Fujitsu 'world's thinnest' laptop has 11-hour battery, three times Full HD

The Japanese company's new Haswell-based Ultrabook will go on sale later this month as part of its Lifebook line

Fujitsu will this month launch a super-thin Ultrabook, built on Intel's latest Haswell processors, with an 11-hour battery life and a screen with nearly three times HD resolution.

The company said the new "UH90/L" model from its Lifebook line will be the world's thinnest for a laptop with a hard disk drive, measuring 15.5 mm at its thickest point. It will mark Fujitsu's entry into the quickly growing ranks of PCs built around Haswell processors, which boast slightly improved performance along with reduced power requirements.

The computer has a 14-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 3,200 x 1,800 pixels, or 2.7 times full HD, with a pixel density of 262 ppi. It is built with Sharp's IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) technology, named after the semiconductor on which it is based. The machine will run on a 45 watt-hour lithium polymer battery.

Fujitsu said it will target the gaming market with the Windows-based Ultrabook, teaming with Square Enix, makers of the Final Fantasy series, for promotions. The laptop will come in red and black.

The laptop will go on sale from June 28, sold in a basic model with a 500GB hybrid hard drive and 4GB of RAM as well as upgrades that have solid state drives. Prices were not disclosed, although Japanese press reported the laptop has an estimated market price of ¥190,000 (US$1,900) domestically.

Fujitsu joins a growing group of companies, including Dell, Asus and Acer, that have announced computers built on Intel's fourth-generation Core processor, called Haswell. Intel has said that the notebook versions of the chips don't improve over the performance of the previous generation by that much, but do offer 50 percent more battery life. The increased battery life may help laptops better compete with the growing tablet market.

Fujitsu also announced several upgrades to its other laptops and a new desktop that is built into the screen and has an internal sub-woofer.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Fujitsuhardware systemslaptops

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Jay Alabaster

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?