Fujitsu LifeBook U745 in the Test

Good for business: In the U745 of the LifeBook Fujitsu packed a workstation in a stylish Ultrabook.

Fujitsu the LifeBook U745 shows that business notebooks must nowadays also optically fallen. The Ultrabook combines an elegant appearance with geschäftsmäßiger functionality. The magnesium casing and the aluminium-coated base unit are well processed. The hinge keeps the 14-inch display properly in position, overall but it makes the strongest impression.

A problem, our test candidate shares with other slender Ultrabooks, is the lack of stability at higher tilt angle of the screen. The focus of the unit moves so unfavourable that it is then not more quite plan due to weight of the base unit itself commendable. With one hand to open the lid, manages only experienced users.

The equipment of the notebook is optimized for business tasks and combine the requirements of the Office with mobile convenience. With the help of the optional port replicator, a full-fledged workstation PC is fast from the notebook. As operating system Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1 comes Pro to use, depending on the configuration, also Windows 10 supplied Pro as a recovery DVD. Device, and data can be protected from unauthorized access by finger print scanner, or with the Palmsecure sensor to the vein pattern recognition.

Anyway, a great strength of the notebook is its adaptability. A whole range of features is individually configurable processor and storage through the operating system connectivity and security features. The heart of the computer is an Intel CorevPro processor of the fifth generation (Broadwell), either an i3, i5, or i7 is used. The memory contains 4 or 8 GB of SSD memory between 128 and 512 GB.

Alternatives even if the connection to the outside world: in addition to Wi-FI and Bluetooth, also a 3 g or 4G-Modem is built upon request. The SIM card is inserted under the replaceable battery.

Given its compact size, the LifeBook U745 with a considerable number of interfaces shines: the three USB 3.0 ports, VGA output, smart card and SD card slot, display port, a removable LAN port and a slot for a Kensington lock join. The resolution of the screen of that can be ordered with or without touch function, is class usual 1600 x 900 pixels, up to 2560 x 1600 pixels are possible via display port. The fan comes on only rarely and under high load conditions. It is relatively quiet, whistles but slightly uncomfortable. Otherwise, the device is practically inaudible.