runtimes, but it is a cheap laptop for those who are tight on budget. So, is it worth it? Read on the review to find out
Fujitsu AH52, as mentioned above features 15.6 inch display. It packs 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. The display produces great colors and has wide viewing angles that will allow the person sitting next to you to have absolute no problems in viewing the clip being played. Keyboard on it is not chiclet but is big enough for typing with full speed (3mm key stroke). The company somehow even managed to squeeze in a dedicated numpad, which is a big plus for those who crunch in a lot of numbers. Mouse pointer can be controlled by either using the touchpad or by using the circular touchpad located on the right of its rectangular brother. The size of the touchpad is pretty small given the size of this notebook. It is like the ones you find in mini laptops.
It has infrared port to let you perform TV-related operations. Yes, Fujitsu AH52 has wireless TV built in. Other ports include 5x USB ports (3x USB 2.0 and 2x USB 3.0), mini DSub 15, HDMI and LAN port. So, what is not so great about this laptop? Well, for one, its battery life of 90 minutes. Those runtimes are with the standard capacity battery and thus we suggest you for the extended battery that promises to triple those runtimes, increasing the battery life to 5.5 hours.
Performance – It comes with Pentium B940 processor that runs at 2GHz clock speed. Graphics department is handled by integrated graphics. The scores are decent, comparable to Core i5-430 last gen Sandy bridge processor. The benchmark results are compared with Core i5 2520M (built in graphics) and Core i5-430M (built in graphics).
Should you buy it? In short – no – unless you don’t have a TV inside your house. While the Pentium B940 delivers decent performance, it battery life is just disappointing and we are also not too happy with that cramped touchpad. [original japanese article at pcwatch] If you want something more powerful that does not hurts your budget, make sure to check out the Packard Bell Ts13 notebook.
June 29, 2011