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Fujitsu Celsius H780 (i7-8850H, P2000, FHD) Workstation Review

Benjamin Herzig (translated by Benjamin Herzig), 04/03/2019

Imbalanced. As a somewhat smaller player, Fujitsu is facing an uphill battle in the mobile workstation market. Can Fujitsu establish its Celsius H780 as a credible competitor against the likes of Dell, HP and Lenovo? That may be difficult, since the Fujitsu Celsius H780 revealed plenty of weaknesses in our comprehensive review.

The mobile workstation segment is not especially large. The three biggest PC manufacturers, Lenovo, Dell and HP, dominate this market with their established brands Precision, ZBook and the ThinkPad P series. One of the few other known manufacturers that tries to compete with the "big three" in this area is the Japanese manufacturer Fujitsu (whose PC business is now predominantly owned by Lenovo). Fujitsu's mobile workstations carry the brand-name Celsius and today's review unit is called Fujitsu Celsius H780. 

Fujitsu markets its big 17-inch workstation as the Celsius H900 series. The smaller 15.6-inch models are meanwhile marketed as the Celsius H700 series. Unfortunately, we did not review the Celsius H770, the direct predecessor of the Celsius H780. Therefore, we use the Fujitsu Celsius H760 laptop for our comparisons. Also, we will be comparing the Celsius H780 with current 15.6-inch workstations of the "big three" like the Lenovo ThinkPad P52, the Dell Precision 7530 and the HP ZBook 15v.

Our review unit of the Fujitsu Celsius H780 contains the Core i7-8850H, 16 GB RAM, a 512 GB SSD as well as the Nvidia Quadro P2000. This configuration costs roughly 2,500 Euros (~$2,806) in Germany.

Fujitsu Celsius H780
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 - 4096 MB, Core: 1607 MHz, Memory: 1502 MHz, 397.93, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666, 2 of 4 slots free, max. 128 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LP156WF6-SPP1, IPS LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel QM370
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, 512 GB 
, M.2 2280, 432 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Combo audio, Card Reader: SD card-reader, 1 SmartCard
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, EM7455, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 31.9 x 380 x 258 ( = 1.26 x 14.96 x 10.16 in)
Battery
96 Wh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet 6 row with numpad, Keyboard Light: yes, Recovery DVD, driver DVD, Lifebook Application Panel, Power2Go for Fujitsu, PowerDirector for Fujitsu, PhotoDirector for Fujitsu, YouCam for Fujitsu, Microsoft Office trial, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
2.752 kg ( = 97.07 oz / 6.07 pounds), Power Supply: 911 g ( = 32.13 oz / 2.01 pounds)
Price
2500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

Fujitsu introduced a new design already with the Celsius H770. The Fujitsu Celsius notebook looks a lot like the ultrabooks of the Fujitsu LifeBook U series like the LifeBook U728 – Fujitsu simply ported over the ultrabook design to the much heavier and larger workstation series. The chassis is nearly completely black with a red stripe beneath the keyboard. The palmrest and the screen lid are made out of black aluminum, while the base unit is made out of rough black plastic. Overall, the stability of both the lower part of the case as well as the lid is good and the palmrest does not flex, though the LCD cover does pass pressure to the LCD pretty quickly. Also, there is a small quality issue in the area of the LCD cover, as the edge around the screen is slightly rough. In contrast, the hinges are virtually flawless: They allow an opening angle of 180 degrees and the screen can be opened with one hand. Still, the display cover does not wiggle at all.

Servicing the Fujitsu Celsius H780 is extremely easy. The battery is not internal and is removable without the use of any tools. Two of the RAM sockets, a free M.2 slot as well as the 2.5-inch bay (without a caddy) for an HDD are all placed under the big bottom service hatch. The WWAN and the WLAN card are also accessible this way. The cooling system is visible, but it cannot be easily removed for cleaning. Additional RAM slots and the factory SSD are most likely positioned under the keyboard.

Mobile workstations are generally heavier, bigger and thicker than other laptops. However, the Fujitsu Celsius H780 laptop is especially thick, heavy and big, as all direct competitors are lighter, more compact and thinner.

Size & weight comparison

380 mm / 15 inch 257 mm / 10.1 inch 32 mm / 1.26 inch 3 kg6.57 lbs380 mm / 15 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 31.9 mm / 1.256 inch 2.8 kg6.07 lbs377.4 mm / 14.9 inch 252.3 mm / 9.93 inch 29.4 mm / 1.157 inch 2.6 kg5.71 lbs375.9 mm / 14.8 inch 251.3 mm / 9.89 inch 29.95 mm / 1.179 inch 2.6 kg5.73 lbs365 mm / 14.4 inch 256.5 mm / 10.1 inch 25.4 mm / 1 inch 2.3 kg5.13 lbs

Port selection

The Fujitsu Celsius H780 offers an ample port selection. Especially noticeable is the presence of VGA, a now seldom implemented port. Also, the Fujitsu Celsius H780 has a proprietary mechanical bottom docking port. This means that users have the choice between a traditional dock and a Thunderbolt 3 docking station.

