Fujitsu Lifebook U904

Specifications

Fujitsu Lifebook U904Notebook: Fujitsu Lifebook U904 (LifeBook U Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 3200x1800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.38kg
Average Score: 83.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 68%, features: 80%, display: 93% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Fujitsu Lifebook U904

81% Review Fujitsu LifeBook U904 Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Hot? Fujitsu introduces its new flagship, and presents a classy-looking ultrabook alongside a docking station and an ultra-high-resolution touchscreen. The other features are also very promising. Is the U904 the perfect business laptop for on-the-go professional?
80% Fujitsu Lifebook U904 review Stylish consumer design, biometric security and a dazzling display - does this business Ultrabook have it all?
Source: Techradar English
If you're in the running for a nippy, stylish business Ultrabook and have a specific requirement - such as a WQHD+ display or biometric security - then the Lifebook U904 is an attractive option. While the keyboard and Windows 8.1's scaling issues proved two particular gripes for us, they could prove non-issues, or even advantages depending on your own needs and preferences. In addition to the business benefits, the Lifebook U904 brings many qualities over from the consumer side - from its classy, metallic finish to its slimline dimensions and lightweight nature. If you're not prepared to make any compromises and have the deep pockets to match, it would be difficult to recommended any other model can satisfy both sets of users' needs so well.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

83% Extrascharfes Ultrabook
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 84% performance: 45% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 88%
Fujitsu LifeBook U904 (i7-4600U, 10GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: c't - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
81% Fujitsu LifeBook U904 (i7-4600U, 10GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 81%
80% Fujitsu LifeBook U904 (i7-4600U, 10GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: e-media - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
98% Fujitsu LifeBook U904 (i7-4600U, 10GB RAM, 259GB SSD)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 24/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 98%
Fujitsu Ultrabook U904
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Positive: top ultrabook; very good performance and equipment; outstanding display Negative: disappointing chassis
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2013
Recenze: Fujitsu LifeBook U904 – lehký jako pírko a s extrémním rozlišením
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Premium display with high resolution; good features in a slim body; full-fledged docking; noiseless operation at office work. Negative: Too shallow keyboard and slightly delay touchpad; poor quality speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2014

Comment

Model:

If you’re in the market looking for a business laptop, the Fujitsu Lifebook U904 is certainly worth a look. Fujitsu claims that it is currently the world’s thinnest 14-inch ultrabook with a height of only 15.5 mm and you definitely won’t have any trouble slipping this in your briefcase or bag. It has an evenly distributed weight and the case is made of magnesium alloy, giving it an extremely tough and solid feel when you hold it.

The slim body however does not compromise in power; it comes in configurations from a 4th generation i5 right up to a 4th gen i7 with turbo-boosting up to 3.3 GHz. Paired with 10 GB RAM and an SSD, even the heaviest programs will open within seconds and booting up will not take much longer either.

The 14-inch display comes with a resolution of 3200 by 1800 pixels with an optional 10-point multi-touch. But due to the lack of anti-glare coating, the touch display can be very reflective; the non-touch screen variant however comes with a matte coating that makes it non-reflective.

As with most business laptops, the integrated Intel graphics will not be able to run demanding games but it can run slightly older games and lowering the resolution to 1920 by 1080. One of the main draws of ultrabooks are their battery life, this one will roughly give you a solid 7 to 8 hours of use. For those that are security conscious, it comes with a fingerprint sensor as an alternative security option.

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.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4600U:

A Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 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.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.


1.38 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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".


83.83%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Dell Inspiron 14-544
Core i5 4210U, 2.2 kg
» Asus VivoBook S451LA-CA045H
Core i5 4200U, 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Tecra Z40-A-121
Core i7 4600U, 1.5 kg
» Acer TravelMate P645-M-5420G12Tkk
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook U904-0M75A1DE
Core i5 4200U, 1.38 kg
» Eurocom Armadillo 14 inch
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» Asus VivoBook V451LA-DS51T
Core i5 4200U, 2.2 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook U904-0M0006PL
Core i5 4300U, 1.4 kg
» HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
Core i5 4300U, 1.6 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014
Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T440s 20AQ-0069GE
Core i7 4600U, 1.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4300
Core i5 4200U, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio Flip 14 SV-F14N16CXB
Core i7 4500U, 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401
Core i5 4300U, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1402
Core i7 4600U, 1.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 14-7437
Core i7 4500U, 1.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14-59395501
Core i5 4200U, 1.85 kg
» Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4200
Core i5 4200U, 2 kg
» HP Envy TouchSmart 14t-k000
Core i5 4200U, 2 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-12R
Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.65 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX302LA-C4004H
Core i5 4200U, 13ç3", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11C
Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-583P-6637
Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3
Core i5 4300U, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Asus X751L
Core i7 4500U, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» Asus Transformer Book T300LA 90NB02W1-M01450
Core i7 4500U, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» HP Envy 15-u001ng x360
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Dell Latitude E7240-SM008LE72408GER
Core i5 4300U, 12.5", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-18 (Update: 2014-01-18)