This didn’t take long; during CES just two weeks ago, Samsung announced the Notebook 9 – the world’s lightest laptop. Fujitsu today has stolen that throne, with the announcement of its cleverly named LIFEBOOK UH75/B1 ultra-light notebook.
The laptop, unfortunately, is only for the Japanese market – at least as far as we can tell – and there seems to be no chance of it coming to the rest of the world.
Fujitsu has managed to fit in some impressive specifications, especially considering the size and weight of this tiny beast. The laptop weighs 777 grams, and has a thickness of 15.5mm – that’s 0.1mm more than the 6-inch tablet Fujitsu announced today.
Inside, there’s a 7th generation Intel Core i5 7200U dual-core processor, clocked at 2.50 GHz, with the Turbo Boost going as high as 3.10 GHz. Accompanying the processor is 4 GB of DDR4 RAM and 128 GB of SSD storage.
The screen is 13.3-inch, and runs at the Full HD 1080p resolution; Fujitsu’s choice of graphics adapter to push this display isn’t clear, but it’s likely using the integrated Intel graphics.
The laptop comes with Windows 10 Home 64-bit, and a fingerprint sensor next to the keyboard that’s fully compliant with Windows Hello; also compliant with Windows Hello, is the front webcam, so you can log in and log out of Windows without much trouble.
Fujitsu has managed to fit in quite a lot of ports here as well – including, surprisingly, an Ethernet jack. There’s also a single USB-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and a 3.5mm jack.
Wireless connectivity has also been taken care of with Bluetooth 4.1, and 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi.
Finally, the battery is a 25 Wh, and Fujitsu claims about 8.3 hours of battery life, with the charging time (from zero to full) of 2.2 hours.
Fujitsu is offering the LIFEBOOK UH75/B1 in two colors – red and black. The red is painted over a layer of silver to achieve a “deep red” color, per Fujitsu.
Fujitsu expects the laptop to hit retail shelves on 16th of February in Japan; the price is an expensive ¥190,000 – or US$1677.
It wouldn’t be the worst idea to sell this laptop outside of Japan.
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