Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Lightweight luxury. Compared to its predecessor, the LifeBook U938 is slightly lighter. The biggest upgrade is the quad-core processor, but not much has changed otherwise. Battery life is still decent, but falls short in direct comparison with its biggest rivals.
Source: Zdnet.com Archive.org version
If you choose the Lifebook U938, you're not only paying for top-notch specifications and build quality, but also for excellent portability.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2018
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
The Lifebook U938 has a bucket of power under the hood, and a colorful exterior too, although battery longevity isn't a strength.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: e-media - 4/19
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Com! - 8/18
Single Review, , Short, Date: 08/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Light weight; solid workmanship. Negative: No backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2019
Source: Go4it.ro →EN Archive.org version
Positive: Attractive design; compact size; light weight; nice performance; good connectivity. Negative: Small trackpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2018
Model: The Fujitsu Lifebook U938 is a slim, eye-catching business notebook, ideal for frequent business trips. It is a remarkably slim 15.5 mm notebook with a robust magnesium housing. Available in red and black, the ultra-mobile Fujitsu Lifebook U938 weighs only 920 g and stands out of the crowd. Its extraordinarily lightweight design is ideal for business professionals who are always on the move. It can slot easily into the smallest bags. The best viewing experience is guaranteed by an anti-glare 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) display, with optional glare touch. Its 13.3-inch FHD IPS display’s average maximum brightness is a very good 320 nits, which should work well even when a user is working under a brighter environment. The Lifebook U938 features a full set of interfaces with a full-sized HDMI port, a full-sized LAN connector and USB Type-C. It has embedded WiFi, Bluetooth, optional 4G/LTE, and up to 20 GB DDR4 RAM. It allows users to be flexible and stay productive in a hyper-connected world. For hardware specifications, it can go up to an Intel Core i7-8650U processor with 20 GB of RAM (one 16 GB and one 4 GB module) and a 256 GB SSD. Storage options go up to 1 TB. It is a highly portable 13.3-inch business notebook with sufficient computing power for everyday office and internet tasks.
As for security features, it has an embedded palm vein or fingerprint sensor, SmartCard reader, TPM 2.0 which protect notebook and business data from unauthorized access at all times. Instead of using biometric features such as face detection or a person’s fingerprint, it relies on vein detection. According to Fujitsu, a false positive is practically impossible. Fujitsu says the U938's battery should last up to 13 hours, which should last through a day of working on it. The battery life is considered decent among its competitors. The Lifebook U938 features amazing portability considering how slim and lightweight it is. At the left side of the laptop, in addition to the smart card slot, there's a 3.5 mm audio jack, USB 3.0 and USB-C ports, and a full-size HDMI connector, plus a round-pin power jack. The right edge has an SD card reader, a second USB 3.0 port, an Ethernet port and a SIM card slot for the optional LTE mobile broadband. As a conclusion, users paying for top-notch specifications and build quality, as well as for excellent portability. The Lifebook U938 is a rather smooth and high performing device that certainly stands out for its design.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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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".
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