Fujitsu Lifebook SH771 - Strictly Business

Launch SRP: S$2288

Internal Design and Features

Internal Design and Features

On the Interior, the layout of the essential elements like the spill-resistant keyboard, trackpad and speakers are very similar to many other Fujitsu machines of this class. The first thing that you’d notice however, is the chiclet keys on the keyboard. Most Fujitsu machines we’ve come across so far don’t feature chiclet keyboards, but on the SH771, the implementation is close to perfect. The keys are well-spaced, while key-travel is as much as you’d expect from a notebook keyboard and the keys have a bounce that make it delightful to type on. .

The chiclet keys are back-lit, but not in the conventional sense. The light emanating from underneath the keys give it an ethereal feel. Not something you'd need during a boardroom meeting, but still nice to have when typing in the dark.

The small trackpad came as a disappointment to us. We’d much prefer to have larger (and clickable) trackpads on our laptops, but Fujitsu opted to keep the fingerprint reader in between the trackpad buttons as usual. Since it's a machine built for enterprise use, we'd have to take a step back on this one and give it to Fujitsu for making this decision (the fingerprint reader can be put somewhere else though). It doesn't mean however that we like this implementation, but we suppose most corporate users would feel at home with this conventional design.


Thankfully, all is not lost. Having a puny trackpad means it can incorporate a Fujitsu signature feature - the scrollpad. It doesn’t give your machine any multi-touch powers, but it is there so that you can scroll in any direction effortlessly. Not an incredibly mind-bending feature to have, but extremely useful when you need to scroll (which is pretty often) nonetheless.

Small trackpads should be relegated to the past. Unfortunately, Fujitsu is feeling nostalgic here. But the silver lining is in the scrollpad, which proves to be quite useful in Windows 7, which doesn't play very well with fancy multi-touch scrolling that's often featured on other notebooks.


As an enterprise machine, it would be understandable if Fujitsu skimped on the speakers, but thankfully, they chose not to. The speakers here are reasonably loud, and would be useful should the user choose to use the machine for impromptu presentations. Just don’t expect to have the sound reach across a large boardroom.

We've got multimedia class speakers on the Fujitsu Lifebook SH771, which means you don't have to bring additional speakers when presenting to a crowd of enthusiastic investors.

If you're feeling environmentally friendly, or just want to conserve battery life, just hit that "ECO" button and the machine will power down unused components. Also, take note of the sturdy hinges of the machine.

The Good
Quality Build, Slim and Light
Swappable Optical Drive
The Bad
Small Trackpad