FUJITSU LIFEBOOK E746: YOUR LAPTOP – YOUR CASTLE

The new laptop Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review: Specs and Features

This year, public attention was drawn to the release of several models of Fujitsu notebooks. All of them completed the popular line of more than one year LIFEBOOK. That’s when it became known that one of the novelties is a protected laptop that can operate stably at a sufficiently low temperature of -20 ° C for one and a half to two hours. In addition, the laptop stands a fall from a height meter without significant damage. For this alone will attract the attention of many potential buyers who want to become an owner of true Japanese quality. So, in the review, we look at the Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review and the Fujitsu try to find out about his other virtues, which simply should not be.

Design

If you compare Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 with LIFEBOOK E744 predecessors or E743, is much difference in terms of design you will not see. It can be said that the body does not look too modern as many other notebooks. In the exterior is dominated by a classic style and are two basic colors: black and silver. It is also used and a significant focus – a thin red stripe along the top edge of the lid and the bottom of the keyboard on the circuit.

The new laptop Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review: Specs and Features

However, we must pay tribute, the laptop lid is made of an alloy of magnesium and aluminum. And indeed, the entire structure is sturdy and reliable, both outside and inside is not in vain stated that the laptop can withstand a drop up to a meter. Incidentally, in addition to metal, plastic and the housing is present, but it is not a bad quality. In general, only a strong deliberate pressure can lead to a slight deflection panels.

It should be noted that the model Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review slightly thinner body to the front edge, as evidenced by the size of 338x231x20-27 mm; as regards weight, it is only 1.7 kg, for a 14-inch device is quite little. Thus, the device fits comfortably in your bag and it can often take a trip without additional discomfort. By the way, the laptop is very comfortable to use on the road yet because the loop holding the display, allowing it to open up to 180 degrees.

The shape of the laptop Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review is the standard and rather strict. Here you can see the rough edges and clear-cut panel edges. The surface of the entire mat of significant design elements – the manufacturer’s logo in the center, which is familiar to many a symbol of infinity. The bottom is far from being called a unibody. It provides several compartments, including hiding the memory modules and storage; the air vents; Moreover, there is a connector for a docking station.

Display, sound, webcam

The notebook Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review provides IPS-display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The screen has a diagonal of 14 inches, which is suitable for both works and watch the video, for example, on the road. Special criticism is shown in the Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 not. In particular, it offers excellent viewing angles, as well as an image, which is enough contrast (700: 1) and brightness (300 cd / m2). In addition, the screen has a matte finish, so the owner will not irritate reflection. Needless to say that such a display is good not only for web browsing and working with documents, but also for the media. By the way, the manufacturer offers a more budget option. So, there is a configuration with TN-display and a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

The new laptop Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review: Specs and Features

Many modern laptops are equipped with the most simple 1 megapixel or 1.3-megapixel webcam. Here the resolution webcam above. With a 2 megapixel, you can communicate in a Skype, and get quite tolerable as Laptop pictures. Of course, they will still have a little grainy, but less blurred.

Laptop speakers are located above the keyboard, which goes through a very good sound: clear, loud, a little deep.

Keyboard and Touchpad

Subjectively keyboard Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review relatively spacious, naturally, there is no numpad that expected for a 14-inch form factor. The keypad buttons are square, provided the distance between them, not allowing often mistakenly get on adjacent keys. When typing felt recoil, the very course of a little long.

Despite the fact that the pointer unit is located on one line lower than the others, its small size somewhat inconvenient when it is necessary to control the cursor. By the way, there may be an error: random hit on the [PgUp] and [PgDn]. With a click of the other function keys are no problems. At the keyboard of the laptop has several advantages, such as light and water-resistant surface.

The new laptop Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review: Specs and Features

As for the touchpad, it is stretched and may seem to many “low” at a height of 59 mm. At the same time, the touch pad perfect sensitivity, allows you to quickly perform tasks and use the multi-touch gestures, such as zooming and scrolling. It should be noted that the touchpad hidden beneath the keys are pressed and triggered a great time.

