Fujitsu Lifebook T937

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  1. ATIVQ

    ATIVQ V⅁O⅄ Senior Member

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    Fujitsu Lifebook T937
    Specs:
    • CPU: 7th gen Intel Core i-U (7200U, 7300U, 7360U, 7560U, 7660U) available with and without vPro and TPM
    • RAM: 4, 8, or 16GB DDR4 DIMM (optional 4GB GPU RAM?)
    • SSD: 128GB to 512GB M.2 and/or PCIe NVMe
    • Wi-Fi: Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8265 2 x 2 AC + Bluetooth
    • Display: FHD clear or anti-glare
    • Pen: Wacom AES (2nd gen?) with storage silo
    • Battery: 50Wh main battery (and 13Wh backup battery for hot-swapping the other?)
    • Smart card reader, fingerprint sensor
    • Optional: palm vein sensor, 3G/LTE Sierra Wireless EM7455 with GPS
    • Ports: VGA, HDMI, headphone/mic, two full-sized USB, USB C, Ethernet, full-sized SD, smart card, power.
    Changes from T904/T935/T936:
    • Display isn't high-PPI 2560x1440 anymore
    • No physical volume buttons or Windows button
    • Fan appears to be larger
    • Hinge appears to be chunkier
    • Speakers next to display instead of on front, appear to be larger
    • Activity LEDs on front, not the side of the chassis
    • RAM and SSD appear to have access panels for upgrades without opening the chassis
    • Power switch on the display assembly, not the side of the chassis
    • MicroSIM instead of MiniSIM
    • Wacom AES instead of EMR
    • Chassis is plastic
    • Touchpad is plastic
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    My opinion: without the QHD display and Wacom EMR it's simply not worth the price - $1800 base model, $3600 highest-end model. They are definitely aiming at the road-warrior market, AKA field service engineer, with the hot-swappable battery, LTE, pen, and VGA port. This device really reminds me of Panasonic ToughBooks and Xplore/Motion Rugged PCs, only without the rugged chassis (although my T904 takes some serious beatings... dropped it on a concrete floor once, oops). I suppose businesses pay a premium for these features, but pretty much everybody else is better served with a Wacom Mobile Studio Pro.

    Another year, another T9xx refresh! T901, T902, T904, T935, T936... T937! Possibly the last of a dying breed of "old-school" swivel-display tablet PCs.
    Quick start guide:
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    From the quick start guide we learn Fujitsu made some pretty freaky changes:
    • VGA port! WHAT!
    • USB C (Thunderbolt? Probably not) in addition to the previous models' 2 full-size USB ports
    • (appears to be) LARGER SPEAKERS!
    • (appears to be) LARGER FAN! (hopefully quieter as a result)
    • (appears to be) separate RAM and SSD access panels so you can upgrade without opening the chassis!
    • Power switch on the display assembly, not the side of the chassis
    • Activity LEDs on front, not the side of the chassis
    • Windows button not on the display assembly (probably next to the volume buttons)
    • PalmSecure AND fingerprint reader options
    • MicroSIM instead of MiniSIM
    • ...no pen silo?
    This is a true classic road warrior tablet PC in an Ultrabook form factor.

    Full specs will probably be released soon.

    Hardware specs. FHD display, Wacom AES. Bye bye EMR and QHD.
    [​IMG]
     
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    kvoram Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Nice find, just wish they would have gone 3:2 :(
     
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    monkey13 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Seems like what a "T903" could have been. It's somewhere inbetween a T902 and the T904/935/936 when you look at the design and serviceable parts. No multibay, so no second battery.

    And you're right ATIVQ, it reminds me of the Panasonic CF-C2 (same battery option with the bridge battery). But this one, like the newer T series, is business rugged. At least that's what Fujitsu wants to place them like, with those MIL-STD-810G tests.

    How did you acces the shop for configuring a T937?
     
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    Wow, thanks! I would have never tried that :rolleyes:

    Still I don't understand what that means: additional memory below at Intel Iris Graphics (up to 20 GB in total).
    Why does it say at Intel Iris Graphics? It doesn't make sense to me... that memory can't possibly be for the graphics core! Hopefully it's, as you say, 4GB onboard+4GB graphics onboard+a free RAM slot. But that is becoming increasingly rare with these extra-slim ultrabook-like laptops.
    I don't see any differences to the Stylistic Q736. The exterior is plastic with the Q, but the rest (processor, RAM, upgradeability) is just like the T9xx series. Plus the Q has the battery base that increases runtime a lot and, as a 2-in-1, is more versatile... The price with battery base is about the same as that of a T936 here in Europe.
     
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    Oh you're right, I misread the memory options. There's no extra 4GB onboard memory.
    • 4, 8, or 16GB in the DIMM DDR4 slot
    • 4GB GPU RAM with the higher-end models. Whether this RAM is used exclusively by the GPU or accessible by the rest of the system, I don't know.
     
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    Starlight5 I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    Interesting model. I do like the bridge battery coupled with Iris graphics & FHD screen (though QHD or higher would be MUCH better), and the machine provides an overall nice package - but single m.2 slot for storage is extremely limiting.
     
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    Selofain Chronic Lurker

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    ...they went AES and are still sticking with 16:9 displays? Wtf Fujitsu.

    That's a change from previous generations?! When did it go away? Why did it go away? I was peeved enough when they removed easy access to the CPU from the bottom panel.

    I see no reason to ever go back to Fujitsu, and that makes me really sad.
     
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    Rondo60 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    $1899 Base Price

    No pen silo, Wacom AES instead of EMR--
    Wacom AES maybe, but No Pen Silo is a deal killer.

    Default configuration is ridiculous, in that everything somewhat desirable costs a lot extra-

    3.3" Glare FHD (1920 x 1080)=$180

    8 GB memory (DDR4 2133 MHz SDRAM)= $110

    256 GB M.2 SATA SSD= $200

    512 GB M.2 SATA SSD= $470
     
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    Starlight5 I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    @Rondo60 memory and SSD are easily upgradeable, you generally do not want to purchase them from vendor. No stylus silo is bad, but manageable, at least for me. I also like the palm vein sensor thing, by the way. But by the time well-equipped T937 go as low as $500, or at least $1000 - max I would pay for a convertible like that - there might be much more interesting machines available.
     
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