Fujitsu LifeBook Convertible Tablets Feature Intel Centrino 2 Processors

By PRESS RELEASE — July 15, 2008

Marshfield Clinic Deploys 2,500 Fujitsu Tablet PCs

SUNNYVALE, CA -- Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation has once again demonstrated its tablet computing design expertise, announcing the availability of the 13.3-inch widescreen, LifeBook T5010 and LifeBook T1010 convertible tablet PCs equipped with the next-generation Intel Centrino 2 processor technology.

Among the lightest 13.3-inch display convertibles on the market, the new tablet PCs are designed for on-the-go mobile users who require the flexibility of a tablet for note-taking or navigating through forms-based applications, along with the traditional keyboard input of a notebook computer.

The enterprise-class LifeBook T5010 convertible tablet PC offers a modular bay that can accommodate an optical drive or a second battery and supports Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology, offering security and remote manageability on a chip.

The LifeBook T1010 convertible tablet PC, which offers a fixed optical drive, and has all the power of the LifeBook T5010 notebook without the additional high-end security features required by enterprise customers, is more geared towards consumers, small businesses and educational institutions..

The 4.5-pound LifeBook T5010 convertible tablet PC, the successor to the flagship LifeBook T4220 convertible, supports Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology, offering security and remote manageability on a chip. The value-priced 5.3-pound LifeBook T1010 tablet PC, a new Fujitsu offering, includes the same performance and many of the same features as the LifeBook T5010 tablet PC, but without the high-end security features mainstream consumers, small businesses, and educational institutions don't need.

"Mobile users want larger screens to view more information, but have a desire to minimize the associated weight and size creep -- and this is exactly what the LifeBook T5010 and LifeBook T1010 convertible notebooks deliver," said Paul Moore, senior director of mobile product management, Fujitsu Computer Systems. "Whether for a student taking notes in class, a healthcare provider making rounds, or a salesperson constantly on the road, we have a Fujitsu convertible tablet PC for every price point and computing requirement. We've covered all the bases with these two new platforms. It's what we do, and we do it very well."

"The Fujitsu tablet PC is essential to the day-to-day patient care in Marshfield Clinic's completely chartless environment," said Carl Christensen, chief information officer at Marshfield Clinic, one of the largest private, multi-specialty health care practices in the United States, which recently completed a three-year rollout of 2,500 Fujitsu tablet PCs. "Our staff uses Fujitsu tablet PCs almost everywhere from exam rooms to physician offices."

The LifeBook T5010 and LifeBook T1010 convertible tablet PCs feature a bi-directional display hinge that turns the screen in both directions for maximum flexibility, and they benefit from the latest Intel enhancements in performance and battery life.
 
The notebooks feature flexible options for wireless connectivity, including next-generation Intel wireless draft-N or Atheros N for connection speeds up to three times faster than current 802.11n-based solutions, optional Bluetooth v2.1, and optional wireless WAN. Integrated wireless WAN will be offered as an option starting next quarter. A spill-resistant keyboard helps guard against damage from common on-the-go spills, and the Fujitsu Shock Sensor hard drive system helps protect the hard drive from damage during a sudden jolt or unexpected drop.

The LifeBook T1010 tablet PC, with a stylish silver gloss cover, features a 13.3-inch widescreen WXGA LCD touch screen with a built-in Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer and Webcam. The LifeBook T5010 tablet PC, which comes with the traditional black cover, features a 13.3-inch WXGA LED active digitizer-enabled backlit display with a stylus for easy pen-driven navigation. In addition to the standard 6-cell battery, the LifeBook T5010 tablet PC offers a flexible modular bay that can house a second battery, second hard drive, or optical drive. 

The LifeBook T5010 tablet PC is also packed with a full complement of security features, including Trusted Platform Module, biometric fingerprint sensor, Fujitsu Portshutter data leak prevention software, two-level BIOS and HDD password protection, support for Absolute Software's Computrace computer theft recovery solution, and Smart Card slot. The LifeBook T5010 tablet PC also features Intel vPro technology, which provides advanced security and remote manageability capabilities.

Availability and Pricing
The LifeBook T5010 and LifeBook T1010 tablet PCs with Intel Centrino 2 processor technology are available to order immediately. The LifeBook T5010 with the Intel vPro technology will be available in 30 days.

The LifeBook T5010 tablet PC is priced at $1,7691 for a base configuration. Users can choose from a recommended configuration, or they can customize their LifeBook T5010 tablet PC using the Fujitsu Configure To Order (CTO) program. The LifeBook T1010 tablet PC starts at $1,2991 with a $50 mail-in rebate.

