People who believed Fujitsu had not prepared another laptop besides the Lifebook SH76/E are grossly mistaken, as the company also designed the LifeBook SH54/E.
Fujitsu did not exactly go out of its way to actually advertise the Lifebook SH76/E
as an ultrabook
, but the media did it well enough for it.
After all, with a screen size of 13.3 inches and the possibility of becoming lighter than most netbooks, the nickname came naturally, even if the price is not its greatest asset.
The company also built the LifeBook SH54/E, which provides almost as much cause for being named Ultrabook as its sibling.
Indeed, the company used the same web page
to detail both of them and there is a fair level of similitude between their hardware.
The LED-backlit display, for instance, has a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, though full HD is available when streaming to a monitor or HDTV.
The CPU (central processing unit) at the heart of the SH54/E is a second-generation Intel Core i3-2330M, with a clock speed of 2.2 GHz.
This chip is backed up by 4 GB of DDR3 RAM (random access memory), though one can remove the two 2 GB and settle for two 1 GB modules, or go higher, to 8 GB (4 GB x 2).
Fujitsu also threw in a hard disk drive whose capacity is of 640 GB, plus the expected set of connectivity and I/O options (Gigabit Ethernet, 0.3-megapixel webcam, an SD card slot, HDMI, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, USB, etc.).
Other specifications include a DVD writer, a ScrollWheel (a small, round touchpad), an ExpressCard slot and a base battery life of 13.3 hours (16.9 hours with battery pack expansion).
Unfortunately, the one big barrier that will prevent many people from getting the product is the price. Since the SH76/E will sell for 180,000 Yen, or $2,345 (about 1,765 Euro, based on exchange rates), the SH54/E probably won't sell for much less.