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Fujitsu LifeBook UH572 is As thin AS … December 13, 2012

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The very first thing that anyone observe about the Fujitsu Lifebook UH572 is its slim body. Its slim like a tablet (almost) and powerful like a regular laptop. Its innovative style and the finish make it very elegant.

Let’s compare the UltraBook with some common day to day used items:

One of my favorite chocolates is Snickers. I love its blend of chocolate with a different variety of ingredients specially high blend of peanuts. At work, in the mid of the day, before the lunch break, if I feel short of calories (due to extra light breakfast) or at any time if I want some boast, it is one of my top choices.

UltraBook vs Snickers

UltraBook vs Snickers

Although evolution of technology is at a big rise, old toys/tools still help in some particular conditions. If you are into some lengthy and complex calculations, a solar powered table calculator by Casio is a useful companion.

Ultrabook VS Casio

Ultrabook VS Casio or New VS Old

Office Paper stand is a nice equipment to place and classify the frequently used document.

UltraBook in a A4 size Paper Stand

UltraBook in a A4 size Paper Stand

Yes, my UltraBook is one of my projects and I need to access it frequently.

In the last there is a special gift for the Lifebook fans. Try finding the UltraBook:

Find Ultrabook

Fujitsu Ultrabook UH572 – Security Features December 5, 2012

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Security has been a hot topic since long. With more and more stuff going in digital form, along with it’s a lot of benefits it has its price. The highest of them is the security (I believe so). Here, we are going to talk about the Lifebook UH572 from security perspective.

Normally, there is a default plan/path and if required a backup plan. The UltraBook has gone one step ahead with three (main) levels of security:

  • Physical or Anti-Theft Security
  • Hardware or Device Security
  • Soft or Data Security

1. Physical or Anti-Theft Security

Lifebook has got a Kensington lock slot (or K-Slot as it is called in short). It is the primary anti-theft mechanism used these days for electronic devices. It is used to attach devices to their bases/stands to avoid theft. Details about K-Slot can be checked here: Wikipedia

Kensington lock slot

Figure: Lifebook UH-572 — K-Slot on the extreme left

Drawback:

The way it is easy to install, the same way it is easy to crack. It can even be picked using a cardboard. It is just an attempt to block from novices attacks.

2. Hardware or Device Security

If  someone happen to steal your Lifebook (God forbid but it could be a real situation), among many possibilities, one case is that if you have got your BIOS as well as hard disk password protected (yes, Lifebook provided with BOTH of these options), the person will try to open your machine and get some benefit from individual components.  Lifebook have got six T6 Torx. This is not a regular type of screw and its driver is commonly not available.

Drawback

The sad thing is T6 Trox screw driver, although not commonly available but it is not so hard to find.

3. Soft or Data Security

As it has been mentioned above that Lifebook is equipped with BOOT and HardDisk password, it also provides a new and wonderful feature Advanced Theft Protection aka ATP. It allows you to remotely perform operation on your machine like theft report, data deletion etc. You can read in more details about ATP at this link: Advanced Theft Protection(PDF File)

Final Thoughts

Even with all these layers of security, there are always some open holes that have to be considered. But, its a lot lot better to have a complex security instead of no security at all, at least in this way your chance/magnitude of loss is highly reduced.

Disclaimer: To make some thing secure, you should be aware of the possible breach points

Fujitsu Ultrabook UH572 – Package Unboxing November 30, 2012

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As I mentioned in my last post that I have been selected as an Insider for the Fujitsu Lifebok4Life campaign so here is my first task: Fujitsu Ultrabook UH572 – Package Unboxing.

The package received was quiet bag as compared to the Ultrabook itself. I was curious about its extra-large size. Let’s find it out:

As we have opened the box, we try to check the main items in it:

Next, we are ready to explore the beauty of the wonderful beast:

Finally, as a preparation for our flight, we try to pack it in the provided leather bag:

That’s all for the time being. I am going to play with this new gadget and share my experience in the coming posts…

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This article has been posted on Lifebook4Life Blog also.

LIFEBOOK4Life – Ultra Test Flight by Fujitsu November 25, 2012

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Intel has introduced the Ultrabook concept. These lightweight, sleek, elegant and powerful machines comes between the laptops and the tablets. The main goal of the Ultrabook is to get a fully responsive machine with no compromise on style and weight.

Fujitsu has recently launched two new Ultrabooks namely Lifebook UH572 and Lifebook U772. They have started a campaign to test and analyze these Ultrabooks. A set of 40 independent IT bloggers have been chosen from different countries. These people called insiders, have to perform different tasks related to five different categories: Mobility, Security, Elegance, Reliability and Connectivity. These five categories also represent the five themes of the Lifebook.

Lifebook UH572

The whole campaign is in the form of a test/virtual flight. You arrive at the airport, report at check-in, get your boarding, pass through the security check post, and then wait in the longue for the announcement of the flight. In this way, the whole challenge becomes pretty exciting and interesting. During these steps, you clear different tasks and share your views.

Apart from the selected insiders, other people can come on board and Join the Flight. They can participate by reading the details of the tasks accomplished by different insiders. They share their views/feedback about the task or the Lifebook through comments or liking the interesting posts and even tweeting about the tasks. Each of these actions give them some points that help them in unlocking the badges. By taking a seat on the virtual plane, they register for the raffle. There are some tips for improving the chance to win:

  • Comment on 10 different blog articles
  • “Like” 10 different blog articles
  • Share 3 articles with your friends on Facebook
  • Log in on 6 different days

Seems charming??? Join the game:

https://lifebook.ts.fujitsu.com/blog/challenge/join

Grab a Seat:

https://lifebook.ts.fujitsu.com/blog/challenge/profiles

I have the opportunity to be an Insider for this amazing challenge. You can track my activities on this virtual flight on my profile page at Lifebook4Life blog. If you are a twitter fan, I can also be reached there: @bhaider7 . Initially, I had been on my vacations and then some work and life chores kept me away. I hope to accomplish the tasks in coming days on regular basis.

Last but not the least, here is the official trailer for this challenge:

The clock is ticking and this challenge is going to finish in mid December, so buckle up and be hurry…