Fujitsu Launches New AMD-Based Notebook

The new notebook, the S2210, will be geared toward enterprise customers and carry the AMD "Better by Design" label.

Fujitsu Computer Systems wants it customers to think thin. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company announced March 6 that its latest notebook, the four-pound Lifebook S2210, is now available.

The notebook, which is based on dual-core Turion processors from Advanced Micro Devices, is being marketed to enterprise customers looking for a lightweight notebook to take on the road, the company said in a statement. In addition to weighing only four pounds, it comes with a 13.3-inch display.

In addition, the S2210 will carry AMDs "Better by Design" label. This designation, which AMD announced at this years CES expo, means a PC will support its dual-core processors, support Microsofts Windows Vista OS and use wireless technology from Airgo, Atheros or Broadcom.

AMD and Fujitsu have worked together in the past. In addition to its notebooks, Fujitsu features dual-core Opteron processors in its blade servers.

The S2210 comes equipped with AMDs Turion 64X2 TL-52 processors, which runs at 1.6GHZ, and has 1MB of L2 cache and a front side bus that runs at 1600MHz. The notebook also features an ATI Radeon x1150 graphics chip.

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The notebook also features two, SO-DIMM (small outline dual in-line memory module) slots with 2GB of DDR2 (double data rate) memory each. It also comes with a SATA (serial ATA) hard drive with up to 100GB of memory.

The notebook also features a built-in Gigabit Ethernet, support for 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN, three USB 2.0 ports, a dual-layer, multi-format DVD writer and a DVD/CD-RW combo drive.

In addition to Windows Vista, the notebook can also be ordered with Windows XP. The S2210 can be ordered with a biometric fingerprint sensor.

The starting price for the Lifebook S2210 is $1,299, Fujitsu said in its statement.

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