Let’s keep going with the LIFEBOOK party and take a look at the last of the three new LIFEBOOKs, Fujitsu presented: the LIFEBOOK S904.
And according to the other two articles, I will first introduce the technical specifications to you.
|Operating System||Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i5-4200U processor, 3 MB, 1.6 GHz, up to 2.6 GHz
Intel® Core™ i5-4300U processor, 3 MB, 1.9 GHz, up to 2.9 GHz
Intel® Core™ i7-4600U processor, 4 MB, 2.1 GHz, up to 3.3 GHz
|Supported RAM (max.)||12 GB, 1 Memory slot(s) DIMM (DDR3)DDR3L – 1600 MHz
4 GB onboard, 1 DIMM slot with max. 8 GB
|Hard disk drive||SATA, 5400 rpm, 1 TB, 2.5-inch, S.M.A.R.T.
SATA, 5400 rpm, 500 GB, 2.5-inch, S.M.A.R.T.
SSHD, 5400 rpm, 500 GB / 8 GB SSD Cache, 2.5-inch, S.M.A.R.T.
SSD SATA III, 128 GB, 2.5-inch
SSD SATA III, 256 GB, 2.5-inch
SSD SATA III FDE, 256 GB, 2.5-inch
SSD SATA III, 512 GB, 2.5-inch
|Interfaces||1 x DC-in
1 (combo port with Audio line-out) x Audio: line-in / microphone
1 x Audio: line-in / line-out
1 (combo port with Audio line-out) x Audio: line-out / headphone
2 (digital) x Internal microphones
3 (1 with Anytime USB Charge functionality) x USB 3.0 total
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x Ethernet (RJ-45)
1 x Docking connector for Port Replicator
1 x Kensington Lock support
1 (optional) x SmartCard slot
1 x SIM card slot ( only for models with integrated 3G/UMTS or 4G/LTE module )
1 x Memory card slots
|Display||33.8 cm (13.3-inch), LED backlight, (WQHD), Glare IGZO touch display, magnesium, 2560 x 1440 pixel, 1000:1, 350 cd/m²
33.8 cm (13.3-inch), LED backlight, (WQHD), Anti-glare IGZO non-touch display, magnesium, 2560 x 1440 pixel, 1000:1, 350 cd/m²
33.8 cm (13.3-inch), (WQHD), 2560 x 1440 pixel (recommended), 350 cd/m²
|Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 4400
And again, Markus Seifart, Product Marketing Manager at Fujitsu, was so kind to give us a short overview on the LIFEBOOK S904.
Like the U904 and T904, the S904 is also available with Sharp’s IGZO-based displays with a resolution of 2.560 x 1.440px. There will be a touch and a non-touch version (touch-version is glare, non-touch is anti-glare).
The S904 has the typical big touchpad and the same keyboard as the T904 and U904. Some people complained about the keyboard, the old Ultrabook U772 had. I was able to test the new keyboards of the S904, T904 and U904 and can confirm, that any problems with the keyboard were solved. Typing on it became way better now!
And like the other LIFEBOOKs, the S904 will only have a power button and an Eco-button, the other buttons are completely allocated to F-keys and can be accessed by holding the Fn-key.
On the left side, the S904 has the power-in port, an Ethernet-port, a VGA-port and a HDMI-port. Since the S904 is no official Ultrabook (it’s still very thin!), the Ethernet-port is completely built in the case.
On the front, you can find the card reader.
And on the right side you will even find an optical drive, two USB 3.0-ports and a headphone jack. The optical drive can be replaced by a second battery, a second hard-drive or a placeholder to reduce the weight. This system is called Modular Bay.
The S904 was presented in two different colors: silver / black and red / black. However, so far only the black version is announced for sure! The red one is only a concept!
What makes the S904 so special, is its battery runtime: up to 24 hours. This is possible, since the battery has a big capacity which makes the S904 a little bit thicker than an Ultrabook. However, it still weighs only 1.49kg and is pretty thin (26.5 mm). The starting price is not fixed yet, however, I don’t expect big differences to the U904 and the T904 (1,499 and 1,599€).
More information on the S904 can be found here.
This was the third article about the new LIFEBOOKs. Tomorrow we will continue our journey and find out more about the STYLISTIC Q704, a new tablet-PC with a display size of 12.5 inches.
UPDATE: In a former version of this article, I wrote that the S904 will be available in two colors. That is currently wrong, only the black version is confirmed!