Skylake CPUs and DDR4 support come to new Lifebook laptops from Fujitsu

Fujitsu Lifebook T936
Fujitsu Limited introduced on Thursday a whopping 16 new Enterprise-based devices spanning Esprimo desktops (5), Lifebook laptops (4), Celsius workstations (3), Futro thin clients (3), and a lone Arrows Tab tablet. In this report, we’re targeting the Lifebook collection that sports the latest Intel “Skylake” processors and Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10. The laptop line also now supports DDR4 memory for improved CPU performance.

Rolling out in late April are the Lifebook T936 and the Lifebook T726 notebooks. The former is listed as a convertible Ultrabook with a starting price of $1,400. It boasts a 13.3-inch Full HD screen sporting a special hinge that allows it to be turned around and folded onto the keyboard, creating a makeshift “tablet.” The base specs consist of an Intel Core i5-6200U processor, 8GB of DDR4 memory, 128GB of storage, and a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Professional.

The company offers a second configuration that can be customized for a higher price. Options include upgrading the screen’s resolution to 2,560 x 1,440, cranking up the processor to an Intel Core i7-6600U vPro model, and downgrading the operating system to a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Professional. Customers can even opt for 16GB of memory (max), a 512GB SSD, and a copy of Microsoft Office Home Business 2016.

Fujitsu’s Lifebook T726 is a convertible tablet PC with a starting price of $900. This device’s base features consist of a rotating 12.5-inch HD screen backed by an Intel Celeron 3955U processor and an Intel HD Graphics 510 GPU. It also includes a mere 4GB of DDR4 memory, 500GB of storage, Wireless N and Bluetooth v4.1 connectivity, gigabit Ethernet, and a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Professional. There are actually three fixed configurations of this laptop and a fourth that can be customized.

That said, customers can upgrade the processor to an Intel Core i7-6600U vPro chip, downgrade to Windows 7 Professional (64-bit), cram in 20GB of DDR4 memory (4GB fixed plus 16GB), and choose from a wide variety of storage solutions including a 512GB SSD. The keyboard can be backlit but there’s no option to upgrade the screen’s resolution, as was the case with the previous laptop.

Next up are the Lifebook A746 and Lifebook A576 notebooks slated for a mid-May release. Unfortunately, they’re not listed at this time, but the company says the Lifebook A746 will have a starting price of JPY 216,100 ($1,975) and the Lifebook A576 will have a starting price of JPY 163,600 ($1,495). That said, we’re not sure what the hardware specs will include just yet.

As for the lonely Arrows Tab tablet introduced on Thursday, it seems to be called the Stylistic Q616 here in the States (pdf). It’s  an 11.6-inch Full HD device with up to an Intel Core m7-6Y75 processor, two cameras (2MP on front, 5MP on back), up to 512GB of storage, and up to 8GB of LPDDR3 memory. Other features include Realtek ALC283 audio, Wireless AC and Bluetooth v4 connectivity, a microSD card slot, HDMI output, and a USB 3.0 port. Microsoft’s Windows 10 Professional (64-bit) is the platform of choice for this device.

Fujitsu said that everything announced on Thursday will be rolled out across Japan beginning at the end of April. Although Fujitsu America has the Lifebook T936 and the Lifebook T726 already listed here locally, there’s no indication of when the remaining batch of new products will be made available in the States, so stay tuned.

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