updated 04:30 pm EDT, Mon October 8, 2007
Fujitsu LifeBook V1010
Fujitsu today broke away from its usual focus on business users by unveiling the LifeBook V1010. The system pushes costs down by using components Fujitsu has normally avoided in favor of faster but often pricey business-oriented parts: it uses a 1.86GHz Pentium dual-core, 1GB of memory, and an unusually large 120GB hard disk that provide practical speed without eating significantly into the price. A 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo version is also available for those who need faster performance or 64-bit software.
The stock system is one of Fujitsu's least expensive US systems to date with and starts at $799 with 802.11a/b/g and either Windows Vista Business or XP Professional for its OS. A second, $899 core model both adds the Core 2 Duo and doubles RAM to 2GB. All configurations should be shipping as of today.