Remember Fujitsu? Those were the XP days.
Fujitsu is a gigantic company in its native homeland in Japan. Once also a giant in the Philippines, the company has withdrawn ever since Windows 8 days. A few years later, the company is ready to make its long-awaited comeback! And oh boy, their comeback is real! Their new CH and UH-X series are quite competitive and designed to feel premium!
According to the company, the CH is a laptop designed to be carried anywhere. The company’s description for it is “a lightweight premium laptop for on-the-go entertainment”. It features a curvy design with good ergonomics so it will be comfortable to hold.
For a lightweight ultrabook, it carries some seriously powerful specs. This includes a very high-res 13.3in. 2.5K OLED screen, an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor paired with Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, and 512GB SSD storage that could be replaced. Inside is a large (for its size) 53Wh battery.
In terms of ports, it comes with the usual ports you would see on any mainstream laptop. In particular, the USB-C Thunderbolt 4 port, USB-A 3.2 port, and a 3.5mm jack. It also has a dedicated charging port, but if you happen to have a powerful enough USB-C cable, you can use it to charge through the fast Thunderbolt 4 port.
Fujitsu has two versions of this laptop, one that has a 360 flip screen, and the other that’s a regular laptop. Fujitsu decided to release only the latter into the Philippines.
This series is the company’s premium line and it features studded durability as it is tested with MIL-STD 810H certification. It is featured in a Black colour theme that makes the laptop look like a “knockoff” ThinkPad, and that isn’t a bad thing, by the way, it just means it looks premium yet sturdy and with the certification, it could withstand a number of bumps and drops.
In spite of its strength, it only weighs less than 1kg, particularly, 878 grams! It is also only 15.5mm thick. Like the CH series, this one is small, and also features a 13-inch screen with a smaller FullHD resolution. It offers a more powerful processor, the Intel Core i7-1255U with Intel Iris Xe graphics, and 16/512 configuration. The storage is SSD, a common feature now in laptops due to its fast loading, writing, and reading times.
The laptop, like the CH series also features Windows Hello. Due to that, it has a fingerprint sensor located underneath the power button. It also has a backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and various ports, including USB-A, USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, HDMI, and an SD Card slot.
When we said their comeback is real, we really mean it. For a premium OLED laptop, the CH is priced competitively well at Php54,995. It comes in a single silver colourway. Meanwhile, the UH-X is available for only a slightly more expensive price, at Php64,995. You only have to give up the OLED screen in exchange for better durability, Japan-quality materials, and a more powerful processor with better RAM/Storage configuration.
It is available through Fujitsu’s Lazada store as well as other known partner retailers including CompLink, Silicon Valley, and GigaHertz.
Both laptops run Windows 11 and come pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home and Student. They also come with a 3-year warranty.