Fujitsu Lifebook U938 (8250U, 8GB) 13 Inch Laptop Review

The Fujitsu Lifebook U938 is just released and it’s coming with smaller design, more security enhancement, and more powerful component inside. The U938 is the direct successor for the U937 and bringing of many improvements that most people are looking for. The system includes of Intel 8th generation processor which considered as great considering it now comes with quad core CPU instead of dual core CPU. In term of security, they put of what they called as the touch free palm vein sensor which allowing users to have more security compared to its competitors. By having all of these great features and decent specs, unfortunately this laptop is quite unpopular among the consumers.

It’s hard for the company like Fujitsu to shine as many manufactures like Dell, Lenovo, and HP basically promise the same thing at the same price range. With their bigger name, it’s easy to outshine its competitors and this is what happened here. I have taken a look into the U938 for couple of weeks and there is really nothing wrong about anything here. Let’s take a look at it further and see how it works on us. That is what we are going to talk about here. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.

Design and Connectivity

In my opinion, it’s hard for users to get how much this device costs for considering its look cannot be easily used as judgement here. Many users will consider the design as quite bad since there is almost nothing interesting to consider about it. The only decorative element worth to mention is probably located on its multi-colored LED notification, the vein sensor, and the keyboard itself that looks pretty asymmetric here. In term of build quality, Fujitsu said the entire chassis is built from alumimum and I can say the thing as really true. The chassis feels durable although it looks incredibly thin and small. The chassis is weight for just 2 pounds and making it considered as the lightest one available right now.

Unfortunately, its thin chassis poses some problems in matter of build quality. Twisting the lid could be done easily even with some minimal pressure. The keyboard deck feels incredibly tough and impressive, but the same impression is missing to its lid cover. The display lid is rather flexible for some reasons and might bother some users especially for the one who loves to carry their laptop during the travel. You end up needs to be pretty careful because of this case. As for the connectivity, it has nice ports selections included of standard USB ports and modern USB type-C port.

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Display and Input

Fujitsu Lifebook U758 2 The 13 inch display is featured here and the 13 inch IPS panel looks incredibly bright and crisp and should be good enough even for photo editing. Its maximum brightness is measured for around 320 nits and probably should beat its competitors pretty easily. Unfortunately, I see the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 6th gen 2018 is brightest here and even comes with HDR display support. However, I still love this display especially when see how crisp the images are they made here. The panel manages to cover of 94 % SRGB color and will satisfy your needs for both of multimedia and work purposes.

As for the input method, the Chiclet style keyboard offers of a nice and comfortable keys alongside with clear actuation force and short key distant. The experience is pretty great especially for long term typing, but I don’t really know why the backlit support is completely missing. None of its base or higher end model comes with backlit support and I should think Fujitsu should include of this important features for such a premium device.

Fujitsu Lifebook U938Main Specs
CPU Intel Core I5-8250U Quad Core 1.6 GHz
Graphics Intel HD 620 Integrated Card
Display Size13.3 Inch FHD 1920 X 1080P
OS Windows 10 Pro
Memory 8GB DDR4 Memory
Storage 256GB M.2 SSD

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Performance and Battery

The performance is probably the clearest improvement seen here. The Intel Kaby Lake R generation CPU brings a new fresh air to Core I series processor as Intel finally offers of quad core CPU instead of dual core we see in this couple years. They need to make the base CPU clock is slightly lower at 1.6 GHz compared to 2.5 GHz on Core I5 8250U and somehow making the performance in single core is slightly lower. But, I can notice the performance in multi cores are much better thanks to the increasing number of its cores. For both light and heavy tasks, this should be the best mobile CPU one could afford right now.

The battery support is the next feature I want to talk about here. Keep in mind, Fujitsu offers of couple different battery configuration, so the battery life you can see might be different. For this review, I got the unit equipped with 65 Wh battery and should easily last for 10 to 11 hours in daily usage. There is also a lower version powered by 50 Wh battery and will only last the battery usage for around 8 to 9 hours. Make sure to check of twice the battery capacity you would get as they come with difference price range here.

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Final Thought

The Lifebook U938 13 inch is not a bad premium laptop at all especially when seeing how powerful the performance alongside its long last battery life. The rest of features like display, keyboard, and even the design are great and should promise you a great experience. For under 1500 dollars, I think I find the price as pretty competitive, but I just hope they reduce the price slightly lower as the competitors basically offer the same treatment in the same price point here. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration about it. Thank you very much for reading the article and mind leaving some comments for further assistance regarding the article.




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