Left: Kensington lock, RJ45-Ethernet, VGA, HDMI, USB 3.0 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt 3
Left: Kensington lock, RJ45-Ethernet, VGA, HDMI, USB 3.0 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt 3
Right: combo audio, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, charging port
Right: combo audio, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, charging port
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Precision 7530
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
193.2 MB/s ∼100% +32%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
169 MB/s ∼87% +16%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
146 MB/s ∼76%
Average of class Workstation
  (17.2 - 213, n=55)
137 MB/s ∼71% -6%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
84 MB/s ∼43% -42%
HP ZBook 15v G5
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
80.9 MB/s ∼42% -45%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Precision 7530
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
194.64 MB/s ∼100% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
189.2 MB/s ∼97% +8%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
174.4 MB/s ∼90%
Average of class Workstation
  (18.4 - 255, n=55)
173 MB/s ∼89% -1%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
171 MB/s ∼88% -2%
HP ZBook 15v G5
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87.7 MB/s ∼45% -50%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP ZBook 15v G5
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi
646 MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Dell Precision 7530
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
636 MBit/s ∼98% 0%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
636 (min: 613, max: 655) MBit/s ∼98%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
629 MBit/s ∼97% -1%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell Precision 7530
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
681 MBit/s ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
662 MBit/s ∼97% 0%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
659 (min: 649, max: 666) MBit/s ∼97%
HP ZBook 15v G5
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S CNVi: WiFi
638 MBit/s ∼94% -3%
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Fujitsu Celsius H780 Intel Core i7-8850H, NVIDIA Quadro P2000; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø636 (613-655)
Fujitsu Celsius H780 Intel Core i7-8850H, NVIDIA Quadro P2000; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø659 (649-666)

Input devices

The backlit keyboard of the Fujitsu Celsius H780 laptop has six rows of keys. There is a numpad to the right of the main keyboard part as well. This is a good keyboard with a crisp pressure point, a key travel of 1.7 mm and a stable keyboard area. This keyboard is definitely well-suited for intensive work sessions, though there still are better keyboards around. The comparably larger arrow keys are commendable.

The touch-sensitive surface of the trackpad beneath the keyboard is not especially big (9.8 x 6.2 cm). The plastic surface at least lets the fingers glide without too much friction. The dedicated plastic buttons beneath the touchpad probably contribute to the small surface of the touchpad. They have a short travel, a very crisp pressure point and they are pretty loud. The software support of this Microsoft Precision touchpad is nearly perfect. Unfortunately, there is no pointing stick on our review unit of the Fujitsu Celsius H780. This feature is only available optionally and apparently only built-in on the version with the non-backlit keyboard.

Keyboard area Fujitsu Celsius H780
Keyboard area Fujitsu Celsius H780

Display

Subpixel array Fujitsu Celsius H780
Subpixel array Fujitsu Celsius H780
Backlight-bleeding (shown enhanced here)
Backlight-bleeding (shown enhanced here)

According to the datasheet, there are four different screen options for the Fujitsu Celsius H780: A 4K UHD display (3820x2160) as well as three FHD panels (1920x1080), one of which supports touch. All LCD options have a matte surface and all are based on IPS technology.

So the user has a choice – at least in theory. As we had to find out, there is currently only a single screen option available in Germany: An FHD screen, which should reach 300 cd/m² according to Fujitsu. This was not the case with our review unit, as we measured an average brightness value of only 260 cd/m². With this brightness value, the LCD is darker than the screens of the direct competitors from Dell and Lenovo. The Celsius H760 contained a brighter panel too.

Unfortunately, the screen of our review unit exhibited backlight-bleeding, which is visible when viewing darker screen content. We did measure PWM, although with an extremely high frequency, which means that PWM should not be a problem.

