When Fujitsu announced their new line of Lifebook laptops, there wasn’t a lot of media attention. Lifebooks had been around for around 18 years, and although they were seen as generally reliable, it normally wasn’t big news.
But Fujitsu’s 2021 line of laptops was different. Their slimmest Lifebook weighed in at 0.89 kg. That’s under two pounds. One of their 15.6 inch screen models was under 1.5 kg, and featured a 4.8 GHz processor.
This year’s Lifebook line represents a monumental leap forward in business laptops. They’re stacked in every category: Speed, weight, security, all while featuring Windows 10 Pro for Business as their central platform.
As a Fujitsu professional business partner, VitrX is in a unique position to do an informative breakdown of this new hardware. This article will explore some of the stand out Fujitsu Lifebook Laptops, and explain the best business application of each highlighted model.
Is Now a Good Time to Upgrade Your Business Laptops?
The increased availability and uptake of Covid vaccinations mean that businesses can start to look at transitioning into a more hybrid workplace. Needless to say, working from home is here to stay for some, and others simply want an easier and greener lifestyle that involves one or two days of working remotely.
That means IT infrastructure needs to adjust. For some corporations, desktops are simply dead. When most serious processing power is in the Cloud, there’s no need for engineers and developers to be tied down to a single location. Given the massive amount of memory and cores available in modern laptops, there’s very little reason to bother with deskbound architecture.
Buying decisions need to be in line with this new reality. The workforce is more mobile than ever, and being draconian about in-person meeting attendance in the era of Zoom is seen as tone deaf by the hottest technical talent available on the market. That means powerful laptops need to be prioritized over desktops most of the time.
So as we examine the Fujitsu Lifebook series of laptops, consider what they mean at both the corporate infrastructure level and the corporate culture level. If it’s time for a change, remember:
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The Standout Fujitsu Lifebook Laptops
Looking at the extremes is a good way to get the full range that the 2021 Lifebook line represents. There are plenty of ‘in between’ models to look at for more balanced or hybrid feature sets. But these three models represent the feats of technological implementation that Fujitsu managed to make in this year’s rollout.
The Fujitsu Lifebook U7511
This is an incredible piece of hardware for programmers, engineers, architects, and multimedia editors who prefer the PC over the Mac.
● With a 15.6 inch screen, and weighing under 1.5 kg, this is the best Lifebook for those who want a reasonable amount of screen real estate when they’re on the go.
● The Lifebook U7511 can handle up to 64 GB of DDR4, 3200 MHz memory. It’s a true workhorse.
● Similarly, the Intel Core i7-1185G7 processor can reach speeds up to 4.8 GHz, rivaling most desktop processors. 4 cores, 8 threads, and a 12 MB cache means that it’s no stranger to multitasking.
● And even with all this power, it’s relatively thin: 18.1 mm thick, or about 0.71 inches.
This is the kind of laptop that coders love. In the office, they can dock up and make use of one or more extra 20+ inch monitors. On the road, it doesn’t feel like a ton of bricks. In the coffee shop, the built-in screen is a decent size. It’s an impressive package.
The Fujitsu Lifebook U9311
This is the ultimate traveller. Ultra light, with a compact screen, this laptop is perfect for sales, marketing, and executive use. Stay connected and in touch at all times.
● This is the smallest Lifebook in 2021, with a 13.3 inch screen and a stunning 15.5 mm (0.61 inch) thickness. It weighs under two pounds, starting at 885 grams in the lightest configuration.
● And yet, it isn’t slow or underpowered by any means. Up to 32 GB of DDR4 and an i7-1185G7 is nothing to sneeze at.
● This Lifebook runs the maximum security package, suitable for hardware that travels more than it sits still.
● Even as light as it is, the battery can handle 11 hours and 20 minutes of continuous operation. Handy for isolated airports, or aboard trains, busses, and planes.
Better than any thin client, with more than reasonable power and maximum portability, the Fujitsu Lifebook U9311 is one of the keys to a truly mobile workforce.
The Fujitsu Lifebook U7411
Every good line of laptops needs something that’s easy to use and long lasting. The U7411 is a fine contender for that role. Suitable for everyone who wants long battery life and a decently
● The 14 inch screen and 17.9 mm (0.70 inch) thickness is completely reasonable for day to day use. Weighing 1.2 kg, this Lifebook is still quite portable.
● The touchscreen provides a highly accessible interface that is simple and intuitive.
● One of its best features, this laptop’s battery life is 14 hours and 10 minutes, allowing for
long stretches of usage between charges.
● It can take up to 64 GB of DDR4, 3200 MHz memory, and an Intel Core i7-1185G7
processor that can reach speeds up to 4.8 GHz
As a general staff laptop, a flexible loaner model, a pool laptop for hotdesking, or as an accessibility and ease-of-use option, the Fujitsu Lifebook U7411 can really round out a company’s portable PC options.
Convinced? Contact VitrX to arrange the next step, whether it’s just one laptop as a trial, or an entire shift in the corporate paradigm that will involve changes to networking, security, and hardware. No use case is too complex to undergo VitrX’s keen analysis.