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Fujitsu Lifebook E744 (E7440MXP11DE) Notebook Review Update

Sascha Mölck (translated by Vinay Pradhan), 07/02/2014

Haswell update. Fujitsu wants to entice potential buyers with its newest 14-inch laptop from the Lifebook E series. The model features a sturdy case, good input devices, security functions and an LTE modem. In this review, we will find out if the laptop is worth its price.

For the original German review, see here.

We previously tested the Lifebook E754, and now we look at the 14-inch Lifebook E744 from the latest Fujitsu line-up of premium models. We tested the predecessor last November 2013: the Lifebook E743. Both models have similar builds, but they are different on the inside: the E744 series uses Haswell processors. How much of a difference does the new processor generation make for our test model? Find out in the following review.

For comparison sake, we will use the EliteBook 840 G1-H5G28ET (Core i7-4600U, HD Graphics 4400) and the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s 20AQ0069GE (Core i7-4600UHD Graphics 4400).

As mentioned before, the Lifebook E744 and the Lifebook E743 are quite similar in some ways, like the case, the connectivity, the input devices and the speakers. As such we will not go into further details about these aspects of our test model, as that information is already available in the review of the Lifebook E743.

Case

Like the Lifebook E754, the E744 offers a few new features not found in the predecessor: the Lifebook now has a hard-drive slot. This means that the case no longer needs to be opened to swap out of the hard drive.

Bottom of the Lifebook E743
Bottom of the Lifebook E743
Bottom of the Lifebook E744 (with hard-drive slot)
Bottom of the Lifebook E744 (with hard-drive slot)

Input Devices

Keyboard

The Lifebook E744 and E743 have basically the same keyboards; however, there are a few differences. The keyboard of our test model has a backlight and no touch stick whereas the keys of the E743 have a red border (not to be found in our E744).

Display

The Lifebook is equipped with a matte 14-inch panel. The display works at a resolution of 1600x900 pixels. Other panels are not available, which is a pity as one would expect more from a business laptop. Lenovo offers a matte Full HD IPS panel for the ThinkPad T440s. The panel has a brightness of 265 cd/m² - good, not exceptional. As the laptop will be used in many different scenarios, we would have liked to have a brighter display, like the ones found in the EliteBook (280.2 cd/m²; HD+) and the ThinkPad (282 cd/m²; Full HD).

270
cd/m²
279
cd/m²
261
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
265
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
273
cd/m²
249
cd/m²
252
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Information
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 279 cd/m²
Average: 265.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 265 cd/m²
Black: 1.15 cd/m²
Contrast: 230:1
Lifebook E744 vs. sRGB
Lifebook E744 vs. sRGB
Lifebook E744 vs. AdobeRGB
Lifebook E744 vs. AdobeRGB

In terms of contrast (230:1) and black value (1.15 cd/m²), the Fujitsu model offers a sad performance: These values are unacceptable for a 1,600 Euros (~$2174) laptop. The EliteBook (406:1, 0.69 cd/m²) will not win a trophy but the ThinkPad (816:1, 0.38 cd/m²) can offer decent values. The sRGB and AdobeRGB color spectrums cannot be covered by the panel of our test model: 55% (sRGB) and 38% (AdobeRGB) coverage.

Right out of the box, the average DeltaE-2000 deviation is 9.66. This places the panel amongst the numerous other standard panels we have tested. Furthermore, a blue tinge plagues the screen. Calibration significantly improves the color accuracy, dropping the DeltaE-2000 deviation to 3.15, which allows the panel to reach around its desired range (DeltaE smaller than 3) and the blue tinge to disappear.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Gray levels
CalMAN - Gray levels
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Gray levels (calibrated)
CalMAN - Gray levels (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)

Thanks to the matte surface, outdoors use is comfortable. However, one should avoid very bright surroundings.

Fujitsu uses an ordinary TN panel which means the user will have to live with limited viewing angles. A change in the vertical viewing angle causes the picture to rapidly distort whereas horizontally, things look better, as multiple people can look at the screen simultaneously.

