Fujitsu LifeBook E780


Fujitsu LifeBook E780Notebook: Fujitsu LifeBook E780 (Lifebook E Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the Fujitsu LifeBook E780

70% Fujitsu LifeBook E780 review
Source: CNet English

The Fujitsu LifeBook E780 is designed for professionals who need a sturdy laptop  with fast performance and good security features. It doesn't come cheap, however. The model we had in for review will set you back around £1200. The 15.6-inch Fujitsu LifeBook E780 is a speedy performer, has good security features and impressive build quality, but its high price and poor screen and keyboard let it down somewhat.

Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Fujitsu LifeBook E780 notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Fujitsu's LifeBook E780 is a 15.6in widescreen laptop with a boxy design and a tacky, two-tone colour scheme. Fujitsu's LifeBook E780 is designed for professional users who want a fast notebook with a high screen resolution that's also capable of being relatively easily transported. It's well built, has good security, and you get lots of connectivity. However, it could use a faster hard drive and a DVI or HDMI port.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Fujitsu LifeBook E780 review
Source: PC Advisor English
There's no doubt that the Fujitsu LifeBook E780 is costly, but it's worth it if you want a laptop with a high-end CPU and a vibrant, Full HD screen. We wish it also had an HDMI or DVI port, and that the keys were a little softer to press. (The location of the Kensington lock on the right side is also awkward.) But overall, we like the build quality, the excellent screen, and the long list of connectivity features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
40% Fujitsu LifeBook E780 15.6-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
As a corporate laptop, the LifeBook E780 does a fairly decent job thanks to its nice set of security features to protect data. Consumers on the other hand are more interested in features such as graphics, storage and performance. In these areas, the LifeBook E780 comes up short of what the competition has to offer in this price range. The LifeBook E780 gets its desktop replacement label from its level of performance relative to other corporate class laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 40%

Foreign Reviews

94% Kampfansage an Intel?
Source: PC Praxis - 09/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 70%
80% Test: Fujitsu Lifebook E780
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 70%
92% Kraftmeier ohne Ausdauer: Notebooks mit Core i-CPU
Source: PC Praxis - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 80%
84% Fujitsu LifeBook E780, para profesionales que busquen fiabilidad
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 79%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Fujitsu: Fujitsu, founded 1935, is a Japanese company specializing in semiconductors, air conditioners, computers (supercomputers, personal computers, servers), telecommunications, and services, and is headquartered in Tokyo. Fujitsu employs around 160,000 people and has 500 subsidiary companies. The partnership with Siemens AG was established in 1999 in the form of Fujitsu Siemens Computers, one of Europe's largest IT hardware suppliers, and owned 50/50 by Fujitsu and Siemens. 2009, this cooperation was terminated. In future, no laptops will be sold with the brand "Fujitsu-Siemens" but only "Fujitsu".

75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)