I have an emotional relationship with thin-and-light Windows notebooks. While I adore the size and the form factor, I condemn the fact that they usually skimp on at least one thing to fit the bill, especially the ones that cost less than Rs 100,000. When Intel wanted me to review the Fujitsu UH-X with the 13th Gen Intel Core P series processor, all I thought was, “it will be yet another thin-and-light notebook” and didn’t expect much from it. But I was surprised to find what the Fujitsu FMV UH-X laptop has to offer in a sea of thin-and-light notebooks. Here is my review of the Fujitsu FMV UH-X laptop.
Weighing at just 878 grams, it’s lighter than MacBook Air (Image credit: Vivek Umashankar/The Indian Express)
Made for travel
Weighing at just 878 grams, it’s lighter than MacBook Air (review), a notebook known for being light. Besides, this is an ingeniously designed laptop, where, despite being a thin machine, it has a full-sized RJ45 ethernet jack, HDMI port, a couple of USB-A ports, Thunderbolt Type-C ports, a microSD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
When I held this laptop for the first time, it felt so light that I couldn’t believe it was a fully working laptop until it booted. On most laptops, thinness comes at a cost. However, in this case, I couldn’t really ask for anything more than what the machine already offers.
All these ports mean one can travel with this laptop without carrying a dongle to connect external devices. I also liked the fact that the 1080p camera can be hidden under a physical shutter. While this is not the first laptop to do this, it’s definitely a welcome inclusion, where you don’t have to cover the webcam with a tape or a sticky note like Mark Zuckerberg does on his computer.
This anti-glare display offers up to 400nits of peak brightness, 100 per cent sRGB coverage (Image credit: Vivek Umashankar/The Indian Express)
Bright and colourful display
The Fujitsu UH-X comes with a 14-inch FHD screen with a 60Hz refresh rate. This anti-glare display offers up to 400nits of peak brightness, 100 per cent sRGB coverage and there is also touch support. While it does lack a 360-degree hinge, it does support up to 180-degree tilt. What I liked about this panel is the fact that the colours do not fade when viewed from an off-axis. Similarly, the thin bezel on all four sides of the screen makes this laptop a compact machine when compared to most 14-inch laptops.
The laptop is powered by the Intel Core i7-1360P processor (Image credit: Vivek Umashankar/The Indian Express)
The variant I tested was powered by the Intel Core i7-1360P, a 12-core CPU with up to 5GHz boost clock speed with integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics. Similarly, the laptop also offers 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM soldered to the motherboard. It offers 512 GB of NVMe Gen4-based SSD.
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For an average user, the Fujitsu UH-X should work just fine. The good thing about the notebook is that it doesn’t heat when being used at a stretch thanks to Fujitsu’s efficient cooling solution. On the CrossMark benchmark, the laptop posted 1701 points, where the laptop scored 1607 points in productivity, 1917 in creativity, and 1411 points in the responsiveness test. Similarly, on Geekbench 6, the laptop scored 2421 points on single-core, 9623 points on multi-core CPU performance. Lastly, the laptop posted 15113 points on the Geekbench 6 OpenCL GPU test.
The laptop has two Type-C ports on the left and either of them can be used to charge the machine (Image credit: Vivek Umashankar/The Indian Express)
Solid battery life
The notebook is equipped with a decent-sized 64 Whr battery with support for fast charging via the USB Type-C port. While the company claims a battery life of 16 hours per charge, the device can last around eight hours when used for web browsing or video streaming. The laptop has two Type-C ports on the left and either of them can be used to charge the machine. The company should have offered one on each side to make it even more practical.
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Should you buy the Fujitsu FMV UH-X?
The Fujitsu UH-X definitely surpassed my expectations. Not only does it ticked all the boxes of being an excellent thin-and-light notebook but it also delivered a bit more than that in the form of performance and battery life. For someone who is considering a new thin-and-light laptop at around Rs 100,000 price mark, the Fujitsu UH-X is worth checking out.
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