Fujitsu has announced the Lifebook UH772 laptop at a press conference. The new addition is an Ultrabook meant for business use. It has a 14" screen with a magnesium chassis and a 1366x768 pixel screen, described by Fujitsu as 'anti-glare' and 'frameless'.
The available processors are all from the third generation Intel Core-i chips with CULV-features: the Core i5-3317U, clocked at 1.7 GHz, the it-3427U at 1.8 GHz or the i7-3667U, which has 4 instead of 3 MB cache and comes clocked at 2 GHz. The memory consists of a single DDR3-1600 8 GB module. A business Intel Q77 chipset connects both to the rest of the system.
Storage options include a hard disk or SSD. In the first case, a 32 GB caching SSD is combined with either a 320 or 500 GB hard disk. The SSD options consist of a 128 GB and a 256 GB model. All disks are 2.5" models, which explains the Ultrabook's 15.6 mm thickness. The full dimensions are 32.7 x 22.5 x 1.56 cm (WxDxH). The laptop weighs 1.4 kg, although its weight can differ dependent on the chosen configuration.
In terms of connectivity the UH772 offers more than some competitors, including 1x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, ethernet via adaptor and an SD memory card reader, next to an audio output. Two digital microphones have been integrated, in addition to a fingerprint scanner and Intel Centrino 6205 802.11n WiFi adaptor. As is common for business notebooks, the UH772 has a docking connector. For additional connectivity, Fujitsu is to release a docking station that optionally will be available in a wireless version as well.
Interesting is the integration of wireless internet and a SIM card reader. Optionally, a 4G/LTE module can be installed, while 3G/UMTS is supported out of the box. While the screen resolution is a little disappointing compared to the 1600x900 pixels of the PLS screen of Samsung's new Series 9 or the 1920x1080 of the IPS-panel used in the refresh of ASUS' Zenbooks, the docking station allows two monitors to be attached. Furthermore, the dock provides four USB 3.0 connectors, ethernet, DisplayPort, VGA and DVI.
Fujitsu claims a single-charge battery life of up to te hours. The device will be available in red and grey and has a pricetag of €1499 (£1215) excl. VAT. A two-year warranty is provided with the UH772 Ultrabook.