Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fujitsu LifeBook S751 Notebook Review

On the fast lane. 14-inch Business Notebook Fujitsu LifeBook S751 is equipped with a fast Intel processor and SSD 128GByte. The UMTS radio with the SIM card has a built-in docking station and a secondary power supply is also included.

14-inch notebook model S751 vPro / SSD / UMTS is the latest in a series of professional Fujitsu Lifebook. As the name suggests, the unit sports the UMTS radio and SSD. In addition, this Lifebook S751 includes an Intel Core i7 2620m (2.7 GHz), 4 GB of RAM and a DVD burner.

SSD has a capacity of 128GByte. Intel HD 3000 GPU integrated into the processor takes care of the screen. The notebook is equipped with Matthew 14 "display (35.6 cm), and supports HD + with 1600x900 pixels.

Accessories include - as the best we've tested Lifebook E751 - a docking station, power supply and a secondary SIM card from O2 European operators. Fujitsu Lifebook MSRP for the S571 with vPro technology, SSD and integrated UMTS is 1,200 euros.

Specifications Fujitsu LifeBook S751 vPro/SSD/UMTS :
  • Processor : Intel Core i7 2620M 2.7 GHz
  • Mainboard : Intel QM67
  • Memory : 4096 MB, Hynix HMT351S6BFR8C-H9, DDR3-1333 (667 MHz)
  • Graphics adapter : Intel HD Graphics 3000, Core: 650 MHz, Memory: 650 - 1300 MHz,
  • Display : 14 inch 16:9, 1600x900 pixel, FUJ5C12, glossy: no
  • Harddisk : Toshiba THNSNC128GMLJ, 128GB SSD module
  • Soundcard : Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
  • Connections : 1 Express Card 54mm, 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Serial Port, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Line-out / headphone, Card Reader: SD/MS/MSPro, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, 1 eSATA/USB combo
  • Networking : Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (10/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (abgn), 3.0 Bluetooth, 3G/UMTS
  • Optical drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633F
  • Size : height x width x depth (in mm): 35 x 340 x 245
  • Weight : 2.3 kg Power Supply: 0.45 kg
  • Battery : 67 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6 cell, 6200 mAh
  • Price : 1200 Euro
  • Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
  • Additional features : Webcam: 1,3 Megapixel, Docking station, secondary power supply, Office 2010, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Norton Internet Security, Nero, Recovery-DVD Windows 7 Professional 64bit and 32 bit, 12 Months Warranty

Visually LifeBook S751 corresponds to the appearance of the product line Fujitsu (Lifebook E751 and H710 Celsius) 1:01. If phone is held in black and white classic. For materials to continue using Fujitsu plastic. The shells of the keyboard cases are black and white again. Silver wrist rest and the edges of the sides has a worn look, as if they had been in use long (dirty white).

Fujitsu LifeBook treatment is sufficient. Like other models, which will have negative omen for the resistance against the pressure of failure lightweight plastic, especially on the back of the screen lid which can be pushed easily.

The two hinges of the screen now suitable, you can open the laptop with one hand. The base is still on the table and do not follow the path of the display. When closed, the stability of the base and monitor may be better because they rattle in the transport sector.


As for connectivity, offers Lifebook each connection that is currently required of a working environment. What is not included as a DVI connector, for example, is offered by the included docking station. For external USB devices, there are 3 connectors on the laptop, which is compatible with USB 3.0. One of the USB connectors offer "Every time I-USB-Charge" functionality, allowing you to charge mobile phones, MP3 players and other electronic devices while the notebook is off.

Additional interfaces available on Lifebook E751 is an eSATA / USB combo, Gigabit LAN RJ45 connector an an old RS232 serial port, and standard audio inputs / outputs for headphones and microphone. On the sides there is also an ExpressCard/54 slot and a smart card reader for use with such things as credit cards or insurance cards.

For connection to external monitors, bears Lifebook E751 a display port and an old analog D-Sub VGA connector.

The placement of Fujitsu laptop connectors are acceptable, which are easily accessible and the layout is sensible. Two USB ports are too close together, however, connectors, thick or USB drives is not possible to connect to both at once.

The card reader on the front of the base is compatible with SD / MMC and MS / MS Pro flash cards, but lacks a dust cover, exposure to environmental hazards. This problem can be mitigated by maintaining a MemoryStick Pro card connected to it, in fact, is the seal.

It is a modular drive slot on the right side; In this model, hosts the DVD drive, but alternatively, a second battery, hard drive, SSD, or Blu-Ray can be changed as needed. Those who simply want to reduce the weight of the laptop can not simply install a plastic cover empty.

