Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Notebook E544 the right choice for surfing the internet?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this Notebook E544. An inexpensive computer such as Notebook E544 may seem to be the solution. Fujitsu is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
With a 14 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. With a processor Intel Core i3-4000M, Fujitsu offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it Notebook E544 is a fair one. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. By offering only 128 Gb, this Notebook E544 is one of the smallest in its category. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 7 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.
Notebook E544 the right choice for watching movies ?
This Notebook E544 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
Fujitsu decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1366×768. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.8 kg, it is easily transportable.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Notebook E544 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Intel Core i3-4000M, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics 4600, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
As for battery life, it Notebook E544 can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 7 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
The Notebook E544- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. So we put this test to the Notebook E544. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Notebook E544 of 1.8 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. One of the reasons is its 14 inches screen.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Too bad for the processor Intel Core i3-4000M that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
Note that like all manufacturers, Fujitsu is optimistic about the autonomy of this Notebook E544. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Fujitsu; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 7 hours.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 128 Gb SSD hard drive. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.Thanks to this, Fujitsu was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this Notebook E544 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
On the connector side, it Notebook E544 has 3 ports. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
All in all, this Notebook E544 is an interesting product for travel.
Notebook E544 the right choice for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. Clearly, this Notebook E544corresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, Fujitsu puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Core i3-4000M that is almost obsolete. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Fujitsu made the choice to put only one SSD. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The Notebook E544 has only got one, with total 128 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
In terms of autonomy,the Fujitsukept it simple. For 7 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. However, it’s still a decent average range.
On the connection side, the Notebook E544i s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
By choosing this Notebook E544, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And at a price that is well ranked.
With this Notebook E544 product, Fujitsuoffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing.
Notebook E544 for video games?
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this Notebook E544, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. Clearly, Fujitsu has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Since Fujitsu has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.With 128 Gb it Notebook E544is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
For Wi-Fi technology, Fujitsu decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.8 Kg and is 14 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 7 hours.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this Notebook E544 one. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
Notebook E544 the right choice for office automation ?
Fujitsu has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their Notebook E544. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
Customary of this OS, Fujitsu has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Average weight, with 1.8 Kg.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
The storage of this model, 128 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In the end, this Notebook E544 is a good compromise. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
What about the Notebook E544 ?
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Notebook E544 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– playing video games
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing