Fujitsu Announces New Lightweight Lifebook U937/P
People looking for an i5 notebook that weighs less than a thick novel will want to wait until February, when Fujitsu will bring its new Lifebook U937/P to the market. This new device will weigh just 799 grams (1.76 lbs) and will have a Kaby Lake processor, a 13.3” display with FHD resolution and will also come with a fingerprint scanner. Its biggest downside is its price, which will fall around $2,500, putting it well out of reach for most non-enterprise consumers.
Precise specs for the Lifebook U937/P are not yet known, but considering its price range and that it was announced and meant for business use, it will likely come with 8GB of DRAM and a medium-capacity SSD. As with most current-gen devices, it will have two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and one 3.0 Type-C, though it seems unlikely it will support Thunderbolt 3.
Fujitsu also announced a second, lighter and cheaper notebook simultaneously with the Lifebook U937/P, the Lifebook UH75/B1. Fujitsu was more open about the specs of this second model, which will weigh 777 grams (1.71 lbs) and cost around $1,600. It will feature 4 GB of DDR4-2133 memory, have an SSD that can fit up to 128GB and have a 720p webcam. The processor is an Intel Core i5-7200U, likely a Kaby Lake though that has not been confirmed. It comes without a dedicated GPU, but with HD Graphics 620.
Considering both notebooks’ price tags, we can expect the Lifebook U937/P to boast better specs than the UH75/B1, but Fujitsu is likely to confirm this as we get closer to the mid-February launch date. In both cases it remains to be seen whether consumers are willing to shell out for either device as they are both rather pricey considering what they have under the hood. The ZenBook 3, for instance, will at most cost $1,600 while offering full Thunderbolt 3 capability.
Fergus has been tinkering with computers since he was a kid and likes to put a stop to parties by listing the specs of all the digital devices in the room. It's best not to let him near your computer since he'll take it apart and may not put it back together again before he leaves.