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Fujitsu Lifebook E743 review

Modular projector bay lets you beam presentations

Benchmarks

Cinebench - 11.5

OpenGL - 13.28 fps

CPU - 2.97 fps

3D Mark

Ice Storm - 23728

Cloud Gate - 3383

Fire Strike - 439

Battery test

2 hours 29 minutes

In terms of performance, the component to score the highest on the Windows Experience Index (WEI) was the processor (7.1), followed by gaming graphics (6.3), HDD transfer rate (5.9) and RAM performance (5.9), and graphics (5.0).

The E743 lasted around four hours during our general use test, which dipped to just two and a half when put under our 3D Mark Home battery life test, which continuously opens and closes apps and plays video until the laptop's battery is depleted. If you're not keen on lugging around a power cable, you'd do well opting for that second battery in your module bay.

Experience

The graphics tests fared the worst in our benchmarks, with 3DMark's more demanding Cloud Gate and Fire Strike tests resulting in extremely choppy frame rates.

But clearly this isn't a laptop for gaming, and it was more than responsive when it came to navigating the desktop and opening apps such as Microsoft Office 2013 (Word and OneNote).

After firing up a 1080p YouTube video we found playback smooth and stutter free, though we weren't too impressed with the E743's middling audio that can be described as adequate at best.

Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Green CompliantYes
Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelHD 4000
BluetoothYes
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Backlight TechnologyLED
DisplayPortYes
Product FamilyLIFEBOOK E
Operating System Architecture64-bit
Processor Modeli5-3230M
Operating SystemWindows 7 Professional
Brand NameFujitsu
Processor Speed2.60 GHz
Processor TypeCore i5
Screen Size35.6 cm (14")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1600 x 900
Standard Memory4 GB
Weight (Approximate)1.80 kg
Cache3 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, ENERGY STAR 5.0
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelQM77 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 1.65 GB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
WWAN SupportedYes
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports4
Memory StandardDDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Height20 mm
Width338 mm
Depth231 mm
Screen ModeHD+
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesE
ManufacturerFujitsu
Product ModelE743
Product NameLIFEBOOK E743 Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineLIFEBOOK
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVFY:E7430MXE11GB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.fujitsu.com
Marketing Information

Excellence in Mobility

If you need reliable mobile device, the broad Fujitsu LIFEBOOK portfolio offers a range of entry-level and more powerful, individual solutions. Extensive configuration options provide ultimate flexibility and convenience, and innovative energy-saving technology reduces the environmental footprint of your notebooks. Moreover, every Fujitsu LIFEBOOK delivers highest reliability, driven by a unique combination of German precision engineering and Japanese quality, supported by 30 years of experience.

Maximum Memory16 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • LIFEBOOK E743 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty2 Year