Fujitsu LifeBook A6210 15.4 inch Laptops Review



Fujitsu LifeBook A6210 15.4 inch Laptops Review
Fujitsu is a fine maker of quality laptops. I've always felt that they were a class above Toshiba, Acer, and other similarly branded laptop brands. Indeed, you will find the quality of components they use is top-class - kind of similar to Sony.

In this article, we will take a look at the Fujitsu LifeBook A6210 laptop. This is one of the latest laptops to come out equipped with Intel's latest Penryn processor.

It comes with the latest Intel processor technology, along with 3GB of RAM and above-the-mark features. If you can overlook the slightly short battery life, the Fujitsu LifeBook A6210 is a good laptop to consider buying.

1. Overview

First up, let's take an overall view of the Fujitsu LifeBook A6210. This machine comes with an Intel Penryn processor, loads of RAM and wonderful features. One of the good things you get from Fujitsu is it's direct channel. Here, you can add or subtract features from your laptop (much like how Dell or HP does it).

2. Design

Next, let's have a look at the design. The Fujitsu LifeBook A6210 comes as an updated version of the LifeBook A6030. You will find that the gray of the exterior is now darkened. The look of the machine is kinda clunky, but it is quite light at 6.2 pounds. While it cannot compare to the Apple MacBook pro 15-inch (which weighs 5.5 pounds), it is definitely decent enough in terms of size and weight.

3. Display

The display screen on the Fujitsu LifeBook A6210 is an ample 15.4 inches and allows you to watch movies and play games very comfortably. The color reproduction is crisp and sharp, and you'll have no complaints with image resolution or clarity.

3. Keyboard and Other Controls

The keyboard on the Fujitsu LifeBook A6210 is very nice to type on. If you've used the Dell M1530 before, however, you will find the LifeBook A6210 to be slightly less responsive. However, it is still a great keyboard nonetheless.

4. Ports and Connections

There are ample ports on the Fujitsu LifeBook A6210. You get 5 USB ports, a FireWire port, S-Video, a VGA-out and 802.11a/g network connectivity. You will also like the integrated webcam, as well as multiple expansion slots. For digital photo buffs, there's a nice four-in-one card reader that takes Secure Digital, xD, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro modules.

5. Battery Life

The 43-Wh battery in the Fujitsu LifeBook A6210 is not very spectacular in terms of life. Studies have shown it lasts for only about 3 hours. You might want to invest in a separate battery or bring a full-charged battery each time you are out and about using this laptop.

6. Shortcomings

Besides the clunky look of the laptop, the Fujitsu LifeBook A6210 is also a tad on the expensive side. Another small gripe is the lack of 802.11n network connectivity support. If you're looking for more bang for your buck, two interesting competing laptops to consider include the Dell XPS M1530 and HP Pavilion dv6500t.Fujitsu LifeBook A6210 15.4 inch Laptops Review Conclusion

The Fujitsu LifeBook A6210 is a tad expensive for its feature set, but it does provide strong competition against Dell and HP. You find the latest Intel processing technology, along with 3GB of RAM and above-the-mark features. If you can overlook the slightly short battery life, the Fujitsu LifeBook A6210 is a good laptop to consider buying.

The Fujitsu LifeBook A6210's $1,349 price tag may seem a bit high for a midsize laptop, especially considering that many similarly sized systems cost less than $1,000. But the Fujitsu has a number of features that help justify the higher price: namely, a built-in Blu-ray drive, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 graphics (designed for high-definition video), and an HDMI port, all of which let the laptop double as a Blu-ray player. To those, Fujitsu adds Bluetooth and wireless USB connections, a gesture-enabled touch pad, and an eSATA port. That feature set remains unmatched in the midsize category (though the $1,249 HP Pavilion dv5-1015nr comes close). While we're still not sure how large the market for a 15-inch Blu-ray-equipped laptop is, we do think the LifeBook A6210 is a decent choice for people who want to balance typical computer work with a fair amount of high-def media consumption. However, those who can live without the Blu-ray player would be better served by the $979 Dell Studio S1535-125B.

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