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Fujitsu LifeBook T1010 reviewed: ‘Lifeless’ Tablet PC

Fujitsu LifeBook T1010 reviewed: ‘Lifeless’ Tablet PC

Fujitsu caused no small amount of head-scratching when they labelled their LifeBook T1010 Tablet PC as "entry-level", not least because of its $1,775 price tag.  The 13.3-inch convertible has a choice of either Intel's 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400 CPU or a 2.16 Celeron-M, together with 1GB or 2GB of RAM; CNET Australia have been playing with the faster processor and larger chunk of memory, but even then they're not entirely convinced by the T1010.

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Fujitsu selling hard-drive business to Western Digital

Fujitsu selling hard-drive business to Western Digital

Fujitsu and Western Digital are in the midst of negotiating a deal that would see the former hand over its entire hard-drive business as part of a  ¥70 billion to ¥100 billion (US$661 million to US$944 million) buy-out.  According to the Chinese-language Nikkei business daily, talks between the two companies have been in progress for some time now, with an agreement expected by the end of the year.

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Multitouch laptops ‘not intuitive’ says Fujitsu’s product manager

Multitouch laptops ‘not intuitive’ says Fujitsu’s product manager

Multitouch isn't a total stranger to notebooks - Dell's Latitude XT shipped with a capacitive touchscreen that, in July, got a firmware update to enable pinch-zooming and other gestures, while Synaptics' latest touchpads have multitouch-style gestures - but it's been a harder sell than in, say, Apple's iPhone and iPod touch.  Windows 7 will ship with support for multitouch, but manufacturers are more cautious; according to a Fujitsu spokesperson, touch-sensitivity on a notebook "is not intuitive".

Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012 Tablet PC with 3G, SSD and rear-mounted camera

Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012 Tablet PC with 3G, SSD and rear-mounted camera

Details of a new Fujitsu Stylistic Tablet PC have emerged, in the shape of the ST6012.  A slate-format tablet (i.e. no keyboard or convertible hinge), the ST6012 has quietly appeared on Fujitsu's site complete with a PDF of system specs.  Running a 1.40GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ULV SU9400 (3MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB) processor with a 12.1-inch WXGA active touchscreen, the ST6012 has optional integrated 3G UMTS WWAN.

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