SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

March 19, 2007 08:00 ET

Fujitsu First to Offer Solid State Drives in Its Pen-Enabled LifeBook Notebooks for Optimal Performance and Data Protection

Solid State Drives and Rugged Cases Create More Durable Mobile Solution

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 19, 2007 -- Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today introduced the first pen-enabled notebooks with solid state drives (SSDs). The LifeBook® P1610 and LifeBook B6210 ultra-portables will offer an option for an SSD, an advanced NAND flash-based replacement for traditional hard disk drives. Fujitsu also introduced a rugged case for added durability and reliability. The rugged-enhanced notebooks, designed for optimal portability and data protection, are ideal for medium-sized and large organizations within vertical markets, including healthcare, aviation, and field service, which require a light and compact, but highly durable mobile computer.

The 2.2-pound LifeBook P1610 convertible touch screen notebook and 3.2-pound LifeBook B6210 touch screen notebook are now offered with two flash-based SSD configurations, 16 GB or 32 GB. SSDs offer lower power consumption, added ruggedness, high reliability, and improved performance.

In addition to providing significantly more durability and data protection than traditional hard disk drives, there are no moving parts to fail or heads to crash. SSDs are noise free, generate virtually no heat and weigh half as much as traditional notebook hard drives.

SSDs also offer faster performance and quicker boot-up time because data access is virtually instantaneous. Unlike traditional hard disk drives there is no need to spin the platters up to speed, no seek time, and no rotational latency. SSDs also read two times faster and write up to 60% faster than other hard drives. In addition to the added durability all of this translates to a much faster experience and longer battery life.

The LifeBook P1610 notebook and its predecessor, the LifeBook P1510 notebook, can be further fortified in tablet mode with an optional 3/4-inch thick flexible Santoprene™ thermoplastic rubber case. The case, which provides access to all ports, offers additional protection against accidental drops, bumps and the rigors of a day on the road.

"On-your-feet workers need to protect their tools without interfering with the product's usability or adding significant cost," said Paul Moore, senior director of mobile product marketing, Fujitsu Computer Systems. "By offering SSDs along with rugged cases, Fujitsu provides a superior solution for environments where rough handling of notebooks is inherent in the workplace."

The LifeBook P1610 convertible notebook, a light-weight powerhouse packed with full PC functionality and an 8.9-inch indoor/outdoor touch screen, is designed for on-the-go mobile professionals 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 LifeBook B6210 notebook, popular in fast-paced, forms-intensive workplaces, is equipped with a bright 12.1-inch XGA display offering the flexibility of touch screen input and the productivity of a notebook computer.

Price and Availability

The SSD for the LifeBook P1610 and B6210 notebooks will be offered with 16GB and 32GB storage capacities and available to corporate customers and agencies on a project-basis. Contact computers@us.fujitsu.com or 1-800-831-3183 for pricing and availability. The rugged tablet case for the LifeBook P1610 and LifeBook P1510 notebooks, priced at $139(1), is available through the Fujitsu direct sales force, website and channel partners.

Service and Support

The Fujitsu LifeBook P1610 and B6210 notebooks 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. 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. 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

Contact Information

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    Karen Richardson
    Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
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    408-746-3300

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