260
cd/m²
266
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
266
cd/m²
271
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
243
cd/m²
246
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 280 cd/m² Average: 259.7 cd/m² Minimum: 15.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 276 cd/m²
Contrast: 934:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.9 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1, calibrated: 2.9
ΔE Greyscale 2.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
85.8% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 56.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.29
Fujitsu Celsius H780
LP156WF6-SPP1, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Fujitsu Celsius H760
LGD046F LP156WF6-SPP1, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
N156HCE-EN1, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Precision 7530
Sharp LQ156D1, , 3840x2160, 15.6
HP ZBook 15v G5
CMN15E7, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
2%
7%
-30%
8%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38 (18.8, 19.2)
38 (15, 23)
-0%
39.2 (21.2, 18)
-3%
35.2 (17.2, 18)
7%
37.6 (20.4, 17.2)
1%
Response Time Black / White *
26.8 (16.4, 10.4)
26 (7, 19)
3%
26 (14.4, 11.6)
3%
26.4 (14, 12.4)
1%
26.8 (15.2, 11.6)
-0%
PWM Frequency
20830 (60)
25250 (50)
21%
198.4 (25)
-99%
25640 (30)
23%
Screen
4%
-1%
2%
-13%
Brightness middle
271
341
26%
304
12%
292.8
8%
244
-10%
Brightness
260
310
19%
293
13%
295
13%
227
-13%
Brightness Distribution
86
82
-5%
88
2%
85
-1%
87
1%
Black Level *
0.29
0.34
-17%
0.26
10%
0.36
-24%
0.17
41%
Contrast
934
1003
7%
1169
25%
813
-13%
1435
54%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.9
3.8
3%
4.5
-15%
3.48
11%
4.6
-18%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.2
10.8
-6%
7.7
25%
6.81
33%
19.1
-87%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.9
2.4
17%
3.13
-8%
4.6
-59%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.6
2
23%
5.2
-100%
4.1
-58%
2.7
-4%
Gamma
2.29 96%
2.17 101%
2.26 97%
2.2 100%
2.27 97%
CCT
6517 100%
6581 99%
6789 96%
6740 96%
6407 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
56.1
54
-4%
53.8
-4%
84.4
50%
41.5
-26%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
85.8
82.2
-4%
90.1
5%
99.6
16%
65.1
-24%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
3% / 4%
3% / 1%
-14% / -5%
-3% / -9%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.4 ms rise
↘ 10.4 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 53 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.8 ms rise
↘ 19.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 35 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (40.4 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 20830 Hz ≤ 60 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 20830 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 60 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 20830 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9533 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

For workstations, high color-gamut coverage is extremely important. That is why we would call the 85.8% sRGB coverage of the Fujitsu Celsius H780 disappointing – we would have expected something closer to 100%. The Lenovo ThinkPad P52 and especially the Dell Precision 7530 have screens with better color-gamut coverage.

Despite the matte screen surface, the display is barely usable outdoors. 260 cd/m² does not suffice to make the screen content visible in bright areas. The Fujitsu Celsius display can only be used outdoors in the shadow or when the sky is cloudy.

Colors
Colors
Saturation
Saturation
Grayscale
Grayscale
Colors (calibrated)
Colors (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
sRGB: 85.8%
sRGB: 85.8%
AdobeRGB: 56.1%
AdobeRGB: 56.1%
Outdoors (cloudy)
Outdoors (cloudy)
Viewing angles Fujitsu Celsius H780
Viewing angles Fujitsu Celsius H780
 
 

Performance

At least here in Germany, there currently is only a very limited amount of configurations. There are only two different models of the Fujitsu laptop Celsius H780. The cheaper one contains the Core i7-8750H, the Nvidia Quadro P1000 as well as a 256 GB SSD plus a 1 TB HDD and 16 GB DDR4-2400 RAM (four slots, max. 128 GB). Meanwhile, the more-expensive model, which is the one we are reviewing, contains the Core i7-8850H, the Quadro P2000, 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD. Optionally, the Fujitsu Celsius H780 should be available with Xeon CPUs and ECC RAM too, though this is not the case at the moment – at least in Germany.

HWiNFO
HWiNFO
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory
GPU-Z Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU-Z Intel UHD Graphics 630
LatencyMon
LatencyMon
 

Processor

The Core i7-8850H is a hexa-core processor of the Coffee Lake series and is made by Intel. Its six cores have a maximum clock rate of 4.3 GHz and a base clock of 2.6 GHz. Our CPU comparison table enables direct comparisons with other CPUs.

This processor typically consumes 45 W at max – with this TDP however, the CPU cannot realize its full performance potential. Therefore, Fujitsu allows the processor to consume more energy, even though it can only consume 57 W for 30 seconds. The CPU can reach 3.4 GHz on all six cores with that power consumption. However, the temperatures quickly reach 97 °C. After 30 seconds, the power consumption falls back down to 45 W and the CPU clock rate (3.1 GHz) follows suit – the CPU temperatures also fall to an acceptable level (87 °C). The processor can continue to run with this level of performance under the permanent load of the Cinebench loop indefinitely – the higher power consumption of 57 W is only available in the first iteration of the Cinebench loop.

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Fujitsu Celsius H780 Intel Core i7-8850H, Intel Core i7-8850H: Ø1023 (1008-1102)
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00 Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1034 (1019-1128)
Dell Precision 7530 Intel Core i9-8950HK, Intel Core i9-8950HK: Ø1123 (1110.46-1192.57)

The CPU performance of the Fujitsu Celsius H780 laptop is generally okay, though the competitors show that it could be even better. The Lenovo ThinkPad P52 for example delivers a higher boost performance and achieves roughly the same continuous load performance with the nominally slower Intel Core i7-8750H. The Dell Precision 7530 with its Core i9-8950HK offers a much better continuous load performance as well. The more-affordable HP ZBook 15v meanwhile delivers a slower CPU performance with the same processor as the Fujitsu Celsius H780.

