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.
So we ran tests on Fujitsu Lifebook S751 to find out what it was worth.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Lifebook S751 to surf the Internet?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is in this spirit that Fujitsu has developed this Lifebook S751.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Material that seem to be well-designed.
With a 14 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Core i5-2520M. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
For hard drive sizing, Fujitsu decided to put 320 Gb. This is the standard model. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
In the end, with an autonomy of 6 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. 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.
Lifebook S751 the right choice for watching movies ?
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. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
Fujitsu has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1366×768, is a good compromise. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 2.5 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the Lifebook S751 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. 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. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Fujitsu has made efforts with available 3 ports. Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 6 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
The Lifebook S751 to use while travelling.
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. 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 should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
With its 2.5 Kg, it Lifebook S751 is one of the heaviest in its class. Every transport is painful. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. 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. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Too bad for the processor Intel Core i5-2520M that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
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. Because, due to its weight and size, every move will put you at risk of damaging it. With its 320 Gb hard drive, it’s perfect for storing data for photos, music and your movie collection. Only an SSD hard drive could improve this, but then it is an additional cost.
With this model, Fujitsu definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. 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…
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
Lifebook S751 the right choice 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. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Core i5-2520M does best. 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.
The 320 Gb of storage size should be enough. That’s pretty much what they do on other laptops. However, it is possible that you will fill this space quickly as the films may take up space. For reasons of speed of execution, we would have liked Fujitsuto favour the installation of an SSD type disk instead of the standard one. The SSD would have been much faster than the current one even though the life span is shorter.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 6 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. However, it’s still a decent average range.
Concerning the solutions of the usb ports, Fujitsu made the choice of economy by not installing a usb 3. This means that you’ll have to be patient when you decide to transfer your audio-visual mounts to an external key or disk.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
Lifebook S751 for video games?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Lifebook S751 is one of the models in the average. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
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.
With 2.5 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 6 hours.
It Lifebook S751 is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
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 who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This Lifebook S751 is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10 Pro.
It Lifebook S751 is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. Note that with its 2.5 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
About storage, this model has average space . It’s 320 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
The Lifebook S751 – in summary
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 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– office tasks