Fujitsu LifeBook E751 offers several ways to get on the network: Gigabit RJ45 interface for a cable or 802.11 b / g / n WiFi with dual antenna for wireless connections. Moreover, as the Lifebook E751 sport Bluetooth 3.0, and a radio integrated 3G/UMTS, who had a SIM card can be activated by calling the O2, with the first month free.

LifeBook E751 offers three tariffs in Germany: The fixed daily price € 2.95 from midnight to midnight, every month, "solid 500" 9.95, and 500 MB transfer volume, while the second monthly "flat 5000" with the volume move 5GByte of 24.95 million. There is no SIM lock, so all the SIM card with local suppliers can be used for selection.

LIFEBOOK E751 is equally well equipped for the security of a biometric log-in fingerprint sensor security. It features two Kensington lock connection, a laptop computer, the docking station. For maximum safety, LifeBook sports Computrace enabled BIOS with ATP (Advanced Theft Protection), an integrated slot for smart cards and TPM.

Theft or loss of ATP to trace the portable GPS, and WiFi for a speedy recovery. Alternatively, ATP can not delete the contents of the remote hard disk. Spooks seems to be loved and hated this notebook. More information about the ATP can be found here.

This model includes 12 months to collect and bring / take the service, which can be extended with service packs up to 5 years. Fujitsu online store offers different service packages in place or put into service. Extension to 5 years bring-in service fee Euro 72.50, with delivery service € 353.40. The service includes on-site, off-line as a visit from a technician. All expenses, including hours of work, travel and parts are covered by this service. Additional service packages can not be purchased until 90 days after purchase.

It 'became a way of Fujitsu does not limit the essential accessories for more than a couple of quick start guides or brochures. Laptop with a series of CDs and DVDs. These include a recovery DVD for Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit), Nero 9 Essentials and driver disks and manuals for the system as well as Premium Suite 2011 includes the Corel Home Office, Abby PDF Transformer 3.0, and a variety of software Corel graphics and Serif. Pre-installed is also a 60-day trial version of Norton Internt Security 2011.

In addition to the many DVD, there is another power station and a host of consideration for Lifebook E / S series. Unfortunately, this docking station does not match the 14 "size of the LifeBook S751 model, so that it extends to the right.

The docking station extends Lifebook E751 with 4x USB 2.0, 1x VGA, 1x DVI, 1x Display Port, 1x Parallel and 1x eSATA. Besides, the laptop will be charged by shore power.

Also available in the shop of Fujitsu secondary batteries (Li-Ion 6-cell battery with 3800 mAh, 41 Wh) for 133 euros, he enrolled modular expansion slot, so it can be exchanged in lieu the DVD.

Input Devices

Fujitsu Lifebook E751 offers a white, waterproof QWERTY keyboard with 86 keys and a separate numeric keypad. The keyboard uses the entire width of the notebook, 1.5 cm on each side, were not used. Use the arrow keys are very small, such as Fujitsu Celsius H710, or E751 Lifebook.

Fujitsu invests in 6 special keys above the keyboard. One of the key, for example, immediately stops the operating system. Another key opens a menu with presets for direct selection of power settings. Yet another special key to open a screen for direct management of networks.

Between "GHB" buttons, there is a point of the route that can be used instead of a mouse. During testing we noticed no noise of negative type. The individual keys have a very soft pressure point.

In front of the keyboard, there is a touchpad with a knobbed surface supports gestures. The scroll area which is often found on the right edge of the touchpad on this laptop is missing. Gliding around the touchpad area works well, you can feel each button.

The front has two buttons act as - you guessed it - the mouse buttons. The fingerprint sensor is located between them. The touchpad can be disabled with "Fn + F4" key combination. The fact that both the touchpad and the trackpoint always get on / off assembly is quite annoying, however, we have already complained about the same on Lifebook E751.

Centered on the HD + is an integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam for use with Skype or any other software you want.

Our version of the LifeBook E751 are equipped with an LED-backlit 14-inch screen has a resolution of 1600x900 pixels (HD +) in the municipality in 16:9 format.

The matte screen is almost entirely non-reflecting. Additional monitors can be connected via VGA and the screen-Port connector to work with multiple monitors simultaneously. The contents of the desktop can be spread across all screens or cloned, to show the same on each monitor or projector. External resolutions up to 2560x1600 pixels are supported.

The video output is in charge of the HD 3000 GPU, which has its own RAM, so you need to borrow what you need from the system RAM is reduced to about 3.6 GB

With a maximum brightness, we took nine of the screen measures 14 "and took values ​​between 170 and 187 cd / m² (average 175.4 cd / m²). Uniformity of lighting was 91 percent. A measured value of 1.19 black cd / m² brightness 150:1 contrast peak.

