Fujitsu Lifebook U904
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Fujitsu Lifebook U904
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?
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%
Source: Chip.de 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%
Source: c't - Heft 5/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 3/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 81%
Source: e-media - Heft 1/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Computerbild - Heft 24/2013
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 98%
Source: Futurezone.at DE→EN
Positive: top ultrabook; very good performance and equipment; outstanding display Negative: disappointing chassis
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2013
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
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
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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".
Fujitsu is a medium-sized laptop manufacturer, which did not belong to the global Top 10 in the last years. In the smartphone sector, Fujitsu does hardly play any role. The ratings are above-average in the reviews (as of 2016).
84%: 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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