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Fujitsu LifeBook E754 (E7540MXP11DE) Notebook Review Update

Sascha Mölck (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 06/17/2014

Businessman's delight? Fujitsu launches a heavily armed machine dubbed Lifebook E754: matte Full HD screen, Haswell quad-core processor, a swift Samsung SSD, and an LTE modem. Good battery runtimes round off the bundle. Our report uncovers whether Fujitsu has designed the ideal business laptop.

For the original German review, see here.

Fujitsu sent us the premium model of its Lifebook E754 series for our tests. The exteriors have not been modified compared with the former line - Lifebook E753. The only difference is found inside; the Ivy Bridge processors have been replaced with Haswell models. Read in our report whether the Lifebook benefits, and whether it excels its precursor with that.

We used the HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET (Core i7-4600U, Radeon HD 8750M) and Lenovo ThinkPad T540p-20BE005YGE (Core i7-4700MQ, GeForce GT 730M) to classify the laptop. Both rivals are roughly within the same price range as the Lifebook, and both laptops are also available without dedicated GPUs.

Since both the Lifebook E754 and Lifebook E753 feature an identical build, we will not go in-depth about the casing, connectivity, input devices or speakers. The corresponding information can be found in the review of the Lifebook E753.

Case

As said in the intro, the same casing is used for both the Lifebook E754 and the Lifebook E753. However, a slight difference exists: Unlike the Lifebook E753, the E754 features a hard drive compartment. Thus, there is no need to open the casing for replacing the hard drive.

Lifebook E753: underside
Lifebook E753: underside
Lifebook E753: underside (hard-drive compartment opened)
Lifebook E753: underside (hard-drive compartment opened)

Display

Like the Lifebook E753, the Lifebook E754 also sports a matte, 15.6-inch screen that has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The screen provides a brightness of 268.8 cd/m². Though this rate is acceptable, we expect more from a portable business laptop. It should at least have 300 cd/m². For example, the ThinkPad's screen (309.6 cd/m²; 2880x1620 pixels) supplies this rate. The screen in the EliteBook (263.8 cd/m²; Full HD) is on par with the one in the Lifebook.

290
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
301
cd/m²
238
cd/m²
257
cd/m²
272
cd/m²
235
cd/m²
253
cd/m²
284
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Information
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 301 cd/m²
Average: 268.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 78 %
Center on Battery: 257 cd/m²
Black: 0.25 cd/m²
Contrast: 1028:1
Lifebook E754 vs. sRGB
Lifebook E754 vs. sRGB
Lifebook E754 vs. AdobeRGB
Lifebook E754 vs. AdobeRGB

The screen's contrast of 1028:1 and black level of 0.25 cd/m² are very good. The Lifebook outperforms its precursor (730:1; 0.47 cd/m²), as well as both the ThinkPad (537:1; 0.62 cd/m²) and EliteBook (413:1; 0.64 cd/m²). The screen in Fujitsu's laptop does not quite completely reproduce the sRGB and AdobeRGB color spaces. The coverage rates are 67% of sRGB and 49% of AdobeRGB.

The screen's average DeltaE 2000 shift is 6.08 in state of delivery. Thus, the screen is better than the majority of models that we have assessed. The screen does not exhibit a bluish cast. The color accuracy can be increased even more by calibrating it. The screen only misses the target range of DeltaE less than 3 marginally after performing this action.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Satuation Sweeps
CalMAN - Satuation Sweeps
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)

It is possible to use the laptop outdoors. The combination of matte surface, high contrast, and sufficient brightness pays off here. However, direct sunlight should be avoided.

Like in the Lifebook E753, an IPS screen is installed in the Lifebook E754. Consequently, the Lifebook features very wide and stable viewing angles. No matter from what position the laptop is viewed, the screen's content can always be recognized.

The Lifebook outdoors (direct sunlight)
The Lifebook outdoors (direct sunlight)
Viewing angles: Lifebook E754
Viewing angles: Lifebook E754

Performance

Fujitsu has placed a purebred business laptop in its product line with the Lifebook E754. The installed processor offers more than enough power for most applications from the office, Internet, and communication fields. Beyond that, the laptop serves with common business features, such as a docking port, security features, a modular bay, and LTE modem. Our review sample is available for approximately 1700 Euros (~$2305). The least expensive model (E7540M8501DE) was sold for about 950 Euros (~$1288) at the time writing.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
System information: Fujitsu Lifebook E754

Processor

A Core i7-4702MQ processor powers the Lifebook. It is a Haswell quad-core processor with a base clock speed of 2.2 GHz. The speed can be boosted up to 2.9 GHz (four cores), 3.1 GHz (two cores), and 3.2 GHz (one core only) via Turbo. The Lifebook's CPU cannot always max out its full performance. For example, it performed the single-thread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks with 2.6 to 3.1 GHz. The CPU processed the multi-thread tests with a stable 2.6 GHz. This behavior was noticed in both AC and battery mode. We ascertained the same mannerism in the Lifebook E753.

Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
7126 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
20244 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5915 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6906
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
15461
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4529
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
20.66 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
5.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.4 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
17.79 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
521 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
124 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Help
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Fujitsu Lifebook E754
HD Graphics 4600, 4702MQ, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
1.4 Points ∼70%
HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G34ET
HD Graphics 4400, 4200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
1.13 Points ∼57% -19%
Dell Latitude E5540
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.2 Points ∼60% -14%
Fujitsu Lifebook E753 Premium Selection
HD Graphics 4000, 3632QM, Micron RealSSD C400 (MTFDDAK256MAM-1K12)
1.29 Points ∼65% -8%
HP ProBook 650-H5G81ET
HD Graphics 4600, 4200M, Liteonit LCS-128M6S
1.34 Points ∼67% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T540p-20BE005YGE
GeForce GT 730M, 4700MQ, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
1.49 Points ∼75% +6%
HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET
Radeon HD 8750M, 4600U, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
1.43 Points ∼72% +2%
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Fujitsu Lifebook E754
HD Graphics 4600, 4702MQ, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
5.6 Points ∼32%
HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G34ET
HD Graphics 4400, 4200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2.49 Points ∼14% -56%
Dell Latitude E5540
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.76 Points ∼16% -51%
HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET
Radeon HD 8750M, 4600U, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
2.91 Points ∼17% -48%
HP ProBook 650-H5G81ET
HD Graphics 4600, 4200M, Liteonit LCS-128M6S
3.23 Points ∼18% -42%
Fujitsu Lifebook E753 Premium Selection
HD Graphics 4000, 3632QM, Micron RealSSD C400 (MTFDDAK256MAM-1K12)
5.79 Points ∼33% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T540p-20BE005YGE
GeForce GT 730M, 4700MQ, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
6.77 Points ∼38% +21%
Dell Latitude E6540 FHD HD 8790M
Radeon HD 8790M, 4800MQ, Liteonit LCS-128M6S
6.99 Points ∼40% +25%

System Performance

A look at the laptop's specifications immediately reveals that the laptop is definitely not the slowest of its kind. A strong Core i7 processor provides the needed computing power, and a swift Samsung SSD ensures a fast system speed. Consequently, the PCMark benchmark scores are also very good. A bit more would have been possible if the processor could develop its full potential. Surprisingly, the precursor beats the E754 in all PCMark benchmarks. We believe this is because the E753's working memory operates in dual-channel mode, and its processor calculates the tests in a higher speed.

PC Mark
PCMark 74446 points
PCMark 8 Home v22719 points
PCMark 8 Creative v22804 points
PCMark 8 Work v23869 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Fujitsu Lifebook E754
HD Graphics 4600, 4702MQ, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
3869 Points ∼71%
HP ProBook 650-H5G81ET
HD Graphics 4600, 4200M, Liteonit LCS-128M6S
2230 Points ∼41% -42%
HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G34ET
HD Graphics 4400, 4200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
4053 Points ∼74% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T540p-20BE005YGE
GeForce GT 730M, 4700MQ, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
4323 Points ∼79% +12%
HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET
Radeon HD 8750M, 4600U, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
4908 Points ∼90% +27%

Storage Devices

Our review sample is not furnished with a conventional hard drive but features a solid state drive from Samsung. The SSD has a total capacity of 250 GB. The user cannot access a part of the storage because it is reserved for recovery features. The SSD provided consistently good transfer rates, but it does not quite belong to the absolute top-of-the-line SSDs. It can only provide considerably lower write speeds than other models, such as Samsung's 840 EVO SSD. For example, this SSD is found in the Bullman Dirtbook that we recently tested.

Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
Transfer Rate Minimum: 416.5 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 453.7 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 441.9 MB/s
Access Time: 0.1 ms
Burst Rate: 167.8 MB/s
Fujitsu Lifebook E754
Intel Core i7-4702MQ, Intel HD Graphics 4600, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET
Intel Core i7-4600U, AMD Radeon HD 8750M, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
Lenovo ThinkPad T540p-20BE005YGE
Intel Core i7-4700MQ, NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
Fujitsu Lifebook E753 Premium Selection
Intel Core i7-3632QM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Micron RealSSD C400 (MTFDDAK256MAM-1K12)
AS SSD
-63%
-7%
-169%
Seq Read514.92454.65
-12%
513.2
0%
437.13
-15%
Seq Write248.27221.29
-11%
243.27
-2%
269.78
9%
4K Read27.223.84
-12%
25.99
-4%
19.24
-29%
4K Write69.44101.37
46%
71.32
3%
51.54
-26%
4K-64 Read360.54201.11
-44%
301.62
-16%
165.03
-54%
4K-64 Write187.43215.61
15%
206.64
10%
168.36
-10%
Access Time Read *0.080.097
-21%
0.102
-28%
0.1
-25%
Access Time Write *0.040.226
-465%
0.048
-20%
0.522
-1205%

* ... smaller is better

Graphics Card

The well-known HD Graphics 4600 graphics core from Intel is responsible for video output. The GPU supports DirectX 11.1 and clocks with speeds ranging from 400 MHz to 1150 MHz. The scores of the different 3DMark benchmarks do not give reason for complaint; they correspond to the graphics-core performance capabilities. However, the Lifebook cannot compete with the scores of the EliteBook or ThinkPad because both rivals sport a dedicated GPU.

3D Mark
3DMark 111030 points
3DMark Ice Storm41672 points
3DMark Cloud Gate5412 points
3DMark Fire Strike571 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Fujitsu Lifebook E754
HD Graphics 4600, 4702MQ, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
1030 Points ∼7%
Fujitsu Lifebook E753 Premium Selection
HD Graphics 4000, 3632QM, Micron RealSSD C400 (MTFDDAK256MAM-1K12)
725 Points ∼5% -30%
HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G34ET
HD Graphics 4400, 4200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
762 Points ∼5% -26%
Dell Latitude E5540
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1009 Points ∼7% -2%
HP ProBook 650-H5G81ET
HD Graphics 4600, 4200M, Liteonit LCS-128M6S
1079 Points ∼8% +5%
HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET
Radeon HD 8750M, 4600U, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
1791 Points ∼13% +74%
Lenovo ThinkPad T540p-20BE005YGE
GeForce GT 730M, 4700MQ, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
1896 Points ∼13% +84%
Dell Latitude E6540 FHD HD 8790M
Radeon HD 8790M, 4800MQ, Liteonit LCS-128M6S
2425 Points ∼17% +135%

Gaming Performance

Dealing with computer games does not belong to the Lifebook's primary application field. Nevertheless, the laptop manages to render many titles in low to medium resolution and low quality settings smoothly. Some games even allow higher resolutions and/or quality settings, for example, FIFA 14 and Counter Strike: GO. A few additional frames per second can be retrieved by installing a second working-memory module. The working memory then operates in dual-channel mode, which makes better use of the GPU. That should increase the frame rates by averagely 20%; the exact percentage varies from game to game.

low med.high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 5323.813fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 34.716.613.4fps
Thief (2014) 16.29.17.3fps
Fujitsu Lifebook E754
Intel Core i7-4702MQ, Intel HD Graphics 4600, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET
Intel Core i7-4600U, AMD Radeon HD 8750M, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
Lenovo ThinkPad T540p-20BE005YGE
Intel Core i7-4700MQ, NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
Thief
48%
69%
1024x768 Very Low Preset16.221
30%
25.8
59%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX9.114.8
63%
15.9
75%
1366x768 High Preset AA:FXAA & Low SS AF:4x7.311.1
52%
12.7
74%

Emissions

System Noise

The Lifebook was silent when idling; the fan was virtually always inactive. The fan first increased speed during medium load via 3DMark06 and full load in the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark run for at least one hour). The noise level increased to 39.7 and 44 dB. These rates are absolutely acceptable for a laptop featuring a Core i7 processor. The laptop has an overall slightly quieter operating noise than its precursor.

Noise Level

Idle 27.6 / 27.6 / 27.6 dB(A)
DVD 37.6 / dB(A)
Load 39.7 / 44.3 dB(A)
 
    30 dB
silent
40 dB
audible
50 dB
loud
 
min: , med: , max:    Voltcraft sl-451 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

The Lifebook E754 in the stress test
The Lifebook E754 in the stress test

The fan's much higher speed during load had a good side: The laptop's temperature only rose moderately during the stress test. It only surpassed 40 °C on one measuring point. It looks the same in the ThinkPad, and the EliteBook gets warmer. The temperatures of the three laptops do not increase excessively in idle mode.

