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Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 (i5-8350U, UHD620) Convertible Review

Mike Wobker, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Ariana Brodsky), 07/24/2018

Classic tablet PC. Fujitsu's flagship tablet, the Stylistic Q738, allegedly offers the best possible convertible experience. With business features, like a smart card reader and a stable plug-in keyboard, the device is primarily intended for customers in the business sector. But what can buyers ultimately expect from this new convertible, priced at around 1600 Euros (~$1875)? Our review reveals the answer.

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Fujitsu Stylistic Q738

In the realm of convertibles, Fujitsu tends to structure their models somewhat unusually—take, for example, the Fujitsu Lifebook T938 with a revolving display—but the manufacturer also makes foldable devices, like the Fujitsu Lifebook P728. The Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 is the company's foray into the world of convertibles with plug-in keyboards. The new convertible's business features stand out and potentially represent an advantage over the competition.

The features need to stand out, given that other manufacturers offer more performance at a price of around 1600 Euros (~$1875). Our test device is equipped with an Intel Core i5-8350U with an integrated UHD Graphics 620. Some competitors in this price bracket offer a Core i7 processor. With 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD, the Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 has a solid basis for running office applications.

But at this relatively high price point, the convertible market is thronged with competitors. As a result, the Stylistic tablet will have to prove itself against several devices within the same price bracket, including the Asus ZenBook Flip 15ThinkPad X380 YogaHP Spectre x360 and Acer Spin 5.

Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3, dual-channel
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, capacitive, native pen support, Sharp SHP149B, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U + iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ, 256 GB 
, 180 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: microSD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek USB GBE Familiy Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, LTE Sierra Wireless EM7455 (Cat. 6), LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 315 x 250 ( = 0.71 x 12.4 x 9.84 in)
Battery
Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2.1 MP, 1920 x 1080
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds), Power Supply: 280 g ( = 9.88 oz / 0.62 pounds)
Price
1550 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case & Connectivity - Fujitsu tablet with robust case

The Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 has all the connections a tablet might need, and with its thickness of almost a whole centimeter (~0.4 inches), it feels very robust. With the keyboard plugged in, the thickness expands by another 8 millimeters (~0.3 inches). But in exchange, buyers will receive a device that can be used either as a full-fledged laptop or as a business tablet, meaning they will hardly have to make any compromises.

The keyboard component provides just enough counterweight to keep the Stylistic Q738 from tipping over when sitting on a level surface. Experienced users can do a little maintenance work on the Fujitsu convertible by carefully opening the back side, at which point they will have access to all of the machine's inner workings. The fan can be cleaned, and it seems the SSD can also be switched out. On the other hand, we could not find any unoccupied RAM slots.

Due to technical difficulties, we were unfortunately unable to test the device's WLAN speeds— but over the course of our tests, we did not run into any problems with the WLAN connection. In addition to the docking port, below the display users will find a slot for a SIM card. Through this card, the Q738 can establish LTE (Cat. 6) wireless connections and maintain access to the Internet on the go.

Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738

Size Comparison

Connectivity

Left side: fan output, 1x USB 3.0 Type-C, 1x USB 3.0 Type-A, microSD slot, power connection
Left side: fan output, 1x USB 3.0 Type-C, 1x USB 3.0 Type-A, microSD slot, power connection
Right side: Kensington lock, USB 2.0 Type-A, audio combo, smart card reader, stylus slot
Right side: Kensington lock, USB 2.0 Type-A, audio combo, smart card reader, stylus slot
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
77.8 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga 20LJS02W00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
61.9 MB/s ∼80% -20%
Average of class Convertible
  (7.5 - 197, n=104)
58.7 MB/s ∼75% -25%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
31.7 MB/s ∼41% -59%
Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN-80A3
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
22.5 MB/s ∼29% -71%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga 20LJS02W00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87.8 MB/s ∼100% +15%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
76.3 MB/s ∼87%
Average of class Convertible
  (24 - 246, n=102)
74.2 MB/s ∼85% -3%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.6 MB/s ∼41% -53%
Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN-80A3
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24 MB/s ∼27% -69%

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Input Devices - Keyboard dock for the Fujitsu Stylistic Q738

The Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 offers a very stable keyboard dock, though it increases the tablet's dimensions substantially. In exchange, users will receive a stable device that bears much similarity to a laptop. The keys are arranged well, and they are of a reasonable size. During typing, however, the feedback is a little too pillowy. The touchpad reacts somewhat slowly, and the separate mouse keys are better for clicking than the pad, given that the pad sometimes fails to recognize input properly.

