updated 06:55 am EDT, Fri April 22, 2011
Fujitsu eliminates need for data projector
Fujitsu has unveiled a pair of notebooks with the ability to incorporate an integrated pico projector. The LifeBook S761/C and P771/C have been designed to swap out the optical drive to allow for the inclusion of a pico projector module. The design mitigates the need for users to carry around a separate, and often cumbersome data projector for presentations.
The 13.3-inch S761/C ships with up to a Core i5-2520M processor running at 2.5GHz and 1GB of RAM upgradeable to 8GB, and a 160GB hard drive that can be optioned to 320GB or with a 128GB SSD. It weighs less than 3.0-pounds, the result of the use of magnesium alloy in its construction to minimize bulk. If users prefer longer battery life over either the optical drive or the pico projector, the slot can also support an additional battery for up to 15.5 hours of productivity. It is retailing in Japan for the equivalent of $2,675
The 12.1-inch P771/C incorporates the much the same specs but is a much more slimmed down and portable design. While battery life is not as impressive as its larger sibling, with two batteries fitted, it can still deliver up 9.7 hours of productivity. It is retailing in Japan for the equivalent of $3,110.
No official statement has been issued on whether either of the devices are headed to North America, although many of Fujitsu's notebooks do eventually get wider release.