There is no reduction in CPU performance when the device is running on battery power.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Precision 7530
Intel Core i9-8950HK
187 Points ∼86% +1%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Core i7-8850H
185 Points ∼85%
Average Intel Core i7-8850H
  (176 - 185, n=10)
180 Points ∼83% -3%
HP ZBook 15v G5
Intel Core i7-8850H
177 Points ∼81% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Intel Core i7-8750H
175 Points ∼80% -5%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
158 Points ∼72% -15%
Average of class Workstation
  (117 - 214, n=87)
157 Points ∼72% -15%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Intel Core i7-8750H
1217 Points ∼28% +9%
Dell Precision 7530
Intel Core i9-8950HK
1166 Points ∼27% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-8850H
  (929 - 1276, n=14)
1118 Points ∼26% 0%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Core i7-8850H
1116 Points ∼26%
HP ZBook 15v G5
Intel Core i7-8850H
929 Points ∼21% -17%
Average of class Workstation
  (260 - 1623, n=89)
735 Points ∼17% -34%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
710 Points ∼16% -36%
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
165.47 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1116 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
185 Points
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System performance

The Fujitsu Celsius H780 PC delivered a very good performance in the PCMark tests. This was also reflected by the everyday-use performance, as the Celsius always ran without unnecessary lag.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
6907 Points ∼62% +17%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5880 Points ∼53%
Average Intel Core i7-8850H, NVIDIA Quadro P2000
 
5880 Points ∼53% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (2466 - 8528, n=31)
5065 Points ∼45% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4348 Points ∼39% -26%
HP ZBook 15v G5
Quadro P600, 8850H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
4236 Points ∼38% -28%
Productivity
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
7994 Points ∼82% +8%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7377 Points ∼76%
Average Intel Core i7-8850H, NVIDIA Quadro P2000
 
7377 Points ∼76% 0%
HP ZBook 15v G5
Quadro P600, 8850H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
7322 Points ∼76% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (4897 - 8307, n=31)
7046 Points ∼73% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6649 Points ∼69% -10%
Essentials
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
9288 Points ∼87% +8%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8632 Points ∼81%
Average Intel Core i7-8850H, NVIDIA Quadro P2000
 
8632 Points ∼81% 0%
HP ZBook 15v G5
Quadro P600, 8850H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
8520 Points ∼80% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (7172 - 9847, n=31)
8463 Points ∼79% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8298 Points ∼78% -4%
Score
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
5738 Points ∼74% +11%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5167 Points ∼67%
Average Intel Core i7-8850H, NVIDIA Quadro P2000
 
5167 Points ∼67% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (3281 - 6255, n=32)
4764 Points ∼61% -8%
HP ZBook 15v G5
Quadro P600, 8850H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
4600 Points ∼59% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4428 Points ∼57% -14%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
HP ZBook 15v G5
Quadro P600, 8850H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
4357 Points ∼72% +3%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4230 Points ∼69%
Average Intel Core i7-8850H, NVIDIA Quadro P2000
 
4230 Points ∼69% 0%
Dell Precision 7530
Quadro P3200, 8950HK, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
4200 Points ∼69% -1%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
Quadro M2000M, E3-1505M v5, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512 m.2 PCI-e
4028 Points ∼66% -5%
Average of class Workstation
  (2320 - 5505, n=70)
3983 Points ∼65% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3959 Points ∼65% -6%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4230 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5256 points
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Storage

Fujitsu uses the Samsung PM981 with a capacity of 512 GB as the system SSD in the Celsius H780. This SSD is an M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD, which works flawlessly inside the Fujitsu Celsius laptop – with one small exception, as it is slightly slower compared with the Lenovo ThinkPad P52. Probably, Fujitsu only assigned two instead of four PCIe lanes for the M.2 SSD.

Fujitsu Celsius H780
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Dell Precision 7530
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
HP ZBook 15v G5
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
Average Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
 
Average of class Workstation
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
7%
2%
1%
14%
16%
Write 4K
98.29
108.5
10%
105.9
8%
119
21%
122 (90.4 - 166, n=38)
24%
135 (97.8 - 220, n=29)
37%
Read 4K
40.18
42.78
6%
23.87
-41%
37.25
-7%
42.8 (28 - 61.3, n=37)
7%
44.6 (23.9 - 59.8, n=29)
11%
Write Seq
1777
1645
-7%
1542
-13%
522.7
-71%
1496 (112 - 2125, n=38)
-16%
1440 (396 - 2539, n=29)
-19%
Read Seq
1247
1485
19%
1916
54%
1227
-2%
1643 (501 - 2494, n=38)
32%
1814 (786 - 2972, n=29)
45%
Write 4K Q32T1
344.7
269.2
-22%
305.4
-11%
518.2
50%
416 (198 - 1707, n=38)
21%
401 (250 - 606, n=30)
16%
Read 4K Q32T1
383.1
348.7
-9%
358.4
-6%
646
69%
402 (268 - 1015, n=38)
5%
448 (241 - 698, n=30)
17%
Write Seq Q32T1
2019
1877
-7%
1572
-22%
523.8
-74%
1919 (1714 - 2128, n=38)
-5%
1574 (342 - 3101, n=30)
-22%
Read Seq Q32T1
2076
3419
65%
3061
47%
2508
21%
2955 (1772 - 3487, n=38)
42%
2972 (1761 - 3515, n=30)
43%
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Sequential Read: 1393 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1785 MB/s
512K Read: 767.7 MB/s
512K Write: 1921 MB/s
4K Read: 57.38 MB/s
4K Write: 117.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 434.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 380 MB/s

