Fujitsu have come up with what they are calling the thinnest ultrabook in the world, but to be frank the LifeBook SH76/E fails on several counts. It is not the thinnest at 16.6 mm or the lightest at just 1.34 kg and the final point here is that ultrabooks are normally priced at below $1,000; the Fujitsu LifeBook SH76/E fails there too!
However, as a laptop, this is a serious piece of kit and worthy of being called a nice looking and well equipped machine. The first thing that anyone will notice is the lovely magnesium alloy design and then there is the performance from the excellent features and specs, but this is only to be expected from a laptop with a $2,000+ price tag.
The LifeBook SH76/E has a 13.3 inch LCD display offering a 1366 x 768 of pixel resolution and of course a built in web camera for online meetings etc.
This laptop is powered by an Intel Core i5-2520M chip (2.5 GHz will turbo up to 3.2 GHz) processor and graphics are run through the Intel HM65 Express Chipset.
Memory has a 4GB of DDR3 RAM as standard but there is space for a couple of SO-DIMMs allow up to 8 GB of RAM in total.
The standard storage solution is a 128 GB solid state drive (SSD), but choosing a 500 GB hard disk drive (HDD) could save the buyer around $980!
Other features include a DVD Super Multi drive, a fingerprint sensor, an SD card slot, there is a single fast USB 3.0 port, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a single audio jack and finally there is even an ExpressCard/34 slot.
Connectivity comes in the form of the 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and there is the optional WiMAX support available for those who prefer.
This laptop is light at just 1.34 kg and thin at a mere 16.6 mm at the slimmest point, the standard 72Wh six cell battery pack will last up to 13.7 hours according to the manufacturer, it will be running on the Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (SP1) operating system.
The LifeBook SH76/E will start shipping in Japan from October 21st and can be bought for around about $2,100, that is the starting price!