Use at your own risk!! I purchased it from Laptops Direct and it was delivered in 4 days. With more memory Vista will maybe run a little better. When it is on battery, the processor throttles down from MHz to MHz and the screen dims slightly. The video uses a lot of resources and the PC could not keep up.

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It has a My son has upgraded his laptop to Vista, and now wants his BIOS flashing to sort out the processor speed.

Fujitsu Siemens Amilo A Notebook Review (pics, specs)

The allseeing google directed me to a forum at Laptopshowcase http: All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. I purchased this laptop as a desktop replacement, so battery life was not a major issue as it would be almost constantly plugged into the mains.

I was using XP at the time.

Vista is quite a resource aamilo, so getting it to run properly in an old notebook is not so easy. Finding drivers that will work is even more difficult.

The Vista seems to have locked the processor down to mhz which is what I am trying to resolve. It is not as heavy as some DTRs and surprisingly thin, so can easily be put into a bag and carried around for a bit.


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I did put a query on their forum ailo with no response yet. The buttons are good and there is an additional scroll rocker between the left and right buttons.

I think an upgrade of RAM and possibly hard drive is essential for gaming. Further investigation revealed that the BIOS update to the Uniwill version see prior posts corrected this problem in Vista.

[Amilo A] Flashy BIOS on an Amilo A – Fujitsu Support Forum

Thanks for looking at that site for me Mariner, I share your trepidation at going down this road, just as a matter of interest seeing as trashing the BIOS is going to be a first for me,theres confidence, if I make a ghost copy of the hard drive on an external hard drive together with an emergency boot disk am I likely to be able to get the laptop functioning again?

You do not get any reflections of light on it either. There is a Ralink RT wireless HDTune Benchmarks view larger image HDTune Info results view larger image Graphical performance is very good for the price, as this notebook had the best graphics card in my price range. The laptop fans do constantly run and the palm rest above the hard drive does get a bit hot after a few hours, but this is to be expected from a powerful DTR.


It is based on the Uniwill KA0 chassis. Great value Fairly solid build quality Fast processor 5. It seems adequate for my needs, and can cope with media encoding and gaming fine. Back side view view larger image. The laptop takes 43 seconds to s up and 13 seconds to shut down.

The service was excellent and fast from the 160 and retailer. The laptop is constructed from plastic, but fairly solidly built.

I would plan to upgrade to a bigger faster hard drive and more RAM at a later date. I am planning to upgrade the RAM soon by replacing one of amilk mb modules with mb. Keyboard and touchpad view view larger image.

When it is on battery, the processor throttles down from MHz to MHz and the screen dims slightly. Luckily on these tree notebooks the bios chip is on a socket, so the damaged chip can easily be removed. Visit our network of sites: Windows 7 64 now allows the CPU to run at 2. The Mailo is quite close to the SAx, so that might work.

If I was, then I would have custom built a desktop.