• CPU: Intel Core i5-3317U at 2.6GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics: Intel HD4000 Graphics
  • OS: Windows 8 Professional
  • Display: 13.3-inches at 1,366 x 768 resolutions
  • Connectivity: 1 x USB 3.0, SD Card Reader, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Others: 720p HD webcam, hard disk lock, BIOS lock
  • Dimensions: 322 x 228.5 x 17.5mm
  • Pros:
  • Elegant designs
  • Powerful specs
  • Great battery life
  • Cons:
  • Shallow keyboard
  • Display resolution could be higher

Chic And Powerful

We’ve seen quite a number of Ultrabooks come our way ever since they were first launched, and while the outside hasn’t really changed much since then, the insides have been going through a number of shifts to improve both performance and battery life. Fujitsu, a familiar name in the computing industry has decided to add a little femininity to their latest offering in the form of the Fujitsu LifeBook CH702.

At first glance, the CH702 is a very elegant machine, with a choice of colours for its chassis, including white, pink and brown. Whichever colour you choose, the machine is also lined with a silver chrome finish, which adds on to the luxurious look of the CH702.

Equipped with a 13.3-inch display, it is a shame that the CH702’s display is locked at a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, as a much higher resolution display would have definitely complemented the machine’s capabilities better. The keyboard is nicely laid out as well, with the function keys highlighted in gold for added bling. That said, the keyboard’s depth is rather shallow, and does not make for comfortable typing for extended periods

Powered by an Intel Core i5-3317U 2.6GHz processor and 8GB of RAM, the Fujitsu CH702 is no slouch when it comes to doing what computers do best. Despite having a relatively low resolution, the CH702 has no problems decoding 720p and even 1080p video, and does relatively well in games thanks to Intel’s on-board HD Graphics 4000 GPU.

Battery life is one of the things that the CH702 has going for it. Most Ultrabooks typically have a lifespan of about four to five hours at most, but the CH702 is capable going slightly further with around six hours plus of battery life, with screen brightness set at auto, with WiFi turned on.

CHIP CONCLUDE: There is a sense of elegance with the Fujitsu LifeBook CH702 that we feel that the fashionistic and stylish can appreciate. Looks aren’t the only thing the CH702 is good for, as it is also a powerhouse when it comes to computing prowess. Display resolution and shallow keyboard aside, this is definitely a great mobile work machine.

(previously published in issue May 2012)