GPU

GPU-Z Nvidia Quadro P2000
GPU-Z Nvidia Quadro P2000

In our review unit of the Fujitsu Celsius H780 notebook, we tested the Quadro P2000, a professional Nvidia GPU for workstations. Different from comparable GeForce GPUs, the Quadro P2000 is optimized for CAD tasks. With the help of our GPU comparison table, the Quadro P2000 can be compared with other GPUs.

The Quadro P2000 is only the second-fastest GPU option for the Celsius H780. Apart from the slower models Quadro P600 and Quadro P1000, there also is the Quadro P3200. So at least on paper, the Fujitsu workstation offers the same maximum graphical performance as the competitors from Lenovo and Dell, though there is no model with the Quadro P3200 available in Germany at the moment.

The performance of the built-in Quadro P2000 fits with our expectations for this GPU: A good deal faster than the Quadro P1000, which we tested in the Lenovo ThinkPad P52 – but it is only roughly half as fast as the Quadro P3200, which we tested in the Dell Precision 7530. The Quadro P3200 was especially faster in the GPU-intensive parts of the 3DMark tests .

The GPU performance is not throttled without a connected charger.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell Precision 7530
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i9-8950HK
14673 Points ∼100% +71%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
8573 Points ∼58%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
  (8201 - 8573, n=2)
8387 Points ∼57% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
6115 Points ∼42% -29%
Average of class Workstation
  (841 - 25266, n=101)
6007 Points ∼41% -30%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
4608 Points ∼31% -46%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell Precision 7530
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i9-8950HK
11316 Points ∼100% +63%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
6953 Points ∼61%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
  (6741 - 6953, n=2)
6847 Points ∼61% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (752 - 18544, n=93)
4867 Points ∼43% -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
4843 Points ∼43% -30%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4053 Points ∼36% -42%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
4039 Points ∼36% -42%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell Precision 7530
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i9-8950HK
57501 Points ∼100% +29%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
44533 Points ∼77%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
  (42598 - 44533, n=2)
43566 Points ∼76% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
31396 Points ∼55% -29%
Average of class Workstation
  (5836 - 107472, n=93)
31069 Points ∼54% -30%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
30255 Points ∼53% -32%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
28736 Points ∼50% -35%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
Dell Precision 7530
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i9-8950HK
139.49 fps ∼100% +34%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
104.03 fps ∼75%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
  (104 - 104, n=2)
104 fps ∼75% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
86.62 fps ∼62% -17%
Average of class Workstation
  (15.6 - 212, n=77)
76.5 fps ∼55% -26%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
73 fps ∼52% -30%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
67.68 fps ∼49% -35%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
Dell Precision 7530
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i9-8950HK
121.32 fps ∼100% +79%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
67.59 fps ∼56%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
  (65.9 - 67.6, n=2)
66.7 fps ∼55% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (4.87 - 218, n=77)
58.2 fps ∼48% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
57.4 fps ∼47% -15%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
37.77 fps ∼31% -44%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
33.6 fps ∼28% -50%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
Dell Precision 7530
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i9-8950HK
59.33 fps ∼100% +95%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
  (30.4 - 30.7, n=2)
30.6 fps ∼52% +1%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
30.42 fps ∼51%
Average of class Workstation
  (3.93 - 75.6, n=75)
30.2 fps ∼51% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
27.56 fps ∼46% -9%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
22.5 fps ∼38% -26%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
Dell Precision 7530
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i9-8950HK
44 fps ∼100% +90%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
23.11 fps ∼53%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
  (22.8 - 23.1, n=2)
23 fps ∼52% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.99 - 79.4, n=76)
21.8 fps ∼50% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
15.41 fps ∼35% -33%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
14.7 fps ∼33% -36%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
12.48 fps ∼28% -46%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
Dell Precision 7530
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i9-8950HK
81.51 fps ∼100% +35%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
60.27 fps ∼74%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
  (59.2 - 60.3, n=2)
59.7 fps ∼73% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (5.4 - 148, n=77)
44.7 fps ∼55% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
42.26 fps ∼52% -30%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
36.98 fps ∼45% -39%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
35.5 fps ∼44% -41%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
Dell Precision 7530
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i9-8950HK
9.04 fps ∼100% +61%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
5.62 fps ∼62%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
  (5.27 - 5.62, n=2)
5.45 fps ∼60% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
4.57 fps ∼51% -19%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.06 - 16.9, n=77)
4.36 fps ∼48% -22%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
3.19 fps ∼35% -43%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
3.08 fps ∼34% -45%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
Dell Precision 7530
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i9-8950HK
107.13 fps ∼100% +64%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
65.17 fps ∼61%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
  (65 - 65.2, n=2)
65.1 fps ∼61% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
57.11 fps ∼53% -12%
Average of class Workstation
  (14 - 160, n=77)
53.8 fps ∼50% -17%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
41.27 fps ∼39% -37%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
40 fps ∼37% -39%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
Dell Precision 7530
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i9-8950HK
121.76 fps ∼100% +72%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
70.83 fps ∼58%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
  (69.6 - 70.8, n=2)
70.2 fps ∼58% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (13.4 - 197, n=77)
60.3 fps ∼50% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
55.35 fps ∼45% -22%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
47 fps ∼39% -34%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
40.52 fps ∼33% -43%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
71.9 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
 
