Just last week, Dell revealed several Windows 8 devices with super-high PPI displays. Now Fujitsu is making the ultra-high PPI splash this week with the launch of a number of solutions providing high-resolution displays and Microsoft's Windows 8.1, which launches at the end of next week (already!). The new lineup includes a new Ultrabook, two Ultrabook convertibles, a hybrid tablet and a hi-res tablet.
"The fast-paced development of mobile communication and collaboration tools is driving a revolution in how people choose to live and work," states the company's press release. "A human-centric approach is replacing the computer-centric era and leading the way to intuitive and easy-to-use mobile devices such as tablet PCs. These devices provide a completely new user experience and connect people to each other and to the data that they want – whenever and wherever."
For starters, the Lifebook U904 Ultrabook features a 14 inch IGZO "frameless" screen with a 3200 x 1800 resolution, measures just 0.61 inches thin and weighs 3.15 pounds. This Ultrabook comes packed with loads of security features (theft protection, fingerprint sensor, etc), a backlit keyboard, and an optional port replicator. Processor options range from the Intel Core vPro processor to the Core i5-4200U to the Core i7-4600U.
Next is the Lifebook T904 Ultrabook Convertible. This 2-in-1 device has a 13.3 inch bi-directional rotatable IGZO display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. Features include a user-exchangeable battery, a dual digitizer pen for pen and finger input, optional embedded 4G LTE support, and an optional backlit keyboard. Processor options include the Intel Core vPro and the Core Processor with Intel Small Business Advantage.
The company's Lifebook T734 drops the thin Ultrabook design, but still keeps the 2-in-1 form factor. It sports a 12.5 inch bi-directional rotatable IPS display so the device can be used as a notebook or tablet. Yet like the previous model, this multi-touch notebook also includes a dual digitizer pen for pen and finger-based input. The screen has a 1366 x 768 resolution, backed by a choice of processors ranging from the Intel Core i3-4000M to the Core i7-4600M.
On the tablet front, Fujitsu has introduced the Stylistic Q704 "Hybrid" sporting a 12.5 inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. This device is supposedly waterproof (tested for IPX5/7/8 specifications), dustproof (tested for IP5X specification), and resistant to alcohol-based wipes. Fujitsu claims the tablet's durable chemically strengthened glass display has also been MIL-STD tested. Processor options span from the Core i5-4200U to the Core i7-4600U.
Finally, we have the Stylistic Q584 10.1 inch tablet with a 2560 x 1600 resolution. This model is also supposedly waterproof, dustproof, and resistant to alcohol-based wipes. Features include front and rear webcams, security options like a SmartCard Shell and fingerprint scanner, optional embedded 4G LTE connectivity, and so on. This tablet is only offered with Intel's Atom Z3770 "Bay Trail-T" quad-core chip clocked at 2.4 GHz.
Fujitsu has also listed several other devices here that weren't mentioned in Tuesday's announcement. For additional information regarding specs, product shots and other features, click on the product links provided above.
or have more screenspace for a better layout of applications such as photohshop and adobe aftereffects.
One word 4k. But there is the price. And also very often it will be judged by gaming experience and we still lack the proper horsepower to game on 4k. Wait till 4ks drop in price and next to next gen of gpus. Probably a couple of years.
Now to my real point. I have a 15.4" 1920x1200 screen on one of my laptops. The default font size is at the edge of legibility at this resolution/screen size. And if you adjust the font size, even secondary displays are affected by the font-size adjustment (when you don't need them to be) plus the text is noticeably blurry on both screens because it's zoomed. An 18" would seem more appropriate for 1920x1200 on a laptop. Now 3200x1800? That would seem nice on a 27" or 30" all in one.
Frameless my fanny. Just because plastic or metal doesn't cover the front of the screen doesn't mean it is frameless. There's still that broad black swath around the whole thing.
Of course it doesn't really matter with a laptop/ultrabook. I simply want three 23" monitors with absolutely minimal frames for my desktop displays.