Overview netbook Fujitsu Siemens Computers AMILO Mini UI3520
Pyotr Romashkin | 23.03.2009 | 04:51
ASUS as the water looked releasing cheap compact laptop Eee PC 701. In 2007, the need for such a step it was possible to doubt, but not now, in the midst of the economic crisis. Today, many computer users, getting a new device, all pay more attention to functionality, trying to abandon what is not required for operation. Netbooks in this regard, the best choice — they offer only the most necessary both in terms of features and performance, not to mention compact size. However, this makes their cost is relatively low.
Despite the «invention» new ASUS netbook market by the end of 2008 has lost leadership in this segment. Bypassed Acer, with its only product Aspire One, whereas in the range of ASUS marked with a dozen versions of netbooks three generations.
do Not lag behind other companies. Their products have long been supplied by MSI, LG, Samsung and Hewlett-Packard. As yet we have not got the Dell and Lenovo. But recently, the first Fujitsu Siemens Computers. It is about netbook from the last company today will be discussed — AMILO Mini UI3520.
Specially for its first netbook, Fujitsu Siemens Computers has introduced a new series AMILO Mini U. so far in its line-there is only one model — UI3520.
Features AMILO Mini UI3520 not much different from most other netbooks. It is also based on the Intel Atom N270 processor and chipset Intel 945GME. RAM is 1024 MB, which is also standard for most analogs in his class.
Instead of SSD Fujitsu Siemens Computers decided to use the hard drive. But, interestingly, not 2.5-inch and 1.8-inch. This allowed to save space inside to reduce weight and energy consumption. On the other hand, the spindle speed is only 4200 rpm Though and it will probably be faster than a budget option SSD that is used in other netbooks.
Very pleased with the presence of Bluetooth controller, and the latest version with an index of 2.1. There is also light weight UI3520 is only about a kilogram. It comes with the operating system Windows XP Home Edition preinstalled with Service Pack 3.
the Kit includes only the most necessary things to get started:
- power supply
- CD-ROMs with software and operating system;
- removable panel for the back of the screen cover;
«unusual» have a removable panel for the back of the screen cover.
while other manufacturers have developed different from its main production design netbooks Fujitsu Siemens Computers has decided to take inspiration from the appearance of the current generation line of mobile computers AMILO. This means the use of a grayish-white plastic strict forms. However, with the help of removable panels you can change the color of the back of the screen cover.
the Interior AMILO Mini resembles a 15.4-inch Pa 3530 than more compact model Sa 3650 (or Si 3655). All the matter in the white keyboard. In General, the design UI3520 characteristic of straight simple lines. Also pay attention to a very thick screen bezel, especially at the top and bottom. It is possible to place the speakers netbook right above the keyboard, but the buttons on the touch panel designated under the touchpad was not only on the sides of it.
the keyboard of netbooks usually not very comfortable typing experience. It’s all in small sizes of keys. And in this matter the manufacturers are even on the increase in the width of the housing so that the sides of the screen often grow «ears». In case AMILO Mini UI3520 this was not done. For the convenience of its layout resembles the ASUS Eee PC 701 and 900 — keys are about the same narrow. Moreover, the part of a character keys even additionally compressed. And [E] was moved to the top row in exactly between the [Esc] and [F1]. Not very conveniently located right [Shift] — switch unit.
the Touchpad is not very large and «wide». In principle it square enough for comfortable work in the resolution of 1024×600, which provides the screen of the netbook. On the sides of the buttons to use quite convenient. Such placement also used Acer and Hewlett-Packard in their similar products.
In terms of communication connectors AMILO Mini UI3520 found than different. The left face made the D-SUB connectors, USB and block the vents.
on the Right there is the power connector, RJ-45, USB, and ExpressCard slot/34.
the Front face is occupied by the audio jacks, card reader and three led indicators blue. On the rear panel is only the battery.
of all the connectors you can select ExpressCard/34. Manufacturers of netbooks usually ignore this expansion slot, but Fujitsu Siemens Computers all the same decided to allow functionality.
Ventilation holes on the bottom of the netbook is not very much that is in principle not critical due to the use of components with low power consumption. Heated AMILO Mini UI3520 very slightly. Even under heavy load, the bottom remained only warm, but not hot. However, when this was heard the noise of the fan.
Large speakers and subwoofer in the netbook to install extremely difficult — dimensions do not allow. Therefore AMILO Mini we found two small speaker. In principle it is a good idea, especially when you consider that most other netbooks speaker one.
the Screen AMILO Mini UI3520 very pleased. Fujitsu Siemens Computers did not equip screen LED-backlit display, but still the picture turned out rich. Pleased with good brightness and good viewing angles.
To assess the performance of Fujitsu Siemens Computers AMILO Mini UI3520 we chose a few netbooks, approximately corresponding to its level and are in the same price category.
Performance in office applications AMILO Mini UI3520 almost identical to what was shown for Acer Aspire One netbook. It is not surprising — their configuration is almost identical. Note, however, that the speed of a hard disk drive according HDD test PCMark 2005 UI3520 almost two times lower. This is a direct consequence of the lower number of revolutions.
In 3DMark 2001 the picture completely identical PCMark. Netbooks based on the same Atom chips show the same speed. And in games is nothing new. The speed difference is within the measurement error. Now if you see a solution based on the NVIDIA Ion that will allow you to use the built-in graphics class GeForce 9400, then netbooks will find something to boast about.
In terms of battery life AMILO Mini UI3520 showed the average result, after almost three hours in reading mode. It is 10 minutes exceeded the Acer Aspire One. Well, a significant preponderance of the HP Mini-Note PC 2133 explained by the use of a more capacious battery 6 cells.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers has a good netbook that is different from the others by the presence of the expansion slot ExpressCard/34, and controller Bluetooth 2.1, while still the majority of manufacturers use version 2.0. Another distinctive feature of the AMILO Mini UI3520 — design borrowed from the full-size models of Fujitsu Siemens Computers AMILO. Turned out to be quite original and quite stylish.
in Addition, we liked the screen, as well as the presence of two stereo speakers and a relatively small weight is about 1 kg Of the minuses can be noted awkward keyboard layout. The battery is average, but it can increase if you install a high-capacity battery 6-cell.
The first netbook Fujitsu was released under the brand Fujitsu Siemens and refers to a series AMILO. He has a very unusual design for devices of this class. However, the company copied it from the exterior of its full-fledged laptops, consumer-oriented application. Now Fujitsu has several new models of netbooks, but they became more and quite different in appearance. Fujitsu AMILO Mini UI3520 remained unique in some way unique. fujitsu netbook fujitsu siemens