Fujitsu announces new line of Windows 8 PCs
With Windows 8 just a few days away Fujitsu has unveiled a new line of Windows 8 ready PCs with a total of 19 models available that will ship in Japan on October 26 this week. The line includes updates from the FMV series of consumer PCs and the ARROWS Tab Wi-Fi line of water-resistant tablets along with models from the new Floral Kiss brand that targets female customers.
The ARROWS Tab Wi-Fi QH55/J is the world’s slimmest water-resistant tablet running Windows 8. It offers high performance, enabling it to be comfortably used for either personal or business applications, in a slim 9.9 mm body. Weighing approximately 574 g, it enables approximately 10.5 hours of video playback. In addition, it is IPX5/7/8 water-resistant, so it can be used around water, including the bathtub and kitchen. Also, since users don’t have to worry if the body gets wet in a sudden downpour, they can carry it wherever they go without worry. It is also IPX5 dust resistant. Furthermore, by employing an IPS LCD display that enables a clear, crisp picture with a wide viewing angle even when the device is tilted, and by featuring Super Clear Panel, which cuts down reflective glare and displays colors brightly, the ARROWS Tab Wi-Fi is suited for outdoor use. Furthermore the ARROWS Tab Wi-Fi QH55/J is equipped with Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 SP1, ensuring high compatibility with previous Windows applications and peripheral equipment as well as a comfortable user experience.
The STYLISTIC QH77/J is a new dual-use style of PC that can be used as both a tablet and a notebook PC. For example, the LCD can be detached and used as a tablet when on the go, and comes standard equipped with a stylus to enable handwritten input. In addition, when being used for writing longer text that requires concentration, users can simply connect the keyboard to the docking station and use it as a notebook PC.
The FH98/JD model features a touch panel screen, which enables smooth-gliding, intuitive operations while touching the screen. It is also equipped with an eye tracking sensor, which is a new operational interface that enables users to move the screen up or down, left or right, just by moving their eyes.
The FH77/JD model supports a wireless touch pad, enabling remote touch operation of Windows 8, so the screen can be manipulated even from a distance.
In addition, both the FH98/JD and FH98/JD models are equipped with high-quality Pioneer speakers, which boast the acoustic technologies for which Japan is renowned. Large, track-style, high-output speakers produce a powerful, crisp sound for a rich, high-quality audio, including deep bass.
The LIFEBOOK UH75/J, which is the world’s thinnest notebook PC with a built-in hard disk drive, measuring only 15.6 mm thick at its thickest point, and weighing roughly 1.44 kg, is an ultrabook that features 10.2 hours of battery runtime. Featuring Fujitsu’s “super-compressed dual grid structure,” which leverages Fujitsu’s technological track record in striving for thinner and more compact designs, it also employs a magnesium alloy in the top and bottom casing, enabling the top cover to withstand load testing of 200 kg, thereby delivering sturdiness in an ultra-thin form factor. It is an ultrabook with a beautiful design that can be taken anywhere. Furthermore, the large touchpad enables users to perform Windows 8 touch operations.
The LIFEBOOK AH78/JA is equipped with a 15.6-inch LCD, an optical drive, and a quad-core CPU. It is the world’s thinnest A4-size notebook PC, delivering high-spec performance in a 20.8 mm (at its thickest point; previously 33.0 mm) body. It supports wireless TV, and now comes with high-quality speakers from Pioneer and a 15.6-inch full flat fine-panel IPS LCD. Users can therefore enjoy great sound quality anywhere in their homes as well as beautiful photographs or video.
The LIFEBOOK SH76/J measures only 19.9mm (at its thickest point; previously 28.5 mm), making it the world’’s thinnest 13.3-inch notebook PC with an integrated optical disk, in addition to weighing only 1.23kg and offering 13 hours of battery runtime. Featuring Mobile Multi-Bay construction, extra internal hard disk units (included standard) and extra battery units (optional), can be swapped freely to meet the user’s needs. In addition, with its super-compressed dual grid structure, the LIFEBOOK SH76/J features a robust construction and a clamshell design that looks stunning from any angle.
Based upon the design concept of bringing elegance to PCs, Floral Kiss (LIFEBOOK CH series) is a new brand that was planned and developed primarily under the direction of Fujitsu’s female employees.
The newly released model, which is the first to be launched under the new brand, has been developed in an all-out pursuit of elegance, from the model’s design to its peripheral devices and optional add-ons. It also comes equipped with original applications that women can enjoy on a daily basis. The new model is a Windows 8-based Ultrabook featuring a high-performance 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor and a high-capacity 500GB hard disk drive.
Most of the new models will become available on October 26 with the rest of them hitting stores on November 2. Pricing is open.