Fujitsu LifeBook A530 and AH530 arrive: optional Core i7 & WWAN

Fujitsu have outed two new mainstream notebooks, the LifeBook A530 and the LifeBook AH530.  Each has a 15.6-inch 16:9 widescreen display – available with glossy or matte finishes – together with a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, 500GB of HDD storage and optional Gobi 2000 WWAN.

There's also standard WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and a DVD burner, while graphics are taken care of by Intel's HD GPU.  Connectivity includes HDMI, a multi-format memory card reader, VGA, three USB 2.0, gigabit ethernet, audio in/out and an ExpressCard 54 slot.

Fujitsu reckon owners will see up to 4hrs runtime from the standard 4,400mAh 6-cell battery.  No word on pricing or availability as yet, but we'd expect the two new machines to arrive soon.

Press Release:

LIFEBOOK New Single Brand for All Fujitsu Notebooks

Trusted LIFEBOOK brand represents more than 20 years of Fujitsu's notebook innovations; two new models extend the portfolio into all-round segment

Munich, May 18, 2010 —

Fujitsu today announces that LIFEBOOK is now the single brand for its full range of notebooks. A premier notebook brand with a 20-year heritage, LIFEBOOK reflects Fujitsu's core values of innovation, reliability, green and human-centric design, and is an instrumental component of Fujitsu's Dynamic Infrastructures portfolio.

Building on more than two decades of Fujitsu's notebook firsts, the refreshed LIFEBOOK portfolio is made up of a range of models – offering a LIFEBOOK for every imaginable mobile computing need.

Whether it's accessing corporate networks via embedded 3G/UMTS, preparing a presentation on a widescreen notebook, or uploading pictures to the internet, there's a LIFEBOOK model perfectly suited to every task. For users who are considering a desktop replacement that packs enough of a punch, looking for an ultra-portable and durable notebook as a companion for travels around the globe, or in need of a versatile tablet PC that swivels in time with an ever-changing working style, there's a LIFEBOOK model to fit every lifestyle.

A LIFEBOOK for every need

Customers can choose from a wide selection of LIFEBOOK models, ranging from the all-round LIFEBOOK A Series, which are robust, reliable workhorse everyday systems perfect for daily life, to the ultra-portable LIFEBOOK P Series for frequent travelers, and the superior low-weight LIFEBOOK S Series, which deliver the perfect combination of size and performance.

Rajat Kakar, Vice President Clients Group at Fujitsu Technology Solutions says: "By focusing on LIFEBOOK as the single brand for Fujitsu notebooks, we are emphasizing that there is a model to suit everyone's lifestyle. The LIFEBOOK name is highly respected in the market and is a perfect ambassador for the Fujitsu brand. Across the entire range of Fujitsu notebooks, users will recognize that LIFEBOOK stands for quality."

Combining German precision with Japanese quality, over the last 20 years Fujitsu has consistently used the LIFEBOOK to showcase groundbreaking first-to-market features, such as the first notebook with embedded 3G/UMTS technology, the first modular notebook, and the first use of eco-friendly system parts made from plant-based materials. Across the entire LIFEBOOK line-up, customers can expect industry-leading reliability, state-of-the-art connectivity and the highest security, even including Advanced Theft Protection to make sure that data stays secure.

Introduction of new all-round models

Fujitsu is introducing two new models to the LIFEBOOK A Series line-up. The versatile LIFEBOOK A530 and AH530 notebooks, designed for both business and home users, extend the availability of the LIFEBOOK brand in the all-round segment. The LIFEBOOK A Series' 39.6 cm (15.6-inch) glossy or anti-glare LCD in 16:9 widescreen format provides a comfortable viewing experience, and built-in HDMI makes it possible to connect to an external HD display. User-friendly features include integrated WLAN, Bluetooth® and optional embedded 3G/UMTS for high connectivity anywhere and anytime. Even in the price-conscious all-round segment, thoughtful LIFEBOOK features are available, such as a special flat cap spill-resistant keyboard with full number pad, providing for extra ergonomic working and durability.

The Fujitsu LIFEBOOK portfolio meets a range of individual needs and price-points, from all-round models starting from around €399 to high-end models priced at around €2100. Pricing varies according to market and specification.