The laptop for travellers: Notebook E544 – Intel Core i3-4000M from Fujitsu

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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.
To make the choice easier, we have judged this Fujitsu Notebook E544 according to what you are going to do with it.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.

Notebook E544 the right choice for surfing the internet?

What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. This Notebook E544 is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. The material used by Fujitsu are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 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 With a processor Intel Core i3-4000M, Fujitsu offers an already outdated technology. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. 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. 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. Your computer will work better and longer.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. With only 128 Gb, Fujitsu considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
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. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.

Notebook E544 for videos?

You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Fujitsu offers the Notebook E544 perfect for that. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
Fujitsu has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. With its 14 inches and resolution of 1366×768, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. 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 1.8 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. 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 Notebook E544 has good components: board and integrated 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.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Core i3-4000M that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
With Intel HD Graphics 4600, 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 3 ports. Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. 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 ?

Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. We therefore analysed this Notebook E544 from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
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.
It Notebook E544 is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.8 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. 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.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Core i3-4000M is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
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.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
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.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
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.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
In conclusion, it can be considered that this Notebook E544 can be used for travel purposes.

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. It appears that this Notebook E544meets this need perfectly. Since the last generation designed by Fujitsu, there have been many improvements on the components. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Core i3-4000M. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 7 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
For the connector part, the Notebook E544has the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
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.
A quality product, designed by Fujitsu with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. 

The Notebook E544- the right model to play with?

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this Notebook E544, it may be better to go to other models. Clearly, Fujitsu has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. 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.
Since Fujitsu has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 128 Gb it Notebook E544is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
For online gaming, it Notebook E544 has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
With a weight 1.8 Kg and a screen size of 14 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
By offering 7 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In short, an average rendering that makes this Notebook E544 a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

Is the Notebook E544 adapted to office automation ?

Like the majority of its competitors, Fujitsu has designed Notebook E544 for office automation. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Its weight of 1.8 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. 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.
With only 128 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.

What about the Notebook E544 ?

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. With the Notebook E544 you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– playing video games
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing