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Fujitsu Lifebook U938


Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Intel Core i5-8250U 4 x 1.6 - 3.4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 1100 MHz, Dual-Channel,
12 GB 
, DDR4-2400, Dual-Channel, one slot (used), 4 GB soldered, max. 20 GB
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, Sharp LQ133M1JW28, IPS, glossy: no
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN, 256 GB 
, 196 GB free
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio combo, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Sierra Wireless Location Sensor, TPM 2.0
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2, LTE Sierra Wireless EM7455 (Cat. 6) / Downlink up to 300 MBit/s / Uplink up to 50 MBit/s, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.5 x 309 x 212.5 ( = 0.61 x 12.17 x 8.37 in)
50 Wh, 3490 mAh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell, 14.4 V, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 13 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: HD 720p with status LED
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Windows 10 Pro Recovery DVD, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), WinZip 21.5 (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
920 g ( = 32.45 oz / 2.03 pounds), Power Supply: 373 g ( = 13.16 oz / 0.82 pounds)
1769 EUR



Average Score: 93.14% - very good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 64%, features: 60%, display: 88% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Fujitsu Lifebook U938

85.7% Fujitsu LifeBook U938 (i5-8250U, LTE, SSD, FHD) Subnotebook Review | Notebookcheck
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.
Fujitsu Lifebook U938 First Take: A premium lightweight ultraportable
Source: English 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
90% Fujitsu Lifebook U938 review
Source: Techradar English 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%

Foreign Reviews

100% Fujitsu Lifebook U938
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Fujitsu Lifebook U938 Arbeiten leicht gemacht
Source: e-media - 4/19 German
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Vergleichstest Ultrabooks
Source: Com! - 8/18 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 08/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
RECENZE: Fujitsu Lifebook U938 - 13.3'' manažerský pracovní notebook, vrchol nabídky, hořčíkové tělo
Source: CZ→EN version
Positive: Light weight; solid workmanship. Negative: No backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2019
Fujitsu U938 Red review: „business in the front, party in the back”
Source: →EN 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

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

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.

i5-8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » 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.

93.14%: This rating is indeed excellent. There are not many models that are rated better. This can definitely be seen as a purchase recommendation.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-06- 4 (Update: 2018-06- 4)