The Lifebook performed the stress test (Prime95 and Furmark run for at least one hour) in both AC and battery mode in the same manner. The processor clocked with 2.2 GHz, and the graphics card ran with a speed of 650 MHz. The CPU's temperature settled to approximately 80 °C in the stress test.

Max. Load
 35.5 °C30.2 °C27 °C 
 37.1 °C30.9 °C26.4 °C 
 34.8 °C31.3 °C26.6 °C 
Maximum: 37.1 °C
Average: 31.1 °C
26.1 °C27.4 °C34.3 °C
26.1 °C28.6 °C43.1 °C
25.5 °C28.9 °C32.5 °C
Maximum: 43.1 °C
Average: 30.3 °C
Power Supply (max.)  53 °C | Room Temperature 23.5 °C | Fluke 62 Max

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The low idle power consumption of 4.4 to 8.3 watts has to be praised. We know these rates from ULV laptops, but a standard mobile processor is installed in the Lifebook (no ULV). The Lifebook's energy requirement climbed to 38.9 watts during medium load (via 3DMark06) and 50.7 watts (stress test; Prime95 and Furmark run for at least one hour). Thus, the Lifebook is on par with the EliteBook. This also makes it evident that the processor in Fujitsu's laptop does not use its Turbo during the stress test. Overall, the Lifebook E754 consumes considerably less power than its precursor.

Power Consumption

Off / Standby 0.0 / 0.1 Watt
Idle 4.4 / 7.8 / 8.3 Watt
Load 38.9 / 50.7 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Extech Power Analyzer 380803
Fujitsu Lifebook E754
Intel Core i7-4702MQ, Intel HD Graphics 4600, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET
Intel Core i7-4600U, AMD Radeon HD 8750M, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
Lenovo ThinkPad T540p-20BE005YGE
Intel Core i7-4700MQ, NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
Fujitsu Lifebook E753 Premium Selection
Intel Core i7-3632QM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Micron RealSSD C400 (MTFDDAK256MAM-1K12)
Power Consumption
-4%
-86%
-55%
Idle Minimum *4.44.1
7%
9.1
-107%
7.9
-80%
Idle Average *7.88.6
-10%
13.8
-77%
13.4
-72%
Idle Maximum *8.39.3
-12%
17.4
-110%
14.7
-77%
Load Average *38.942.8
-10%
60.4
-55%
45.5
-17%
Load Maximum *50.748.6
4%
92.6
-83%
65.7
-30%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The Lifebook's battery lasted for 14:58 h in idle mode. Both the EliteBook (9:55 h) and ThinkPad (9:04 h) are drained sooner. Idle mode is ascertained using Battery Eater's Reader's test: The screen is set to minimum brightness, the energy-saving profile is enabled, and the wireless modules are turned off. The Lifebook shut down after 1:43 h of load. The EliteBook (2:11 h) and ThinkPad (3:53 h) both last longer. The load runtime is tested using Battery Eater's Classic test. The screen's brightness is set to maximum, the high-performance mode is enabled, and the wireless modules are activated.

Fujitsu's laptop stopped the Wi-Fi test after 6:02 h. It is thus between the EliteBook (5:56 h) and ThinkPad (6:55 h). Websites are opened automatically every 40 seconds, the energy-saving profile is enabled, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m² for this test. DVD playback was possible for 4:59 h on the Lifebook. Thus, it places itself before the EliteBook (4:14 h). We did not perform this test with the ThinkPad. The DVD test is performed using enabled energy-saving profile (or a higher profile should the DVD not run smoothly), maximum screen brightness, and disabled wireless modules.

All in all, the Lifebook's battery runtimes clearly benefit from the Haswell processor. The laptop runs longer than its precursor with one battery filling - with the same battery capacity. A minor drawback: Both laptops achieve virtually the same runtimes in the practical Wi-Fi test.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
14h 58min
WiFi Surfing
6h 02min
DVD
4h 59min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 43min
Fujitsu Lifebook E754
Intel Core i7-4702MQ, Intel HD Graphics 4600, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET
Intel Core i7-4600U, AMD Radeon HD 8750M, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
Lenovo ThinkPad T540p-20BE005YGE
Intel Core i7-4700MQ, NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV
Fujitsu Lifebook E753 Premium Selection
Intel Core i7-3632QM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Micron RealSSD C400 (MTFDDAK256MAM-1K12)
Battery Runtime
-3%
34%
-18%
Reader / Idle898595
-34%
544
-39%
606
-33%
Load103131
27%
233
126%
79
-23%
DVD299256
-14%
WiFi362356
-2%
415
15%
354
-2%
H.264254357

Verdict

Fujitsu's Lifebook E753 convinced us last year and reaped in a "Good" with 86%. It provided good input devices, a matte IPS screen, and a light, well-built casing. The Lifebook E754 can now boast with all these traits. Consequently, there was no reason for modifying the device - with one exception: In contrast to the E753, the E754 offers a practical hard drive compartment. Apart from that, Fujitsu only updated the technical components in the Lifebook E754. Therefore, we will only look at the innovations in the verdict.

