updated 05:00 pm EDT, Fri October 16, 2009
Fujitsu LifeBook P3010, P3110 ready
Fujitsu has opted for an unusual end-of-week introduction for a pair of new notebooks in its LifeBook mix. The P3010 and P3110 are the company's first netbook/notebook crossovers and have 11.6-inch screens as well as a long 6.7-hour battery life that can be pushed to 7.2 with an eco mode toggle. They also borrow a technique from Apple that will share a DVD drive on the local network to read or burn discs instead of having to use a physically attached USB optical drive.
Both systems will use Windows 7 and have multi-touch trackpads, but are largely separated only by their choice of single-core processor. The P3010 will use a 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo at its heart, while the P3110 moves to Intel and a CULV-era 1.3GHz Pentium. RAM and most other details haven't been provided, including the specific release date or price, though either will have to wait until at least Windows 7's October 22nd release.