Fujitsu’s LifeBook N7010, the 16-inch notebook with a supplementary 4-inch touchscreen sub-display integrated above the keyboard, has begun shipping in the US and will begin shipping on December 26th in Japan. The notebook weighs a whopping 7.5lbs and measures close to 2-inches thick; in Japan, that space is used to squash water-cooling inside, but the US version does without. Both, however, have a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 processor, up to 4GB of memory, a 320GB hard-drive and a 256MB ATI Radeon HD 3470 graphics chip.
Connectivity includes an HDMI output, four USB 2.0 ports, Firewire, WiFi b/g/n, gigabit ethernet, eSATA and an ExpressCard/54 slot. There’s also a Blu-ray drive, a digital television tuner on the Japanese model and a 1.3-megapixel webcam, fingerprint scanner and multitouch-capable touchpad.
Battery life is a woeful one hour, but the touchscreen sub-display does at least work well. It’s available in the US now, priced from $1,499; Japanese prices to be confirmed. You can find the full Fujitsu LifeBook N7010 gallery here.