The touchscreen, on the other hand, does not appear to have any weaknesses. Touch gestures are recognized reliably, and the stylus that comes with the device enables the user to work with precision. Artists and note-takers alike will appreciate the fact that it supports up to 4000 levels of pressure.

Fujistu Stylistic Q738 - input devices
Fujistu Stylistic Q738 - input devices
Fujistu Stylistic Q738 - input devices
Fujistu Stylistic Q738 - input devices

Display - Stylistic Q738 tablet with an anti-reflective touchscreen

Subpixels
Subpixels

Fujitsu chose to equip the Stylistic Q738 with an IPS panel with stable viewing angles. The anti-reflective display has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a comparatively low average brightness of 227 cd/m². It's true that other manufacturers in this price bracket offer higher resolutions and brightness levels, but those devices' displays received worse overall ratings in our reviews. The G738 receives particularly high scores in the disciplines of reaction time, color-space coverage and brightness distribution.

273
cd/m²
294
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
269
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
265
cd/m²
270
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 294 cd/m² Average: 277.2 cd/m² Minimum: 25 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 296 cd/m²
Contrast: 913:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.69 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 4.11 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
97% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 63% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.3
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Sharp SHP149B, , 1920x1080, 13.3
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
B156ZAN03.1, , 3840x2160, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga 20LJS02W00
Lenovo M133NWF4 R3, , 1920x1080, 13.3
HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000
LGD0588, , 3840x2160, 13.3
Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN-80A3
AUO, B156HAN06.1, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Performance Rating
55.9
63.8
14%
56.4
1%
64.2
15%
55.3
-1%
Response Times
-41%
102%
-47%
-26%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
35 (17, 18)
52 (25, 27)
-49%
50 (24, 26)
-43%
51.6 (25.6, 26)
-47%
42 (22, 20)
-20%
Response Time Black / White *
22 (12, 10)
29 (15, 14)
-32%
29 (15, 14)
-32%
32.4 (16.4, 16)
-47%
29 (15, 13)
-32%
PWM Frequency
208 (10)
1000 (90)
381%
Screen
15%
-2%
19%
5%
Brightness middle
292
380
30%
314
8%
329.8
13%
221
-24%
Brightness
277
371
34%
302
9%
318
15%
224
-19%
Brightness Distribution
90
87
-3%
84
-7%
74
-18%
89
-1%
Black Level *
0.32
0.28
12%
0.16
50%
0.25
22%
0.12
62%
Contrast
913
1357
49%
1963
115%
1319
44%
1842
102%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.69
4.38
-19%
5.73
-55%
2.37
36%
4.12
-12%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.9
7.59
-10%
10.43
-51%
4.08
41%
6.41
7%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.11
3.6
12%
7.39
-80%
2.8
32%
3.4
17%
Gamma
2.3 96%
2.32 95%
2.14 103%
2.145 103%
2.54 87%
CCT
7140 91%
6860 95%
6351 102%
6441 101%
6893 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
88
40%
61
-3%
67
6%
37
-41%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97
100
3%
96
-1%
98
1%
58
-40%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-4% / 6%
34% / 21%
-4% / 9%
-7% / -0%

* ... 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
22 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12 ms rise
↘ 10 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 23 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
35 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 18 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. » 25 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (41 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 208 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 208 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 208 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8931 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Color-space coverage sRGB - 97%
Color-space coverage sRGB - 97%
Color-space coverage AdobeRGB - 63%
Color-space coverage AdobeRGB - 63%

The Stylistic Q738's display's color-space coverage is extensive; at 97%, its sRGB color-space coverage is on par with those of comparable devices. For computer work out in the fresh air, the Q738's brightness level is only just sufficient. Unfortunately, the anti-reflective display does not quite manage to outshine environmental reflections, even in shady areas.

As long as there are no reflections from surrounding objects obscuring the display, the user always has a clear view of the Stylistic Q738's screen content, even from less than ideal vantage points. The built-in IPS panel has very stable viewing angles and displays image content accurately from every thinkable angle.

CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - color saturation
CalMAN - color saturation
Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance - Fujitsu tablet with business performance

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Fujitsu chose to equip the Stylistic Q738 with an Intel Core i5-8350U CPUUHD Graphics 620, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. These hardware components constitute a good base configuration for many office-related tasks and even provide some reserves of performance power for more-demanding tasks, like image-editing. 

