Laptops have gotten thinner and lighter over the past few years, and there’s no shortage of powerful PCs that weigh less than 3 pounds. But every now and then somebody goes and makes a laptop that weighs less than 2 pounds… which is what Fujitsu’s done with its latest UH series laptops for the Japanese market.
In fact, one model is just 1.6 pounds, although Fujitsu skimped on the battery to make the machine that light. But even Fujitsu LifeBook UH series notebooks with twice the battery capacity top out at 899 grams, or just under 2 pounds.
Oh, and they’ve all got quad-core 8th-gen Intel Core processors, which means the new models should be up to 40 percent faster than laptops with previous-gen Core i5 and Core i7 chips.
Fujitsu is offering models with Core i5-8250U and Core i7-8550U processor options, each of which is a 4-core, 8-thread processor with Intel UHD Graphics 620.
The laptops feature 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel displays and support up to 20GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of solid state storage.
They feature a USB 3.1 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, HDMI and Ethernet jacks, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, and 25 watt or 50 watt battery options.
Fujitsu’s new UH series notebooks measure about 0.6 inches thick and feature stereo speakers and a headset jack and the laptops feature built-in support for 192 kHz/24 bit audio.
It’s unlikely that we’ll see these particular laptops in the US anytime soon, but it’s nice to see that it’s possible to manufacture a 2 pound laptop with this kind of power in 2017.
via PC Watch
Fujitsu has always made laptops that I would drool over but could never afford. Some things never seem to change. 😉
I was interested in what was probably the same model/chassis but with the 7th gen series so I went to check it out in person at the shops here in Japan. It’s indeed impressive how light it is but it also feels incredibly flimsy and hollow. Since it’s plastic or some type of hybrid it should fare just fine but it feels incredibly cheap for a really expensive laptop. The most attractive thing though is despite how light it is it has an amazing selection of ports including a little pop-out Ethernet port.
After reading (Japanese) reviews of the unit however they all said the same thing: the noise level is intolerable. Perhaps they expect businessmen to literally do nothing but create documents and so won’t experience much of noise but even at moderate levels the pitch or sound quality of the fan noise was bad according to various reviewers. Also the speakers are notoriously hollow sounding since it is a business notebook. Not worth the exorbitant price tag in my opinion.
I would question the weight… does it have a battery inside, or is it tiny, how soon do people have to tether to a power socket, etc etc.
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