First, there is the Haswell processor. The processor theoretically achieves a slightly higher computing performance than the model in the Lifebook E753. However, since the CPU's full performance cannot be retrieved in either laptop, the CPU's computing power of both laptops is on par. Then again, the Haswell processor's power consumption is considerably lower and results in overall better battery runtimes. The second innovation is Samsung's SSD. It operates much faster than the model in the Lifebook E753. In a nutshell, the Lifebook E754 should be preferred over the still available precursor.

Both HP's EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET and Lenovo's ThinkPad T540p-20BE005YGE would be alternatives when a dedicated GPU is required in a business laptop. The ThinkPad additionally scores with its high-resolution screen (2880x1620 pixels).

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In Review: Fujitsu Lifebook E754 (E7540MXP11DE). Test model courtesy of Fujitsu Germany.
In Review: Fujitsu Lifebook E754 (E7540MXP11DE). Test model courtesy of Fujitsu Germany.

Specifications

Fujitsu Lifebook E754

:: Processor
:: Mainboard
Intel QM87 (Lynx Point)
:: Memory
8192 MB, DDR3, single-channel, two memory banks (one bank filled)
:: Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 4600, Core: 400-1150 MHz, 9.18.10.3272
:: Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LG Philips LP156WF4-SPH1, IPS, glossy: no
:: Harddisk
Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV, 250 GB , 180 GB free
:: Soundcard
Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
:: Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: headphone-out, microphone-in, Card Reader: SD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: standalone GPS, A-GPS, GPS XTRA, Glonass, TPM 1.2
:: Networking
Intel I217-LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless-N 7260 (b g n ), 4.0 Bluetooth, Sierra Wireless EM7305 LTE
:: Optical drive
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208CB
:: Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27 x 374 x 250
:: Weight
1.9 kg Power Supply: 0.425 kg
:: Battery
72 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.25 V, 6400 mAh
:: Price
1700 Euro
:: Operating System
Windows 8.1 Professional (64 Bit) + Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
:: Additional features
Webcam: HD webcam, Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Cyberlink YouCam, McAfee Multi Access Internet Security (trial), Microsoft Office 365 (trial), CorelDRAW Essentials X6 (download), 24 Months Warranty

 

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The lid has a large opening angle.
The lid has a large opening angle.
The DVD drive...
The DVD drive...
...can be taken out easily.
...can be taken out easily.
There are plenty of...
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...interfaces.
...interfaces.
The DVD burner reads and writes all kinds of DVDs and CDs.
The DVD burner reads and writes all kinds of DVDs and CDs.
The speakers are located above the keyboard.
The speakers are located above the keyboard.
The SIM card slot is found in the battery compartment.
The SIM card slot is found in the battery compartment.
The battery has a capacity of 72 Wh.
The battery has a capacity of 72 Wh.
The power supply has an output of 65 watts.
The power supply has an output of 65 watts.

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Pro

+Great build
+Very good input devices
+Viewing angle stable, matte IPS screen
+Eco feature
+Extensive security features
+Good battery runtimes
+Recovery DVDs for both operating systems
 

Cons

-CPU's full power not usable
-Limited maintenance options

Shortcut

What we like

The matte IPS screen, the first-rate application performance, and the good battery runtimes.

What we'd like to see

An even brighter screen would be appreciated. After all, it is an office machine for on-the-go.

What surprises us

The laptop's maintenance options are only limited. We expect more from a business laptop.

The competition

HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET, Lenovo ThinkPad T540p-20BE005YGE, HP ProBook 650 H5G81ET, Dell Latitude E6540, Dell Latitude E5540, HP ProBook 655 G1.

Rating

Fujitsu Lifebook E754
06/14/2014 v4
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
87 / 98 → 89%
Keyboard
87%
Pointing Device
90%
Connectivity
88%
Weight
64 / 67 → 94%
Battery
87%
Display
85%
Games Performance
62.4 / 85 → 73%
Application Performance
82%
Temperature
86%
Noise
90%
Audio
59%
Camera
42 / 85 → 49%
Average
78%
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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Fujitsu LifeBook E754 (E7540MXP11DE) Notebook Review Update
Author: Sascha Mölck, 2014-06-17 (Update: 2014-06-17)