updated 02:40 pm EST, Fri January 18, 2008
Fujitsu LifeBook P1620
Fujitsu on Friday rounded out its week with a new American version of its LifeBook P1620 convertible tablet PC. Smaller than most other tablets, the new system uses a small, 8.9-inch, stylus-sensitive LCD but still makes room for the components from larger, viewing-only ultraportables, including a 1.2GHz ultra low-voltage Core 2 Duo, at least 60GB of storage in a 1.8-inch drive, and up to 2GB of memory courtesy of small RAM slots. Wireless over 802.11a/b/g as well as PC Card and SD card slots also fit into the case. Despite these, the computer weighs just 2.2 pounds, Fujitsu says.
Stock versions of the P1620 have the choice of either Windows Vista Business, XP Professional, or XP Tablet Edition. A base model of the new LifeBook begins at $1,749 with 512MB of memory on top of the common specifications; a $2,094 model doubles the memory and adds a battery with twice the capacity. A larger 80GB hard disk and Bluetooth boost the price to $2,224. Orders are being taken as of today.