Fujitsu introduces the TH Series, a Windows 7 slider

Fujitsu introduces the TH Series, a Windows 7 slider

Summary: Fujitsu has announced a Windows 7 hybrid with a sliding keyboard is going on sale in Japan. The TH Series tablet is a 10.1-inch multitouch slate with a full keyboard that slides out when needed.

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Fujitsu has announced a Windows 7 hybrid with a unique sliding keyboard is going on sale in Japan in June. The TH Series tablet is a 10.1-inch multitouch slate with a full keyboard that slides out when needed. The specs have it firmly in the netbook category, with Atom Oak Trail processor (1.5 GHz), 1 GB of RAM and a 120GB hard drive.

The Fujitsu TH will go on sale in Japan for ¥80,000 ($994) which is very expensive for a netbook, although a very unique one that does duty as a touch tablet. The keyboard is understandably very flat, and it remains to be seen if it is very good for typing. OEMs need to learn that just having a keyboard is not a plus if it doesn't work well.

Image credit: Akihabara News

Topics: Operating Systems, Hardware, Laptops, Microsoft, Mobility, Software, Tablets, Windows

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  • RE: Fujitsu introduces the TH Series, a Windows 7 slider

    But it has an actual keyboard! I'm sorry but netbooks have this advantage over tablets because tablets are toys and laptops/netbooks are for productivity.
    Rob.sharp
    • You are right, but looking at the price tag...

      @rob.sharp@...

      I think that I am buying a round trip ticket to Europe. :-(
      Solid Water
  • 1 gig of RAM?

    Is 1 gig of RAM sufficient for Windows 7? I was under the impression that more was needed.
    rmwade
    • Actually, no.

      @rmwade
      1 GB is enough. The original specs for Windows 7's beta - 1 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB free disk space.

      This is NOT to say that having more RAM is a bad thing. But it will get by with those specs.
      Wolfie2K3
  • RE: Fujitsu introduces the TH Series, a Windows 7 slider

    windows 7 has better memory mangement than XP, and as such will run happily on 512MB (i've had it on an ancient Tosh Satellite P4 512MB running quite snappily)
    amob23
  • Looks very nice indeed

    This is the first tablet I think I'd actually find useful. The price is a bit steep, but if it keeps with the traditional quality of Fujitsu/Fujitsu-Siemens enterprise hardware, it's probably worth the extra cost.

    I'll probably wait for a similar Windows 8 tablet using an Arm processor, but if they release this in Europe with an SSD, I just may buy one.
    WilErz