Fujitsu Shows Off New LifeBook Range


Fujitsu has been busy after it introduced eight new Lifebook notebooks at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Fujitsu has introduced eight new notebooks at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ranging from 1.1-pound mini-notebooks to more heavyweight machines.

“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.

“Multi-touch 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 (£626).

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 (£972).

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 (£1,185), when it arrives in February.

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 (£892).

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