Fujitsu Canada, Inc.

Fujitsu Canada, Inc.

November 22, 2006 10:00 ET

Fujitsu Boosts Performance on LifeBook Convertible Notebooks, Maximizing Mobile Workforce Productivity

On-the-go and in any lighting condition, the LifeBook P1610 convertible notebook delivers unsurpassed versatility with indoor/outdoor touch screen display

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 22, 2006) - Fujitsu Canada, Inc. today announced the LifeBook® P1610 convertible notebook, a 2.2-pound powerhouse packed with full PC functionality and enhanced with an 8.9-inch indoor/outdoor touch screen display for on-your-feet, on-the-go computing. Fujitsu also announced the LifeBook T4215 Tablet PC, a new edition of its highly popular ultra-light 4.3 pound full-size convertible notebook featuring the high-performance, power-efficient Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor.

The Microsoft Windows Vista-capable LifeBook P1610 and LifeBook T4215 convertible notebooks, which deliver renowned Fujitsu reliability, are designed to meet 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.

"Fujitsu convertible notebooks are ideally suited in horizontal applications such as field and sales force automation, as well as many verticals, including education, health care, and consumer packaged goods," said Tamara Keserovic, Marketing Manger, Mobile Products, Fujitsu Canada, Inc. "Our numerous display options illustrate our commitment to meeting the needs of how people work. Additionally, we are seeing many more mobile professionals who are embracing the flexibility of convertible Tablet PC technology for productivity gains."

Suntech Optics - a Vancouver, BC-based eyewear distributor - standardized on the Fujitsu LifeBook P1510D Convertible Tablet PC for their sales force automation solution, and is now acquiring the new Fujitsu LifeBook P1610 for the company's expanding sales group. Efficiency is essential for retail distributors and information tools are a critical success factor. "The latest update from Fujitsu deepens our admiration of this versatile convertible, combining portability and functionality in a nice compact design," says Mike Chang, Suntech Optics' Manager of IT. "When working at retail store locations, the reps can easily navigate between screens and select product items with the simple touch of the stylus, as well as benefit from the built-in wireless for placing orders from any hot spot."

The LifeBook P1610 notebook, powered by the Intel® Core™ Solo ULV U1400 Processor, is available with Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 or Microsoft Windows XP Professional. A new 8.9-inchWXGA indoor/outdoor display combines the best properties of transmissive and transflective technologies for superior viewing. In indoor lighting conditions, a backlight illuminates the screen. In outdoor lighting conditions, a reflective surface within the LCD takes advantage of the sunlight to make the screen even brighter. If the outside light is bright enough, users can turn off the backlight completely, dramatically extending the battery life.

In addition, the display is touch sensitive, enabling users to quickly and easily navigate through applications and the Web using either a stylus or a finger. With up to seven hours of battery life, the LifeBook P1610 notebook keeps up with long workdays in the field or in the office.

The LifeBook T4215 Tablet PC now offers three 12.1-inch display options including a new indoor SXGA+ display, an indoor XGA display with wide viewing angles, and an indoor/outdoor XGA display with wide viewing angles. The industry's lightest convertible Tablet PC with a modular bay offers up to 10 hours of battery life with dual batteries without increasing the thickness of the system.

The LifeBook P1610 notebook joins the LifeBook T4215 Tablet PC in offering the industry's first bi-directional display hinge, which turns the screen in both directions for added convenience. The notebooks' versatile design is complemented with durability delivered 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 LifeBook P1610 notebook and the LifeBook T4215 Tablet PC are packed with features to create a security-rich environment including Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2), built-in biometric fingerprint sensor, and BIOS support for Absolute Software's Computrace® computer theft recovery, data protection, and secure asset tracking software.

Both convertible notebooks make it easy to connect to the office network or the Internet with options including Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG or Atheros Super AG® (802.11a/b/g) WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, modem, as well as optional Bluetooth. In addition, the LifeBook P1610 notebook joins the LifeBook T4215 in offering a PCMCIA slot for use with popular accessories like cellular wireless WAN cards.

Price and Availability

The Fujitsu LifeBook P1610 notebook is priced at $2,121(1) for a base configuration, and the LifeBook T4215 Tablet PC is priced at $2,284(1) for a base configuration. Both notebooks are immediately available. Visit www.fujitsu.ca or call 1-800-FUJITSU for more information.

Service and Support

The Fujitsu LifeBook P1610 notebook and LifeBook T4215 Tablet PC are backed by a one- or three-year International Limited Warranty for U.S. and Canadian customers. The International Limited Warranty(2) includes technical support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week(3) and unlimited online chat support. In addition Fujitsu offers other warranty plans designed to meet the unique needs of mobile users.

About Fujitsu Canada

Fujitsu Canada is a leading provider of computer systems, including scalable and reliable servers and full-featured wireless enabled notebooks and Tablet PCs. In addition, the company commands major market positions in document imaging scanners, hard drives, dot-matrix printers, magneto-optical drives, and keyboards.

The diverse needs of data centers are an ideal fit for Fujitsu Enterprise Solutions geared for business-critical server solutions. Large enterprise business can select from a combination of hardware, software and integration services, as well as services and maintenance in support of the IT infrastructure. For more information please see: http://www.fujitsu.ca.

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 open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. See http://www.fujitsu.com for further information.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, TRIOLE and LifeBook are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. Intel and Intel Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or 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) Subject to International Limited Warranty terms and conditions.

(3) 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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Contact Information

  • Fujitsu Canada, Inc.
    Irving Frydman
    National Manager, Marketing Communications
    (905) 286-9666 x3422 or Toll Free: 1-800-263-8716 x 3422
    (905) 286-5997 (FAX)
    Email: ifrydman@ca.fujitsu.com
    Website: www.fujitsu.ca