The Lifebook outdoors.
The Lifebook outdoors.
Viewing angles of the Lifebook E744
Viewing angles of the Lifebook E744

Performance

The Lifebook E744 is Fujitsu's idea of a 14-inch premium business notebook. Standard processors (no ULV) are used, which means the laptop offers sufficient performance for office, Internet and communication purposes. Standard business features such as a docking interface and an LTE modem are also included. Our test model is available for 1,600 to 1,700 Euros (~$2174 to ~$2310). However, there are various configurations which are cheaper, like the E7440M8501DE, priced at 950 Euros (~$1291, at the time of writing).

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HWInfo
System information - Fujitsu Lifebook E744

Processor

The Lifebook is equipped with an Intel Core i7-4702MQ. This quad-core CPU comes from the latest Haswell CPU generation. It works at a speed of 2.2 GHz and Turbo allows it to run at up to 2.9 GHz (4 cores), 3.1 GHz (2 cores) and 3.2 GHz (single core). This processor is a standard mobile processor with a TDP value of 37 W. The CPU tests of Cinebench are run by the processor the same on battery or plugged in: the single-thread tests are run at 2.6 - 3.1 GHz whereas the multi-thread tests are run at 2.6 GHz. The performance of the CPU is not fully used.

Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
7462 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
19148 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6078 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6997
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
15152
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4586
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
21.28 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
5.43 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.4 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
18.8 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
509 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
124 Points
Help
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Fujitsu LifeBook E744
HD Graphics 4600, 4702MQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZ7TE256HMHP
1.4 Points ∼70%
HP Probook 645 G1
Radeon HD 8450G, A6-5350M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
0.87 Points ∼44% -38%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (H5F62ET)
HD Graphics 4400, 4200U, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
0.95 Points ∼48% -32%
Dell Latitude E5440-4668
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.22 Points ∼61% -13%
Fujitsu Lifebook E743-0M55A1DE
HD Graphics 4000, 3230M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1.23 Points ∼62% -12%
Acer TravelMate P645-MG-74508G75tkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4500U, Toshiba THNSNJ256GMCT
1.24 Points ∼62% -11%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (F2R72UT)
HD Graphics 5000, 4650U, Sandisk X110 SD6SN1M-256G-1006
1.36 Points ∼68% -3%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440s 20AQ0069GE
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD2560/0L9
1.42 Points ∼71% +1%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
1.46 Points ∼73% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T440p 20AN-006VGE
GeForce GT 730M, 4700MQ, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
1.51 Points ∼76% +8%
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Fujitsu LifeBook E744
HD Graphics 4600, 4702MQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZ7TE256HMHP
5.43 Points ∼31%
HP Probook 645 G1
Radeon HD 8450G, A6-5350M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
1.34 Points ∼8% -75%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (H5F62ET)
HD Graphics 4400, 4200U, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
2.48 Points ∼14% -54%
Acer TravelMate P645-MG-74508G75tkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4500U, Toshiba THNSNJ256GMCT
2.55 Points ∼14% -53%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (F2R72UT)
HD Graphics 5000, 4650U, Sandisk X110 SD6SN1M-256G-1006
2.66 Points ∼15% -51%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440s 20AQ0069GE
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD2560/0L9
2.75 Points ∼16% -49%
Dell Latitude E5440-4668
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.75 Points ∼16% -49%
Fujitsu Lifebook E743-0M55A1DE
HD Graphics 4000, 3230M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
2.89 Points ∼16% -47%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
2.92 Points ∼17% -46%
Lenovo ThinkPad T440p 20AN-006VGE
GeForce GT 730M, 4700MQ, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
5.86 Points ∼33% +8%

System Performance

The system runs smoothly and Windows starts up quickly. The results in PCMark benchmarks confirm our impression.

