Lenovo isn't the only manufacturer with multitouch on their mind; Fujitsu have just announced an update to their LifeBook T5010 that adds two-finger touch sensitivity to the convertible notebook. The LifeBook T5010's 13.3-inch display will now support pinch-zoom, rotate and other two-finger gestures in Windows 7, as well as more traditional pen-input using an active digitizer.
The tablet keeps its Intel Core 2 Duo processor and bi-directional hinge, together with the webcam, dual microphone array and spill-resistant keyboard. Options include a second battery - which replaces the optical drive - and integrated 3G mobile broadband, from either AT&T or Verizon.
There's also a fingerprint reader and smartcard slot. The new Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 Dual Digitizer starts from $1,859 (compared to the regular, pen-only model from $1,759) and is available to order now.
Fujitsu Adds "Touch" to Its Flagship LifeBook T5010 Convertible Tablet PC
Begins Rollout of New LifeBook Mobile PC Series Designed to Exploit Anticipated Windows 7 Features
Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 Convertible Tablet PC With Multi Touch Screen Option
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Fujitsu gave mobile users in North America another reason to choose the LifeBook(R) T5010 convertible tablet PC today, announcing the convenience of multi touch input. The new dual digitizer's touch screen function on the 13.3-inch display offers a new level of interaction by supporting two-finger touch for actions including panning, rotating, flicks and zooming. With seamless switching between pen and touch, users can change tasks on the fly, from casual surfing to detailed editing or writing.
The Windows Vista(R)-based LifeBook T5010 convertible tablet PC is the first in a line of new LifeBook platforms and form factors designed to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of Microsoft's soon-to-be-launched Windows 7.
NEW optional dual digitizer (active digitizer/capacitive touch) with two-finger support for gestures including zoom, rotate, and flicks; stylus support for inking, editing/annotating files
Converts from tablet into a standard notebook with keyboard input using the industry's first bi-directional swivel hinge
Weighs approximately 4.5 pounds in weight-saver configuration
13.3-inch mercury-free WXGA bright LED backlight LCD with wide viewing angles
Modular bay, which supports an optical drive or optional second battery
Optional mobile broadband support on select models (AT&T integrated broadband connect and Verizon Wireless mobile broadband built in)
Enterprise manageability support with Intel active management technology
Optional Microsoft(R) Windows 7 Professional (free upgrade) and Vista Business (XP downgrade)
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor technology
Full-size, spill-resistant keyboard with touchpad
Optional integrated webcam and (standard) dual digital microphones
Full suite of security features: dedicated SmartCard slot, integrated fingerprint sensor, security panel, BIOS and hard drive password protection, embedded TPM 1.2, Computrace(R) BIOS agent.
Priced starting at $1,759(1) with an active digitizer and priced starting at $1,859 with a dual digitizer option. Users can choose from a recommended configuration, or they can customize their LifeBook T5010 convertible tablet PC using the Fujitsu Configure To Order (CTO) program. Available immediately through the Fujitsu website and select retailers/e-tailers(2).
Paul Moore, senior director of mobile product management, Fujitsu America
"The LifeBook T5010 convertible tablet PC represents our initial offering in a line of dual digitizer convertibles that take advantage of the advanced capabilities of the anticipated Windows 7 operating system. The benefit of touch is that it's intuitive and practical. Consumers, mobile professionals and students will immediately see the value and convenience it adds to the computing experience."
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(1) Pricing may change without notice.
(2) Certain retailers will only offer select models