Processor

The Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 runs on an Intel Core i5-8350U. This quad-core processor clocks at up to 3600 MHz, though the actual performance is greatly dependent on the machine's cooling system. In our benchmark endurance test, the Q738 proved itself able to nearly maintain the CPU's maximum performance over long periods under load. The performance throttles by a margin of just 5%. Convertibles by other manufacturers throttle significantly more.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit

When compared by individual results, our test device comes in behind the competitors that offer faster CPUs for a similar price. In addition, the Stylistic tablet fails to reach the average scores of other devices with a Core i5-8350U.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
Intel Core i7-8550U
171 Points ∼78% +34%
Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN-80A3
Intel Core i7-8550U
170 Points ∼78% +33%
Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga 20LJS02W00
Intel Core i7-8550U
155 Points ∼71% +21%
HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000
Intel Core i7-8550U
152 Points ∼70% +19%
Average Intel Core i5-8350U
  (128 - 153, n=8)
147 Points ∼67% +15%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Intel Core i5-8350U
128 Points ∼59%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 177, n=273)
102 Points ∼47% -20%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
Intel Core i7-8550U
761 Points ∼17% +129%
Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN-80A3
Intel Core i7-8550U
558 Points ∼13% +68%
Average Intel Core i5-8350U
  (332 - 631, n=8)
536 Points ∼12% +61%
Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga 20LJS02W00
Intel Core i7-8550U
509 Points ∼12% +53%
HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000
Intel Core i7-8550U
489 Points ∼11% +47%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Intel Core i5-8350U
332 Points ∼8%
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 761, n=279)
279 Points ∼6% -16%
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
33.76 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
332 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
128 Points
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System Performance

The Stylistic Q738 offers solid system performance that primarily stands out compared to other tablets. Compared to the rest of the competition in the convertible arena, however, with its slow Core i5-8350U, the Fujitsu tablet falls somewhat behind. In everyday use, buyers will get a system that runs smoothly. Applications start up quickly, and the computer accesses data without any lag time.

To find out more about how the CPU in the Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 performs in other laptops and compared to other CPUs, see our CPU benchmark page.

PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN-80A3
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8550U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
4100 Points ∼67% +34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga 20LJS02W00
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3687 Points ∼61% +20%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8550U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3614 Points ∼59% +18%
Average Intel Core i5-8350U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3063 - 3776, n=7)
3566 Points ∼59% +16%
HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Liteon CA1-8D256-HP
3306 Points ∼54% +8%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
3063 Points ∼50%
Average of class Convertible
  (741 - 4741, n=249)
2748 Points ∼45% -10%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3063 points
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Storage Solution

The SSD built into the Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 achieves very fast data transfer rates. But in our storage benchmark, we see that other devices in this price bracket offer even better performance here. The reason: The mass storage device's SATA connection. Nevertheless, the Q738's SSD is very fast and enables the system to open files and programs without any appreciable delay.

To find out more about how the mass storage device in the Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 performs compared to other hard drives, see our HDD/SSD benchmark page.

Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga 20LJS02W00
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN-80A3
Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
Average Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
 
Average of class Convertible
 
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
14%
296%
103%
-1%
-8%
Write 4k QD32
247.6
247
0%
534.8
116%
331.1
34%
259 (248 - 270, n=2)
5%
147 (0.033 - 573, n=323)
-41%
Read 4k QD32
198.8
247.5
24%
385.5
94%
289.3
46%
240 (199 - 281, n=2)
21%
196 (0.317 - 632, n=323)
-1%
Write 4k
70.39
92.69
32%
145.6
107%
134.4
91%
58.4 (46.4 - 70.4, n=2)
-17%
54.2 (0.013 - 182, n=323)
-23%
Read 4k
20.37
27.54
35%
62.32
206%
35.61
75%
15.9 (11.5 - 20.4, n=2)
-22%
22.1 (0.215 - 62.3, n=323)
8%
Write 512
265.6
291.4
10%
1885
610%
608.9
129%
266 (266 - 266, n=2)
0%
241 (7.93 - 1885, n=321)
-9%
Read 512
297.8
291.9
-2%
1788
500%
935.3
214%
308 (298 - 318, n=2)
3%
321 (20.7 - 1788, n=321)
8%
Write Seq
387.3
394.4
2%
1341
246%
598.8
55%
383 (379 - 387, n=2)
-1%
306 (23 - 1889, n=323)
-21%
Read Seq
423.6
476.3
12%
2486
487%
1187
180%
426 (424 - 428, n=2)
1%
501 (33.6 - 2486, n=323)
18%
Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
Sequential Read: 423.6 MB/s
Sequential Write: 387.3 MB/s
512K Read: 297.8 MB/s
512K Write: 265.6 MB/s
4K Read: 20.37 MB/s
4K Write: 70.39 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 198.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 247.6 MB/s