PC Mark
PCMark 74334 points
PCMark 8 Home v22790 points
PCMark 8 Creative v22758 points
PCMark 8 Work v23972 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Fujitsu LifeBook E744
HD Graphics 4600, 4702MQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZ7TE256HMHP
3972 Points ∼73%
Dell Latitude E5440-4668
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2389 Points ∼44% -40%
HP Probook 645 G1
Radeon HD 8450G, A6-5350M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
3175 Points ∼58% -20%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
5180 Points ∼95% +30%

Storage Devices

The Lifebook uses a Solid State Drive from Samsung. The SSD has a capacity of 256 GB, of which around 180 GB is available to the user. Overall, the SSD offers good transfer rates but it cannot compete with top models like the Samsung 840-EVO-SSD.

Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZ7TE256HMHP
Transfer Rate Minimum: 49.8 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 444 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 364.1 MB/s
Access Time: 0.1 ms
Burst Rate: 178.2 MB/s
Fujitsu LifeBook E744
Intel Core i7-4702MQ, Intel HD Graphics 4600, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZ7TE256HMHP
HP EliteBook 840 G1
Intel Core i7-4600U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
Lenovo Thinkpad T440s 20AQ0069GE
Intel Core i7-4600U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD2560/0L9
AS SSD
-104%
-20%
Seq Read512.82450.87
-12%
488.72
-5%
Seq Write254.71223.95
-12%
247.9
-3%
4K Read33.3123.67
-29%
24.18
-27%
4K Write98.1695.35
-3%
56.37
-43%
4K-64 Read368.46204.34
-45%
362.62
-2%
4K-64 Write196.32217.15
11%
217.95
11%
Access Time Read *0.0960.102
-6%
0.1
-4%
Access Time Write *0.0330.277
-739%
0.062
-88%

* ... smaller is better

Graphics Card

The Intel HD Graphics 4600 chip is used in the Lifebook. This GPU supports DirectX 11.1 and operates at speeds of 400 - 1,150 MHz. In 3DMark benchmarks, our test model performs better than the comparison models as it has the strongest IGP.

3D Mark
3DMark 111058 points
3DMark Ice Storm44370 points
3DMark Cloud Gate5515 points
3DMark Fire Strike590 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Fujitsu LifeBook E744
HD Graphics 4600, 4702MQ, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZ7TE256HMHP
1058 Points ∼6%
Fujitsu Lifebook E743-0M55A1DE
HD Graphics 4000, 3230M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
559 Points ∼3% -47%
HP Probook 645 G1
Radeon HD 8450G, A6-5350M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
789 Points ∼4% -25%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (H5F62ET)
HD Graphics 4400, 4200U, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
814 Points ∼5% -23%
Lenovo Thinkpad T440s 20AQ0069GE
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD2560/0L9
951 Points ∼5% -10%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (F2R72UT)
HD Graphics 5000, 4650U, Sandisk X110 SD6SN1M-256G-1006
962 Points ∼5% -9%
HP EliteBook 840 G1
HD Graphics 4400, 4600U, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
988 Points ∼5% -7%
Dell Latitude E5440-4668
HD Graphics 4400, 4300U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1015 Points ∼6% -4%
Acer TravelMate P645-MG-74508G75tkk
Radeon HD 8750M, 4500U, Toshiba THNSNJ256GMCT
1854 Points ∼10% +75%
Lenovo ThinkPad T440p 20AN-006VGE
GeForce GT 730M, 4700MQ, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
1886 Points ∼10% +78%

Gaming Performance

The Lifebook is fine with games, but the settings should not be too high. Max settings are only possible for games which are very easy to run, like FIFA 14. The performance in games can be significantly boosted with an easy upgrade: Adding a second RAM module will allow the laptop to use dual-channel mode. The GPU can then be used better and the frame rates rise by an average of 20%.

low med.high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 52.624.113fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 35.216.913.8fps
Thief (2014) 16.59.37.5fps

Emissions

System Noise

While idle, the fan is usually quiet. This means the Lifebook stays silent for the majority of the time. However, the laptop emits a low electronic whistling, which we believe is due to the hard drive. The fan starts to work when the notebook needs more performance. The emissions rise at medium load (3DMark06 running) and at full load (stress test: Prime95 and Furmark running for at least a hour) to 37.4 dB and 43 - 45.2 dB (the fan pulsates during the stress test). The ThinkPad and the EliteBook work much quieter, showing the advantage of ULV processors.

