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Fujitsu LIFEBOOK U904

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Fujitsu LIFEBOOK U904. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The usability and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the touchpad and price. There are mixed comments on the durability and size.

performance, screen, usability, portability, design

keyboard, price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Fujitsu LIFEBOOK U904 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook U904 review

 

Stylish consumer design, biometric security and a dazzling display - does this business Ultrabook have it all?

High-res display ; Elegant design ; Thin and light ; Biometric security

Lacklustre keyboard ; Average battery life

A classy-looking business Ultrabook with an incredible display and practical biometric security options. We're not sold on that keyboard, though.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

worked ok for a while, failed just after warranty elapsed

 

thin, fairly light, nearly 4K display

touchpad increasingly glitchy, became unusable after warranty expired

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Meh

 

Chose this one for high resolution and because it was easy to swap memory and hard drive (put in SSD). Everything works well enough except the track pad which is beyond bad and has to be disabled to make the machine usable.

Good battery life, self-serviceable, pretty nice display

The track pad is pretty bad. At times the cursor will jump all over the screen. It seems like a build up of static. The feel of the trackpad is also pretty bad. The feel of the keyboard is so-so. Overall construction seems adequate, but not robust

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Matthew (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook U904 U9040MXP11GB

 

As a developer I was concerned about the performance vs battery life trade off. Using the default Fujitsu performance plan, however, gives a long battery life yet still delivers on performance when required. The screen is great, I love the high...

The keyboard isn't the best. I prefer mechanical keyboards when using a desktop and so the over-soft action of this Fujitsu keyboard means it's not as nice to use. I'm getting used to it now though and my rate is nearing normal again. There appears to...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Graham (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook U904 U9040M77A1GB

 

Battery, style, weight - all the stuff you might expect - as good as they come.

The biggie for me - the screen resolution is crazy (yes, should be in the Good Points side - but not) - for Photoshop it has got to be the best ever, but with Windows 8.1 and the problems with the operating system, that is shipped as standard, lots of...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Matthew (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook U904 U9040MXP11GB

 

As a developer I was concerned about the performance vs battery life trade off. Using the default Fujitsu performance plan, however, gives a long battery life yet still delivers on performance when required ; The screen is great, I love the high...

The keyboard isn't the best. I prefer mechanical keyboards when using a desktop and so the over-soft action of this Fujitsu keyboard means it's not as nice to use. I'm getting used to it now though and my rate is nearing normal again ; There appears to...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Graham (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook U904 U9040M77A1GB

 

Battery, style, weight - all the stuff you might expect - as good as they come

The biggie for me - the screen resolution is crazy (yes, should be in the Good Points side - but not) - for Photoshop it has got to be the best ever, but with Windows 8.1 and the problems with the operating system, that is shipped as standard, lots of...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Ian (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu U904 LifeBook U9040M75B1GB

 

Built-in Ethernet with clever slim adaptor Beautiful screen Thin & light Solid build quality

Keyboard not suitable for prolonged use Not easily upgradable Built-in speakers very tinny

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Massimo (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook U904 U9040M77A1GB

 

Love the size Screen is wonderful very light good quality

Keyboard is ok but not great Speakers are poor

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Ian (reevoo.com)

Fujitsu U904 LifeBook U9040M75B1GB

 

Built-in Ethernet with clever slim adaptor ; Beautiful screen ; Thin & light ; Solid build quality

Keyboard not suitable for prolonged use ; Not easily upgradable ; Built-in speakers very tinny

Jan, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC283
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / Realtek ALC283
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:25 / 45
Battery capacity (Watt hours):25 / 45
Battery life (max):10 / 8
Battery recharge time:2 / 3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Certificates

Certification:CE, CB, RoHS, WEEE / CE, CB, WEEE / CE, CB, WEEE, CT / HCL entry / WHQL / CE, CB, WEEE, CT, HCL, WHQL / CE, CB, WEEE, HCT/HCL entry/WHQL / HCT, HCL, WHQL, CB, WEEE / WEEE, Microsoft Operating Systems (HCT / HCL entry / WHQL), CB, CE
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Black / Black / Black, Platinum / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Grey / Red / Red, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Magnesium / Magnesium
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:350 / 360 / 400
Display Diagonal:14
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:QHD+ / Wide Quad HD / Wide Quad HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IGZO
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1600
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard number of keys:85 / 86
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:10 / 2 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:10
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):10
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:DC-HSPA+,HSDPA+,HSPA+,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSPA+,UMTS / UMTS
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,100,10000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
SIM card support: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / Realtek ALC283
Charging Time:2
Display Technology:IGZO
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel SoC
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4, 2x4 / 2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:i5-4200U / i5-4300U / i7-4600M / i7-4600U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.9 / 3.3 / 3.6
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.9 / 2.1 / 2.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-4200U / i5-4300U / i7-4600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1168 / PGA946
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 76308 / 76616
Processor code:SR170 / SR1EA / SR1ED / SR1H7
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Palm vein scanner:Y
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, SSD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, SSD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Readeк\nFujitsu LIFEBOOK Application Panel\nFujitsu Display Manager\nShockSensor Utility\nPower Saving Utility\nFujitsu Plugfree Network\nEasyGuide online user documentation\nMicrosoft Push Button Recovery\nFujitsu Recovery / Premium Suite DVD
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 10 Pro / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Pre-installed software:Microsoft Office
Recovery operating system:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee / McAfee Multi Access Security / Microsoft Office / Office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:320 / 500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 16 / 256 / 258 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5"
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 258 / 320 / 500 / 512 / 516

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9 / 9.05 / 9.06
Height:0.61 / 1
Height (front):0.362
Height (rear):0.61
Weight:2 / 2.93 / 3.02 / 3.04 / 3.06
Width:13