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Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pi 3625

A large and comfortable desktop replacement flawed by poor performance

The Fujitsu Siemens (FSC) Amilo Pi 3625 (£599 inc. VAT) is worth a look for those seeking a desktop replacement machine.

Its 17-inch display is matched only by the HP for size, and features the same 1440 x 900-pixel resolution.

As such, it's ideal for working with multiple documents, spreadsheets or simply watching films, as there is lots of space onscreen. Images are bright and colourful, and reflections from the glossy Super-TFT panel were never too intrusive.

A little disappointingly for such a large machine, graphics are handled by an integrated GPU, so you won't find any more multimedia performance on offer than on smaller machines. It does help to keep costs down, however, and the battery life of over three hours is reasonable for a machine of this size.

Read more: Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pi 3625 review

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