The Lifebook S751 – Intel Core i5-2520M from Fujitsu : A laptop for multimedia

Foreword

Latest release in the range Fujitsu, we’ve been running tests onLifebook S751…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Fujitsu Lifebook S751 according to what you are going to do with it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?

Lifebook S751 compatible with internet use?

Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
That’s the direction taken by Fujitsu with this Lifebook S751.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Core i5-2520M. 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. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Your computer will work better and longer.
With its 320 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 6 hours of tranquility. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.

Lifebook S751 for videos?

The Lifebook S751 will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
Fujitsu has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1366×768. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 2.5 kg, it is easily transportable.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it Lifebook S751 has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. 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 i5-2520M, which today is rather light for this kind of use. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
With Intel HD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 4 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.Much better than most of 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.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. Fujitsu promises 6 hours of battery life; that’s about average. 

Lifebook S751 compatible with on the move use ?

The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. With this in mind, we tested the Lifebook S751. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.5 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. For a laptop it”s bulky to move. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 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.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Intel Core i5-2520M; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
Note that like all manufacturers, Fujitsu is optimistic about the autonomy of this Lifebook S751. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Fujitsu; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 6 hours before the breakdown.
This laptop will therefore rather be intended to stay on the desk or to be taken away from time to time at the weekend. The reasons are its size, and the hard drive that the brand Fujitsu decided to put in it. About the hard drive, Fujitsu has chosen a classic technology for its 320 Gb hard drive; Good when it comes to storing data (photos, music, movies), less good for the time it takes to boot up or get out of standby mode. The disadvantage is that the boot phases will be slower than on an SSD technology disk.
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. The Lifebook S751 is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
On the connector side, it Lifebook S751 has 3 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
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…
In conclusion, it can be considered that this Lifebook S751 can be used for travel purposes.

The Lifebook S751- the right model for audio or video editing ?

If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this Lifebook S751 is the right choice. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Core i5-2520M that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 320 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
With 320 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.A disk size equivalent to competing products. This is an important consideration since a few minutes of home video will fill your player faster than you thought. The technological choice of Fujitsugoes to a standard hard disk drive, which is more robust over time. The SSD would have been much faster than the current one even though the life span is shorter.
For the autonomy part, Fujitsu proposes last generation batteries. Indicated for an autonomy of 6 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
Too bad this model does not benefit from Usb 3.0 technology. This means that you’ll have to be patient when you decide to transfer your audio-visual mounts to an external key or disk.
It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.

Lifebook S751 the right choice to play online?

There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this Lifebook S751 is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. 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. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Lifebook S751 an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 320 Gb drive. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.5 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 6 hours.
In conclusion, it Lifebook S751 is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.

Lifebook S751 the right choice for office automation ?

Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. Perfectly office oriented, this Lifebook S751 is efficient.
Customary of this OS, Fujitsu has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10 Pro.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. This model weighs 2.5 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. Equipped with a hard drive of 320 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In short, it Lifebook S751 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.

In short, is the Lifebook S751, the right choice ?

There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Lifebook S751′ is average but will do the job very well.
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– office tasks