The FUJITSU Notebook LIFEBOOK U745 is a slim and light Ultrabook for professionals supporting optimum mobility for business trips and ergonomics in the office. Its low weight from 1.55 kg combined...
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16 Reasons For
Three Industry Awards
The editors of three expert review sites all decided that this Fujitsu laptop was good. Pcmagazine.ru gave this notebook PC a "5 Star" award, Benchmark.pl gave it a "Good Product" award and it received a "Fastest Media" award from Xfastest.com.
Good Expert Reviews
The average expert rating of this portable PC is 84 out of 100 based on ten expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz, digitalone.com.sg and notebookcheck.it. This puts this medium processor core notebook PC in the top 9% of all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.
One customer who reviewed the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 said that it was good looking. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net said in their Fujitsu Lifebook U745 review “The hardware is inside a presentable, elegant case made of aluminum” .
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Fujitsu medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Fujitsu is one of the better rated manufacturers.
Quite Long Battery Life
At 14 hours, the Lifebook U745 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The battery lifes of laptops of this type and age range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.
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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lifebook U745 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. Most laptops of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Fujitsu portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Lifebook U745 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The Lifebook U745 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of this age and spec.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the L450[pl_2932785_price], or the L450[pl_2932785_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2962186_price].
Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Asus UX303UB[plb_2993330_price] (SSD).
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lifebook U745 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Lifebook U745 also have a full-size keyboard.
Alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to look at include the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price] which has better reviews.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Lifebook U745, the Lifebook U745 has a front camera.
There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider including the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price], or the Asus UX303LA[plb_3136892_price] which has better reviews.
Other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Asus UX303UB[plb_2993330_price].
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
Unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Lifebook U745 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Lifebook U745 has a touch sensitive screen.
Comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Lifebook U745 is quite light (only 1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Lifebook U745.
If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2962186_price] (1.4kg and cheaper); or the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price] (1.4kg and higher rated).
Quite Short Battery Recharge Time
When compared to other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Lifebook U745 that we have checked the battery recharge time of, the Fujitsu Lifebook U745's battery recharge time of only 2 hours is one of the shortest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lifebook U745 the battery recharge times range from 2h to 23h.
The widths of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Lifebook U745 range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 332.6 millimeters, the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Lifebook U745.
The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm. With a height of only 19 millimeters, the Lifebook U745 is one of the thinner portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Lifebook U745 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
4 Reasons Against
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Lifebook U745 is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Lifebook U745 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lifebook U745.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2962186_price].
The cheapeast portable PCs of this age and type that we found costs £149 and the most expensive costs £3,405. We think that this notebook PC looks expensive for a portable PC that has been on the market for more than a year.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The Lifebook U745 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Lifebook U745 the worst Wi-Fi standard is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.
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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Fujitsu released the Lifebook U745.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lifebook U745 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Lifebook U745.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2962186_price].
+3 Other reasons
Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lifebook U745 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
We compared all the other 14" notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price] is also worth considering.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
200U, I5-5200U, 520
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
SO-DIMM, On-board, On-board + SO-DIMM
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery Operating System
Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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