Laptops keep getting thinner and lighter, but this new commercial device from Fujitsu takes the crown of the lightest laptop of the world. The Lifebook WU-X/G2, currently only available in Japan, weighs just 634 grams. That’s less than 1.4 pounds.
as pointed out TechRadarthat’s less than a 12.9-pound iPad Pro, which weighs just 682 grams.
Unlike the iPad Pro, this laptop has a larger screen, keyboard, and trackpad for its weight, measuring 12.1 by 7.8 by 0.6 inches. Its display is a 13.3-inch Full HD display with an HD webcam that also includes a privacy shutter.
Overall, the WU-X/G2 has fairly basic hardware, including a 12-gen Intel Core processor with 1235U or 1255U options, 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB LPDDR4x memory, and 256GB to 2TB internal storage options. Japanese customers also have the option to customize the WU-X/G2 with an external optical drive. As for connectivity, the device packs an Intel AX201 chipset, which powers Bluetooth 5.1 and WiFi-6.
The laptop is light with battery power at 25 watt-hours, which the mark equates to about 11 hours of battery life. Fujitsu potentially sacrificed some battery life to reduce the weight of the WU-X/G2 as well.
Its port configuration includes a card reader, three USB ports, a full-size HDMI port, and a Gigabit Ethernet port, plus a fingerprint reader on its power button.
The Fujitsu Lifebook WU-X/G2 is still a fairly traditional laptop by all accounts. What gives it the unique edge is an exterior design made primarily of carbon fiber.
Often thin and light laptops will come with impressive price tags to match, which is also true of the Fujitsu Lifebook WU-X/G2. It retails for 317,222 yen (about $2,400) for its top-end model with an Intel Core i7 chip, 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Windows 11 Pro. This is probably due to the product’s trademark. However, the company offers a three-year warranty and a three-year subscription to McAfee Livesafe security software with the purchase of a WU-X/G2 model.
Many of the lightest laptops available in North America may not be less than 1.4 pounds, but they weigh less than two pounds and come at much more affordable prices.
The Acer Swift 7 weighs 1.96 pounds and sells for $2,100 at Newegg. The Asus ExpertBook B9 weighs 1.92 pounds and sells for $1,400 at Amazon. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano costs £1.99 and sells for $1,500 on Amazon.