Fujitsu has upgraded its Lifebook laptop line-up with a pair of Ivy Bridge ultrabook models, the business-class Lifebook U772 and a lower cost Lifebook UH572 model, both available now.
The Lifebook U772 is designed from the ground up for the needs of professionals, according to Fujitsu, with Intel's Core vPro technology, a fingerprint swipe sensor, optional trusted platform module, and Flash SSDs supporting full disk encryption.
Touted by Fujitsu as the first vPro ultrabook to be available to purchase, the Lifebook U772 comes in a red or silver casing, has a 1366 x 768 14in HD display, weighs 1.4kg and is less than 16mm thick.
The slimline system is strong enough to survive daily knocks thanks to a strong magnesium shell, Fujitsu claims, and the Lifebook offers optional 3G connectivity in addition to Wi-Fi.
Options include Core i5 and Core i7 processors, up to 8GB of memory, while the battery is claimed to last up to 10 hours.
It also comes with Intel Anti-Theft technology and Computrace enabled firmware, which enables users to sign up for a service that will track their laptop if lost or stolen, and remotely lock or wipe it.
Pricing for the Lifebook U772 starts at £999 including VAT.
Meanwhile, the Lifebook UH572 is described by Fujitsu as a value ultrabook, priced from just £699 including VAT.
This model is available in the same red or silver styling, with a 13.3in display, optional 3G connectivity and weighs in at about 1.6kg.
It is also available with Core i5 and Core i7 processors, up to 8GB of memory, with 320GB and 500GB Sata hard drives, or an optional 128GB SSD.
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