Fujitsu is not exactly a PC manufacturer that likes to roll out product after product after product in order to keep its name in the news, but when the Japanese find it in themselves to announce new devices, these are pretty impossible to ignore.
Like the LifeBook U554, one of the very first Intel Haswell-powered laptops to go official. Or the brand spanking new LifeBook U904 and T904, which are probably the wet dream of any respected businessman.
The former is an all-guns-blazing top-of-the-line 14-inch ultrabook with a frameless 3,200 x 1,800 pixels resolution IGZO display and everything you could possibly want or need as far as hardware goes. Fourth-gen (aka Haswell) Intel Core i5 and i7 CPU configurations? You got it.
Hybrid HDD/SSD storage options, up to 10 GB of RAM, USB 3.0, elective 3G and 4G LTE connectivity options, anti-glare screen technology? You can cross everything off your wishlist. There’s even the choice of pre-loaded Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Pro, though if I’d really want to be fastidious, I’d say a dedicated graphics card would have been needed to make this the perfect laptop.
The LifeBook T904 has the same major flaw, albeit in many ways it’s even more impressive than the U904. The design, for one thing, looks the same from a distance, but the all-aluminum T904 is much more versatile, as you can rotate its screen, twist, bend and fold it to use the ultrabook in tablet mode.
The 13.3-inch IGZO panel rocks a breathtaking pixel count, courtesy of 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, while beneath the hood you get more or less the same specs as on the 14-inch Lifebook, including Intel Haswell heat, Win 7 Pro or 8.1, oodles of RAM and lengthy battery life. Too bad mum’s the word on pricing and availability for both new Fujitsu notebooks.