I would like to mention fingerprint scanner – one of the most important attributes of a business unit. With such a sensor your confidential information on the laptop is not available to outsiders.

Performance

Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review LKN: E7460M0012RU comes preloaded with the operating system Windows 10 Pro 64-bit version. However, it is possible to roll back to a professional “seven”.

The filling device represented dual-core processor Intel Core i5-6200U sixth generation with a frequency of 2.3 GHz, rising to 2.8 GHz thanks to Turbo Boost. The chip is built on norms of 14-nm process technology, it has a cache in the third level in the volume of 3 MB. CPU performance is enough for many daily tasks, including multimedia.

Among the hardware components present Intel HD Graphics integrated graphics card 520. It is able to encode and decode video, in addition, supports output to three displays. That’s just the games, especially the modern, it is not really coping. With HD Graphics 520, they run only at low settings. For example, FIFA 17 or Overwatch and will be used for low resolution of 1280×720 pixels with a frequency of more than 60 and 35 fps, respectively. But the toy in 2015 will reproduce on average with HD-resolution. For example, World of Warships to 45 frames per second. In general, the same as a laptop, aimed at the fulfillment of business objectives, it is more than a good option.

Helps to cope with the tasks of RAM, the volume of which in this configuration is 16 GB (two slots are strips with 8 GB each). Memory has a modern and standard DDR4 2133 MHz bus speed. With regard to storage, all data can be fit on the SSD of 256 GB. Of course, this measure is not too large, however, the business class device, which typically stores a plurality of documents, it would be sufficient. It should be noted that in other configurations, the hard drive may be used instead of SSD-drive.

Ports and Communications

I must say that the interface is equipped with a laptop Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review more than not bad, only among the ports and connectors no modern USB Type-C. So, is the RJ-45, VGA, DisplayPort, USB 3.0, as well as power socket and two slots (for smart cards and card SD / SDHC / SDXC format) on the left side of the LIFEBOOK E746.

The opposite face is less than full. On it, you can see two USB 3.0, headphone output, microphone input, a slot for a Kensington lock. Particular attention should be paid to the removable optical drive DVD Super Multi. It can be replaced, for example, an additional battery or hard drive by putting in the modular bay.

There is one more USB 2.0 less modern standard, it is located at the rear. But the front end of the port is completely free.

The new laptop Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review: Specs and Features

By the way, this notebook will be appreciated by professionals, because it the manufacturer has provided a connector for a docking station. This will help to expand the already optimal number of interfaces provided by four USB 3.0, a pair of DisplayPort, DVI, additional audio jacks. The port for docking with the dock is located on the bottom of the notebook.

As wireless communications device act Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.1.

Battery

Talking about the working hours of the battery, pay attention to the fact that the Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review can stand as a battery (main) and two (additional battery instead of an optical drive). The first is a 6-cell lithium-ion with a capacity of 6700 mAh (72 Wh). The second also with a six-cell, 2600 mAh capacity but (28 Wh). Let’s start with the fact that a charge lasts about three hours, with respect to autonomy, in balanced mode with the main battery laptop will last about 6-7 hours. You can also watch videos within 9 hours. Finally, the idle battery charge is enough to 15 hours. As for the battery life of two batteries, on average, the time will increase by one-third.

Conclusion

Within the $ 1,700 it would cost Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review notebook in this configuration. Of course, part of the price tag can be considered well-known name «Fujitsu», which many people associate with high quality and reliability as before, and now. In fact, the way it is, however, not only connected with this stated price. In particular, there is a sixth-generation processor skylake, 16 GB of RAM, it is possible to install an additional battery or hard drive in the modular bay. In addition, the notebook is connected to the docking station, thanks to which you can extend the already good number of ports and connectors. Finally, commendable Full HD-display with IPS-matrix backlit keyboard and a relatively low weight.

As you can see, Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E746 review meet the expectations of even the demanding user. With this device, you will feel confident in all your endeavors.