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Fujitsu Esprimo G558 Review: A compact CPU


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The tested equipment variant of the Fujitsu Esprimo G558 marks the mini-PC middle class. He still does his work at a bearable pace and is very economical and mostly quiet. On the other hand, weaker configurations are not recommended, as they make working with several programs a bit of a patience. Otherwise, the Esprimo scores with a good variety of connections.
 

The Fujitsu Esprimo G558 is small and can still work like the big ones!

It is a precious commodity. Not only landowners know that, but also PC buyers who dig deep into their pockets for large storage media. So it's all the more beautiful that modern mini-PCs in a compact format can be found somewhere between beer mats and jewelry boxes and still have sufficient office performance in their luggage. The Fujitsu Esprimo G558 can sometimes do more, sometimes less, depending on the equipment, but was tested in a solid composition with a good price-performance ratio.
 

Compact and still a lot on
At 14.7 x 16.5 x 3.9 centimeters, the Esprimo is no bigger than a paperback. And at around 800 grams, it is significantly lighter than most laptops, but of course comes without a touchpad, screen and keyboard.

Great: Users hardly have to compromise on the connections despite the size. There are four USB 3.1 ports for external storage and three USB 2.0 ports for keyboards, mice and multifunction devices.

The Esprimo goes into the network wired via network connection or via the WLAN standard ac. There is also a modern USB-C socket for synchronizing data with current smartphones, monitors can be connected via Displayport, DVI or HDMI. The small Fujitsu also has a headset connection. In the equipment variant tested, the Esprimo really does not tear up trees, but very few mini-PCs do that either. Nevertheless, he did his office services reasonably quickly.

Processor: Esprimo's brain is an Intel Core i5-9400T. The full-fledged six-core processor is also used in this form in classic desktop computers and clocks at 1.8 gigahertz per core.
RAM: Fujitsu put the red pencil in the RAM and delivers the tested equipment variant with only 8 gigabytes of DDR4 RAM. You can work with it, but 16 gigabytes are more contemporary.

SSD: The operating system, programs and data such as photos, videos or music are stored on an SSD in M.2 format. The memory, which is only chewing gum sticks, still has an effective capacity of 238 gigabytes. That is not very much, but a collection of pictures or films can also be stored on external storage media. If you take more money into your hand, you can also increase the memory to 500 gigabytes or a whole terabyte.

As with many minis, every centimeter is planned in the Esprimo. There is no additional space for expansion cards, but buyers can still screw additional performance into the device in some places if necessary. The main memory can be expanded to a maximum of 64 gigabytes and there is also space for an SSD or hard drive in 2.5-inch format. This is not a matter of course for a mini PC, but neither is it a real revelation for hobbyists.

 

Work performance and consumption
With only around 22 watts of power consumption, the Esprimo is a frugal companion and, by the way, pleasantly quiet. Not even under full load did the box boom louder than a whispered conversation. The device is of course not suitable for games, after all, no separate graphics card is installed. However, Fujitsu's dwarf did his text and online tasks reliably, albeit with a few seconds of waiting now and then. In view of the fair price and the compact size, this is bearable.

 

Test conclusion and price
The tested equipment variant of the Fujitsu Esprimo G558 marks the mini-PC middle class. He still does his work at a bearable pace and is very economical and mostly quiet. On the other hand, weaker configurations are not recommended, as they make working with several programs a bit of a patience. Otherwise, the Esprimo scores with a decent variety of connections and is a solid computer for around 400 euros.

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