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Mar 20 2017

Lightweight, Powerful, Ultra-Mobile: the New FUJITSU Notebook LIFEBOOK U937

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Smartphones and tablets are becoming more powerful with each new generation; yet so far, they haven't replaced notebooks as once intended. That's not much of a surprise, because most knowledge workers, managers and executives still prefer a classic mobile device that helps them get their jobs done over a shiny new toy that can be difficult to handle – especially if you want to do more than surf the web and reply to emails. For these customers, Fujitsu's new LIFEBOOK U937 is the perfect match, combining superior performance and rock-solid technology with a touch of class.

It's been a long time since the first analyst proclaimed that PCs were dead, that notebooks (aka laptops) were soon to decease as well, and that millions of users flocking to smaller and smarter devices could only hasten their demise. But as it goes with predictions, they often appear more reasonable at the time they're made than they actually turn out to be. Today, when you look at your fellow commuters on a train or the folks who hang out at your favorite coffee shop, you'll see that while they may be eagerly chatting on WhatsApp, at least half of them has their computer bags and cases close at hand. In other words, people keep using different types of hardware for different purposes, and the age of classic, PC-based mobile devices is still nowhere near its end.

New Mobile Devices for Changing Demands
However, the fact that there's still a solid demand for notebooks doesn't mean that user requirements haven't evolved over time. Power users in particular are keen on finding the mobile equivalent of a Swiss Army knife, meaning a device that is powerful enough to run standard office and business applications, can last through an entire workday, meets professional ergonomic and security standards, is easy to carry around, and sports an elegant look. To meet these demands, Fujitsu has developed its stylish LIFEBOOK U series of notebooks, which debuted in November 2016 and is now being expanded with the LIFEBOOK U937, a super-light model with a 13.3-inch Full HD screen that's just 15.5 mm (0.61 inches) high and weighs 920 grams (2.02 lbs.). Designed to be an ideal travel companion, it outshines many competitors with its comprehensive feature set and is among the top contenders for the inofficial title of "smallest high-end business notebook in the market."

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Fig. 1: The FUJITSU Notebook LIFEBOOK U937 combines massive processing power with maximum portability, security and expandability plus a touch of class

Robust and Secure Platform
Equipped with a 7th-generation, dual-core Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor and up to 20 GB of DDR4 main memory (4 GB onboard plus an extra slot for additional 4, 8 or 16 GB modules), the LIFEBOOK U937 ranks among the most powerful systems in its class. As a result, it will handle Windows 10 Pro along with Microsoft Office and/or demanding business applications almost effortlessly, allowing power users to easily step up their performance whenever it's required.

Still a speedy execution of tasks and applications is just one capability the above-named target groups are looking for in a top-of-the-line notebook. Connectivity and security are equally important, and on both counts, the LIFEBOOK U937 delivers:

  • To help users stay in touch with their employers and colleagues, each device has an Embedded WLAN module pre-installed. Moreover, every LIFEBOOK U937 may optionally be fitted with a 4G/LTE module for mobile broadband connections that complies with the LTE Advanced Standard, connects to two spectrum bands, and achieves download speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s. Finally, a full-sized LAN connector ensures the notebook can be used as a desktop replacement if necessary.
  • Device and data protection can be enhanced with an optional palm vein sensor that uses Fujitsu's unique PalmSecure technology for trustworthy authentication and is most effective in a 2FA setup alongside the integrated SmartCard Reader. Since PalmSecure works more precisely than fingerprint or iris scans and is much easier to use (thanks to contactless scans), this configuration is highly recommendable for anyone who works with confidential customer and financial data or in R&D. Alternatively, users may also opt for a fingerprint sensor.

Ergonomics, Multimedia and Peripherals
Like other members of the LIFEBOOK U family, the new model can be configured to accommodate a variety of workflows and usage scenarios. Most importantly, users can choose between a matte-coated, anti-glare display that's easy on the eyes and works best with applications that require keyboard input, or a touchscreen that supports finger input, but may reflect ambient light. Users who prefer larger screens or occasionally share screen content can connect their LIFEBOOK U937 to an external display via the full-sized HDMI interface. Lastly, employees whose job demands the frequent use of peripherals will be happy to find a USB Type-C port to either hook up a single device or our new USB Type-C port replicator, which helps them deploy a whole bunch of supplemental hardware, from external storage media through headsets and notebook mice to printers and scanners.

Conclusion
The FUJITSU Notebook LIFEBOOK U937 is a powerful, high-end ultra-mobile for demanding users that readily combines massive processing power with maximum mobility, security, and expandability. And if that mixture is not attractive enough, the lightweight, elegant magnesium housing adds just the right amount of class to differentiate this ultra-portable from more conventional gear. For more details, please refer to our product site and data sheet (PDF).

Jana Pütz

 

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Jana Pütz

Global Product Marketing Client Computing Devices

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