Fujitsu Lifebook U574


Fujitsu Lifebook U574Notebook: Fujitsu Lifebook U574 (LifeBook U Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.578kg
Price: 899 euro
Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 68%, features: - %, display: 69% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Fujitsu Lifebook U574

78% Fujitsu Lifebook U574 Ultrabook Review | Notebookcheck
Deceptive. Slim and good-looking business laptops are possible nowadays. The non-glare touchscreen of Fujitsu's Lifebook U574 is rare, though. Is it only smoke and mirrors or a solid business subnotebook that meets all fundamental criteria?
Fujitsu LIFEBOOK U574: выбирай японское качество
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Comfortable waterproof keyboard; slim and lightweight; durable case; good autonomy; decent hardware. Negative: Relatively high price; poor display and speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2014
Рад служить. Обзор ноутбука FUJITSU LIFEBOOK U574
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Light; comfortable keyboard; good touchpad; robust case; long battery life. Negative: Extremely poor display; poor sound system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2014



Those looking for touchscreen ultrabooks are spoilt for choice as manufacturers continue to flood the market with many variations. The Fujitsu Lifebook U574 is another player in this particular space and deserves a look by consumers.

It comes with a 4th generation Intel i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM and your choice of a 500 GB HDD with SSD cache or a 128/256 GB SSD. These specs are pretty standard in a lot of ultrabooks of this price range and given the speed upgrade from an HDD to an SSD, the solid state drive is definitely recommended. There is enough processing power with turbo up to 2.6 GHz and RAM to do almost anything you need it to.

It's coupled with an integrated Intel HD 4400 GPU which is able to play some older last gen games at medium settings. Newer more graphically intense games might be unplayable. The 13.3 inch touchscreen has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and is anti-glare to prevent reflection but don't expect great visibility under sunlight as it’s just a standard display.

Fujitsu claims the battery will last up to 11 hours of mixed use, which means you don't have to worry much if you're travelling as it can last quite awhile on a single charge. This ultrabook is definitely not for everyone being at this price range but if you're looking for a solid performing device with a touchscreen, the Fujitsu Lifebook U574 deserves a look.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

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

13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.578 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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".

78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06-11 (Update: 2014-06-11)