[CeBIT 2013] Fujitsu launched its new LIFEBOOK E-Series at CeBIT and I had the opportunity to get my hands on the devices. The new lineup comes in three flavors: the E733 features a 13-inch 1366×768 display, the E743 gets a 14-inch 1600×900 display and you can get the 15.6-inch either with a 1366×768 or a Full HD (920×1080) screen.
The new E-series has been built using the same motherboard for the three models, that’s why, as you can see in the picture, all the connectors are located at similar spots on all versions. The unique feature of these notebooks is the modular bay where you can either place a DVD drive, an extra battery, another HDD or the Fujitsu patented bay projector (see picture of the accessory below after the jump). The projector is certainly a convenient option for business travelers who need to perform presentations while on the road.
Although it features the 3rd generation Intel Core-i series processors and a thin and light form factor, compared to regular business notebooks, the new LIFEBOOK E-series cannot get the Ultrabook branding. All models are 27 mm thick on the rear side and 20 mm on the front (see profile picture) and the lighter configuration starts at 2.1 kg. Among other things, Intel requires laptops to be no thicker than 20 mm to be labeled “Ultrabook”.
The cover is made of magnesium while the finish inside, around the trackpad, is made of brushed aluminum.
The LIFEBOOK E-series offers multiple configuration solutions, in Europe, the price will start at 1299 Euros with VAT included .
For the E753 (15.6-inch), additional features include Intel HD Graphics 4000, optional backlit keyboard, one USB 2.0 connector, three USB 3.0 connectors with one featuring Anytime USB Charge functionality, one memory card slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC) for up to 64 GB extension, one VGA port, one HDMI port, Ethrnet RJ-45, one SIM card slot (for 3G/UMTS, 4G/LTE), up to 16 GB internal memory with 2 memory DIMM DDR3 slots.See the complete features and options on the specification page for the E753.
Please note that the units in the photos shot at ceBIT are prototypes, not the final porducts, so some details may change.