Fujitsu are the first to outfit a model from their ultraportable range with the Intel Atom Z550 running at 2GHz. The Fujitsu LOOX U - variously known as the LifeBook U820 and U2010 in different markets - can now be specified with the faster Atom chip; the existing 1.33GHz Z520 and 1.60GHz Z530 options remain.
Fujitsu have announced a new notebook in their LifeBook range, setting itself the arduous task of "bringing colors back to life". The Fujitsu LifeBook A1120 attempts that resuscitation with three interchangeable lids, while underneath lurks an Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 processor, up to 4GB of memory and up to 250GB of SATA 5,400rpm hard-drive.
Fujitsu have announced a compact server that uses less energy than a desk lamp and offers a variety of RAID setups for home-office and small business users. The Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX120 S2 resembles a compact desktop PC, but uses Intel's latest power-saving Core 2 Duo processors paired with up to 16GB of RAM and remote ServerView Server Management control.
Both the P8400 (25W) or T9400 (35W) CPUs are available, using 25-percent less power than rival systems. As for storage, the TX120 S2 can be fitted with either four 320GB SATA or 146GB 15,000rpm SAS hard-drives. Nonetheless, according to Fujitsu it's still whisper-quiet at 27dB.
While many people are still struggling to find the desk space (and money) for a dual-monitor setup, according to Fujitsu and the Fraunhofer IAO laboratory we should actually be squeezing three displays into our workspace if we want real performance improvements. Compared to users completing tasks on a single 19-inch LCD, those with three such screens linked together saw a 35.5-percent jump in efficiency.
All that Amazon Kindle 2 and Plastic Logic news yesterday managed to distract us from something potentially even more exciting: Fujitsu's first public trials of a color e-newspaper called the FLEPia. Running since February 4th, and scheduled to go on until the end of this week, the trial saw four of the devices - which use color epaper - left for customers at a Tokyo restaurant. Each has a "BB Mobile Point" wireless LAN connection to regularly update.
Retina scanning, face recognition and fingerprint reading are common biometric systems for physical security accesses or computer logon systems, and in recent years the latter has become more widespread in consumer products such as laptops or handheld devices. Fingerprint readers, despite being nearly ubiquitous on notebooks these days, aren’t exactly popular mainly due to the concerns of public hygiene. Fujitsu’s approach, palm vein scanning, on the other hand, is non-invasive and contactless scanning: PalmSecure advanced biometric authentication technology comes in the form of a standard PC mouse and offers highly secure and reliable personal identity verification. SlashGear caught up with Dan Miller, business development manager at Fujitsu, to find out more.