Fujitsu's E743 is a flexible entrant into the business notebook market that appeals on its own at its price point but shines when twinned with the company's peripherals or other models in the series.

We liked

The E743 will please IT leaders seeking an easy life thanks to its ability to share peripherals and accessories with its bigger and smaller siblings, and the projector bay is a standout addition for anyone that needs to travel and give presentations in smaller rooms.

On its own the battery life isn't fantastic, but it should get a welcome boost when the Haswell-powered models become available, and will go for even longer with a second battery module inserted. There's an impressive number of ports and connectivity options on the E743, particularly so when combined with the docking station.

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The E743 may still prove a little too chunky for frequent travelers, who would be better served by lighter, thinner and more portable 14-inch laptops if swappable modules aren't needed. Additionally, average audio means you're not likely to be using it as a multimedia machine, so using a decent pair of headphones would be advised.

Final verdict

If you're into swapping around accessories and having a multitude of peripherals at your disposal, the E743 is an attractive laptop. It's certainly a team player, and a welcome indication of the direction vendors are travelling in when attempting to make notebooks as attractive as their in vogue Ultrabook counterparts.