Visually, the colors of the HD screen makes an impression quite good and quite busy. Like its big brother, the LifeBook E751 is the color space measured is slightly offset from the reference values ​​for sRGB, Apple RGB. As for the image to Adobe RGB color space, we're not even close to matching him. (Left photo) The images of our test model in progress, LifeBook E751 looks like they use the same type of panel.

Outside, the contents of the screen 14 "was still recognizable in direct sunlight. The intensity of the test video was heard outside, but its colors are still recognizable.

Outdoor work with vPro Fujitsu E751 / UMTS was still possible in any lighting condition, but out of bright light, the panel has reached its limits with the average brightness.

Fujitsu Lifebook S751 For Wall also viewing angles are not exceptional, but only from points of view against the optimal or slightly sideways content differs from the screen provides enough recognizable. Vertical screen rotation of 45 degrees up or down, to lighten the image or reverse quickly.

Treatment in the Lifebook S751 is led by a Core i7 with two cores at 2.7 GHz showed 2620m This processor is based on Sandy Bridge architecture, with 624 million transistors, sports 4MByte L3 cache on the size of the tablet 149 mm ², with Intel's 32 nm manufacturing process. With hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. Turbo allows overclocking to 3.4 GHz cores if cooling is necessary, always enough.

Using DPC Latency Checker Thesycon, latency test possible interfaces, which can cause errors in the synchronization of external hardware. As the screen shows all the measures were green. No restrictions are envisaged, in particular audio-video I / O.

Maxon Cinebench R10 rendering by simple reference (64 bits) LIFEBOOK S751 reaches 5479 points. In Cinebench R10 Rendering (64 bit) multi, Fujitsu Notebook achieved 11,535 points, there is a very good score earning a spot on the podium. Only ThinkPad X220T EliteBook 8460p and is faster. For Cinebench R11.5 (64-bit CPU design) LIFEBOOK S751 leads our list for this marker.

With 12 383 points in the PC Mark Vantage, the Lifebook S751 did not reach the podium, but it is well ahead of the fifth position in the Sony Vaio PCV-Z21Q9E (1276 points).

In the last PC Benchmark Tool Mark 7 on the test system scored over 3280 points and is up to 43% ahead of our competitors, Fujitsu and other systems. Lenovo L420 NYV4UGE (-40%), Toshiba Tecra R840-11E (-35%), the HP 6460b ProBook LG645EA (-29%), Fujitsu Lifebook LH531 (-43%), Fujitsu LifeBook E751 (-33%).

The video output is handled by the integrated Intel GPU HD 3000. Intel has made significant improvements to graphics performance GPU HD 3000 Sandy Bridge over the Intel GMA series dark. This match integrated GPU entry level discrete GPU and NVIDIA GeForce 310 or Radeon HD 5450), for example. Thank you to turbo boost, the HD 3000 GPU performance benefits of a dynamic clocked between 650 MHz and 1200 MHz. In addition, access to the GPU CPU L3 cache.

Video and 3D graphics performance Intel HD 3000 in the Fujitsu Lifebook S751 corresponds to the expected level of this card, except for the 3DMark06 score. 3D Mark 2001se For 7796 we have taken note of the points were 3D Mark 03 3D Mark 7910 points 05 showed a score of 6131. The Lifebook S751 performed particularly well in 3DMark06 with 3782 points. With that, our test unit is about the Lifebook E751 (-4%).


If you want to see the 2620m Core i7 Fujitsu Lifebook S751 strangled trend, we used different tools to produce a 100% load the CPU and GPU. Most of the time, the stress test will simulate the noise of the fan and the flow of exhaust air warms significantly.

If the CPU starts to overheat, as some laptops, such as the Sony Vaio VPC-EH1M1E/W.G4 example, the CPU clock speed can be slowed down to just below the base rate, which is known as the limitation CPU.

The Fujitsu Lifebook S751 not show this effect. Even with a maximum power draw for long periods of time, the Core i7 2620m, the Lifebook E751 remained in clock speed of 2.7 GHz

Hard disk performance
LIFEBOOK S751 packs a Toshiba SSD THNSNC128GMLJ 128Gbyte model. This solid state drives connected via SATA II/300-interface, scoring 187.74 MB / s sequential read with "AS SSD" benchmark tool. For sequential writes, it still managed 167.89 Mb / s. Like other SSDs, there is a performance conspicious when you read or write 4K data blocks.

