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.
Screen resolution is 1366 x 768 and there’s an HDMI output for plugging into your TV. RAM is 4GB, plus there’s an eSATA port, integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam, Bluetooth, WiFi a/g/n and a gesture-enabled trackpad. Storage is courtesy of a 320GB hard-drive.
The Fujitsu LifeBook N7010 will start shipping on November 10th, and is available to order now in the above fixed-configuration for $1,499. It’s uncertain whether Fujitsu will be offering customizable versions of the notebook.