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Fujitsu Intros Hybrid Tablet, Slate for Windows 8

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Fujitsu has introduced a hybrid tablet and a revamped Lifebook slate that will be ready for Windows 8 this fall.

On Monday Fujitsu introduced the upcoming Stylistic Q702 business hybrid tablet and a refreshed Lifebook T902 convertible slate/notebook. Both will arrive later this year with multi-touch display support covering both pen and finger inputs, perfect for Microsoft's upcoming touchy OS, Windows 8.

Slated for a 3Q12 release, the Stylistic Q702 business hybrid tablet will feature a 11.6-inch AH-IPS HD, dual digitizer, multi-touch display, a 3rd-generation Intel Core vPro processor, 4 GB of DDR3 memory, a 64 or 128 GB mSATA SSD, Intel HD Graphics 4000, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, an HDMI output port, and an SD/SDHC card slot.

Also on the specs list will be front-facing and rear-facing webcams with complementing dual microphones for video conferencing, and accelerometer, gyrometer, magnetometer, and ambient light sensors for fluid computing experience. The optional keyboard docking station will add a removable 4-cell battery and expansion ports including USB, LAN (RJ-45) and external display support (VGA).

"Powered by 3rd generation Intel Core vPro processors, the Stylistic Q702 delivers breakthrough performance and power efficiency with a beautiful slate design and the flexibility of an added keyboard for creation capability needed for business productivity," said Rick Echevarria, vice president, Intel Architecture Group and general manager, Business Client Platforms Division, Intel Corporation.

As for the revamped Lifebook T902 hybrid slate, it will be upgraded with an isolation keyboard, a dual digitizer with 10-finger multi-touch support, a thinner, lighter form factor of 4.1 pounds (without the ODD), and 3rd-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.

The Lifebook T902 slate will also come packed with a built-in modular bay with a quick release latch for easy interchangeability that supports a second battery, a second HDD, a Super multi DVD-RW, a BD-writer or a weight saver. Security features will include a dedicated Smart Card Slot, biometric fingerprint sensor, Computrace support, HDD and BIOS password protection, security panel, Intel Anti-Theft Technology, and optional Intel vPro Technology.

On the specs side, the device will allow up to 16 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz memory, feature a bi-directional display hinge, a hard drive shock sensor, and sensors including an accelerometer, gyrometer, magnetometer, and one for ambient light. It will also provide a anti-microbial, spill-resistant keyboard with trackpad to protect against those numerous coffee-spilling moments.

"Fujitsu continues to grow its mobile portfolio with form factors designed for how people work," said Paul Moore, vice president, PC product marketing and product management, Fujitsu America. "We pay close attention to what the market requires such as delivering a system that isn’t sealed, which is reflected in the design of the Stylistic Q702 hybrid tablet. These are the types of distinctions, both subtle and obvious, that continue to set Fujitsu apart."

The Stylistic Q702 hybrid tablet is priced starting at $1,099 and the Lifebook T902 convertible slate is priced starting at $1,899. Both systems will be available Q3 2012 through the Fujitsu direct sales force, channel partners, select retail outlets, and the Fujitsu website –

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    rocknrollz , July 10, 2012 5:19 PM
    Over a thousand dollars for a tablet? No thanks.
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    killerb255 , July 10, 2012 5:20 PM
    inb4 more Windows 8 hate
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    BringMeAnother , July 10, 2012 5:22 PM
    I've been using hybrids long before the iPad, Toshiba Portege M400, Gateway CX something and the Fujitsu Lifebook T4310. I doubt this new Lifeboo T902 will make a big splash and personally I'd rather use a slate with a detachable keyboard. Besides, the price isn't exactly attractive.
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    daglesj , July 10, 2012 5:27 PM
    Oh god no, not another tablet laptop!!!

    They never worked all that well back in 2005/6 so why would they work any better now?

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    Anonymous , July 10, 2012 5:28 PM
    Lifebook T902: Because damnit, we've been making these things for ten years and SOMEBODY should buy them...
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    jerm1027 , July 10, 2012 5:31 PM
    Both will arrive later this year with multi-touch display support covering both pen and finger inputs, perfect for Microsoft's upcoming touchy OS, Windows 8.

    Ha! I see what you did there... :lol: 
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    DavidC1 , July 10, 2012 5:33 PM
    Oh god no, not another tablet laptop!!!

    They never worked all that well back in 2005/6 so why would they work any better now?

    Because. The Tablet PCs and Convertibles back then were horrible in so many areas.

    Price: $1500+ with lot of them reaching more than $2000.
    Battery life: Laptops can get 5-6 hours battery life with most light usage. Tablet PCs back then got 1.5-2 hours
    Performance: Platter HDDS made them SLOW, made worse by the ULV chips that were far far slower than laptop chips. Today's ULV chips are far closer to top chips, and much faster SSDs are becoming more common
    Form Factor: Thick and ugly.
    Operating System: Windows is a horrible touchscreen OS. Even Windows 7 is better than anything before it.
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    southernshark , July 10, 2012 5:35 PM
    Its cool, but realistically the price on these needs to come in around 600-700 for what you get.
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    lradunovic77 , July 10, 2012 5:37 PM
    No Thanks, rather get decent Desktop with Win 7 in it.
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    eddieroolz , July 10, 2012 5:50 PM
    I think the convertible tablet form factor is still a brilliant design.
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    chewy1963 , July 10, 2012 6:03 PM
    The convertable tablet ala Surface, is a nice hybrid between a tablet and an ultrabook.
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    CaedenV , July 10, 2012 6:28 PM
    eddieroolzI think the convertible tablet form factor is still a brilliant design.

    I could not agree more, with the exception of one where the keyboard is removable. One of my bosses has an android tablet, where the keyboard is simply a keyboard with extra connectivity and battery, but the whole tablet fits within the screen, very nice :D  Sadly the x86 CPUs still run a bit too warm to make that a reality for real computers, but it could happen at some point down the road with skylake processors in a few years... but I guess only time will tell.
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    tbq , July 10, 2012 7:56 PM
    I've got an Asus Eee PC with multi-touch screen and love it. I'm usually using the keyboard and mouse but having the touch screen definitely has its benefits.
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    back_by_demand , July 10, 2012 9:41 PM
    OK, nice idea, but apart from a screen that is 1 inch bigger, I can't see how this is better than a Surface.
    I can also add an optical drive to the Surface, same business / enterprise software, lighter, cheaper.
    Fujitsu had this in the pipeline before they knew the Surface was being released and was probably impossible to pretend never existed.
    It's like they just announced a new gaming PC, running on a Pentium 4 with a GeForce 3, for $3000.
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    Anonymous , July 11, 2012 3:21 AM
    I hope thay start a trend with that built-in modular tray, being able to swap a DVD/RW, Extra hard/SSD drive, or a battery without having to undo screws is a big winner in my book! Now if they could only add a swapple graphics card to the mix thay would have a real winner!