Fujitsu lifebook a514 core i3-4005u Review

Fujitsu lifebook a514 core i3-4005u is the typical budget office notebooks with an i3 Processor CPU. This works pretty well in terms of general performance. Fujitsu lifebook a514 core i3-4005u is a model revision on a very high level. The other features are pretty much what you would expect from a current and inexpensive 15.6-inch office notebook. 

In review: Fujitsu LifeBook A514. Test model courtesy of Cyberport.

Main Features


The display of Fujitsu lifebook a514 core i3-4005u measures 15.6-inches with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. This is not a lot, but it seems that this resolution is still the standard for budget devices – office notebooks with Full HD panels carry a significant premium.


The i3-4005U with a clock of 1.7 GHz inside the A514 is pretty fast for an office notebook – inexpensive devices usually only use Pentium. so the two native processor cores can execute up to four threads simultaneously.


It is easy to identify the Fujitsu lifebook a514 core i3-4005u is an office notebook with its completely metal black and slightly roughened plastic surfaces. 

The quality of the Fujitsu lifebook a514 core i3-4005u is actually similar to the predecessor A512, which includes the same pros and cons. The build quality is very good in general and the base unit convinces with a high torsion resistance. The hinges can keep the display in position, but they are still very smooth and it is no problem to open the lid with one hand, even though the base unit only weighs around 2 kilograms. 

  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Web Camera
  • 15.6 Inches Screen
  • 4 USB Ports
  • HDMI Port
  • 1 x DC-in


A look at the specifications already suggests that the tested Fujitsu lifebook a514 core i3-4005u wants to be more than “just” another slow office device. The combination of a current i3 CPU and SDD, it is more of a versatile all-rounder, which can also be used for HD video playback besides working. Still, it is not enough for a multimedia notebook because of the missing dedicated GPU.

System Performance

The Fujitsu lifebook a514 core i3-4005u system is well-balanced. The LifeBook can beat many of its direct competitors: The Asus X555LD-XX283H, The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A8-003UGE etc.

Storage Devices

Primary Storage

HDD Capacity 500 GB
HDD Speed(RPM) 5400 RPM

GPU Performance

The GPU performance is more than sufficient for office and less demanding entertainment applications which are the main usage scenarios of the A514. 


Working with the Fujitsu lifebook a514 core i3-4005u is a smooth experience: No question, the combination of a current i3 and Samsung SSD can actually convince, and the power consumption as well as the noise development are great. 

All in all, the Fujitsu lifebook a514 core i3-4005u is a solid office notebook, but it still wants to retail slightly above value, despite its strengths. The fast hardware cannot completely compensate for the drawbacks in the individual ratings.

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