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.
Fujitsu's AMILO Sa 3650 notebook has a clever solution to the ultraportable graphics problem: an separate video card, the External Graphics Processor (XGP), that can be plugged in for a pleasant burst of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 with 512MB memory. Thing is, they also dropped the ball in making the XGP only work with external displays. Handy when you're at your desk, but useless if you want to crunch some video while on the move. Thankfully the company is now preparing to release a driver that will let you access the boosted graphics performance on the Sa 3650's own 13.3-inch display.
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
After yesterday's waterproof clamshell handset, today we have NTT DoCoMo's latest slider, the PRIME series F-03A. Blessed with a 3.2-inch 480 x 960 touchscreen, a 5.2-megapixel autofocus camera with flash, both Japanese 7.2Mbps FOMA support and global 3G, the Fujitsu-made F-03A also supports Japan's e-payment system, i-mode and streaming TV.
We reported the feature-rich Fujitsu F-01A with its waterproof functionality not too long ago, but few details were revealed on the supposingly a breakthrough security feature utilizing fingerprint biometrics. The cat is out of the bag today; the manufacturer has spilled out the technology behind the fingerprint mobile phones.