71.9 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (11.4 - 110, n=14)
53.1 fps ∼74% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
52.91 fps ∼74% -26%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
40 fps ∼56% -44%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
Dell Precision 7530
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i9-8950HK
2170 Samples/s ∼100% +70%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
1280 Samples/s ∼59%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
  (870 - 1280, n=2)
1075 Samples/s ∼50% -16%
Average of class Workstation
  (49 - 2539, n=79)
799 Samples/s ∼37% -38%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
713 Samples/s ∼33% -44%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
636 Samples/s ∼29% -50%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
626 Samples/s ∼29% -51%
Sala GPUs-only
Dell Precision 7530
NVIDIA Quadro P3200, Intel Core i9-8950HK
4192 Samples/s ∼100% +59%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
  (2636 - 2747, n=2)
2692 Samples/s ∼64% +2%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
2636 Samples/s ∼63%
Average of class Workstation
  (48 - 5183, n=80)
1477 Samples/s ∼35% -44%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
1260 Samples/s ∼30% -52%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
1144 Samples/s ∼27% -57%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
NVIDIA Quadro M2000M, Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
961 Samples/s ∼23% -64%
SiSoft Sandra 2016
Image Processing
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
 
391 MPix/s ∼100% 0%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
390.7 MPix/s ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (95.8 - 830, n=35)
323 MPix/s ∼83% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
269 MPix/s ∼69% -31%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
217.53 MPix/s ∼56% -44%
GP Cryptography (Higher Security AES256+SHA2-512)
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
16.63 GB/s ∼100%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
 
16.6 GB/s ∼100% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (3.92 - 33.3, n=35)
13 GB/s ∼78% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
10.88 GB/s ∼65% -35%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
9.1 GB/s ∼55% -45%
GP Financial Analysis (FP High/Double Precision)
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
38 KOPT/s ∼100%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P2000
 
38 KOPT/s ∼100% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (11.8 - 100, n=35)
37.9 KOPT/s ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
23.76 KOPT/s ∼63% -37%
HP ZBook 15v G5
NVIDIA Quadro P600, Intel Core i7-8850H
18.41 KOPT/s ∼48% -52%
3DMark 11 Performance
8738 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
23632 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
6204 points
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Gaming performance

While the Nvidia Quadro P2000 is not optimized for games, it can be used to run recent games, thanks to its good level of performance. While doing so, the graphical details of these games can be set at high settings, though only with FHD (1920x1080). Gaming in 4K UHD (3820x2160) is not possible; the GPU is not powerful enough for that.

If the Quadro P2000 does not deliver enough performance, it is possible to use an eGPU, since the Fujitsu Celsius H780 laptop does have the necessary Thunderbolt 3 port.

low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 130.376.143.224.3fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 130.2115.4102.497.5fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 938672fps

Emissions & energy

Noise

Unfortunately, Fujitsu seems to have thought that "more is better" when programming the firmware that controls the two fans. This would explain why the cooling system is as annoying as it is, as the cooling system is active most of the time during idle and pretty audible as well. Under load, the fans run constantly and become extremely loud and distracting. Admittedly, there is a "quiet" fan setting in the BIOS, though this is not activated by default – and even when it is enabled, the active cooling system is very loud and annoying.

