Hybrid Tablet: Fujitsu Offers New Windows 8 Ready Convertible Laptop And Tablet
This Monday saw Fujitsu unveiling a new tablet/laptop hybrid device and a slate tablet device that run on Windows 7 and are ready for Windows 8.
New Windows 8 Ready Tablet And Hybrid Laptop From Fujitsu
Fujitsu released two new devices on Monday this week — the Stylistic Q702 and the Lifebook T902 convertible laptop.
The Stylistic Q702 is an 11.6inch, IPS display toting slate tablet device that has an optional keyboard dock and is aimed at the business users like most of Fujitsu’s products. It keyboard docks takes after the popular format that was introduced in to mainstream by Asus’ Transformer Prime Android tablet and has since been adopted by various different companies that now includes Fujitsu as well.
Just like the Transformer Prime keyboard dock, the Q702’s dock not only makes real keys available for typing but also boosts the tablet’s battery life with its own supplemental battery. It doubles the tablet’s stand along battery life of 4.5 hours to achieve a 9 hour battery life rating. The dock also provides the user with additional USB, Ethernet and VGA ports. The IPS display here also touts extra wide viewing angles as well as an anti-glare coating on the screen. It’s business-friendly features include Intel’s anti-theft technology, a biometric fingerprint scanner and a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) for encrypted hard drive usage. It runs on an Intel Core i3/i5 processor with 4GB memory and 64 or 128GB SSD storage.
The Fujitsu Lifebook T902 is a hybrid tablet/laptop device with a dual digitizer layer for 10 finger touch support. It is built with Windows 8 in mind but will be shipping with Windows 7 when it launches this fall. It runs on third generation Intel Core i5/i7 processor with support for up to 16GB of memory and a battery life rating of over 7 hours (presumably not with the memory maxed out).
There’s an option to add a second battery to the modular bay in the T902 to take the total unplugged time to 11 hours. This bay can also be used to add an optical drive or extra storage in the form of HDD and SSD storage modules. The T902 comes with a Smart Card slot, biometric fingerprint scanner, Intel anti-theft technology and optional Intel vPro chips. It has a 13.3 inch HD+ widescreen display which is the largest screen available with both touch and pen support.
The Stylistic Q702 starts from $1099 (and a $40 Windows 8 upgrade). The Lifebook T902 starts at $1899.