• Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz
  • 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • 15.6 inch SuperFine HD TFT LED Backlit (1,366 x 768) display
  • 500GB storage
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 1 x USB2.0, 3 x USB3.0, HDMI, VGA, LAN
  • SD Card slot, Webcam
  • Pros:
  • Sleek looks
  • Powerful specs
  • Cons:
  • No native 1080p resolution

Sleek And Powerful

If you’ve read our news coverage in our local news section earlier, you’d know that Fujitsu has just recently launched a big line of new notebooks, and this month we managed to get our hands on one of their higher end portables, the Fujitsu AH532.

We have to admit, the first time we set our eyes on the Fujitsu AH532, our first thoughts of it is that it’d be nice to own one for our own use. The piano black finish of the notebook and chrome Fujitsu logo on the AH532 just exudes class that makes it so lust-worthy.

The AH532 is decked with a 15.6-inch display that is set at 1,366 x 768 pixels, which is rather odd considering at this display size, setting the resolution to be 1,920 x 1,080 shouldn’t be that much of an issue. On the I/O side, the AH532 is equipped with three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, a VGA and HDMI port each, a DVD-RW/BluRay drive and a LAN port at the back.

Powered by a third generation Intel Core i5 processor, the AH532 is no slouch when it comes to heavy duty tasks, be it crunching numbers or pixels. Coupled with an NVIDIA GT620M graphics card, the notebook is a genuine multitasker, especially when combined with its full-sized keyboard and the huge display.

On its own, the AH532 has a battery life of about five hours. The battery life goes down several notches to two and a half hours or so on a full charge when we use it specifically for gaming, but considering the size of this notebook, it’s a given that you’re more likely to attach the power adapter to it at most times.

Some other useful features also include a spill-resistant keyboard, if you’re the kind who loves to eat at the computer table. The Dolby DTS certified speakers will also blow your mind when you’re using the AH532 to watch movies or to play games.

CHIP CONCLUDE: The Fujitsu AH532 is one of the nicest notebooks we’ve played around with in a while. Its piano black finish just exudes class, and the Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU combo plays together so well that performance really is no issue with this machine.

(previously published in issue August 2012)