Graphics Card

The Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated into the Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 is tasked with the reproduction of display content. This GPU is suited for playing games and running relatively lightweight 3D applications. The chip also profits from the laptop's dual-channel RAM. In our benchmark tests, the results fall short of the UHD Graphics 620's maximum capabilities, likely due to insufficient cooling and low clock speeds.

To read more about the Intel UHD Graphics 620's performance compared to those of other graphics cards, see our GPU benchmark page.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8550U
7339 Points ∼100% +494%
Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN-80A3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-8550U
7043 Points ∼96% +470%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 1979, n=104)
1680 Points ∼23% +36%
Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga 20LJS02W00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
1614 Points ∼22% +31%
HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
1577 Points ∼21% +28%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8350U
1235 Points ∼17%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 7483, n=300)
1179 Points ∼16% -5%
3DMark 11 Performance
1374 points
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Gaming Performance

The integrated UHD Graphics 620 graphics card is well-suited for rendering casual and older games. The five-year-old BioShock Infinite, for example, runs smoothly at low graphics settings.

To find out which games are playable with Intel's UHD Graphics 620, see our GPU gaming page.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 43.824.520.97.4fps

Emissions & Energy - Quiet Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 tablet

In idle mode, the Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 is silent. It is quiet under moderate load as well, the fan often stands still—and even under maximum load, the machine hardly makes any noise. As a result, the tablet is fit for use in very quiet environments.

Noise Level

Idle
30.5 / 30.5 / 30.5 dB(A)
Load
33.3 / 33.6 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: 30.5 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.23532.234.22532.332.832.932.33134.834.232.634.84030.731.232.430.75032.331.229.132.36327.928.128.127.98028.926.427.228.910026.925.426.326.912525.625.325.225.616024.524.423.224.52002423.623.5242502222.721.62231522.221.521.822.240020.621.120.220.650019.820.319.419.863020.220.11920.28002121.218.321100021.221.417.821.2125021.621.317.721.6160022.122.817.422.1200021.321.917.521.3250022.223.217.722.2315022.222.417.822.2400021.7221821.7500020.82118.220.8630019.419.418.419.4800019.419.318.719.41000019.619.618.919.61250020.119.719.120.11600020.42019.520.4SPL33.333.630.533.3N1.71.81.31.7median 21.3median 21.4median 18.9median 21.3Delta1.41.21.81.4hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseFujitsu Stylistic Q738

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

In idle mode, the Stylistic Q738's surface temperatures always remain under 30 °C (86 °F). As soon as the computer is under load, however, the temperatures rise and hit a maximum of almost 50 °C (122 °F) on the side with the fan. Inside, the Fujitsu tablet's core temperatures rose to up to 70 °C (158 °F) in our stress test, causing the clock rate to sink significantly below its base speed. However, given that the convertible will almost never have to handle this intense level of load in practical use, and considering that the Q738 completed the Cinebench endurance test without throttling significantly, high temperatures should not lead to limitations in everyday use.

Max. Load
 44.8 °C
113 F
44.1 °C
111 F
27 °C
81 F
 
 43.5 °C
110 F
37 °C
99 F
29.2 °C
85 F
 
 40.4 °C
105 F
36 °C
97 F
32 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 44.8 °C = 113 F
Average: 37.1 °C = 99 F
28 °C
82 F
34.5 °C
94 F
49.2 °C
121 F
29.3 °C
85 F
36.2 °C
97 F
45.7 °C
114 F
30.2 °C
86 F
37.3 °C
99 F
40.5 °C
105 F
Maximum: 49.2 °C = 121 F
Average: 36.8 °C = 98 F
Power Supply (max.)  37.6 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 22.8 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.1 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 30.4 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44.8 °C / 113 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 49.2 °C / 121 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.4 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 30.4 °C / 87 F.
(-) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 40.4 °C / 104.7 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.2 °C / 84.6 F (-11.2 °C / -20.1 F).
Heat development in idle - top
Heat development in idle - top
Heat development in idle - bottom
Heat development in idle - bottom
Heat development under load - top
Heat development under load - top
Heat development under load - bottom
Heat development under load - bottom

