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Fujitsu expands LifeBook E series with new models

Fujitsu expands LifeBook E series with new models
Fujitsu expands LifeBook E series with new models
The product line now includes a total of five new models with Intel Skylake: The LifeBook E736, E746, E756, E546, and E556.

Fujitsu has unveiled five new entries for its LifeBook E series: Three for the high-end E7 series and 2 for the less expensive E5 series. The new versions have been designed for easier integration into existing IT infrastructures. For example, all five models will share the same motherboard, BIOS, drivers, and images. Furthermore, all docking stations and accessories will be compatible across the board regardless if it is a lower-end E5 model or higher-end E7 model. This is similar to Toshiba's strategy of incorporating the same Portege docking port onto its cheaper Tecra A50-C lineup.

The new E7 series notebooks are the 13.3-inch E736, 14-inch E746, and 15.6-inch E756. Each model will carry an Intel Skylake CPU up to a Core i7-6600U with DDR4 RAM. Battery capacity will be available up to 77 Wh for runtimes of up to 15 hours, at least according to Fujitsu. Secondary batteries will be supported for runtimes totaling up to 20 hours. The three models will carry aluminum-magnesium alloy chassis.

The new E5 series notebooks are the 14-inch E645 and 15.6-inch E556. Like their higher-end siblings, Skylake is available up to a Core i7-6600U with DDR4 RAM with optical drives, secondary HDDs, and secondary batteries. However, battery capacity is limited up to 72 Wh and the notebooks will not have aluminum-magnesium alloy housings.

Fujitsu has yet to unveil starting prices for the new notebooks.

Lifebook E546
Lifebook E546
Lifebook E556
Lifebook E556
Lifebook E736
Lifebook E736
Lifebook E746
Lifebook E746
Lifebook E756
Lifebook E756

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-10- 7 (Update: 2015-10- 7)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.