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Fujitsu LifeBook U728

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Fujitsu LifeBook U728. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and keyboard. The usability and battery are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the performance. Some have doubts about the price and touchpad.

portability, battery, usability, keyboard, reliability

screen, size, touchpad, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Fujitsu LifeBook U728 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

Fujitsu LifeBook U728 (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

 

The most flexible subnotebook. Fujitsu sees itself as a competitor to PC giants like Dell, Lenovo and HP in the business laptop market. The Japanese company packs its devices with features that other manufacturers now ignore. Find out in this review...

robust and lightweight metal case ; comfortable keyboard ; best in class input devices ; external, removable battery ; LTE support ; the fan is usually quiet ; bright display with a matte finish ; two SO-DIMM RAM slots

poor touchpad ; no pointing stick ; no Thunderbolt 3 port ; display has poor color-space coverage ; contrast ratio is below average ; only 24 months warranty ; slow SATA III SSD ; battery life falls short of expectations

The Fujitsu LifeBook U728 joins the U748 and U758 as part of Fujitsu’s LifeBook U-series 2018 refresh. All three devices offer consistently good performance, albeit none stand out from the crowded markets.The LifeBook U728 has impressed us with its...

Jul, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):45
Battery life (max):10 / 13
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3
Quick Charge:Y

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

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

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Netbook / Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1 / 500:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:220 / 260 / 300
Display diagonal:31.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: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
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard number of keys:85
Number of touchpad buttons:2
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / Y
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
SIM card support:Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
PowerShare:N
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 Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90

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 / 4.00 / 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 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 1.90
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8250U / i5-8350U / i7-8550U / 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 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 Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 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
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Palm vein scanner:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, 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) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1024 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0 / PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0 / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:PCI Express
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1024 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:209
Height :19
Weight:1.1 / 1.11 / 1.15
Width:302