updated 04:50 pm EDT, Mon July 9, 2012
Both Ivy Bridge systems gain options for 10 hour battery life
Fujitsu has unveiled two notebooks that are set to arrive later this year. Both are aimed at business users and institutions; the Q702 is an 11.6-inch tablet hybrid with an optional keyboard dock, while the LifeBook T902 is more of a standard notebook that can convert into a slate. Both devices will ship with Windows 7, but are Windows 8-ready.
The Q702 tablet uses Core i3 or i5 Ivy Bridge processors with 4GB of RAM and SSDs providing storage capacities up to 128GB. The Gorilla Glass-protected screen supports pen input and can display a resolution of 1366x768, which, when combined with the Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, is claimed to bring a battery life of approximately 4.5 hours. The keyboard dock adds two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet and a VGA connection, as well as an extra battery that is said to extend the runtime to around 10 hours.
Continuing the LifeBook line, the T902 has a 13-inch Gorilla Glass-protected display, capable of 1600x900 resolution, which can be swiveled around to turn the laptop into a slate for tablet use. Powered by Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processors, the device can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM, while a modular bay allows for either extra storage or a second battery that is said to stretch the battery life to 11 hours. Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity options are available, as is a fingerprint sensor.
Both systems are due sometime in the third quarter, with the Q702 hybrid starting from $1,100 and the LifeBook T902 from $1900.