Fujitsu add HSPA & EVDO 3G options to LifeBook notebooks & Tablets

Feb 4, 2009
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Fujitsu add HSPA & EVDO 3G options to LifeBook notebooks & Tablets

Fujitsu have added high-speed 3G connectivity to a number of models in both their notebook and Tablet PC ranges.  The WWAN connectivity - of which both HSPA and, later, EV-DO options will be available, depending on model - is now available on five models, with a further two options following in Q2 2009.

Full list of Fujitsu WWAN models after the cut

The newly-equipped models are the LifeBook T5010, T1010, P1630 and T2020 convertible Tablet PCs, which join the LifeBook U820 convertible mini notebook with integrated AT&T BroadbandConnect HSUPA.  Meanwhile the LifeBook T5010 Tablet PC and the LifeBook E8420 notebook will get EV-DO support - carrier unconfirmed, but we're presuming Verizon Wireless - in Q2 2009.

WWAN connectivity is expected to be a cost option on most models; for instance the LifeBook T5010 with HSPA is priced from $1,949.  It also looks like you drop the legacy modem if you go for the WWAN option.

Press Release:

Fujitsu Expands Support for High-Speed Connectivity on Multiple Notebooks and Tablet PCs

Fujitsu Meets Massive Data Demands of Mobile Professionals and Travelers With Increased Support for AT&T HSUPA BroadbandConnect and EVDO

Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced expanded support for high-speed connectivity on multiple LifeBook(R) notebooks and tablet PCs. The LifeBook T5010, T1010, P1630 and T2020 convertible Tablet PCs join the LifeBook U820 convertible mini notebook in providing built-in access to AT&T's BroadbandConnect High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) network. The LifeBook T5010 Tablet PC and the LifeBook E8420 notebook will support EVDO in the second quarter of 2009.

Both broadband services provide 3G performance for mobile devices. Faster download speeds deliver an optimal wireless Internet-browsing experience, while faster upload speeds make it easier for users to send large files, such as videos, photos and business documents.

News Highlights

LifeBook T5010 Convertible Tablet PC

  • New AT&T's BroadbandConnect High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) network available immediately.
  • New Support for EVDO in the second quarter of 2009.
  • Flagship convertible notebook features a 13.3-inch WXGA LED active digitizer-enabled backlit display with a stylus for easy pen-driven navigation.
  • Convertible form factor offers keyboard or pen input.
  • Approximately weighs 4.5 pounds with weight saver configuration.
  • Standard 6-cell battery, plus a flexible modular bay that can house a second battery, second hard drive, or optical drive.
  • Security features include Trusted Platform Module (TPM), biometric fingerprint sensor, Fujitsu Portshutter(TM) data leak prevention software, two-level BIOS and HDD password protection, support for Absolute Software's Computrace(R) computer theft recovery solution, and Smart Card slot.
  • Intel(R) Centrino(R) 2 processor technology with Intel(R) vPro(TM) technology for advanced security and remote manageability capabilities.
  • Intel(R) wireless-N or Atheros N for connection speeds up to three times faster than current 802.11g-based solutions.
  • Optional Bluetooth v2.1 and wireless WAN.
  • A spill-resistant keyboard helps guard against damage from common on-the-go spills.
  • Fujitsu Shock Sensor hard drive system helps protect the hard drive from damage during a sudden jolt or unexpected drop.

LifeBook T1010 Convertible Tablet PC

  • New AT&T's BroadbandConnect High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) network available immediately.
  • Delivers mobility, convenience and increased productivity with Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Technology.
  • 13.3-inch WXGA touch-sensitive display with a passive pen.
  • Convertible form factor offers keyboard, touch or pen input.
  • Weighs only 5.3 pounds with DL DVD writer.
  • Intel(R) wireless-N or Atheros N for connection speeds up to three times faster than current 802.11g-based solutions.
  • Bluetooth v2.1 and optional wireless WAN recommended configurations.
  • A spill-resistant keyboard helps guard against damage from common on-the-go spills.
  • Fujitsu Shock Sensor hard drive system helps protect the hard drive from damage during a sudden jolt or unexpected drop.

LifeBook P1630 Convertible Tablet PC

  • New AT&T's BroadbandConnect High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) network available immediately.
  • Compact convertible Tablet PC, weighing only 2.2 pounds with an 8.9-inch WXGA touch-sensitive widescreen display with a high contrast ratio and exceptional viewing angle.
  • Convertible form factor offers keyboard, touch or pen input.
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor ultra low voltage SU9300 (1.20 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB).
  • Multinational 56K V.92 modem and Gigabit Ethernet LAN.
  • Choice of Intel(R) Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5300AGN (802.11a/b/g/draft-n) or Atheros or XSPAN(R) WLAN (802.11a/b/g/draft-n).
  • Optional built-in Bluetooth wireless, digital microphone and webcam.
  • Top and bottom magnesium-alloy exterior for extra durability.
  • Advanced security with Fujitsu Portshutter(TM) data-leak-prevention software, and built-in biometric fingerprint swipe with pre-boot authentication (PBA).
  • Up to 6.15 hours(1) with the high-capacity battery option.

LifeBook T2020 Convertible Tablet PC

  • New AT&T's BroadbandConnect High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) network will be available on February 17, 2009.
  • One of the lightest 12-inch wide tablet PCs on the market, weighing in at just 3.5 pounds with a slim 1.3-inch chassis and brilliant 12.1-inch widescreen WXGA LED back-lit display with active digitizer and indoor or indoor/outdoor options.
  • Up to 11 hours of battery life(1) with an optional high-capacity 9-cell battery.
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor.
  • Intel(R) Wi-Fi link 5300AGN (3x3) delivers up to 450 Mbps of bandwidth.
  • Built-in Bluetooth wireless, and digital microphone with noise cancellation.
  • Security features include integrated biometric fingerprint sensor with pre-boot authentication functionality, embedded TPM, dedicated SmartCard slot and Fujitsu Security Application Panel.
  • A spill-resistant keyboard helps guard against damage from common on-the-go spills.
  • Optional port replicator with dual-layer multi-format DVD-RW.

LifeBook E8420 Notebook

  • New Support for EVDO in the second quarter of 2009.
  • Designed for mobile professionals who value cutting-edge technology and comprehensive security features.
  • Powered by the Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor with Intel(R) vPro(TM) on select configurations.
  • 15.4-inch Crystal View WXGA display or optional WSXGA+ anti-glare display.
  • Integrated Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD or optional NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 9300M GS with total available graphics memory of 256MB.
  • Modular dual-layer multi-format DVD writer.
  • Integrated multinational 56K V.92 modem and 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN.
  • Integrated Intel(R) Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5300 (802.11a/b/g/draft-n).
  • Built-in webcam and optional Bluetooth wireless.
  • Security features include integrated biometric fingerprint sensor, embedded TPM, dedicated Smart Card slot and Fujitsu Security Application Panel.
  • A spill-resistant keyboard helps guard against damage from common on-the-go spills.

Quotes

Paul Moore, Senior Director of Mobile Product Management, Fujitsu Computer Systems "For mobile professionals and travelers, a fast data connection has become increasingly vital to ensuring productivity and immediate access to the information they need. Fujitsu will continue to add support for popular broadband services across our product line to ensure our customers have the ability to choose the right solution to meet their needs."


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