When looking for a business laptop, there are three key factors to consider: the performancei.e. the ability to manage workloads and external devices; there convenience of useunderstood as the set of portability, L’ergonomics and theautonomy; there safety, very important to protect the data related to our work. A computer that perfectly sums up these three characteristics, albeit with some compromises, is certainly the Lifebook U9310 from Fujitsu. To tell you about it we tried it, and now we are ready to give you our Fujitsu Lifebook U9310 review.
The business laptop review Fujitsu Lifebook U9310
Since the cornerstones of a business laptop are those mentioned above, let’s see how Fujitsu’s model reflects these three pillars in terms of specifications and real-world testing.
Performance that does not disappoint
That the performance of this device is in some ways evident already looking at the specifications. In fact, we find a processor Intel i7 10610U vPRO extensionflanked by 16 GB of RAM: a combination that allows you to manage several applications simultaneously without problems. The lack of a dedicated graphics card makes some more specific workloads prohibitively expensive. However, the integrated GPU is more than capable of handling the tasks of interest to most professionals, such as navigation, the video calls, L’document editing and the photo editing.
The rich selection of “full” doors, despite the reduced thickness, was much appreciated. In fact, we find two doors USB-Aa door Ethernet (retractable), a door HDMI standard, one slot SD card it’s a audio jacks. Then there are two doors USB-C Thunderbolt 3which can also be used for the recharge and for connecting external screens.
One of the points of excellence of this device is certainly its portability. Also favored by the screen size (13.3″), this model is noted for both the extreme compactness that for the lightness. She can easily handle it with one hand and has no problem fitting into practically any backpack or shoulder bag. On the other hand, of course, the screen size, moreover developed in width with a 16:9 aspect ratioare quite small during use
Despite the low weight, the choice of materials is satisfactory. The body is in fact in magnesiumwith the interior in plastic opaque however resistant and pleasant to the touch. The zipper, capable of opening well 180°, is decidedly solid and, in addition to remaining fixed in the chosen position, slightly raises the back of the computer when open. On the other hand, despite having a notch to facilitate this action, it is not possible to open the computer with one hand.
nfinally, the presence of a SIM slots allows you to use this computer truly anywhere, without relying on Public WiFis.
The keyboard, as is inevitable with this size, lacks numeric keypadbut still delivers large keys And well spaced between them. the trackpad, sliding and also equipped with two physical keyssacrifices itself in terms of size to make room for palm rest areaswhich are well positioned. The touch screen it partially makes up for the trackpad’s shortcomings, especially when using the computer away from a desk.
Two non-fatal flaws are evident using this keyboard for some time: the first is the dampened key bouncewhich together with the not very short stroke compared to that of other laptops makes them feel a bit “soft“. Secondly, then, the backlight, although present, is extremely dimeven when at the maximum.
Even autonomy, although less relevant in this period of smartworking, is acceptable but not great. Unless you choose an extremely conservative energy profile and don’t be careful with the number of open applications, the battery life, which fluctuates between 4 and the 9 hours, is much closer to the first value than the second.
For the temperature, the rear arrangement of the air outlet grill helps to not make the keyboard particularly hot during use. The fanswhich leave enough easily And noisily as soon as one engages in even the slightest elaborate activity. However, it is possible, through the dedicated Fujitsu software, to switch from Normal to Silent mode, obviously at the expense of temperatures.
As can be expected from a laptop intended for professional use, there is no lack of attention to the safety and the privacy. This focus is present starting from the type of processor: the series vPro from Intel, in fact, not only ensures high performance, but also includes various features of safety and of management exploitable by corporate IT team.
Even more evident are the various authentication systems available to the user. In addition to the classic PIN or passwordin fact, the user can also count on a smart card readera infrared camera for facial recognition it’s a palm reader.
The latter biometric device, which uses Fujitsu’s proprietary technology PalmSecure, replaces the more classic fingerprint reader. Compared to it, it should also be safer, but as our tests have shown, it is certainly more slow and takes some getting used to to use with ease. However, it is still possible to use the fastest facial recognition to unlock the computer, reserving PalmSecure for perhaps accessing critical folders or applications.
Fujitsu Lifebook U9310 review: the conclusions
The diffusion of smart working has in a certain sense reduced the need for such a small and portable computer, which instead lends itself to agile use in contexts such as a air travel or a coffee bar. Despite this, the performance and integrated security make this model a very valid one company computer And professional. The reasonably high price (more than 1600€ for the version with Intel Core i5more than 2000€ for the version with Core i7) in front of the characteristics seen should in any case lead to reflect on the actual need for the latter for one’s own activity.
More product information available on the Fujitsu official website.