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.