Fujitsu Notebooks, Tablets Run Windows 8, Offer Touch Capability

The notebooks offer a touchscreen display option, while the tablets are semi-ruggedized to protect against rougher conditions. 

Consumer electronics manufacturer Fujitsu has launched a portfolio of notebook and tablet PCs designed for businesses, all which include the Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system, a touch-screen option for the notebooks and enterprise-class security.

The company's "Touch Concepts" include four Lifebooks. The Lifebook U904, which the company claims is the thinnest business Ultrabook in the 14-inch class. Not only does it boast a 14-inch (3,200-by-1,800) IGZO display, but it also incorporates security features, a backlit keyboard and optional port replicator.

The Lifebook S904 with a 13.3-inch (2,560-by-1,440) anti-glare display option is well-suited for indoor and outdoor use. It offers all-day computing with up to 24-hour battery runtime (with a second battery) and a modular bay concept for an optical disk drive, second hard disk or battery.

The Lifebook T904 is a 13.3-inch convertible Ultrabook with an IGZO display. It boasts an exchangeable battery and a bidirectional high-definition rotatable display, plus a dual digitizer for pen and finger input and a backlit keyboard.

The Lifebook T734, another convertible, features a bidirectional rotatable display, including pen and finger input, a complete set of security features—including SmartCard—and a modular bay offering versatility and mobility.

Moving on to tablets, the Stylistic Q704 is a 12.5-inch (1,920-by-1,080) semi-ruggedized tablet PC comprising up to fourth-generation Intel Core i7 vPro processor technology, dual performance mode for up to 16 hours in working mode, optional near field communications (NFC) capability, a cradle and two dockable keyboard variants.

Lastly, the semi-ruggedized 10.1-inch Stylistic Q584 offers a high-resolution (2,560-by-1,600) display, optional NFC, a cradle and a dockable keyboard.

The new generation of Lifebook and Stylistic notebooks and tablets are available to order internationally through Fujitsu and its distribution partners starting this month, depending on the model. A company release noted prices would naturally be by model and configuration.

To meet additional specialized needs, Fujitsu is introducing a range of built-to-order "Shell" options for both new Stylistic tablets. The first of these is the Functional Shell, which is also semi-ruggedized and has bearings for additional mountable accessories like a hand strap for easy and safe use in many different situations, and SmartCard Shell, which offers added security due to a SmartCard slot but removes protection against dust and water.

"As people's use of information and communication technology matures, users take center stage in determining the technologies they need to do their jobs well, and to live and thrive in their daily lives," Jörg Hartmann, vice president of client computing devices for Fujitsu International Business, said in a statement. "That's why Fujitsu has developed one of the widest portfolios of business-class notebooks and tablet PCs on the market and defined Four 'Touch Concepts' that enable businesses and users to match their technology needs with efficient and effective work styles and new and satisfying user experiences."