Fujitsu LifeBook AH562 – New 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop

Shoppers looking for a full-size touchscreen laptop now have one more option. Fujitsu has made available the LifeBook AH562, a multi-touch 15.6-incher running Windows 8 with help of Intel’s 3rd Generation Core-series processors.

Fujitsu LifeBook AH562

Other than the touchscreen input support as the crowning feature, Fujitsu’s AH562 doesn’t bring much in terms of innovation and non-standard laptop features, except its spill-resistant keyboard and Intel Wireless Display technology for streaming videos from the laptop to an HDTV wirelessly. Unfortunately, there’s no sign of any 4th Generation “Haswell” CPU options at this writing. Customers are offered with the Intel Core i3-3120M and i5-3230M and in both cases there’s no a dedicated video card option. You can have only the Intel HD 4000 for managing the 1366-by-768-pixel panel. The first of the two available configurations delivers 6GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive, while the second includes beefier 8GB of RAM and 1TB of HDD space. They’re priced at $649 and $799, respectively.

Other notable features are a DVD burner, stereo speakers enhanced by DTS Boost technology, a 720p webcam, four USB ports (3 x USB 3.0 and 1 x USB 2.0), HDMI and VGA video connectors, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card reader, and Bluetooth 4.0. The ExpressCard slots belong to the past pretty much, in the consumer laptop category at least, and we haven’t seen it on a new laptop model for a long time. But, the AH562 has one. For Internet, the laptop uses 802.11n Wi-Fi and Gigabit LAN.

Fujitsu says the 6-cell 48WHr battery delivers a run time of up to 5.5 hours on the i3-based model and up to 5 hours on the i5 configuration.

Regarding design, immediately apparent are black glossy surfaces on both lid and palmrest, as well as a chiclet style keyboard without backlight but with a separate numeric pad and spill-resistance, as we already said. A nice design touch are the notebook’s fairly thin LCD bezels on the sides.

The LifeBook AH562 can be ordered now via the Fujitsu online store.

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Danijel is a tech blogger who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based mobile PCs, from tablets and ultraportables to full blown gaming laptops.

3 comments
  1. Danijel Zivkovic, with this reasonable price what else do you expect from this model. Do you want 4th Generation in this laptop then the cost should be over $750 for basic laptop with 4th Generation

    • Hi, I’m not complaining, just saying the CPUs are the 3rd Gen, not 4th. The AH562 is actually a quite good configuration for $650 and isn’t more expensive than the comparable models by other manufacturers.

  2. It’s priced at $598 this week at Fry’s Electronics in California. Wait a bit longer and I am quite sure Fry’s will offer it at $100 less by the time it goes on sale during Memorial Day Weekend plus maybe some rebate as well. The last time I bought a similar Fujitsu laptop with a non-touchscreen 15.6 inch screen at Fry’s (a unit with Core i3 CPU) it was priced at $299.00 after a $100 rebate from Fujitsu. Laptops gets cheaper almost by the week after they are officially announced so be patient.

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