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Master Your Business With Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T904 November 29, 2014

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It has been quite a long time I made posts on regular basis. Among many other factors, I have started the post graduate studies and now Alhumdulillah [All Praise to God], its the 3rd semester. During this semester I have got 3 modules as compared to the 4 modules of the previous semesters. I expect to devote some of this time on regular basis for writing the posts.

Another good news is that I have again got the opportunity to participate as a Fujitsu Insider. It is a campaign in which 24 international bloggers are selected to {acid} test the new products. Previously, the theme of the campaign was Ultra Test Flight. My articles for that can campaign are available here [ Ultra Test Flight by Fujitsu ]. This year the title of the campaign is [ Master Your Business ]. The test devices this year are:

The main topics are the slim, durable design, the flexibility and convertibility of 2-in-1 devices and the vision of a Human Centric Intelligent Society.

In the coming days, I will be exploring Fujitsu Lifebook T904. Lifebook is the brand name for Fujitsu Ultrabooks. They are aimed for slim design, extra battery timing and less weight without compromising for the performance. Here is the official image of the device:

LIFEBOOK-T904-official

My profile for the project is available here [ Bilal Haider – Fujitsu Insider From Jeddah Saudi Arabia ]. The project has been active since 6th of November. Unfortunately, my device has been delayed due to custom but anyhow it has arrived. I have done the unboxing video and right now, the upload is in progress. For the teaser, here is the picture of the package that I received:

Fujitsu Lifebook T904 - DHL PackageStay tuned for some fun and excitement.

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Fujitsu Lifebook UH572 – First Boot Up December 13, 2012

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In this post we are going to discuss about the very first boot-up of the Fujitsu LIFEBOOK UH572 right after unboxing. Although it has been a while since I have been enjoying with my LIFEBOOK, this stuff has been delayed for other high priority tasks. A lot of stuff has been shared about the LIFEBOOKs during this campaign but I haven’t found any post regarding the very first system start-up and I believe it is still worth sharing.

 

In the first boot up, system installs drivers and devices, does some housekeeping and get it ready for the first use by applying the OEM additions along with the system components.

 

Applying OEM settings, is mainly related to drivers/configuration for additional hardware devices and features available in the system. Different elegant pictures appeared in this duration with message Please Wait … in different languages.

 

And we are ready to explore

 

 

The first thing to do with a new machine is to check its performance that how well it performs in different aspects. Windows Experience Index (WEI) is a good place to start:

Dissection of Fujitsu Lifebook UH572 December 13, 2012

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Dont get scary, in this post we are not going to physically dissect a Lifebook rather we will be technically discussing SOME of the features of the Lifebook.

On a business trip from Riyadh back to Jeddah, I found myself sitting beside an arrogant  Dell Inspiron 15 fan boy. I do not mean to say that all Dell Users are arrogant but this dude really happen to be an old days DELL fan boy.

When the flight was up on the air, both of us opened our machines and we had a talk:

Fan Boy: Is this is real laptop or just a China made laptop type gaming console

Me: This is not a laptop at all.

FB: Then what it is ?

Me: it is an Ultrabook

FB: Ultrabok??? What exactly it is?

Me: Ultrabook is an innovative technology by Intel that comes between laptop and desktop computers

FB: Nice, what this special this tiny and shiny toy has got in it that my all-time love, rock solid Dell does not have?

Me: Well, to be  something, does not necessarily means it should be bulky and dull looking. Gone are the days when big size was a symbol for being well equipped. This slim and elegant Lifebook has got a 3rd generation i5 processor, 13.3’’ Anti-glare display and a lot of other promising features.

FB: That’s just okay nothing extra ordinary as compared to my Dell

Me: Well, for your information, it has got a SSD hard disk for a quick boot-up. It has a 4-in-1 card reader. It has USB 3.0 and its Bluetooth is 4.0.

FB: It sounds good but still not fabulous.

Me: My shiny Lifebook has got some other features to amuse you. It has a built-in HDMI port as well as buit-in 3G module. Just insert the data enabled SIM and you are connected, no need to look around for hotspots.

FB: that is something, but does your Ultrabook or Lifebook as you are calling it, has some kind of security?

ME: Lifebook is the brand name of Ultrabooks by Fujitsu. It is a blend of German and Japanese expertise gained over a period of 30+ years. You are asking for the security, Lifebook has got state of the art security features like Advanced Theft Protection (ATP) which allows you to remotely lock/erase your data in case of theft.

FB: WoW, that’s really impressive.

ME: You can check the full specifications of these Lifebook HERE.

FB: That’s good, but I have a concern.

ME: Sure, go ahead…

FB: Such a powerful and elegant machine would be very much expensive.

ME: Ohh, it’s not like it sounds to be. It is very much economical as compared to its features. You can check it here: www.shopfujitsu.com

FB: Its really nice to know and thanks for sharing such valuable information

ME: It’s my pleasure…

Then he asked me if he could test my Lifebook. Then we had a good time exploring and discussing about it.

 

It feels really good to share some good information with others.

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…

Note:
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…