The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 tablet has started shipping to retail outlets in preparation for its launch later in June.
The tablet brings enterprise-friendly features such as a fingerprint reader, SmartCard reader and a pressure sensitive stylus for handwriting or capturing signatures. It also offers advanced security options designed to make it attractive for business adoption.
"As potentially vulnerable mobile devices continue to infiltrate workplaces, so CIOs are increasingly challenged with trying to ensure that corporate information is not at risk from loss or theft," Fujitsu said in a statement on Wednesday.
To address this the Q550 comes pre-loaded with Fujitsu's advanced theft protection software which provides GPS and Wi-Fi location tracking, and the ability to remotely manage, including disabling or erasing the device if it has been lost or stolen.
Among the other key specs is a 10.1-inch display, Intel Atom Z670, Windows 7 Professional, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and optional GPS connectivity. There is also an HDMI output, USB input and forward-facing camera. Internal memory is provided by a solid state drive (SSD) and comes in 30GB or 62GB options.
Like many other tablets or ultraportable devices, the Q550 claims a "full workday battery life", however, unlike the majority of other tablets on the market, the Stylistic Q550 has a removable battery.
A Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet will be available in the UK at the end of June, according to Fujitsu, with 3G variants arriving in July.
Pricing for the Wi-Fi-only 30GB variant starts from £749, adding 3G connectivity takes the total cost to £799. The 3G-enabled 62GB SSD device is priced at £859.
It will be available from Misco, Insight and Amazon, as well as via channel partners, a Fujitsu spokeswoman said.
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