updated 08:20 am EDT, Fri November 2, 2007
Fujitsu LifeBook S6510
Fujitsu finished its week with a potential breakthrough in its LifeBook S-series. The S6510 (pictured) incorporates a design technique that can significantly increase the display area without expanding the notebook itself: called SlimEdge, the process cuts down most of the side bezels and allows a 14-inch screen to fit in the space that would normally be limited to a 13.3-inch screen. Users can sit further back from the notebook while still having the advantage of a compact notebook, Fujitsu claims. The S6510 is further one of the few 14-inch notebooks with an LED backlight, which simultaneously slims down the notebook while boosting brightness to 300 cd/m2 and improving color accuracy.
In contrast to some notebooks in the class, the updated LifeBook emphasizes speed with the option of a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo and 802.11n Wi-Fi. A 1.3-megapixel webcam is built into the lid despite the small size. Storage, weight, and other specifications of the S6510 are currently unavailable; the notebook makes its start first in the Asia Pacific area but should be available elsewhere in the near future.
(image via Digitimes)