Fujitsu rolls out 6 new business laptops, tablets running Windows 8.1

Fujitsu rolls out 6 new business laptops, tablets running Windows 8.1

Summary: The portables include pair of convertible notebooks and what the company calls the world's thinnest 14-inch Ultrabook.

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A day after Toshiba announced a handful of new enterprise-friendly laptops, Fujitsu has countered with an unveiling of its latest mobile business devices.

The half-dozen introductions include a mix of traditional notebooks, tablets, and hybrid portables. The one common thread: They all run the forthcoming Windows 8.1.

The two new Lifebook laptops place an emphasis on high-resolution touchscreens, with the S904 equipped with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution on a 13.3-inch display and the U904 sporting a 3,200 x 1,800 resolution on a 14-inch monitor. As its name hints at, the U904 is an Ultrabook — in fact, Fujitsu claims that it's the world's thinnest 14-inch Ultrabook at just 0.61 inches thick. Both offer new Intel Haswell Core i5 and i7 processors (the U904 using ultra-low-voltage versions) and optional built-in LTE capabilities. 

The S904's modular bay can support an optional second battery or hard drive or an optical drive.

The Lifebook T904 and T734 are the company's take on the convertible laptop that is becoming popular with PC manufacturers since the launch of Windows 8. Both feature tiltable, rotating touchscreens that let you switch between notebook and tablet modes, with the T734 including a 1,366 x 768 resolution on a 12.5-inch panel and the T904 using a higher-res 2,560 x 1,440 resolution on a 13.3-inch display.

The T734 comes with a choice of Haswell processors (Core i3, i5, and i7 options), but the T904 CPU choices aren't listed yet, though they may be Haswell chips as well. While the T904 is crafted from aluminum with a magnesium lid, the T734 has a MIL-STD tested chassis and, like the S904, includes the modular bay option for add-ons.

Finally, there are a pair of Stylistic tablets that are distinguished by screen size and processor choice. The Q584 is smaller at 10.1 inches, though it packs 2,56 0x 1,600 resolution into that display, and will make use of Intel's new "Bay Trail" Atom processor. On the other hand, the Q704 has a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution on a 12.5-inch screen and is powered by beefier Haswell Core i5 and i7 processors. It is also "semi-rugged" in Fujitsu's terms, meaning it is waterproof and dustproof and has a MIL-STD tested body.

Note that all of the new Fujitsu portables can be configured with Windows 7 instead of Windows 8.1, save for the Stylistic 584.

No pricing details have been released about any of the new models, but the Lifebook U904 will be available in the middle of this month, with the Lifebook S904 and the Stylistic Q584 due next month. You'll have to wait until December for the Stylistic Q704 and then another month further for the Lifebook T904 and T734.

Topics: Laptops, Mobility, Tablets, Windows

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  • Yawn,

    so did you see the rumors about the new iPad???
    Tony Burzio
    • Yeah just like the old one but will come in gold now. So innovative it's

      got 2 cores now as well. And don't forget the highly insecure finger + other body parts print reader. woo hoo.
      Johnny Vegas
  • Windows button on the right

    Very lame from Fujitsu to put there logo in the center instead of Windows button.
    Dijkstra()
    • Very Lame To Put The Windows Button In The Centre

      if they put the 'Windows Button' in the centre, there would be a higher probability that it would be 'accidentally' activated while using the pen
      Mujibahr
      • Center here...

        the button on my ATIV tablet is in the center and I've never accidentally hit it when using the pen.
        wright_is
    • I don't like the windows button in the bottom middle

      like they currently are. Would much rather have a mechanical button near either side where my hands spend most of the time.

      Having a capacitive button in the bottom middle I often hit that when holding the tablet with one hand to type. Not a big fan of that.
      Emacho
  • Yawn,

    the new iPiddle can match this?:

    "Highlight

    Slim & semi-rugged design
    Protect your tablet from environmental conditions. Work anywhere despite exposing the tablet to rain, humidity or dust without any component damage. Waterproof (tested for IPX5/7/8 specifications), dustproof (tested for IP5X specification), resistant to alcohol-based wipes, durable chemically strengthened glass display, MIL-STD tested.

    Enterprise ready
    Windows 8.1 Professional operating system for multitasking, security and compatibility. Seamless deployment in commercial environments. Easily connect with and use established Windows-based applications.
    Content creation and collaboration
    Give your work a personal touch and enjoy the benefits of precise handwriting recognition and multiple-touch display. Data entry via pen-based handwriting recognition or onscreen keyboard with predictive text on a 31.8 cm (12.5-inch) Full HD display, dual performance mode for battery runtime of up to 16 hours, full USB 3.0 port and optional extension cables via microUSB.

    Manageability and security
    Easy administration and protection against unauthorized third-party access. Latest 4th gen. Core™ i7 processor with Intel vPro™technology, fingerprint sensor, embedded TPM and Advanced Theft Protection option, optional SmartCard Shell or Functional Shell for VESA mount available."

    no? - didn't think so

    http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/products/computing/pc/notebooks-tablets/superior/stylistic-Q704/index.html
    Mujibahr
    • No yawns here

      Agreed with Mujibabr--these actually look pretty cool. I've been holding out for the Haswell refresh on the Lenovo X1, but have been looking at other vendors in the meantime. I hadn't even thought of Fujitsu but this U904 looks pretty darn good. Lenovo, get moving on that X1 or you're going to lose a customer! One thing that makes it tough for me to consider a lot of PC manufacturers is the fact that you can't get your hands on the devices before buying.
      SA_NYC
    • Don't make 'em like theybused to...

      we used to use Husky tablets/portables back in the late 80s and early 90s. One field engineer got stuck in a field, literally. His Mercedes K Wagon (4x4 off roader) got stuck in a boggy field, where he was monitoring samples. He jammed the Husky under one ofnthe wheels and used it to gain enough traction to get the bogged down vehicle movinh, drove out of the field, went back, picked up the Husky, washed it off in a nearby stream and carried on working.
      wright_is