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Fujitsu Lifebook U574


Fujitsu Lifebook U574
Fujitsu Lifebook U574 (LifeBook U Series)
Intel Core i5-4200U 2 x 1.6 - 2.6 GHz, Haswell
Graphics adapter
8 GB 
, 1 slot, 1 x 8 GB module inserted
13.30 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, 10 finger capacitive, LGD0354, TN, anti-reflective sheeting, glossy: no
Intel Lynx Point-LP
Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR, 128 GB 
, 54 GB free
Intel Lynx Point-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo headphone/microphone jack, Card Reader: MS/MSPro/SD/SDXC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: ambient light, 3G/4G (optional): Sierra Wireless EM8805, SIM card slot
Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0, UMTS/HSDPA
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.5 x 322 x 225 ( = 0.77 x 12.68 x 8.86 in)
33 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4 cells, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 11 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: HD 1280x720
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 12 Months Warranty
1.578 kg ( = 55.66 oz / 3.48 pounds), Power Supply: 370 g ( = 13.05 oz / 0.82 pounds)
899 Euro



Average Score: 78.3% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 64%, features: 48%, display: 68% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Fujitsu Lifebook U574

78.3% 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 version
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 version
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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Fujitsu: Fujitsu is a Japanese technology group listed on the Nikkei 225 with origins dating back to 1935. Its products and services focus on information technology, telecommunications, semiconductors, networks, computer and communications products and advanced microelectronics.

In 1999, the cooperation with Siemens in the IT sector (servers, notebooks, desktop PCs, etc.) started under the Fujitsu-Siemens brand. 10 years later, this cooperation ended.

78.3%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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