updated 06:22 pm EDT, Sun October 21, 2012
Touch screens, eye tracking included in new offerings
Fujitsu has listed a number of devices for the Windows 8 launch. A water-resistant tablet, a tablet that transforms into a notebook, two standard notebooks and a touch-screen PC join the already-announced Floral Kiss Ultrabook line for the October 26th Microsoft operating system launch in Japan.
The Arrows Tab QH55/J is claimed to be the world's slimmest water-resistant tablet running Windows 8. Measuring 9.9mm (0.38 inches) thick, it has an IPS LCD display and a battery capable of lasting for 10 and a half hours of video playback. The Stylistic QH77/J, though not water-resistant, can be used as both a tablet and a notebook, courtesy of its included keyboard dock.
The FMV Lifebook AH78/JA notebook has a 15.6-inch full flat fine-panel IPS LCD screen. Powered by an unnamed quad-core processor it supports wireless TV, and has built-in Pioneer speakers. Claimed as the world's thinnest Ultrabook, the FMV Lifebook UH75/J measures 15.6mm (0.61 inches) thick, yet boasts a 10.2-hour battery life, and a magnesium alloy casing allowing the top cover to withstand a load of 200kg (440lb).
The only static computer systems in the list of new releases from Fujitsu, the Esprimo FH machines have a wireless TV capability, as well as Pioneer speakers. While the FH77/JD comes equipped with a wireless touch pad, allowing for wireless touch control of Windows 8 from a distance, the FH98/JD has a touch panel screen and an eye tracking sensor, allowing users to scroll horizontally or vertically by using their eyes.
All of the new computers from Fujitsu are confirmed to be set for a release in Japan, though there is no mention if any will make their way to other markets.