Fujitsu Forum 2013 is over, but reporting about it isn’t. I used the chance to get a close look on the new devices and provide you a load of information on every single one. Today we start with Fujitsu’s newest High-end Ultrabook: the LIFEBOOK U904.
First of all the basic specs. As always you can order multiple configurations, so this table shows all possible components.
|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.)||10 GB, 1 Memory slot DIMM (DDR3L) – 1600 MHz
(2GB onboard + 8GB via DIMM slot)
|Hard disk drive||SSHD, 5400 rpm, 500 GB / 16 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 (combo port with Audio line-out) x Audio: line-in / microphone
1 (combo port with Audio line-in) x Audio: line-out / headphone
2 (digital) x Internal microphones
2 (1 with Anytime USB Charge functionality) x USB 3.0 total
1 x HDMI
1 (pull-out connector) x Ethernet (RJ-45)
1 x Docking connector for Port Replicator
1 x Kensington Lock support
1 x SIM card slot ( only for models with integrated 3G/UMTS or 4G/LTE module )
1 (SD up to 2GB, SDHC up to 32GB, SDXC up to 64GB) x Memory card slots
|Display||35.6 cm (14-inch), LED backlight, (WQHD+), Glare IGZO touch display, magnesium, 3200 x 1800 pixel, 1000:1, 360 cd/m²
35.6 cm (14-inch), LED backlight, (WQHD+), Anti-glare IGZO non-touch display, magnesium, 3200 x 1800 pixel, 1000:1, 400 cd/m²
|Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Before we start with pictures, I asked Markus Seifart, Product Marketing Manager at Fujitsu, to show us some cool facts about the U904:
The U904 will be available in red and silver. However, I only saw the red version at the Forum.
A very big change was made in the display. It’s now based on an IGZO-panel providing you a resolution of 3.200 x 1.800 pixels. More details on IGZO are presented here. The screen is also a touch-screen.
One important improvement is a signifcant bigger touchpad which gives you a higher comfort while using it.
As done in the previous, Fujitsu only puts 2 physical buttons on the device: the power switch and the Eco-button. This is in my opinion a good decision since a lot of buttons won’t be used anyway.
Also the fingerprint-reader is pretty standardized at Fujitsu. It gives you a safe (of course not ultra-safe but as safe as a passwort) and comfortable way to logon to the device easily.
As always, the design of the Ultrabook only allows a limited number of interfaces. On the left side, there is an USB 3.0-port and an audio jack which can be used as Audio-in and Audio-out.
On the right side, there is an card-reader, an USB 3.0-port, a HDMI interface, a SIM slot and an Ethernet-port.
Some of you may now wonder where the promised Ethernet-port ist. Some of you may remember that for the U772 and UH572, Fujitsu only imported a special interface which still needed adapter. Since carrying additional stuff like an adapter with you isn’t really the idea of an Ultrabook. Therefore, Fujitsu implemented an Ethernet-port which can be pulled out if needed. This make an adapter obsolete and is in my opinion an awesome way to provide the port.
The LIFEBOOK U904 will have a battery runtime of up to 10 hours. The starting price is 1.499€ and shipping will begin within the next weeks and months.
More information on the LIFEBOOK U904 can be also found at Fujitsu’s website.
This article is the first in a row of product presentations from the Fujitsu Forum. Stay tuned to upcoming articles on other new amazing products! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter via E-Mail (in the right sidebar).