Fujitsu's latest consumer tablet PC has emerged quietly, showing up this weekend on the company's estore. The Fujitsu LifeBook TH700 kicks off at $1,099 and has a 12.1-inch dual-mode display - that reacts both to multitouch finger gestures and an active stylus for more precise input - together with an Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz processor, 4GB of RAM and a DVD burner. There's also a 320GB HDD, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and Intel HD graphics with an HDMI output.
The convertible notebook also packs a fingerprint reader, webcam, dual microphone array and a 6-cell 5,200mAh battery which Fujitsu reckon will be good for up to 5hrs runtime. More expensive than an iPad, certainly, but offering the functionality of a full desktop OS - Windows 7 Home Premium - and the benefits of a handwriting-friendly active digitizer. The Fujitsu LifeBook TH700 should begin shipping from July 5th 2010.