Noise Level

Idle
29.6 / 32.2 / 37 dB(A)
Load
40.3 / 49.4 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.6 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.237.835.433.137.835.32529.33228.529.928.533.83130.134.733.332.532.233.340303230.33028.431.75027.434.628.42926.733.46337.126.625.726.325.728.28038.925.4252524.224.710026.825.626.726.426.427.112527.227.126.325.723.625.916027.226.129.829.424.825.920028.231.728.128.223.826.325028.526.525.825.923.925.431530.825.425.524.422.525.640033.22925.825.62227.950033.126.626.426.220.627.463036.228.526.826.219.83080040.630.228.528.119.231.3100038.6322928.318.531.7125039.631.128.327.917.431.8160040.432.329.829.416.833.320004032.427.12616.234.725003925.9252215.928.6315035.7222418.815.724.1400034.220.62417.715.622.5500034.820.624.217.715.422.9630033.619.323.916.715.621.3800031.31822.916.515.419.61000025.716.520.915.915.216.81250021.11617.715.81517.41600018.915.717.415.714.916.2SPL49.440.338.53729.641.6N6.73.23.12.51.33.5median 33.2median 26.1median 25.8median 25.7median 17.4median 25.9Delta4.84.41.85.13.43.532.431.433.531.132.428.228.128.728.928.231.229.7302831.22927.228.427.32927.327.72726.427.325.625.825.424.325.624.626.124.324.924.624.323.823.223.324.323.423.822.722.723.424.623.523.121.424.624.923.522.120.724.924.62221.319.524.623.52220.118.923.525.822.820.218.225.827.624.12117.627.62723.820.816.62725.32219.516.325.326.522.620.215.726.527.823.921.315.827.83026.221.915.83030.224.319.91630.231.22420.316.331.227.321.220.516.827.325.120.320.917.525.123.519.121.417.723.522.91921.518.322.921.119.421.91921.120.419.421.919.220.422.421.122.320.322.426.923.523.122.226.939.434.733.129.539.43.12.11.81.23.1median 25.1median 22.8median 21.3median 18.2median 25.11.91.80.92.21.9hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseFujitsu Celsius H780Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00

Temperatures

Stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)
Stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)

The outer temperatures of the Fujitsu Celsius H780 are pretty low. They reach a maximum of 45.3 °C at the bottom of the system, which is slightly hot but not critical. The palmrest is always completely cool.

For 30 seconds, the processor can consume 80 W in the stress test with Prime95 and FurMark – when this is the case, the CPU temperatures quickly reach 102 °C (which is very close to an emergency shutdown). After the aforementioned 30 seconds, the clock rates fall to 3 GHz and the power consumption falls to 45 W. At the same time, the CPU temperatures decrease to 75 °C. Shortly thereafter, they slowly start to rise again to 97 °C. As soon as the system reaches this point, the CPU clock rates start to fluctuate between 2.3 and 2.7 GHz, with the power consumption also alternating between 33 and 45 W. After a few more minutes, the CPU clock rate starts to collapse down to 800 MHz for a few seconds. While the CPU is throttled, the GPU can maintain its maximum clock rate for the whole duration of the test.

The thermal throttling affects the 3DMark11 test, which we always run directly after the stress test. In this 3DMark run, the system only achieved 9200 instead of 10400 points in the physics test because of the CPU throttling.

Max. Load
 38.9 °C
102 F
43.7 °C
111 F
41.9 °C
107 F
 
 37.3 °C
99 F
38.3 °C
101 F
33.2 °C
92 F
 
 25.6 °C
78 F
26.8 °C
80 F
24.2 °C
76 F
 
Maximum: 43.7 °C = 111 F
Average: 34.4 °C = 94 F
37.9 °C
100 F
45.3 °C
114 F
34.6 °C
94 F
25.7 °C
78 F
34.3 °C
94 F
36.7 °C
98 F
21.9 °C
71 F
25.4 °C
78 F
24.6 °C
76 F
Maximum: 45.3 °C = 114 F
Average: 31.8 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.1 °C = 101 F | Room Temperature 20.7 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.4 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 31.1 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Workstation.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 43.7 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 37.1 °C / 99 F, ranging from 23 to 69.8 °C for the class Workstation.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 45.3 °C / 114 F, compared to the average of 40.4 °C / 105 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.6 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 31.1 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 26.8 °C / 80.2 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.8 °C / 82 F (+1 °C / 1.8 F).

Speakers

Fujitsu places its stereo speakers at the top of the base unit. This advantageous positioning unfortunately cannot hide the fact that the speakers only deliver a mediocre quality. At the highest loudness level, the speakers tend to distort. Instead of the speakers, users should utilize the combo audio port, which puts out flawless sound.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.835.52528.527.13132.232.14028.430.55026.726.36325.724.48024.224.710026.42712523.624.716024.823.620023.826.325023.930.531522.536.84002245.150020.650.663019.856.980019.256.1100018.556.7125017.458.4160016.862.1200016.262250015.958.8315015.756.7400015.663.7500015.465.5630015.660800015.458.11000015.255.1125001557.21600014.956.8SPL29.672.5N1.327.6median 17.4median 56.7Delta3.48.837.538.435.735.433.333.733.832.731.233.132.33431.737.23145.828.353.428.362.527.664.725.767.126.469.925.767.125.167.424.373.924.471.524.166.423.771.323.774.523.671.823.57123.56923.266.423.269.623.16823.171.22373.22365.62356.635.982.92.660.4median 23.7median 681.54hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseFujitsu Celsius H780Dell Precision 7530
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Fujitsu Celsius H780 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (72.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.9% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.4% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 81% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 19%, worst was 31%
Compared to all devices tested
» 72% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Dell Precision 7530 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (74.45 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (10.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 0% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 19%, worst was 31%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy consumption

