Fujitsu’s U772 2nd-Gen Ultrabook Outed, Tested!

Posted on 09 May 2012, Last updated on 09 May 2012 by

I’m surprised that this has happened. The Fujitsu U772 has been outed in the flesh in a ‘pre-production’ review. We got hands-on back at CeBIT when the model name was unknown and we enjoyed one of the thinnest, best-looking Ultrabooks so far. 15.9mm and amazingly small for a 14” laptop.

test-fujitsu lifebook u772

Is it the incredibly thin bezel that makes it look so modern and tasty or is the overall chic look and ultra-thin lines?

DinSide hare the lucky site to have the pre-production sample in their hands and have published a reasonable run-down of the features which include a 3G/4G option, seldom seen on Ultrabooks. The Ivy Bridge Core i5-3427U at 1.8Ghz is inside with a 128GB SSD. The are HDD options and RAM can either be 4GB or 8GB. We’ve put all the data we can find in our database.

Unfortuantely the 14” screen is a 1366×768 part in the review sample which is going to be very disappointing for some. We can only hope for higher resolution options.

Fujitsu Lifebook U772 (2)Fujitsu Lifebook U772 (7)
Pics from our hands-on at CeBIT in March  –  More here.

Performance and Battery Life

Without details on the size of the battery it’s difficult to tell how efficient this 2nd-gen Ultrabook is but test results are showing up to 8hrs battery life. For a 1.5KG device it’s not a huge step forward but then we weren’t expecting too much in-use improvements. Normal use battery life figures are said to be between 6 and 7hrs.

As for platform performance, I’ll send you over to DinSide for their take on that. It ‘Feels very Fast’ says our translation here!

More here: DinSide – Fujitsu Lifebook U772 Preview

We’ll keep an eye out for official specs for you. Expect to see hands-on with this at Computex in June.

P.S. Note the docking port which could turn this into one of the best desktop Ultrabooks so far.

Our Gallery is here. Our hands-on video below.

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