SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

July 15, 2008 00:01 ET

Fujitsu Showcases Tablet Computing Design Expertise Introducing Two New Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Widescreen Convertibles

Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology Powers Next-Generation LifeBook T Series Convertibles

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation has once again demonstrated its tablet computing design expertise, today announcing the availability of the 13.3-inch widescreen, LifeBook(R) T5010 and LifeBook T1010 convertible tablet PCs equipped with the next-generation Intel(R) Centrino(R) 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 4.5-pound LifeBook T5010 convertible tablet PC, the successor to the flagship LifeBook T4220 convertible, supports Intel(R) Centrino(R) 2 with vPro(TM) 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(R) 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(TM) data leak prevention software, two-level BIOS and HDD password protection, support for Absolute Software's Computrace(R) computer theft recovery solution, and Smart Card slot. The LifeBook T5010 tablet PC also features Intel(R) vPro(TM) technology, which provides advanced security and remote manageability capabilities.

Availability and Pricing

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

The LifeBook T5010 tablet PC is priced at $1,769(1) 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 $1,299(1) with a $50 mail-in rebate.

Both notebooks are available through the Fujitsu direct sales force, website, channel partners and select retail outlets(2). See http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/store/index.shtml for further information.

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 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 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(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 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. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, LifeBook, Portshutter and TRIOLE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. Atheros, the Atheros logo, Super AG and Super G are trademarks of Atheros Communications, Inc. Computrace is a trademark or registered trademark of Absolute Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. Intel, the Intel logo, Centrino and vPro are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries 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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    Karen Richardson
    Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
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    408-746-3300

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