One again the CeBIT trade show in Germany has not disappointed us, this time we find that Japanese based electronics giant Fujitsu have been showing their latest entry into the competitive ultrabook market with the Lifebook UH572.
There seems to be a change in the how the ultrabook set up is worked out, it used to be that solid state drives (SSD) were the trademark of an ultrabook because of them being light and small. However, increasingly we are seeing the addition of hybrid storage, where the SSD is supported by a hard disk drive (HDD) as is the case the Lifebook UH572.
As with most of these press events, it is all about the look and style, with the features and specs taking a back seat. While this is annoying to us, the manufacturers are looking to market the name and idea of the ultrabook, which means we have little to go on at the moment.
What we do know about the Lifebook UH572 is that it will be coming with a 13.3 inch LCD high definition display with built in web camera etc. It is going to be powered by the latest 22nm Intel Ivy Bridge technology, so it will be a dual core processor with 1.7 GHz but can go up to 2.2 GHz max with Turbo Boost speed.
There will be up to 4 GB of DDR3 RAM available and for storage, Fujitsu have gone with a hybrid system that combines a small amount of solid state drive (SSD) with a larger mechanical hard disk drive (HDD). Other features will include the fast connecting USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port making connecting to a larger screen easy and it will weigh in at around 1.6 kilos (3.5 pounds).
As with most of the new launches at these events, prices and availability are not being talked about, but considering it will use the Ivy Bridge processor, we will probably be seeing the Lifebook UH572 on the shelves May to June time.