Fujitsu U772 and UH572 Lifebook Ultrabooks Officially Launched

Lifebook U772

Fujitsu has launched two brand new Ultrabooks today destined for the Indian market leading us to presume that the company may be prepping similar Ultrabooks (if not by the same name) for a UK release in the near future. Further backing up our hunch is that there is an official UK page for the U772 Ultrabook, even though no formal UK announcement has been made.

The Ultrabooks, which are the latest additions to Fujitsu’s Lifebook line, aren’t really all that special other than the fact that like all Ultrabooks they are slim and light. The U772, which is said to be the flagship product of the range, ships with a 14-inch 1366 x 768 pixel display and is less than 16 mm thick at the waist whilst weighing 1.4 kg. In line with a lot of other Ultrabooks on the market there will be three processor options available for consumers to upgrade to including an Intel Core i5-3317U processor, Intel Core i5-3427U processor and Intel Core i7-3667U.

Lifebook U772

It has to be said that the Fujitsu U772 is being aimed at business users primarily, backed up on the official web page for the product which says “Fujitsu LIFEBOOK U772 Ultrabook is the perfect choice for demanding business professionals on business trips and in the office”. Nice words, Fujitsu, but with the U772 rocking the same usual boring, ugly and out-dated 1366 x 768 display as laptops which will probably cost much less than it, we reckon’ business users may look elsewhere.

So the screen has a bog standard resolution, the U772 isn’t really good looking compared to some other 14-inch Ultrabooks and it doesn’t have dedicated graphics nor a premium build to save it from being completely average. What of the UH572?

The Fujitsu UH572 looks much like the U772 however is consumer focused, and aimed at people on a budget specifically. It has a 13.3-inch display at a resolution of 1366 x 768 (when will laptop manufacturers learn!?) and you’ll find two processor options available for it; the Intel Core i5-3317U processor and Intel Core i7-3517U processor.

Like its bigger brother, the UH572 is destined for the Indian market and no real-world announcement has been made about bringing these two laptops to the UK. For all intents and purposes though we really hope they don’t, and that our link to the official page above is an error. As you may be able to tell, my enthusiasm for these two machines is nil.

I will leave you with the specifications below for these two Ultrabooks, enjoy reading through their mediocrity.

EDIT: Looking back, I may have slammed these two Ultrabooks before even getting to see them in the flesh. I still haven’t. I think I speak for all consumers and business users however when I say that a laptop display should fit the price asked of the machine. A 1366 x 768 panel? That’s good enough for a netbook, but no Ultrabook. I hope Intel brings in a minimum resolution of 1600 × 900 soon, putting an end to companies scamming people in order to increase their profit margins. Innovation, now that would be nice, wouldn’t it?

Specs of LIFEBOOK U772 Ultrabook

  • Operating system – Windows 7 Professional 64-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Chipset – Intel QM77
  • Processor – Intel Core i5-3317U processor, 3 MB, 1.7 GHz, up to 2.6 GHz; Intel Core i5-3427U, 3 MB, 1.8 GHz, up to 2.8 GHz; Intel Core i7-3667U, 4 MB, 2.0 GHz, up to 3.2 GHz
  • RAM – 8 GB, 1 Memory slot(s) DIMM (DDR3)DDR3 – 1600 MHz
  • Hard disk – 32 GB, I-SSD cache for IRST & Express Cache; SATA, 5400 rpm, 320 GB, 2.5-inch, S.M.A.R.T.; SATA, 5400 rpm, 500 GB, 2.5-inch, S.M.A.R.T.;SSD SATA III FDE, 128 GB, 2.5-inch; SSD SATA III, 128 GB, 2.5-inch; SSD SATA III, 256 GB, 2.5-inch
  • Display – 35.6 cm (14-inch), LED backlight, (HD), Anti-glare frameless display, magnesium, 1366 x 768 pixel, 300:1, 220 cd/m
  • Battery – 10 hours

Specs of LIFEBOOK UH572

  • Operating system – Windows 7 Professional 64-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Chipset – Intel HM76
  • Processor – Intel Core i5-3317U processor, 3 MB, 1.7 GHz; Intel Core i7-3517U processor, 4 MB, 1.9 GHz
  • RAM – 8 GB, 2 Memory slot(s) SO DIMM (DDR3, 1600 MHz)DDR3 – 1600 MHz
  • Hard disk – SATA, 5400 rpm, 320 GB, 2.5-inch, S.M.A.R.T.;SATA, 7200 rpm, 320 GB, 2.5-inch, S.M.A.R.T.;SATA, 5400 rpm, 500 GB, 2.5-inch, S.M.A.R.T.;SSD SATA III, 128 GB, 2.5-inch
  • SSD SATA III, 256 GB, 2.5-inch
  • Display – 33.8 cm (13.3-inch), LED backlight, (HD), Anti-glare display, 1366 x 768 pixel, 220 cd/m2; 33.8 cm (13.3-inch), LED backlight, (HD), Anti-glare display, 1366 x 768 pixel
  • Battery – up to 7.5 hours
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About Tim Burtle

My first ever laptop was an old Compaq business machine passed down from my Dad to myself. Whilst great at the time, I believe that over the next 5 years the technology industry is going to be surprised at the rise of the Ultrabook. .
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