Apart from the advantage of speed compared to hard drives, SSDs are completely silent and shock resistant, ideal for laptops, that take the time to travel between home and work.

Gaming Performance
Integrated HD 3000 GPU is only marginally suited for gaming. You can see how the HD 3000 GPU is 14-inch laptop, we tested a variety of games. We installed the "Mafia II" as the internal benchmark tests, the GPU will ask a lot - too much integrated with the Intel GPU, the game was completely unplayable at any resolution / detail level.

"Dirt 3" has allowed us to get a couple of turns in the snow, but stutters a bit 1366x768 and frame rates only improved with a lower resolution and detail settings.

FIFA 11 and the nation, however Trackmania always played as planned at all resolutions, frame rates correspond to the values ​​measured in our database.

Game occasional flash games, or games on HD 3000 GPU Windows works well. A lot of graphics, the games are best avoided.

To see which games work in this integrated GPU, please check the current game titles in our extensive database "Video games on mobile graphics."


Noise emissions
One of the weaknesses Lifebook S751 is the noise level. Even in standby mode, the cooling system had to work much harder than the big LifeBook E751 model. In standby mode, the maximum brightness, the fan has already heard at 36.6 dB (A).

Under load the fan to circulate more air and accelerates accordingly. We noted a maximum of 41.6 dB (A) after taking our measures. But the noise is audible only directly from the laptop, with a few meters, the air stream has become inaudible.

Vibration typical of the hard drive reads and writes were conspicuously absent as Fujitsu has built an SSD instead of a conventional disc with rotation of the plates in the Lifebook S751, and neither the sound or vibration.

Like its big brother, Lifebook E751 model suffers from a lot of heat loss. Even in slow, measured at the bottom of the laptop up to 33.5 degrees C (92 F) in some places. Surface temperature was 3 degrees C lower.

Load, the surface temperature increased significantly. Maximum value of 44.6 degrees (113 F) was measured with a cooling hole is located. Measurements of the upper surface also increased, but not high enough. Temperatures continued to rise between 28.3 and 31.4 degrees (89 F) on the wrist rest and touchpad.

Food is taxed at both the stress test, we measured 50.5 degrees Celsius (123 F) compared to 31.6 degrees Celsius (89 F) at idle.

As for sound, Fujitsu has a lot to learn, or outsource, because this model, the speakers are barely adequate to play system sounds. The two manufacturers of noise on the keyboard to the left and right could not convince in our tests. Music sounds natural and metal, even at low volume. Plus you turned the volume, the worst was the noise.

Battery life
LIFEBOOK S751 the standby power consumption is only 0.3 watts when turned off, falling to 0.2 watts. Fujitsu offers an optional zero-watt power supply that does not use energy when the laptop is off.

In standby mode with maximum brightness, saving energy and the WiFi features, up to 13.3 watts of output is taken. The maximum power consumption, measured at full load with maximum brightness, saving energy and the characteristics of WiFi on, was 72.9 watts.

Fujitsu Lifebook Power S751 mobile 6-cell lithium-ion battery, which has a capacity of 6200 mA. As always, we tested the runtime. In our first heat BatteryEater "Classic Test" (maximum screen brightness, WiFi radio ctivated), the battery managed 1 hour and eight minutes, seven minutes Futjitsu E751.

In "Test Drive" with a maximum energy-saving wireless radios off and minimum screen brightness with battery up to 357 minutes. Surf on the WiFi connection is available for 3 hours and 10 minutes with the screen at a comfortable brightness.

DVD playback run for 1 hour and 18 minutes with all power-saving radios and wireless disabled. The cycle of the battery charge lasts 140 minutes.

LIFEBOOK S751 vPro / SSD / UMTS points in several categories: mobility, SSD and a good result almost all benchmarks. With its integrated UMTS module without a SIM card, the laptop immediately ready to work in the field. The 14-inch LED-backlit display offers HD resolution of 1600x900 pixels. It is non-reflective (matte), making it a good choice for outdoor use. Unfortunately, the viewing angles are not very high.

The core consists of an Intel Core i7 2620m GPU HD 3000, 4GB of RAM and a DVD burner. On the contrary, the hard drive, you get the 128 GB SSD, this is particularly evident in the rapid boot times and application load. In addition, SSD drives are shock-proof and quiet, compared to hard drives.

Less favorable to the poor battery life, as well as continuous cooling system noise, spoil the picture. Accessories including vPro Fujitsu S751 Mobile / SSD / UMTS includes a variety of DVD media, a secondary power source and a cot. The MSRP for the S751 vPro Lifebook / SSD / UMTS in this version is 1250 euros.

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