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.
LifeBook S760 Notebook
Fourth in line is the LifeBook S760 notebook, which features a 13.3-inch widescreen HD display and a weight of 3.6 pounds. It offers an optional Nvidia graphics controller with 512GB of dedicated graphics memory, Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, Windows 7 Professional, and security features that include a fingerprint sensor. Arriving in February, the starting price is $1,422.
Another thin-and-light is the LifeBook S710 notebook, offering a 14-inch widescreen HD display, Windows 7 Professional, Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and a weight of just over 5 pounds. There’s a dedicated smart-card slot and fingerprint sensor, as well as a modular bay and port-replicator support. Coming in February, the starting price will be $1,207.
For enterprise users wanting a larger display there’s the LifeBook AH550 desktop alternative notebook. It pairs a 15.6-inch widescreen Crystal View HD display with a choice of Intel Core processors, Windows 7 Home Premium, integrated and shared graphics, an integrated HDMI port, a Webcam and a multi-format DVD writer for reading and writing multiple CD and VD formats.
Arriving later in January, its starting price will be $749.
The final two new notebooks are also desktop replacements, the LifeBook NH570 and the LifeBook E780.
The NH570, ideal for video editing, boasts an 18.4-inch high-definition display, a Nvidia graphics controller with 1GB of dedicated graphics memory, a choice of Intel Core processors, Windows 7 Home Premium, and Ethernet, e-SATA, SPDIF, HDMI, USB and Firewire ports. It’ll arrive later in January, starting at $1,199.
And finally, coming in February, the E780, with its 15.6-inch widescreen HD display, is said to offer a desktop-like experience. Intel Core processors can be paired with a Nvidia graphics controller, again with 1GB of dedicated graphics memory. A modular bay can offer additional battery life or a Blu-ray player. Pricing starts at $1,223.
On Jan. 7, Fujitsu additionally introduced two new entry-level, single-socket Primergy servers, powered by Intel’s 32-nanometer “Clarkdale” processors.