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Fujitsu releases 2 new ultraportable notebooks

13.3” Lifebook SH561 and 12.1” Lifebook PH701 have been introduced by Fujitsu in Asian markets

At a recent event in Asia, Fujitsu unveiled two new ultraportable notebooks running Intel’s 2nd generation Core processors. The 13.3” and 12.1” Lifebook notebooks are Fujitsu’s latest entries into the ultra-portable market and the folks at managed to get the full scoop on these machines.

Starting things off is the slightly more powerful but less expensive Lifebook SH561. The 13.3” notebook comes with a 1366x768 pixel resolution, a Core i5-2410M processor an NVIDIA GeForce 520M GT, a 640GB HDD, and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. The notebook is being touted by Fujitsu as having “advanced biometric security features” through the utilization of the included radio-frequency based Fingerprint Sensor. According to Fujitsu, users will be able to substitute their Facebook, Gmail and other passwords with a single finger swipe on the sensor that is conveniently located between the right and left mouse buttons.

As for the smaller PH701, it will be available in Glossy Black and Glossy White colors and is quite similar to the SH561. The 12.1” display comes with a little disappointing 1280x800 pixel resolution and is powered by the same Sandy Bridge Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM that are found in the SH561. However, the PH701 doesn’t appear to have been granted a discrete GPU and will have to make do with the Integrated Intel HD 3000 Graphics. Otherwise, the notebook comes with a 500GB HDD, a fingerprint sensor, and will weigh 1.5KG. Both laptops come with a 6-cell battery and the regular range of ports.

Fujitsu has yet to release any information with regards to a global launch but it appears that the SH561 should sell for HK $13,980 and the PH701 will go for HK $15,980. We do expect Fujitsu to launch the laptops globally soon, and when they do we should have all the info right here.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-04- 2 (Update: 2012-07-18)