Fujitsu has introduced its new Lifebook U937/P notebook that weighs under 800 grams (1.76 lbs), but offers a fully-fledged Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake-U processor as well as a 13.3” display with FHD resolution. The notebook is designed for business users and thus comes with features like a fingerprint reader.

Fujitsu did not announce many details about its Lifebook U937/P, but only said that the laptop is based on the 7th generation Intel Core processor (which, given the timing of the announcement, implies on the Kaby Lake-U), weighs less than 799 grams (1.76 lbs) in its default configuration, is 15.5 mm thick and comes in black or red. 

Despite the introduction, no real details other than those above were disclosed. Despite this, a lower weight notebook for the Japan market was also disclosed - the Lifebook UH75/B1. This is a lower-cost laptop, that is also 15.5 mm thick but weighs only 777 grams (1.71 lbs).

Specifications of the Fujitsu Lifebook UH75/B1 will hardly exactly match specs of the Lifebook U937/P since the systems are priced differently, but they give an idea what to expect. The UH71/B1 notebook is based on the Intel Core i5-7200U (2C/4T, 2.5 GHz, HD Graphics 620) SoC and is equipped with 4 GB of DDR4-2133 memory (Ian: is that single channel?) as well as a 128 GB SSD. When it comes to input/output capabilities, the Lifebook UH75/B1 offers a 802.11ac Wi-Fi + BT 4.1 wireless module, three USB 3.0 ports (two Type-A, one Type-C), an SD card reader, an HDMI output, a TRRS audio connector, a webcam and a fingerprint reader. As for the battery, the notebook comes with a 25 Wh accumulator that can power it for eight hours.

Fujitsu Lifebook UH General Specifications
(Japan Only)
(Regions unconfirmed)
Display 13.3" non-glossy panel with 1920×1080 resolution
SoC Intel Core i5-7200U
2.5-3.1 GHz,
Intel HD 620
Kaby Lake-U
RAM 4 GB DDR4-2133 Probably 8GB+?
Storage 128 GB SSD Probably 256GB+ ?
Camera 720p webcam Maybe FHD?
Wireless  802.11ac Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.1
I/O ports 2 × USB 3.0 Type-A
1 × USB 3.0 Type-C
1 × HDMI
Audio Integrated speakers
1 × TRRS 3.5-mm jack for headset
Dimensions 309 × 212 × 15.5 mm
Weight 777 grams 799 grams
Battery 25 Wh 25 Wh?
OS Windows 10 Home Win10 Home/Pro?
Fingerprint Yes
Finish Red
Availability February 2017
¥190,000 (~$1660)
February 2017
¥284,900 (~$2486)

The Lifebook U937/P and the Lifebook UH75/B1 are among the lightest 13.3” laptops ever produced and will be among the lightest on the market. At the same time, it is noteworthy that the UH75/B1 only has 4 GB of memory and 128 GB of storage space, which is not a lot by today’s standards and may be considered not enough by many users on the go. By contrast, Samsung’s recently updated Notebook 9 weighs 816 grams, but comes with 8-16 GB of DDR4 and a 256 GB SSD. Moreover, Lenovo’s LaVie Z (introduced in 2015) not only had more memory and a larger SSD, but also a higher screen resolution. On the other hand, ultrathin and ultralight laptops are usually full of compromises because various people have different requirements and fulfilling requests of one group means introducing limitations for another. The one common feature through these is that the sub-1.8 lb laptop market is dominated mostly by entrants focusing on the Japanese market.

Fujitsu plans to start selling the Lifebook UH75/B1 in Japan in mid-February for ¥190,000 (~$1660). ETA of the Lifebook U937/P is February, but we do not know whether it is early or late in the month. Meanwhile, the price of the product will be ¥284,900 (~$2486), which is considerably higher than the price of the UH75/B1 and implies on better specifications (e.g., a better SoC, more memory, a higher capacity SSD, etc.).

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Sources: Fujitsu, PC Watch.

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  • cerberusss - Friday, January 20, 2017 - link

    But still a proprietary power connector.
  • Death666Angel - Friday, January 20, 2017 - link

    As far as I see, this uses a standard barrel / coax power connector? I don't see anything proprietary about that.
  • cerberusss - Friday, January 20, 2017 - link

    I'd rather have it charge over USB-C.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Friday, January 20, 2017 - link

    lots of companies use barrel connectors, very few of them are compatible with one another.
  • Death666Angel - Friday, January 20, 2017 - link

    How so?
  • hp79 - Friday, January 20, 2017 - link

    Difference in diameter, the thickness of the center pin, mostly difference in voltage. I've seen about 5 different voltages. I'd rather have a USB-C so I never have to worry about adapters.

    Having legacy ports is nice at this point in time but not really needed (for me). I'd rather have more USB-C ports and move on.
  • Death666Angel - Saturday, January 21, 2017 - link

    That is all not "proprietary" though. The coax connector is available in many different OD/ID sizes, but not proprietary, unless they use a specifically changed connector (I've seen slit like inner pins that made it proprietary), which so far there is no evidence this one does (as was claimed in the first post I replied to). And different voltages are also not proprietary (though all laptops I've owned used 19V PSUs, though I have heard about some using 12V ones).

    You wouldn't call "IEC 60320 Appliance couplers" proprietary, because they come in about 13 different sizes and aren't all able to use the same plugs. Same thing here.

    I'm not disputing USB-C might be the superior option here, I was simply saying that as far as it looks, this is not a proprietary connector.
  • rev3rsor - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - link

    I have to say, it does look quite impressive. Adding to what everyone else has said (I'd be pretty happy with the ports), I think the dedicated trackpad buttons are a nice touch on a laptop this size; not necessarily for everyone, but I for one am a fan.
  • nerd1 - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - link

    25Wh battery is a big joke. Add another 25Wh and the weight will be around 950gr, or on par with other ultralight laptops (LG and samsung)
  • keeepcool - Friday, January 20, 2017 - link

    The inside will be packed full, where do you put that extra battery? Glued to the display?

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