1New Fujitsu LifeBook Laptops, Tablets Offer Windows 7, Multitouch Displays
The Fujitsu LifeBook T4310 is a convertible tablet PC for consumers that combines multitouch input with the Home Premium edition of Microsoft’s Windows 7, which is said to complement touch applications.
A bidirectional swivel hinge enables the device to function as a laptop or, with the screen twisted and down flat, as a tablet. It weighs 4.2 pounds and features a 12.1-inch WXGA LED-backlight display and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
Here’s a side view of the T4310 as a tablet. Additional features include a fingerprint sensor, a Webcam and a full-size, spill-resistant keyboard. It’ll arrive Oct. 30 at a starting price of $1,099 after a $50 mail-in rebate.
The Fujitsu LifeBook T4410 is the mobile professional version of the T4310. It offers all of the T4310’s features, plus additional security features and a choice of Windows 7 Professional or Vista Business. It also offers a downgrade option for Windows XP.
The T4410 can switch between pen-only input and both pen and multitouch input. It weighs 3.9 pounds and starts at $1,199 with an active digitizer and $1,299 with a dual digitizer.
The LifeBook A1220 is a desktop replacement that’s available in either a Dual-Layer DVD for $749 or Blu-ray configuration for $999. It runs Windows 7 Home Premium and has 4GB of DDR3 (double data rate 3) memory and a 500GB SATA (Serial ATA) hard drive.
The A1220 features an embedded dust filter that users can clean out themselves-somewhat like the lint basket in a clothes dryer. This prevents the notebook from overheating or needing to excessively run the fan.
Fujitsu offers a refreshed netbook in the M2011, which features Windows 7 Starter, an Intel Atom 280 processor, 1GB of memory and a 250GB hard drive.
Additional features of the M2011 include 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, Bluetooth, a Webcam and a six-cell battery for up to 6 hours of battery life. Pricing begins at $449.
The LifeBook P3010 ultrathin notebook is Fujitsu’s answer to those who enjoy the size and price of a netbook but want greater usability and power. It weighs 3.5 pounds and is priced at $549.
The P3010 runs Windows 7 Home Premium and features a multitouch touchpad, a 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo processor, 2GB of memory and a 320GB hard drive, as well as a dust filter, optional external DVD drive and full-size, spill-resistant keyboard.
Gateway’s new EC Series notebook line includes the EC54, pictured here, as well as the EC58 and the EC14 mininotebook. The feature-packed EC54 weighs 5.29 pounds, features a 15.6-inch screen and a 1.3GZz Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor, and is priced at $649.99.