Fujitsu LifeBook AH550

Fujitsu LifeBook AH550

The name of Fujitsu laptops is reckoned with in the world of consumer-friendly corporate laptops. Sleek, stylish designs, strong resistant built and other superior quality features make for some seriously covetable laptops.

The The Fujitsu LifeBook AH550 comes with the following configurations:

1> Processor: Intel Core i3-330M (2.13GHz, 3MB cache)
2>OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
3>Memory: 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
4>Storage: 500GB 5400rpm HDD
5>Graphics: Intel GMA HD integrated graphics
6>Display: 15.6-inch (1366×768) LED-backlit display with built-in webcam
7> Optical Drive: 8x Dual-Layer CD/DVD burner (DVD/-RW/R)
8>Wireless: Wireless Network Card 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth
9>Battery: 6-cell Lithium  Ion battery (43 WHr)
10>Dimensions: 14.65 x 10.25 x 1.49-2.00 inches
11>Weight: 6.39 lb (starting

Build and Design

The Fujitsu LifeBook AH550 sports an elegant, metallic black finish inside and out with attractive chrome accents. The Fujitsu logo is embossed on the screen cover. The Interior has a palmrest, keyboard trim and screen bezel in metallic black finish with chrome accents around the touchpad bordering the front edge making it look very sleek.

The build quality falls below those found in other business notebooks. Main panels, like the palmrest, screen cover, have some minute flex. The paint quality is great with the finish proven to be quite resistant to dents and scratches. Everything is done in matte plastic that suits the shiny black finish perfectly hiding dirt and finger stains. Easy access to the hard drive and system memory can be obtained through two panels on the bottom.

Keyboard and Touchpad

The LifeBook AH550 comprises of a comfortable keyboard with tactile feedback. Key wobble is hardly noticed with smooth travel for larger keys. It is spill-resistent and full-sized complete with a numeric pad. But despite being a multimedia notebook, dedicated multimedia keys or function keys are absent with a support key as the only auxiliary button.

The touchpad is basically a medium-sized ALPS model supporting multitouch gestures. Touch sensitivity is excellent. The supported gestures are pan scrolling, pinch zoom and pivot rotation. Chiral scrolling action as an added option is also supported apart from standard up and down scrolls.

Screen and Speakers

The screen is supported with an LED-backlit panel with a 1366×768 WXGA resolution.. The panel has some moderately good color with proper contrast. The sleek shiny screen creates a greater color saturation and better black levels. Screen brightness is good enough for viewing indoors, but not so for outdoor viewing.

The speakers are found above the keyboard. The bass and midrange are very weak even for small rooms. A pair of headphones or digital audio over HDMI should be used as experts suggest.

Ports and Features

The Fujitsu LifeBook AH550 has various ports like four USB 2.0 ports, VGA and HDMI-out, LAN and analog audio jacks etc for good connectivity.

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