Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fujitsu beckons businesses with new Windows 8.1 notebooks, convertibles and tablets

As if IT managers weren't already spoiled for choice, Fujitsu's announced no less than six new Windows 8.1 devices aimed at enterprise. Joining the Lifebook series are two touchscreen laptops: the U904 Ultrabook with a 14-inch 3,200 x 1,800 IGZO display and the S904 with a 13.3-inch 2,560 x 1,440 panel. Some configuration options for both notebooks include up to Core i7 Haswell processors, 512GB SSDs and LTE radios. Fujitsu claims its U904 is the "world's thinnest 14-inch Ultrabook" at 15.5mm, while the S904's unique feature is its "modular bay concept" that'll take an optical drive, extra storage drive or second battery, which is said to boost runtime to up to 24 hours.

Also new to the Lifebook range are the T904 and T734 convertibles, which both utilize rotating displays to go into tablet mode. Fujitsu doesn't seem to have nailed down the T904's hardware options just yet, bar the stylus-friendly 13.3-inch 2,560 x 1,440 IGZO screen and mobile data choices. The T734, however, sports a 12.5-inch 1,366 x 768 display (also stylus-friendly), up to a fourth-gen Core i7 processor, as well as various HDD / SSD selections and data radio configs.

Lastly, Fujitsu's got a pair of new Stylistic tablets: the 10.1-inch (2,560 x 1,600 res) Q584 and 12.5-inch (1,920 x 1,080) Q704. The Q584 packs a BayTrail-T SoC with Atom Z3770 CPU and up to an 128GB SSD, while the Q704 supports up to a Core i7 chip and 256GB SSD. Both are "semi-ruggedized" as standard, with optional NFC, LTE, special shells, cradles and keyboard docks. Pricing for all this new business-focused kit remains a mystery, but Fujitsu expects to make the U904 available this month, the S904 and Q504 in November, the Q704 in December and the Lifebook T models in January next year.

[Thanks, Holger]

Source: Fujitsu

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