Arriving fashionably late to the Ultrabook party, the Fujitsu LifeBook U772 should still make for a grand entrance. This 14-inch business-focused system, which starts at 1,149, features an Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM, and security features such as a built-in fingerprint reader and TPM.
At 12.9 x 8.9 x 0.6- 0.69 inches and weighing 3.2 pounds (and a fraction more with a mechanical hard drive), the U770 has a 14-inch display with a standard resolution of 1366 x 768. While we wish Fujitsu had crammed more pixels in, we’re certainly appreciative of the matte finish, which limits glare. Ports include HDMI, two USB 3.0, and one USB 2.0, a mini Ethernet port, a docking connector on the bottom, and a headphone/line-out jack.
The configuration we saw–which had a 2.0-GHz Intel Core i7-366U processor, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB 5,400-rpm hard drive and a 32GB SSD cache–costs $1,449 on Fujitsu’s site. However, the notebook starts at $1,149, which gets you a 1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-3317U processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD.
The U772’s keyboard is spacious, but we found the key travel lacking. We also didn’t love the touchpad, which felt somewhat mushy, though the final production model might be better.
Stay tuned for a full review of this business-friendly Ultrabook.