SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

February 06, 2007 08:00 ET

Fujitsu Expands Mobile Computing Portfolio With the LifeBook P7230 Notebook -- Its Third Ultra-Portable Under Three Pounds

Now Available in Leather Black or Leather White, the Smallest and Lightest Full-Featured Notebook With a Built-In Media Bay Is the Ultimate Travel Companion

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced the LifeBook® P7230 notebook, an ultra-portable that elegantly blends mobility with complete functionality for mobile professionals who need full computing power while on the road. Weighing under three pounds, the LifeBook P7230 notebook, available in chic Leather Black or trendy Leather White, features an even slimmer 1.17-inch silhouette with a 10.6-inch LED lit widescreen display.

The LifeBook P7230 notebook, 15 percent thinner than its predecessor, is the industry's smallest and lightest ultra-portable notebook with a built-in modular bay that can accommodate a Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer or a second battery delivering up to 9.75 hours(1) of computing time for extra long workdays. Battery life is also extended with the Fujitsu ECO button, a proprietary power-saving mode that with a single press reduces power consumption for components, including disabling the optical disk drive and reducing the display brightness.

Equipped with the powerful yet energy-efficient Intel® Core™ Solo U1400 Ultra Low Voltage Processor and fully loaded with Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Windows Vista™ Business or Windows® XP Professional, the reliable LifeBook P7230 notebook delivers exactly what professionals on the go require.

"The LifeBook P7230 notebook goes beyond other small and light mobile notebooks by offering the unmatched flexibility of a removable media drive or dual battery configuration," said Paul Moore, senior director of mobile product marketing, Fujitsu Computer Systems. "For professionals who are constantly on the go, a lightweight notebook with full functionality and the ability to support a second battery is not just a convenience, it's a necessity."

With an LED-lit Crystal View XGA TFT wide format display, the LifeBook P7230 notebook presents an incredibly crisp view of presentations, DVDs, and other digital media. Digital dual array built-in microphones and dual built-in stereo speakers, along with a new optional built-in web-cam for taking still pictures or capturing video, add a novel dimension to the LifeBook P7230 notebook. The optional built-in camera, centered above the display, is ideal for visually demonstrating a complicated procedure over the web or illustrating items to clarify key points.

The LifeBook P7230 notebook offers a variety of safeguards to prevent unauthorized data access, including an integrated biometric fingerprint swipe sensor and an embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that can store data file passwords and keys on a microchip. With a security lock slot, physical assets are kept safe as well.

Data is also protected 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 unauthorized access to the data.

Staying connected while mobile is easy with a seamlessly integrated Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945b/g Network Connection or Atheros Super AG® Wireless LAN, modem, Gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth wireless option. The LifeBook P7230 notebook offers two conveniently placed USB 2.0 ports, an IEEE 1394 port, full-sized video port, modem, LAN and audio in and out jacks. Accessing photo or video files is easy via a combination of Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick® PRO and xD card slots. An available port replicator provides desktop convenience and simplified cable management.

Fujitsu makes every effort to promote environmental conservation and protection. The LifeBook P7230 notebook is RoHS (Restriction on Hazardous Substances) compliant, which translates to a health-friendly environment.

Price and Availability

The LifeBook P7230 notebook, with pricing starting at $1,699(2) for a base configuration, is available through the Fujitsu direct sales force, website, channel partners and select retail outlets(3). Users can choose from a recommended configuration, or they can customize their system using the Fujitsu Configure To Order (CTO) program. See http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/store/index.shtml for further information.

Service and Support

The Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 notebook is backed by a one or three-year International Limited Warranty for U.S. and Canadian customers. The International Limited Warranty(4) includes technical support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week(5), and unlimited online chat support. In addition, Fujitsu offers other warranty plans designed to meet the unique needs of mobile users. See http://us.fujitsu.com/computers 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® 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 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, LifeBook and TRIOLE 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) Battery life estimates reflect the results of BAPCo MobileMark2005 Productivity Workloads performed upon systems with battery life setting enabled on Windows XP Operating System. Actual battery life will vary based on screen brightness, applications used, features selected, power management settings, battery conditioning, and other customer preferences. DVD/CD-RW, DVD Writer, LAN, wireless LAN or hard drive usage may also have a significant impact on battery life.

(2) Pricing may change without notice.

(3) Certain retailers will only offer select models.

(4) Subject to International Limited Warranty terms and conditions.

(5) 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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