Fujitsu's New Lifebook Salvo

Tablets and AIO systems

Tablets and AIOs

Those interested in graphic design and animation will be pleased to know the T900 (no, these aren't the Terminators) tablet series from Fujitsu has been upgraded with the new T901 model. The new model will have the same swivel screen of old and a beefed up range of components including an Intel Core i5 processor. Classic features such as the swivel screen are still intact. Pricing and date of availability have yet to be announced.

Graphic processing is provided with a new GPU engine code named "NVIDIA 4200" for now. The capacitive touch screen will eventually support five touch inputs. The demo model on display had support for two touch inputs and that worked quite well.

A side scroll feature is now available on the right hand side allowing users to navigate through documents easily.

When the screen is flipped around, access to the keyboard is blocked. Keeping this is mind Fujitsu has included a number of shortcut buttons next to the screen - one of which provides users with the handy option of Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

The ESPRIMO EH300 all-in-one (AIO) PC deviates from the standard Intel offerings given its AMD Brazos platform. Powered by a AMD E-350 processor (with a built-in Radeon HD 6330M graphics engine) , the EH300 is meant to offer functionality with regards to entertainment and multi-media control at an affordable price point. This model with a 20-inch widescreen TFT LCD display (1600 x 900 pixels) is priced at S$1,388 and will be made available this month as well.

With its design and white color scheme, the EH300 is meant to fit in seamlessly with the home decor of the modern user or even as a simple office machine for general use.

One item which was missing from the launch event was the upcoming Fujitsu Tablet, the Q550 Stylistic which keeps the function of the T901’s touch screen but gets rid of the keyboard. The model is based on the upcoming dual-core Intel Atom Z670 processor (codenamed “Oak Trail”) and is purported to feature a 10.1-inch screen. We'll have to wait and find out if it has the five touch inputs capability as well as others from the T901. The tablet will run on Windows 7 and is expected to be launched in late April. Keep your eyes peeled.

A whole new range of Lifebooks for different functions are now available from April 2011 onwards.