Noise Level

Idle 28.2 / 28.2 / 28.2 dB(A)
DVD 36.8 / dB(A)
Load 37.4 / 45.2 dB(A)
 
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silent
40 dB
audible
50 dB
loud
 
min: , med: , max:    Voltcraft sl-451 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

The Lifebook E744 in the stress test.
The Lifebook E744 in the stress test.

The Lifebook does not heat up too much at any point in time. During the stress test, we measured a max of 41 °C. The outer temperatures of the EliteBook and the ThinkPad during the stress test are only slightly below that of our test model. This may surprise at first glance, considering that both models use ULV CPUs. However, the reason behind this heating up is that the fans of both models do not turn up enough.

The stress test (Prime95 and Furmark running for at least 1 hour) is run by the test model with the same performance whether on battery or plugged in: the CPU runs at a constant 2.2 GHz while the graphics chip operates at 700 MHz. The CPU temperatures reach 80 °C during the test.

Max. Load
 37.8 °C30.1 °C27.7 °C 
 35.8 °C30.5 °C27.5 °C 
 35 °C31.3 °C27.9 °C 
Maximum: 37.8 °C
Average: 31.5 °C
27.5 °C28.9 °C36.2 °C
27.6 °C29.9 °C41 °C
27.2 °C31.7 °C31.8 °C
Maximum: 41 °C
Average: 31.3 °C
Power Supply (max.)  51.3 °C | Room Temperature 24.7 °C | Fluke 62 Max

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Despite a strong quad-core CPU, the power consumption of the test model is moderate. Sadly, the CPU does not run at max speed at full load, which means the max power consumption is lower as well. The EliteBook and the ThinkPad require less power, which can be recognized from their ULV CPUs.

Power Consumption

Off / Standby 0.0 / 0.1 Watt
Idle 5 / 8.8 / 9 Watt
Load 39.6 / 50.1 Watt
 
Key: min: , med: , max:         Extech Power Analyzer 380803

Battery Life

While idle, the battery lasts 14:41 hours for our test model. This places the laptop between the EliteBook (12:58 h) and the ThinkPad (28:15 h). The idle mode runtime was tested using the Battery Eater Reader's test which lets the screen run at the lowest brightness, with "Power Saver" mode turned on and wireless modules off. At load, the LifeBook quits after 1:46 h. The EliteBook (1:52 h) and the ThinkPad (3:45 h) last longer. This scenario was tested using the Battery Eater Classic test which allows the panel to run at max brightness, "High Performance" mode and turns on all wireless modules.

The practical WLAN test ends after 5:51 h. Once again, the EliteBook (6:04 h) and the ThinkPad (12:30 h) beat the test model. The test uses a script to load websites every 40 seconds. The "Power Saver" mode is turned on and the brightness is set to 150 cd/m². The DVD playback stops on the Lifebook after 4:58 h. The two competitors were not recorded with this test. The DVD test is run with "Power Saver" mode (or higher, if the playback is not fluid), full brightness and wireless modules turned off.

Overall, our test model offers good runtimes but lags behind the competition. The runtimes are close to those of the EliteBook, which is equipped with a smaller battery (HP: 50 Wh, Fujitsu: 72 Wh, Lenovo: 96 Wh). The ThinkPad lasts the longest thanks to a large battery and ULV CPU.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
14h 41min
WiFi Surfing
5h 51min
DVD
4h 58min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 46min
Fujitsu LifeBook E744
Intel Core i7-4702MQ, Intel HD Graphics 4600, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZ7TE256HMHP
Lenovo Thinkpad T440s 20AQ0069GE
Intel Core i7-4600U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD2560/0L9
HP EliteBook 840 G1
Intel Core i7-4600U, Intel HD Graphics 4400, Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series SSDSC2BF180A4H
Fujitsu Lifebook E743-0M55A1DE
Intel Core i5-3230M, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
Battery Runtime
106%
-1%
3%
Reader / Idle8811695
92%
778
-12%
Load106225
112%
112
6%
145
37%
DVD298268
-10%
WiFi351750
114%
364
4%
290
-17%
H.264670296

Verdict

Like the Lifebook E754, the Lifebook E744 is nothing more than a Haswell update of its predecessor. This means that the E744 inherits all the strengths of the Lifebook E743 like its good input devices and light, sturdy case. However, the E744 receives some advantages from the Haswell CPU. For example, the power consumption drops significantly and results in a rise in battery life. The E744 has also been equipped with an external hard-drive slot, which makes swapping the hard drive much easier. This is a sensible upgrade, found also in the E754. The display is a big weakness of our test model. The poor contrast and viewing angles will cause potential buyers to doubt. For a price of 1,600 to 1,700 Euros (~$2174 to ~$2310), Fujitsu really should be able to offer more.

The EliteBook 840 G1-H5G28ET can be seen as an equal to the Lifebook. However, the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s 20AQ0069GE outdoes our test model on quite a few fronts. It is priced in the same region but has a better display and can offer almost triple the battery life. If you are performance-hungry, we recommend the sibling model of the T440s: the ThinkPad T440p. This model uses a standard quad-core CPU and even offers Core i7 quad-core processors, while maintaining its great battery life.

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In Review: Fujitsu Lifebook E744 (E7440MXP11DE). Test model provided by Fujitsu Deutschland.
In Review: Fujitsu Lifebook E744 (E7440MXP11DE). Test model provided by Fujitsu Deutschland.

Specifications

Fujitsu LifeBook E744
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 4600, Core: 400-1150 MHz, 9.18.10.3272
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3, Single Channel, Two RAM slots (one slot is occupied)
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, FUJ5C12, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel QM87 (Lynx Point)
Harddisk
Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZ7TE256HMHP, 256 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 jack, Microphone jack., Card Reader: SD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Standalone GPS, A-GPS, GPS XTRA, Glonass, Trusted Platform Module 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 338 x 231 ( = 1.06 x 13.31 x 9.09 in)
Weight
1.7 kg ( = 59.97 oz) Power Supply: 425 g ( = 14.99 oz)
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 cover can be opened quite wide.
The cover can be opened quite wide.
The speakers are placed above the keyboard.
The speakers are placed above the keyboard.
A fingerprint reader is included.
A fingerprint reader is included.
The Lifebook ...
The Lifebook ...
... has good input devices.
... has good input devices.
A docking port is provided.
A docking port is provided.
The DVD burner reads and writes any type of CD or DVD.
The DVD burner reads and writes any type of CD or DVD.
The battery has a capacity of 72 Wh.
The battery has a capacity of 72 Wh.

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Pro

+Light
+Stylish, solid case
+Good battery life
+Decent input devices
+Many ports
+Fast SSD
+LTE modem
+Recovery DVDs for both Windows OS
 

Cons

-Poor contrast and viewing angles
-Full CPU performance can not be used
-Limited maintenance possibilities

Shortcut

What we like

The case, the input devices and the good runtimes.

What we miss

A much better display.

What surprises us

A business notebook, which belongs to a high-price segment, is sold with such a poor display.

The competition

Acer TravelMate P645-MG-74508G75tkk, HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (F2R72UT), Lenovo ThinkPad T440, Dell Latitude E5440-4668, HP ProBook 645 G1, HP ProBook 640 G1, Fujitsu Lifebook E743, HP EliteBook 840 G1-H5G28ET, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A7-002DGE, Lenovo ThinkPad T440s 20AQ0069GE.

Rating

Fujitsu LifeBook E744
06/14/2014 v4
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
87 / 98 → 89%
Keyboard
85%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
88%
Weight
67 / 67 → 100%
Battery
87%
Display
74%
Games Performance
63 / 85 → 74%
Application Performance
80%
Temperature
86%
Noise
91%
Audio
59%
Camera
42 / 85 → 49%
Average
77%
84%
Office *
Weighted Average

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Author: Sascha Mölck, 2014-07- 2 (Update: 2014-07- 4)