Compared with the direct competitors Dell Precision 7530 and Lenovo ThinkPad P52, the energy consumption of the Celsius is a mixed bag: The ThinkPad runs much more efficiently, while the Precision has a significantly higher power consumption. In this case, the 4K UHD screen becomes a disadvantage for the Dell, and it is probably the biggest reason for the higher power consumption.

The maximum power consumption reached 172.5 W – not a problem for the 230 W charger.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.61 / 0.89 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 9.1 / 13.2 / 14.04 Watt
Load midlight 78.8 / 172.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery life

The external lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 96 Wh. With this capacity, the Celsius matches its workstation competitors. With the powerful components, such a high capacity battery is necessary, as the Fujitsu laptop achieves a battery life of 7.5 hours in the Wi-Fi test with it. This result is not really bad, but it is not really good either. The ThinkPad P52 performs much better with 10.5 hours in the same test, thanks to its lower power consumption.

Charging time: 144 minutes
Charging time: 144 minutes
Battery life SPECviewperf loop: 89 minutes
Battery life SPECviewperf loop: 89 minutes
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 20MAS03N00
8750H, Quadro P1000, 96 Wh
637 min ∼24% +42%
HP ZBook 15v G5
8850H, Quadro P600, 70 Wh
459 min ∼17% +2%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
8850H, Quadro P2000, 96 Wh
450 min ∼17%
Average of class Workstation
  (106 - 974, n=63)
407 min ∼15% -10%
Fujitsu Celsius H760
E3-1505M v5, Quadro M2000M, 72 Wh
333 min ∼13% -26%
Dell Precision 7530
8950HK, Quadro P3200, 97 Wh
278 min ∼11% -38%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge)
7h 30min

Pros

+ lots of ports including VGA/mechanical docking
+ good keyboard
+ low case temperatures
+ serviceability/upgradeability
+ durable build
+ three-year warranty

Cons

- bigger & heavier than competitors
- workmanship quality issue around the screen bezel
- pointing-stick only available optionally
- display: color-gamut coverage/brightness & backlight-bleeding
- extremely annoying fan control
- throttling in the stress test

Verdict

Reviewed: Fujitsu Celsius H780. Test model provided by Fujitsu.
Reviewed: Fujitsu Celsius H780. Test model provided by Fujitsu.

The workstation market is difficult terrain for Fujitsu, as the comparably small Japanese manufacturer has to compete with Dell, HP and Lenovo. Without a doubt: The Fujitsu Celsius has its qualities. But when we are taking everything into account, the competitors are just better.

One advantage of the Fujitsu laptop is its port selection with VGA, two Thunderbolt ports and a mechanical docking port. The keyboard mostly satisfies us and the chassis always stays cool, even under load. Also, the Fujitsu PC is easily serviceable and upgradeable, and the battery is even an external one and thus swappable without necessitating the use of any tools. Also, we count the three-year warranty as a pro for the Fujitsu Celsius H780.

Unfortunately, there are lots of weak points. The chassis is pretty robust but not completely perfect in terms of workmanship, and it is also thicker, bigger and heavier than the competitors. A pointing stick is only available as an option – the competition has this feature as standard. The screen of the Celsius is not really bad, but brightness and color-gamut coverage disappoint. Also, the screen exhibits backlight-bleeding. The biggest problem of the Fujitsu Celsius H780 is the extremely annoying active cooling system, as the two fans run too often and too loud. Despite the loud fans, the CPU throttles a lot in the stress test, which can affect everyday use.

Too many issues with the Fujitsu Celsius H780 for our taste – the competitors are better.

The Fujitsu Celsius H780 is far away from being a total disaster, but we simply expect more from a machine that costs 2,500 Euros (~$2,806). The competitors, in the forms of the Lenovo ThinkPad P52 and Dell Precision 7530, just have better arguments on their side.

Fujitsu Celsius H780 - 03/11/2019 v6
Benjamin Herzig

Chassis
86 / 98 → 88%
Keyboard
81%
Pointing Device
85%
Connectivity
77 / 81 → 95%
Weight
58 / 10-66 → 86%
Battery
90%
Display
87%
Games Performance
90%
Application Performance
94%
Temperature
91 / 95 → 96%
Noise
73 / 90 → 81%
Audio
52%
Camera
42 / 85 → 50%
Average
78%
86%
Workstation - Weighted Average

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Benjamin Herzig, 2019-04- 3 (Update: 2019-04- 3)
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