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Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.To make the choice easier, we have judged this FUJITSU Lifebook S752 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 S752 adapted to surf the internet?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is to respond to this type of need that FUJITSU has developed this Lifebook S752.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
The screen is quite large, with 17 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Intel Core i5-3320M. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, FUJITSU offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. 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 500 Gb. This is the standard model. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. 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.
Last point about the autonomy. the Lifebook S752 can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. In other words, you will have to keep this Lifebook S752 most of the time connected to the power cable.
Lifebook S752 the right choice for watching movies ?
Making this Lifebook S752 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of FUJITSU. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. 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.
For this model, FUJITSU thought big. A 17 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920×1080 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.9 kg.
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.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
On the sound side, it Lifebook S752 has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The Lifebook S752 has a processor Intel Core i5-3320M, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
With Intel HD Graphics 4000, 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.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Lifebook S752 may not be suitable. Indeed, with 4 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
Lifebook S752 compatible with on the move use ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model FUJITSU. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
With its 2.9 Kg, it Lifebook S752 is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. With its 17 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
No backlit keyboard on this Lifebook S752. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
The energy consumed by the processor Intel Core i5-3320M is in the average currently.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by FUJITSU must be reduced. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 4 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
Even if the use of this laptop is dedicated to business trips and travelling, it will be more comfortable in an office mainly. The moving parts that make up the hard drive can get damaged and cause the loss of the data it contains. About the hard drive, FUJITSU has chosen a classic technology for its 500 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. On the other hand, unlike an SSD type hard disk drive, it will be slower in terms of the time required to boot up or to leave the standby mode.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. Indeed, because of its size, 17 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Lifebook S752 for travel use.
The Lifebook S752 to make audio or video editing.
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of FUJITSU have thought of for this Lifebook S752. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. FUJITSU has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. It will be more suitable for word processing and Internet browsing, and as soon as you try to run applications in parallel, you will have frozen screens and a rise in computer temperature, whose processor will quickly reach its operating limits.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Intel Core i5-3320M of this laptop is within the market average. Having 4 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
Having a hard disk of 500 Gb, you will be assured of a good storage capacity. A disk size equivalent to competing products. However, it is possible that you will fill this space quickly as the films may take up space. FUJITSU has made a less expensive technological choice by putting only one standard hard drive. The SSD would have been much faster than the current one even though the life span is shorter.
The autonomy of this Lifebook S752 is of 4 hours in normal use; It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. Maybe the next model will be better off.
On the connection side, the Lifebook S752i s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
Clearly, it’s not Lifebook S752 designed for audio-visual editing. You can use it for word processing or web browsing.
Lifebook S752 for video games?
Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. FUJITSU has installed the components that make it a formidable tool for gaming, with fluidity of the image and excellent display speed.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
With its graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 card and processor Intel Core i5-3320M, FUJITSU has indeed chosen an interesting option. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel HD Graphics 4000 and the processor Intel Core i5-3320M are raised to a very good level.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. This laptop obtains one of the best GPU rankings, allowing it to perform complex calculations.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Lifebook S752 an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With 2.9 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this Lifebook S752 is an excellent choice for video game use. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. The right tool for maximum performance!
Lifebook S752 for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. ThisLifebook S752 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Customary of this OS, FUJITSU has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. With a weight of 2.9 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
This computer was really designed for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
FUJITSU chose the matt tile option for thisLifebook S752 that does not reflect light. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
In conclusion, the Lifebook S752 is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
The Lifebook S752 – 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 S752 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks