This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers that came out more than two years ago.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to it.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on personal computers that have been around for more than two years.
Supports Two Compatible Memory Cards
The Fujitsu Esprimo Q520 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most similar spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as it. This Fujitsu PC supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Esprimo Q520. The compatible memory card "MMC" is also supported by this personal computer.
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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on personal computers of this spec and age.
Computers of this age and type have depths of between 33mm and 1,800mm. At only 188 millimeters, the Esprimo Q520 is quite shallow compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Esprimo Q520.
The lightest PC of this age and spec is 250g heavy, the heaviest is 24kg, and the average weight is 8kg. The Esprimo Q520 is quite light (only 1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the Esprimo Q520.
The shortest medium processor core computer that is a similar age to the Esprimo Q520 is 19mm high and the tallest is 560mm. With a height of only 54 millimeters, the Esprimo Q520 is one of the shorter similar spec computers that came out more than two years ago amongst desktop computers of this age.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Esprimo Q520 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Esprimo Q520 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of only 2 gigahertz, the Esprimo Q520 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Esprimo Q520 is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on personal computers of this age and type. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
Desktop computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth looking at include the Zotac ZBOX CA320 nano (SSD and higher rated).
Very Small Internal Memory
At only 4 gigabytes, the Esprimo Q520 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable type and age to the Esprimo Q520. The internal memory of medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Esprimo Q520 range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8GB.
Desktop computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (8GB and higher rated).
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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The Fujitsu Esprimo Q520 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers that are a comparable age to the Esprimo Q520. Across all the personal computers of this spec and age the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 720GB.
Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (1TB) which also has a higher rating.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The Esprimo Q520 is a two USB 3.0 port desktop computer.
Only One 5.25" Bay
Most medium processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Esprimo Q520 have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the Fujitsu Esprimo Q520 which has one 5.25" bay.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 1.024 gigabytes, the Esprimo Q520 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Esprimo Q520. Desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Esprimo Q520 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 1.8GB.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Fujitsu Esprimo Q520 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core computers of this age. Across all the medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Esprimo Q520 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 30GB.
Only Four Processor Threads
Most PCs of this age and type have between four and seven processor threads, including the Fujitsu Esprimo Q520 which has four processor threads.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Esprimo Q520 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3 gigahertz, the Esprimo Q520 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst PCs of this age.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Fujitsu released the Esprimo Q520.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Esprimo Q520 has a pretty average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Esprimo Q520.
If you are looking for a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (1TB and higher rated).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
545, I5-4590, I5-4590T
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Password Protection Level
BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Audio Output Channel
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60
Weight & Dimensions
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Blue Angel Certified
WEEE, GS, CE
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel Clear Video Technology for MID