Fujitsu Intros Host of New Ultrabooks, PCs at Computex

Tuesday during Comutex 2012, Fujitsu introduced two new LifeBook Ultrabooks, a refreshed LifeBook notebook, and three Esprimo desktop PCs.

For starters, the Fujitsu LifeBook U772 Ultrabook sports a 14-inch frameless WXGA HD Crystal View display delivering edge-to-edge viewing. It also features a .69-inch profile and an overall weight of 3.15 pounds. It comes with either an Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, and SSD-based cache with Intel Rapid Start Technology and ExpressCache for fast boot times and immediate resume from standby.

Actual specs weren't provided at the time of this writing, but a general list includes an Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU, a high-definition webcam, 3 USB ports and an HDMI port, an SD card reader, Microsoft Windows 7, and up to 500 GB HDD with 32 GB cache or up to 256 GB SSD. Optional 3G WWAN will be offered in Q3 2012.

As for the LifeBook UH572 Ultrabook, it features a 13.3-inch WXGA HD Crystal View display and a 3rd-generation Intel Core i5-3317U processor (up to 2.6 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 1600 MHz). Also thrown into the mix is 4 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 memory (up to 8 GB), a .71-inch thin profile, a weight of 3.5 pounds, and the latest Intel WiDi technology.

"Safeguarding personal identity and information remains a top priority for Fujitsu, and both LifeBook Ultrabook devices are packed with security features including Intel Anti-Theft Technology, Computrace BIOS Persistence Module, BIOS and HDD Password Protection, and a Kensington(R) lock," the company said. "In addition, the LifeBook U772 Ultrabook takes security to the next level by offering an Intel Core vPro processor platform, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and a biometric fingerprint sensor, while the LifeBook UH572 Ultrabook adds Intel Identity Protection Technology."

In addition to the new Ultrabooks, Fujitsu introduced the refreshed Fujitsu LifeBook NH532 desktop replacement notebook featuring a 17.3-inch HD+ display and powered by a new 3rd-generation Intel Core processor. It has a starting price of $749 whereas the U772 Ultrabook has a starting price of $1,149 and the UH572 Ultrabook a starting price of $999.

Also in Fujitsu's new lineup are three Esprimo desktop PCs sporting the latest 3rd-generation Intel Core processors and "across-the-range performance improvements." One of these new desktops includes the global Esprimo Mini PC (Q910) which provides low power consumption, reduced noise and heat output. The other two are Fujitsu's Esprimo E710 desktop and P710 microtower.

"Fujitsu offers various configurations to suit different environments. One clever option is the FastOn feature, where the system boots from a cold start to login screen in just 13 seconds, meaning there is no need to leave an Esprimo PC running idle overnight just to avoid a lengthy start-up and login process. Network-based support is simple, since the Esprimo E710 and P710 ship with built-in Intel Standard Manageability," the company said.

Both the Esprimo E710 and P710 are offered in two models apiece: the E85+ with an optional 86-percent efficient power supply, and the E90+ with an optional 92-percent efficient power supply. Both desktops come with a number of configurable options spanning processor, memory, internal storage, GPU and other options.

New Fujitsu Esprimo PC models are globally available and will be rolled through various channels this month. Recommended pricing for the Esprimo E710 and P710 starts at $649 and varies by configuration. The Esprimo Q910 starts at $999.