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Fujitsu LifeBook S760 review

A highly-portable powerhouse but we found overall build quality to be mixed

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1366 x 768

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For

  • Stunning performance
  • Portability
  • Usability

Against

  • Build quality
  • Integrated graphics

Fujitsu was one of the first to use the latest low-voltage Intel Core i7 processor for its LifeBook P770 laptop, which delivered impressive performance and battery life.

The Fujitsu LifeBook S760 reviewed here uses a standard – rather than a low-voltage – Intel Core i5 processor, so battery life isn't as impressive, but the laptop is almost as thin and light as the P770 and performance is even better.

The Core i5 CPU showed stunning levels of power during our benchmarking tests. Multi-tasking with resource-hungry applications is no problem.

Multimedia performance is a little more limited because of the integrated Intel graphics card, but we found that basic amounts of gaming and photo editing is possible. When working away from the office we managed to squeeze 269 minutes from the battery which is more than enough for most commutes.

Mobility is further enhanced by the slim dimensions and 1.7kg weight, which places this laptop in the ultraportable category. This is even more impressive when considering that Fujitsu has managed to fit a DVD drive into the thin and light chassis.

The textured design on both the lid and interior is resilient to fingerprints and other scuff marks, although the result is a rather plain plastic look.

More concerning is the weakness of the chassis, which shows a lot of flex around the palmrests and the screen. A well-padded carry case will be essential to avoid damage on the move.

Thankfully this poor build quality does not extend to the keyboard, which is very firm with a perfect amount of travel. The tapered keys are excellent for touchtyping and are well spaced and logically placed. The touchpad is also excellent, with two mouse buttons separated by a fingerprint scanner which provides extra security for your essential documents.

Circular touchpad

Usability is enhanced by a circular scrollpad. Rotating your finger clockwise on the pad scrolls down any documents or web pages you're viewing, while anticlockwise motions scroll back up. There are also a row of shortcut buttons above the keyboard for performing actions such as locking the laptop or making changes to the power settings.

The 13.3-inch display isn't the brightest around and images lack vibrancy, but the screen is non-reflective, making it perfect for working outdoors or in bright offices. Other features include a Sleep-and-Charge USB port, which charges portable devices even when the laptop is switched off.

The LifeBook S760 isn't cheap, but it packs a lot of power into a portable chassis. Sadly, the fantastic usability is slightly flawed by the poor build quality.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Green CompliantYes
Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelHD Graphics
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Reader
Maximum Battery Run Time8 Hour
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyUMTS
Product FamilyLIFEBOOK S
Brand NameFujitsu
Processor TypeCore i5
Screen Size33.8 cm (13.3")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory4 GB
Weight (Approximate)1.90 kg
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, ENERGY STAR
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelQM57 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedDVD-ROM
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
WWAN SupportedYes
Gobi SupportedYes
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports3
Memory StandardDDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height38.3 mm
Width314 mm
Depth222 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesS
ManufacturerFujitsu
Product ModelS760
Product NameLifeBook S760 Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineLIFEBOOK
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberPCK:GBH-S760-09GB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.fujitsu.com
Marketing Information

The LIFEBOOK S760 is the perfect notebook for users who are looking for a light-weight system but don't want to compromise on performance. With the 33.8cm (13.3-inch) display and starting from just 1.8kg it is equipped with a full-featured performance processor and extra thin second battery or DVD-drive. The LIFEBOOK S760 leaves nothing to be desired.

Maximum Memory8 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • LifeBook S760 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter