Fujitsu Lifebook UH572 review!
Fujitsu’s Lifebook UH572 is company’s first ultrabook and they’ve put lot of tought in it. Still there’s lots of competition in ultrabook market, Apple is curretly holding number 1 position with it’s Macbook Air laptop, and now as Windows 8 is out there, it’s not going to be easy task for Fujitsu to conquer this market. While i’ve been using Lifebook UH572 while now, i must say that i’m quite impressed with it. Let me tell you why.
- Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
- Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3317U processor, 3MB, 1.7GHz, Intel® Core™ i7-3517U processsor, 4MB, 1.9GHz
- RAM: Comes with 4GB, Max 8GB
- Graphics Card: Intel® HD Graphics 4000
- Camera: Built-in webcam, HD
- Connectivity: WLAN, 3G/4G (optional), USB to LAN
- Harddrive: SATA, 5400 rpm, 320 GB, 2.5-inch, SATA, 7200 rpm, 320 GB, 2.5-inch, SATA, 5400 rpm, 500 GB, 2.5-inch, SSD SATA III, 128 GB, 2.5-inch SSD SATA III, 256 GB, 2.5-inch
- Display: 13.3-inch, LED backlight, (HD), Anti-glare display, 1366 x 768 pixel, 220 cd/m2
- Measurements: 323 x 234 x 18.0 mm
- Weight: approx. 1.57 kg
- Ports: 1 x DC-in, 1 x Audio: line-out / headphone, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x HDMI, LAN-port via USB, 1 x
- Other: Kensington lock, SIM card slot, Memory Card slot
I currently have red Lifebook UH572, and im must be honest with, i would never thought that i would like my laptop to be red, but now when i use it more and more daily it’s kind of grown into me. The design looks like sport car would be shrunk into a ultrabook, mainly because of it’s color and and it’s sleek look. Right side of the UH572 you find charging port, USB port, SIM card slot and memory card slot. On the left side there’s full size HDMI port, Kensington lock, 2 x USB 3.0 ports and headphone jack. So there’s no LAN port, but Fujitsu includes USB to LAN cable so you can get your LAN speeds rocking, and that’s great.
Otherwise there’s silver Fujitsu log on top of the device and it makes this ultrabook sleeker. Device is 18mm thin and it actually looks thin, but ofcourse not as thin as Apple’s Macbook Air.
Lifebook UH572 will be also avilable in greay color, if you squint red one. Overall i like the the design of this ultrabook, it’s thin, but it still manages to keep the laptop look.
Fujitsu Lifebook UH572 has 13.3-inch LED backlit HD anti-glare display with screen resolution of 1366 x 768, so it’s not the best display that there is, but when it’s anti-glare, it makes your life that much easier if you like to bring it outside. Display is sometimes too bright and white colors makes reading quite hard, but otherwise colors are bright and color saturation is quite nice. Brightness makes text reading sometimes hard especially when the background is white, but at the same time text is crisp and you can’t see pixels, unless you go and look your display very near.
Overall, the display is nice for daily usage, and because of it’s anti-glare display it’s great to do stuff without too much glare.
There’s two built-in stereo speakers, which supports high-definition audio and DTS Boost to maximize acoustic power. Well for me the sound quality is not the best, but that is not the main reason to purchase ultrabook. Main usage of ultrabook is somewhere else than in listening high-end sound, but if you want to listen music with UH572, i suggest you to plug-in headphones to get better music listening experience.
Overall, sound quality won’t be the best thing in this laptop, but that’s not the main reason to purchase UH572.
Fujitsu promises 7.5 hours of battery life, but i never managed to get my UH572 to quite reach that. If you don’t look at the promised 7.5 hours of battery life, you’ll be amazed, UH572 will last at least 4-6 hours of usage depending of how you use it. There’s some options to change your battery life settings, which allows you to drain your battery slower.
Overall, battery life in Lifebook UH572 is above average and as it is ultrabook, you’ll manage to use it through meetings without plugging it to charger.
TrackPad and Keyboard
TrackPad in UH572 is much better than first expected, it’s multitouch features works better than in many other laptop PC’s. TouchPad is very responsive and the surface of it feels nice for your fingertips.
Overall, Fujitsu added very good trackpad to UH572 and i enjoy using it.
Keyboard of the UH572 is not the best in laptop PC’s. Lack of backlit feature is a bit letdown, almost all laptops has it now. You find yourself not enjoying write with it in dark, especially if you’re a blogger. Also sometimes you’ll find yourself to hit wrong keys as the keypad is sort of left a bit. There’s also not enough sapcing between keys, what makes it even easier to hit wrong keys.
Overall, not the best keyboard in laptop, and honestly, you should expect better one and especially with backlit lights.
Fujitsu Lifebook UH572 does it very well, what it’s made of and that is being a ultra portable laptop. UH572 has two processor options: Intel®Core™ i53317U processor, 3 MB, 1.7 GHz and Intel® Core™ i7-3517U processor, 4 MB, 1.9 GHz. Both options comes with Intel’s HD Graphics 4000. There’s 500GB of HDD for internal storage and there’s also 32GB of SSD, which allows frequently used files and programs, open faster. I’m very impressed of UH572 boot up times.
Overall, Lifebook UH572 is perfect of doing what it’s made to do. It might not have the most powerful CPU or the Graphics, but need to remember that it’s not made for playing games.
Windows Experience Index:
Macbook Air 13.3-inch, 1.8GHz 128GB SSD, price 1,299€
ASUS Zenbook Prime 113.3-inch, Intel Core i7128 SSD, 1,399€
I’m a blogger, so i need my laptop to be light weight and have a great battery life, i think Lifebook UH572 is great ultrabook foor my needs. It also has it’s bad sides, no backlit keyboard and not the greatest sound quality, but those aren’t deal breakers. For those who don’t want to buy expensive Macbook Air, UH572 is very good alternative to go with.
Overall Rating 7.4