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Fujitsu Lifebook S781 Performance Review, Premium Class Protection

External design Lifebook S781 looks classic with black alloy cover and silver on the inside which all dominated by plastic materials. White keyboard in full-size not only good if pressed, but also has a spill-resistant structure. Cool again, the keyboard is coated with a special antibacterial ingredient that makes the keyboard surface not easily invaded by fungi. Generally, the keyboard is often dirty by the hands that cause bacteria to grow rapidly.

In terms of connectivity, the Lifebook S781 provides a fairly complete with a lot of I / O ranging from USB, eSATA, cardreader (support SDXC), Express Card, up to DVD-writer. Interestingly, slot optical drive that can be removed or replaced with lighter Blu-ray or mini projector module (sold separately) for presentation purposes.

Because prepared to supporting business, this notebook also equip themselves with complete security features such as fingerprint and SmartCard slot that is easily visible from outside. While further protection by TPM (Trusted Platform Module) and 3D Shock Sensor technology to reduce vibration on the hard drive if the notebook falls.

Apparently, the security shields in this notebook is also strengthened by the Advanced Theft Protection technology (ATP), which is considered more powerful than the process of data encryption. For this, Fujitsu use Intel processors that carries vPro system which combines the Intel AMT, Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT), and Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) to encrypt the data and maintain the security of your computer remotely. Hard drive can be locked automatically when it detects unusual operation. High level of security which is the mainstay of one of the Lifebook S781.

In addition to qualified armed security feature, on the Lifebook S781 also installed packet supporting applications that is quite useful, especially for power consumption management laptop economically. This notebook also uses an adapter that does not consume power (0 watts) when the notebook is off even though the adapter still plugged into a power source. This saves power and life of notebook adapter. Very rarely similar features found in competing products.

With a myriad of facilities that favored the Lifebook S781 is actually very interesting. Moreover, this series is also made in Japan using quality materials. This notebook does seem ready to support the business activities that require extra protection despite the presence of a qualified facilities.

Test Results

In general Lifebook S781 is fairly OK to handle daily office activities, adrift only a thin with ThinkPad Edge E420 a fairly classmates. Although the onboard Intel HD graphics chip is less fierce, we consider its performance enough just to run light 3D gaming. Under normal conditions, the battery life is fairly regular. If you want to make it last longer, you can activate the Eco mode to save energy.

Tests Fujitsu Lifebook S781 (Intel i7-2620M 2.70 GHz, 4 GB DDR3-1333, Intel HD Graphics, 67 Wh battery, 14 inches) Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 (Intel i7-2620M 2.70 GHz, 4 GB DDR3-1333, Intel HD Graphics + AMD Radeon HD6630M, 48 Wh battery, 14 inches)
Sysmark 2012 V1.0.0.54 124 121
PCMark7 Pro Edition v1.0.4 2503 2276
3DMark Vantage P985
Cinebench R11.5 3.09 3.11
Stalker (Day) 12.60 fps 25.60 fps
video encoding 20 minutes 36 seconds 20 minutes 38 seconds
audio encoding 1 minute 20 seconds 1 minute 20 seconds
Battery Life
– Playing HD Video 2 hours 15 minutes 2 hours 10 minutes
– Battery Eater (Text) 4 hours 35 minutes 5 hours 28 minutes

Specification

processor Intel Core i7-2620M (2.7 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache)
RAM 4 GB DDR3-1333
chipset Intel Cougar Point QM67
Graphics Card Intel HD 3000
Hard Drive 500 GB 7200 RPM SATA-II
Optical drive Optiarc DVD RW AD-7710H
facilities WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, Ethernet, USB 2.0 (3x, 1x eSATA combo), USB 3.0 (1x), VGA port, DisplayPort, ExpressCard, SmartCard, fingerprint, 2MP webcam, cardreader, 3G/UMTS modem (optional).
screen 14″ 1600×900 pixel
sound card Realtek ALC269
Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
battery 6200 mAh/10.8 V
dimension 34 x 24.5 x 3.8 cm
weight 2.2 kg
guarantee 3 Years
Website http://www.fujitsu.com
Price (range)* $ 1550

Anti Bacteria
Are you aware of bacteria on a keyboard can be detrimental to health? Well the keyboard on this notebook is designed with antibacterial ingredients, suitable for those of you who rarely / lazy to clean the notebook.

ExpressCard
Connectivity is quite complete available via SmartCard slot to meet the security requirements (below) and an ExpressCard slot 34/54 (above) for other components such as FireWire, LAN, hub, and more.

Conclusion

Plus: Connectivity and complete protection system; hot-swap optical drives, keyboards anti-bacterial and water spills.

Minus: The weight a bit heavy; lack 3D graphics performance, the price is quite expensive.

Score Assessment
 - Performance: 4.2
 - Facilities: 4.5
 - Usage: 4.25
 - Price: 1.5
 - Total Score: 3.76

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