Fujitsu Lifebook U9311X Lifebook U9311 Tiger Lake, 5G
At the beginning of March, we tested the Fujitsu Lifebook U9310X, one of the thinnest and lightest business class convertibles on the market, but still based on 10th Generation Intel Core (Comet Lake-U) processors, so it’s no surprise that the Japanese company has thought of a refresh. We are not talking about an update of the design and technologies that – for those who have already read the review – are at the top, but of an upgrade of the hardware platform.
The new Fujitsu Lifebook U9311X and its clamshell version Fujitsu Lifebook U9311 were announced last February on the local market (Japanese, in fact) and finally, after a couple of months, they are available in Europe (including Italy) even if we do not know still the selling prices. Obviously the two ultrabooks inherit the main technical / aesthetic characteristics of the family, but they improve in terms of productivity because they offer Intel Tiger Lake processors (also Intel vPro), optional 5G and greater autonomy.
Fujitsu Lifebook U9311X
The most obvious novelty is the ultra-thin frame of the Lifebook U9311 model that makes the screen practically flush, reducing the clutter, but the magnesium alloy chassis does not change: this material makes the notebooks robust enough to withstand the shocks and blows they receive. when they are carried around, but also very light. It is no coincidence that Fujitsu Lifebook U9311X weighs one kilogram and measures 15.7 mm in thickness, while Fujitsu Lifebook U9311 is even more compact with a weight of 885 grams and a thickness of 1.54 mm. Basically, despite being notebooks, they are definitely lighter than the tablet-keyboard combos available on the market.
The Lifebook U9311X convertible and the Lifebook U9311 clamshell are equipped with a matte 13.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display and Intel Core i5-1135G7, Core i5-1145G7 and Core i7-1185G7 processors with up to 32GB of LPDDR4- RAM. 4266 dual-channel and up to 2TB of space on PCIe NVMe SSD, optionally also supported by Intel Optane memory. The introduction of the Intel Iris Xe graphics system ensures a seamless immersive experience with graphics intensive applications – even in line with notebooks using more expensive entry-level discrete GPUs. They run on Windows 10 Professional and have a full-size keyboard, stereo speakers with patented Dirac technologies for volume enhancement and frequency response correction, dual-array microphones and a 50Wh (4-cell) battery that should ensure an entire autonomy day.
The rest of the data sheet is also in common: the two new Fujitsu Lifebook U9311 / U9311X integrate two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, HDMI and Ethernet, a microSD card reader, microphone and headphone jack and support optional for a SmartCard reader. Both models come standard with an Intel AX201 wireless card with support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, but the Lifebook U9311 clamshell also introduces 5G data connectivity.
Fujitsu Lifebook U9311
The Fujitsu Lifebook U9311X convertible notebook has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera with IR for access via facial recognition and optional support for a fingerprint reader. The HD IR webcam in the clamshell version of the Lifebook U9311 is optional and there is no second camera.
The new Lifebooks integrate Windows Hello for a convenient and simple login procedure, while Fujitsu PalmSecure contact-free biometric authentication technology provides the highest degree of security of any other integrated biometric authentication system. The various models are also equipped with Intel Hardware Shield: available exclusively on the Intel vPro platform, this solution offers the most complete hardware-based security for business users by implementing below-the-OS protection, data and application protection, and detection of advanced threats