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Fujitsu Lifebook U938

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Fujitsu Lifebook U938. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and battery are on the whole positive. The connectivity and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the screen. There are some negative views about the design and sound.

portability, usability, connectivity, battery, size

keyboard, durability, sound, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Fujitsu Lifebook U938 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn / Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Fujitsu LifeBook U938 (i5-8250U, LTE, SSD, FHD) Subnotebook Review

 

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...

matte IPS panel ; FHD resolution ; SSD ; small and lightweight ; easy maintenance ; LTE modem ; decent battery life

fan makes a squealing sound ; no NVMe SSD ; very flimsy display lid ; no keyboard backlight

The LifeBook U938’s main selling point is certainly its tiny and lightweight case. At just slightly under 1 kg (~2.2 lb) it practically outclasses its Dell and Lenovo competition. The Core i5-8250U that the LifeBook is equipped with offers plenty of...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Fujitsu Lifebook U938 First Take: A premium lightweight ultraportable

 

Fujitsu's U-series Lifebook laptops are slim and light, and ideal for the mobile professional. The 8th-generation Intel Core processor in the 13.3-inch Lifebook U938 should equip it to handle fairly demanding workloads too.

May, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC255
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):50
Battery life (max):11 / 13
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:CE, CB, WEEE, HCT / HCL / WHQL / CE, CB, WEEE, Microsoft Operating Systems (HCT / HCL entry / WHQL)
Energy Star certified:Y
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / Red
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Magnesium
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300 / 330
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

4K streaming:Y
Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel UHD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:85
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

ECC:N
Internal Memory:12 / 20 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:20
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):20
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 + 1 x 16 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / Y
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
SIM card support:Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):20 - 85

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapter quantity:1
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Number of USB ports with PowerShare support:1
On/off button:Y
PowerShare:Y
SmartCard slot:Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Power Delivery (revision 2.0):Y

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 - 60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.40 / 3.60 / 4.2 / 4.20
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.60 / 1.70 / 1.9 / 1.90
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8250U / i5-8350U / i7-8650U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:8
Stepping:Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:124967 / 124968 / 124969
Processor code:SR3L8 / SR3L9 / SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Palm vein scanner:Y
Password protection:N / Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0 / PCI Express / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:213.5
Height :15.5
Weight:920
Width:303.3 / 309.3