Both notebooks are available through the Fujitsu direct sales force, website, channel partners and select retail outlets2.

Service and Support
The LifeBook T5010 and LifeBook T1010 tablet PCs are backed by a one-year International Limited Warranty for U.S. and Canadian customers. A three-year International Limited warranty is available at the time of purchase. The International Limited Warranty3 includes technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week4, and unlimited online chat support. In addition, Fujitsu offers other warranty plans designed to meet the unique needs of mobile users.

New Notebooks
Other new Fujitsu products include the enhanced LifeBook A6210 notebook featuring a stylish high-gloss black lid, bright 15.4-inch LCD display, wireless USB, faster E-SATA port, and a new gesture-enabled touchpad that lets users control many functions though simple finger movements for an enhanced interactive experience.

The LifeBook E8420 notebook, the new powerhouse of the Fujitsu corporate desktop replacement portfolio with comprehensive security features and performance on par with a desktop PC, supports Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology. Rounding out the Intel Centrino 2 powered notebooks introduced by Fujitsu are the ultra-mobile 4-pound LifeBook S6520 notebook with a 14.1-inch widescreen Crystal View display, one of the thinnest and lightest in the 14-inch class, and the thin-and-light LifeBook S7220 notebook with a 14.1-inch anti-glare widescreen display and built-in webcam.

"Fujitsu continues to integrate the latest Intel architecture to deliver enhancements in performance and battery life, which provide our customers with the power, features, and high reliability they need for an optimal mobile experience," said Paul Moore, senior director of mobile product management at Fujitsu Computer Systems. "With Intel Centrino 2 processor technology and our commitment to quality and customer service, our customers are assured of getting exceptional value and performance, whether they are consumers looking to combine mobility and great entertainment, mobile professionals looking for maximum productivity, or organizations, such as those in education, healthcare, and government, that demand high performance and high quality on limited budgets."

"Fujitsu places a premium on delivering high-performance and reliable notebooks with the best technology available in the industry," said Brian Tucker, Mobile Marketing Manager, Mobile Platforms Group at Intel. "Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology-based notebooks such as the new Fujitsu LifeBook meet the needs of the mobile workforce while providing many tools and new benefits designed to provide business value."

The LifeBook A6210 notebook offers two 15.4-inch wide-screen display choices. Users can choose the Color Enhanced Crystal View display model for an enhanced viewing experience or the standard power-saving Crystal View LP display model. Both models feature an integrated HMDI port, which makes it easy to connect the notebook to high-definition televisions. The gesture touchpad translates finger movements into on-screen motions, for instance, parting two fingers to zoom in on a photo, simplifying and accelerating many activities.

The Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium operating system with Service Pack 1 enables an integrated home-entertainment experience that includes photos, music, video, and television. Options include faster 802.11n wireless for up to 450Mbps of upload/download speed, and an E-SATA port for faster data exchange. The LifeBook A6210 notebook also offers a choice of shared or dedicated graphics, an external ExpressCard TV Tuner, a fingerprint sensor for security and password management, and an optional Blu-ray ROM drive.

Availability and Pricing
The LifeBook A6210, LifeBook T5010, LifeBook T1010, LifeBook E8420, LifeBook S6520 and LifeBook S7220 notebooks are available to order immediately. The LifeBook T5010 and LifeBook E8420 notebooks will be available with Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology in 30 days. The LifeBook A6210 notebook is priced at $1,1491 for a base configuration. The LifeBook T5010 tablet PC is priced at $1,7691 for a base configuration. The LifeBook T1010 tablet PC starts at $1,299(1) with a $50 mail-in rebate. The LifeBook E8420 notebook is priced at $1,3591 for a base configuration. The LifeBook S6520 notebook is priced at $1,5291 for a base configuration. The LifeBook S7220 notebook is priced at $1,2291 for a base configuration. All six notebooks are available through the Fujitsu direct sales force, website, channel partners and select retail outlets(2). Users can choose from a recommended configuration, or they can customize their system using the Fujitsu Configure To Order (CTO) program.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLE strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See http://us.fujitsu.com/computers for further information.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.3 trillion yen (US$53 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008.

1 Pricing may change without notice.
2 Certain retailers will only offer select models.
3 Subject to International Limited Warranty terms and conditions.
4 Service and warranty repairs turnaround time may vary by country and product. Support 24 hours a day, seven days a week applies to the U.S. and Canada only. Subject to International Limited Warranty terms and conditions


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