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Fujitsu LifeBook N7010 hands-on: Great mini-touchscreen deserves more software

Fujitsu LifeBook N7010 hands-on: Great mini-touchscreen deserves more software

Fujitsu's LifeBook N7010 with its curious "Touch Zone" secondary display could be viewed as a gimmick or as a realistic productivity enhancement: a 4-inch touchscreen embedded above the notebook's keyboard, it offers users a secondary display for IM chats, toolbars or media.  Laptop Mag spent some time with a pre-production N7010, and while they're not 100-percent convinced, the Fujitsu certainly seems to make some compelling arguments.

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Fujitsu LifeBook N7010 with integrated 4-inch touchscreen

Fujitsu LifeBook N7010 with integrated 4-inch touchscreen

The U820 isn't the only fresh Fujitsu today with a touchscreen: the LifeBook N7010 is a regular 16-inch 16:9 notebook but it also has a 4-inch touchscreen embedded above the keyboard.  This sub-display - which Fujitsu are calling the "Touch Zone" - can be treated as an extension of the main screen, with apps dragged 'down' to it, or be used as a toolbox for app controls or media playback buttons.  Under the hood there's a Core 2 Duo P8400 processor running at 2.26GHz, ATI Radeon HD 3470 graphics with 256MB GDDR3, and a Blu-ray drive.

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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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