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The speakers in the Stylistic Q738 are not especially loud and generate an unbalanced sound. The range of tones beneath high-mids is greatly underrepresented, leaving us with a somewhat shrill sound. A 3.5 mm jack enables the user to connect external audio devices, which should be preferred over the sound of the internal speakers.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.732.235.72532.132.932.13133.932.633.94031.732.431.7503329.1336327.928.127.98027.627.227.61002726.32712525.225.225.216025.423.225.420024.323.524.325026.621.626.631531.421.831.440034.520.234.550043.919.443.963046.91946.980055.118.355.1100056.917.856.9125060.917.760.9160058.917.458.9200055.317.555.3250055.617.755.6315052.817.852.8400057.81857.8500064.918.264.963006818.468800059.818.759.8100006118.9611250057.619.157.61600054.419.554.4SPL72.730.572.7N24.41.324.4median 55.1median 18.9median 55.1Delta11.81.811.835.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseFujitsu Stylistic Q738Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (68.03 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.5% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (12.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (31.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 87% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 9% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 91% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 5% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Consumption

The Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 uses energy economically and consumes a maximum of 22 watts under load. During short load periods, this figure can be a little higher, as the energy usage falls to 22 watts first after throttling under heavy load. The power supply that comes with the convertible is rated at 65 watts and thus should never have any problem providing the Fujitsu tablet with enough energy.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.2 / 7 / 7.9 Watt
Load midlight 19.8 / 22 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

In our WLAN test, which is designed to simulate everyday use, the Stylistic Q738 does not reach the 10 hours of battery life indicated by the manufacturer. With just over 6.5 hours, the Fujitsu tablet ranks safely in the middle of our comparison devices, but it cannot last an entire workday without some time connected to an outlet.

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga 20LJS02W00
8550U, UHD Graphics 620, 51 Wh
511 min ∼19% +33%
Average of class Convertible
  (153 - 1010, n=219)
448 min ∼17% +17%
HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000
8550U, UHD Graphics 620, 60 Wh
424 min ∼16% +11%
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738
8350U, UHD Graphics 620,  Wh
383 min ∼15%
Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN-80A3
8550U, GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 48 Wh
373 min ∼14% -3%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX561UD
8550U, GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 52 Wh
311 min ∼12% -19%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
6h 23min

Pros

+ anti-reflective touchscreen
+ stable keyboard dock
+ business features
+ robust case
+ very quiet

Cons

- somewhat short battery life
- system performance below hardware's capabilities
- touchpad and keyboard feedback on the dock
- i5-8350U substantially slower than average

Verdict - Business tablet from Fujitsu

In review: Fujitsu Stylistic Q738. Test device courtesy of Fujitsu Germany.
In review: Fujitsu Stylistic Q738. Test device courtesy of Fujitsu Germany.

The Stylistic Q738 from Fujitsu is a tablet with business features that can also be used as a full-fledged laptop, thanks to the keyboard dock that comes with the device. The performance is somewhat below average for a computer with these hardware components—but compared to other tablets, its performance is outstanding. However, if we look at the computer's performance compared to those of other manufacturers' convertibles, the price-performance ratio is below average.

The Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 is a high-performance tablet that primarily stands out from the competition with its range of business features.

In everyday use, the Stylistic Q738 proves to have hardly any weaknesses. Applications run smoothly, and the system performance is seamless. The keyboard dock, on the other hand, is of somewhat inferior ilk. The keys feel somewhat spongy, and the touchpad reacts slowly. Operation with the stylus is far superior. Combined with the input pen that comes with the convertible, the anti-reflective display enables the user to work comfortably.

Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 - 07/20/2018 v6
Mike Wobker

Chassis
81 / 98 → 83%
Keyboard
83%
Pointing Device
42%
Connectivity
51 / 80 → 64%
Weight
70 / 35-78 → 82%
Battery
88%
Display
86%
Games Performance
55 / 68 → 80%
Application Performance
79 / 87 → 91%
Temperature
87%
Noise
93%
Audio
44 / 91 → 48%
Camera
41 / 85 → 49%
Average
69%
77%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2018-07-24 (Update: 2018-07-25)