Fujitsu refreshes super-light 1.7 lbs UH75 notebook with Kaby Lake-R
Originally unveiled back in January of this year, the Lifebook UH75 is notable for being one of the lightest 13.3-inch notebooks available if not the lightest in its category. Its starting weight of just 748 g is noticeably lighter than even the Samsung Notebook 9 (817 g), Apple MacBook Air (1.35 kg), LG Gram (939 g), Lenovo Yoga 920 (1.37 kg), and Asus Zenbook 3 (914 g) while still managing to house a 15 W ULV i5-8250U Kaby Lake-R CPU. We're unsure if the Fujitsu is passively cooled to save on weight a la the Huawei MateBook X, but its unique Magnesium-Lithium chassis is at least part of the secret as it is claimed to be lighter than the more common Magnesium-Aluminum alloy employed on most other notebooks.
A higher-end SKU will also be made available called the UH90 with a faster i7-8550U CPU and double the RAM (8 GB) and storage space (256 GB) from the UH75. The additions will apparently bump the weight to 899 g or closer to 2 pounds which, while still very light, is a little less impressive. Everything else about the notebook should be static including the FHD matte display, 15.5 mm thickness, fingerprint sensor, USB Type-A and Type-C ports, SD card reader, HDMI, and more.
The updated Lifebook UH series is expected to go on sale later this year in Japan for 190000 Yen or the equivalent of $1700 USD. It's unlikely that these notebooks will have an official launch in North America as Fujitsu laptops are very rare outside of Asia except in some niche corporate settings where their powerful Celsius workstations have value.
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