SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

January 15, 2008 08:00 ET

Fujitsu Beefs Up the LifeBook P1620 Convertible Notebook With More Power, Greater Security

Adaptable Fujitsu LifeBook P1620 Convertible Notebook Now Features an Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor and Data Leak Prevention Software

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced a more powerful, more secure LifeBook(R) P1620 convertible notebook, a 2.2-pound feather-light powerhouse packed with full PC functionality and an 8.9-inch touch screen display. The convertible notebook now sports a powerful Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor and includes Fujitsu Portshutter(TM) data leak prevention software.

The highly reliable LifeBook P1620 convertible notebook meets the needs of mobile and field professionals in healthcare, field and sales force automation, and supply chain management 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. To keep their data secure, mobile workers can use the included Fujitsu Portshutter software to restrict which I/O ports can be used and what types of USB devices are allowed. The software is designed to help prevent confidential information from being copied to removable devices, and even prevent the connection of external devices that might compromise security. The software can also temporarily restrict the use of ports when the computer is left unattended.

"The Fujitsu LifeBook P Series convertible notebook has become an indispensable tool for mobile professionals, and Fujitsu is committed to making it as secure as possible," said Paul Moore, senior director, mobile product marketing, Fujitsu Computer Systems. "From a built-in biometric fingerprint sensor and the Trusted Platform Module, to Portshutter and BIOS support for Absolute Software's Computrace(R) computer theft recovery, data protection, and secure asset tracking software, the Fujitsu P1620 notebook goes beyond keeping mobile workers productive to help them protect their valuable data."

The Fujitsu LifeBook P1620 convertible notebook's touch-sensitive display enables users to quickly and easily navigate through applications and the Web using either a stylus or a finger. Fujitsu has enhanced the display to make it even easier to read in normal working conditions. It is now brighter, has a higher contrast ratio, and offers better viewing angles in all four directions.

The LifeBook P1620 notebook offers a bi-directional display hinge, which turns the screen in both directions for added convenience. This versatility is match by the durability offered by the Fujitsu Shock Sensor utility, an accelerometer-based hard disk drive protection system that retracts the hard drive head if a sudden movement or vibration is detected, reducing the possibility of data loss. The sensor can also be set to password-lock the system if it is touched, preventing the unauthorized access of data.

The convertible notebook makes it easy to connect to the office network or the Internet with options including the Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965ABG (802.11 a/b/g ), or Atheros Super AG(R) (802.11a/b/g) WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, modem, and optional Bluetooth. In addition, the LifeBook P1620 notebook offers Smart Card support via a PCMCIA card slot (adapter required).

Price and Availability

The Fujitsu LifeBook P1620 notebook is priced at $1,599(1) for a base configuration 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. See for further information.

Service and Support

The LifeBook P1620 notebook is 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 Warranty(3) includes technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week(4), and unlimited online chat support. In addition, Fujitsu offers other warranty plans designed to meet the unique needs of mobile users. See for further information.

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(R) 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 for further information.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that create infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. For more information, please see:

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, LifeBook, Portshutter and TRIOLE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. Intel, the Intel logo and Intel Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Computrace is a trademark or registered trademark of Absolute Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

The statements provided herein are for informational purposes only and may be amended or altered by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation without notice or liability. Product description data represents Fujitsu design objectives and is provided for comparative purposes; actual results may vary based on a variety of factors. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

(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.

Contact Information

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    Irving Frydman
    Fujitsu Canada, Inc.
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