updated 01:20 pm EDT, Fri June 15, 2007
Fujitsu Santa Rosa Ships
Fujitsu has just recently begun shipping the full range of its new LifeBooks based on Intel's recent Santa Rosa technology, both confirming prices and elaborating on full specs. The A6030 is now known to ship with 2GB of RAM and has options for a 2GHz Core 2 Duo, a brighter (450-nit versus 300) 1280x800 display, and installing a 1GB Turbo Memory cache to boost load times; it also includes a Fujitsu staple of a touchpad with handwriting recognition for a stylus. The base 1.8GHz version now ships for $1,299 and is supported by a 2GHz version at $1,449.
Also part of the release are the standard-ratio E8310 and widescreen E8410. Changes to the two mid-size business notebooks are relatively modest and hold to the 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo as well as 512MB of RAM, a 40GB hard drive, and other basic work-oriented features. Pricing for the E8310 has lifted slightly to $1,249 when loaded with Windows XP Professional, but remains unchanged for the $1,299 E8410.
Lastly, Fujitsu has also revealed that the T4220 convertible tablet is available with several speed grades. A basic model of the 12-inch portable now starts with a 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB of RAM, and an 80GB hard disk for $1,959 when using Vista Business, but steps up as high as $2,099 in pre-assembled form with a 2.2GHz chip and a larger 100GB drive.