Fujitsu Unveils Eight New LifeBook Laptops at CES

 
 
By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2010-01-08 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fujitsu introduced eight new notebooks, featuring versions of Windows 7, Intel processors and various degrees of multitouch. Arriving in January and February, they range from a 1.1-pound mini-notebook to a desktop replacement with an 18.4-inch HD display.

A busy Fujitsu introduced eight new notebooks at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, on Jan. 7. All LifeBooks, they range from a 1.1-pound mini-notebook to beefier systems with 2010 Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors. Windows 7 and multitouch capabilities are also prominent features.

"Fujitsu has a heritage in touch computing, so it is a natural progression for us to embrace Windows 7 and the host of usability features it offers," Paul Moore, senior director of Mobile Product Management for Fujitsu America, said in a statement.

"Multitouch is of particular interest to our customers, and, as a leader in the tablet market, Fujitsu will continue to expand its portfolio of products to take full advantage of these features."

Beginning with the tiny 1.1-pounder, the LifeBook UH900 features a 5.6-inch (diagonal) display with multi-touch technology that allows for two-finger, on-screen scrolling, zooming and more. The processor is an Intel Atom Z-Series, the OS is Microsoft's Windows 7 Home Premium, and there's a 62GB solid-state drive. A GPS receiver with Garmin Mobile GPS Navigation is included, as is WiFi, Bluetooth and a stereo microphone.

There's also an ECO button, which Fujitsu says can extend battery life, a Fujitsu Touch Launcher, said to enhance the mini-notebook's touch-based usability, and a glossy housing in a shade called "champagne."

The UH900 will arrive in February, with a starting price of $999.

Next in line is the LifeBook P770 ultra-portable notebook, a 3.1-pounder with a 12.1-inch WXGA display, Windows 7 Professional and an Intel Core i7-640UM processor, with support for Intel Turbo Boost technology. It includes a touch-pad with gesture-enabled functionality, a shock-resistant hard drive and spill-resistant keyboard, a dual-layer DVD-RW, a Webcam, DMI, and an e-SATA port.

Wireless connectivity options are on board, along with a suite of security features. The UH900 will arrive in February, starting at $1,549.

Next up is a convertible Tablet PC, the LifeBook T900. It features a 13.3-inch WXGA widescreen display with the option of a dual digitizer - in addition to finger input, users can write and edit notes with a stylus.

Geared toward enterprise users, it comes with a range of security options, including a dedicated smartcard slot, as well as Intel Core i7 and i5 processors, Windows 7 Professional and a modular bay with support for an optical drive.

Starting price will by $1,889, when it arrives in February.



 
 
 
 
Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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