- Impressive Thin and Light Design
- Full lineup of ports available on such laptop
- Decent specification and option to opt in for 16GB RAM Variant
- Justifiable Price Tag with good competition
- Display could be a little better
- Trackpad is kind-of a disappointment
Back in the days when laptops were a niche product because paying for portability was expensive, there were very few brands that made an impressive impact, and Fujitsu was no stranger to that. Popularly known for their insanely expensive laptops like the Lifebook series then, the Japanese company isn’t done with making laptop just yet. Fujitsu sent us their UH-X Laptop which is their take on a modern laptop, and we played with it for a good amount of time, but in the sea of laptops available today, does the UH-X stand a chance?
Spoiler alert: It does.
There is a significant signature design going on with the UH-X, that is the Japanese Zen like design language which isn’t over the top but simple and clean enough to blend into any kind of place. The laptop we received came with all white finish which I liked but it also came in the glossy finish which I wasn’t a fan of. But for the most part, it sure is a pretty laptop to look at and use too. The laptop is super thin and extremely light – in fact, lighter than the ASUS ExpertBook we reviewed last year – coming in at 778g, respectively. Which means you won’t feel a single thing carrying this laptop around wherever you go in whatever bag you carry it in.
I/O and Specification
For a laptop this thin, I have only one word to say about the I/O: Solid. It is solid than any thin and light laptop we have seen and has everything ticked in the box, making it our favorite set of I/Os we have seen in a laptop and raised our bar of expectation with Thin and Light.
On the left side – it has a DC IN Port, 2x Type-C USB Port, HDMI, Full Size USB 3.2 and 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack and on the right side – a Kensington Lock, Full Size USB 3.2, A full sized SD Card reader and a LAN Port. A laptop this thin has all of that and its amazing.
As for the specification, our variant came with the following:
- Intel 10th Generation Core i7-10510U with iGPU Intel UHD
- 16GB Onboard DDR4 RAM | 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
- Wi-Fi 6 Support
The laptop uses a 13.3” Full HD LED Backlight display and has an anti-glare coating on top of it. The specification you see above would make you realize that this laptop isn’t for those who wants to do pro creation and so on but more focused on consumers who wants a laptop that does productivity centric tasks – and for that, you have a good display that doesn’t disappoint in anyway. Just that the brightness could be better as it does have a little dim-ish look to it under bright light.
The Intel Processor that’s found under this laptop is a U Series processor and its more of a power efficient one. That said, the processor does alright under all the synthetic benchmark we have done for the laptop. The scores should give you an idea that the laptop is heavily focused on productivity and that alone. That said, whomever fits that particular group or is out and about looking for such laptop, the UH-X isn’t going to disappoint at all.
Keyboard, Trackpad and Security
The keyboard is a sight for sore eyes: because it has properly sized keys all over – with the enter, right shift and including the arrow key which is our personal favorite. Typing on it feels good and its just like any other chiclet style keyboard but what I do like is the choice of legends printed on the keycap – a font that isn’t too edgy but simple and nice to look at. It has backlight as well, so typing in the dark, no problems at all.
The trackpad is where things gets a little disappointing as it has such a small trackpad, we have seen on a laptop so far. That said, the laptop does have dedicated left and right buttons which is probably the reason why the trackpad size is small, but Fujitsu could have gone for the modern route where they could have made the buttons positioned under the trackpad.
For security, the laptop doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor, but you do get IR Facial recognition which scans your face and unlocks right away.
The Fujitsu UH-X is definitely a laptop that took a surprising approach to the thin and light with retaining a good keyboard layout and all of the ports you can ask for without reaching out for a dongle, let alone purchasing one. It’s a nice laptop to look at and definitely a good laptop to use and the question is the price – for what it offers – the variant that you see in this review is listed for RM 4,799 on sale (SRP: RM 5,299) and you know there are another laptop in this price bracket like the ASUS Zenbook 13 at RM 4,699.
But if you want the extra storage and the RAM for your use case, your best bet will be the Fujitsu UH-X.
Special thanks to Fujitsu for sending us the UH-X for this review happen.