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Nov 02 2017

Fujitsu Presents Its New LIFEBOOK E5 and E4 Notebook Families – Exclusively Designed for Office Workers


Fujitsu presents a newly designed family of business notebooks that is specifically targeted at office workers. The 15.6-inch LIFEBOOK E558 and the 14-inch LIFEBOOK E548 offer high performance, a rich feature list and support for a port replicator concept shared with the LIFEBOOK U7 family. Concurrently, the 15.6-inch LIFEBOOK E458 and the 14-inch LIFEBOOK E448 exhibit a modern design, extensive business features and best in-class security options at a very competitive price.

All four models serve to further expand Fujitsu's broad notebook portfolio, either as new members of the existing LIFEBOOK E5 series or as core systems of the freshly designed LIFEBOOK E4 family. Both comprise 15.6- and 14-inch models – subject to individual user needs and preferences. The ambitious LIFEBOOK E5 series is targeted at office workers who demand higher performance and more features, while the LIFEBOOK E4 series focusses on everyday office applications, offering high reliability as well as comprehensive business features at a fair price-performance ratio.

Both models share useful benefits like a slim case design with a thickness of just 23.9 mm (less than 1 inch) and low weights starting at only 1.79 kg (below 4 lbs.) for the 14-inch versions. They are also characterized by a modern, durable housing with 3D-textured finishes and best-in-class connectivity options such as an optional built-in 4G/LTE modem. Furthermore, corporate buyers can integrate security features like an optional embedded fingerprint sensor and a Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) that help to protect valuable business data against unauthorized access. The optional fingerprint readers are based on new area-type sensors and will thus achieve higher recognition performance than those built with traditional swipe-over sensors. The LIFEBOOK E5 models can also be rigged with an optional SmartCard reader.

All models of the LIFEBOOK E5 and LIFEBOOK E4 series have a full set of ports that includes a full-sized HDMI, VGA, Gigabit LAN, and USB Type-C connectors; the larger 15.6-inch models also add a DisplayPort interface. Above that, all family members offer powerful wireless connectivity via 4G/LTE, dual-band WiFi 11ac, and Bluetooth 4.2.

Port Replicator Shared with LIFEBOOK U7 Series
An outstanding feature of all models of the LIFEBOOK E5 series is the port replicator that it shares with the ultra-mobile LIFEBOOK U7 family. For businesses, this important feature allows for the introduction/rollout of shared desk concepts, offering a standardized work environment regardless of the exact type of Fujitsu LIFEBOOK employees use.

Depending on the customer's choice, the LIFEBOOK E558 and LIFEBOOK E548 can be equipped with the latest, 8th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors. For the LIFEBOOK E458 and the LIFEBOOK E448, several performance levels of 7th generation Intel Core i processors are available. Processor choices for all models belong to Intel's "U" ultra-low voltage series. All LIFEBOOK E4 and E5 variations offer two DDR4 DIMM memory slots and support up to 32 GB main memory.

In terms of mass storage, the 14-inch models offer a selection of SATA Rev. 3 SSDs with capacities ranging from 256 GB to 1 TB, while the 15.6-inch models additionally support SATA Rev. 3 HDDs with either 500 GB or 1 TB. On top, the LIFEBOOK E5 series may also be fitted with extra-fast PCIe NVMe SSD drives that can hold 256 or 512 GB of data as a high-performance storage alternative.

Regarding displays, customers can choose between anti-glare HD and Full HD screens with resolutions of 1366 x 768 and 1920 x 1080 pixels respectively, regardless of whether they pick a 14-inch or 15.6-inch model. The Full HD displays are IPS panels with a brightness of up to 250 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 700:1, supporting good readability of display contents even in bright environments. Another practical detail of the LIFEBOOK E5 and E4 are their spill-resistant keyboards; in the LIFEBOOK E5 series, the typing experience may be further improved with an optional keyboard backlight.

Like all FUJITSU notebooks, the members of the LIFEBOOK E5 and E4 families have been designed with great attention to providing convenient serviceability and upgradeability. For all models, battery, memory, internal storage and connectivity components such as the LTE and WiFi modules can be exchanged with ease. This not only facilitates easy storage, performance or feature upgrades, but also simple repairs.

With the new FUJITSU Notebooks LIFEBOOK E5 and E4 families, Fujitsu offers a spot-on choice of powerful and at the same time practical business notebooks. The wide range of models and options helps corporate customers to equip their staff with made-to-measure, powerful and feature-rich notebooks that can handle regular everyday work just as well as more demanding, office-oriented tasks.

Jana Pütz


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Jana Pütz

Global Product Marketing Client Computing Devices


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