Growth in the PC industry may be slowing as tablets cannibalise notebooks and netbooks, but Fujitsu is still churning out a myriad of high performance notebooks with no signs of fatigue.Fujitsu PC Australia has refreshed its Lifebook catalogue with a slew of 16 new models for Spring that take on mid- to high-end notebook computing, with a little for business and a little for consumer tastes.
Prices start under $1K but range up to nearly $3K for models that include multi-directional tablet screens for industrial professionals. What they all have in common are Intel Sandy Bridge Core processors.
One of the chieftains of the range is the Lifebook E751, aimed at the business user with its range of security and safety features. It features a shock sensor, fingerprint sensor, ‘Trusted Platform Module’ and Intel vPro technology. Around the back sits a hot swappable bay for adding extra battery power.
This LED-backlit screen model comes in two versions – the Intel Core i5 for $1788 or a hefty premium of $2288 for the i7 processor.
Another bigwig in the line-up is the T901, retrofitted with a bi-directional back-lit LED display for the tablet experience on a notebook. Designed with the industrial professional in mind, the touch screen supports multi-touch with an added stylus for precision writing and other smaller details.
This top-dollar model crests the line-up, topping off at $2888.
Rounding out the business-class are a few other models that stand out in a few different ways. There’s the lightweight but hardened LH701 that runs in at $1388, featuring a 1.9kg anodized shell wrapped in an aluminium case for one.
There’s also the more notable flagship models, the SH761 and S761 for $2288 and $1988 respectively, which come in with portability and productivity in mind at 1.6kg with one of the highest capacity batteries in its class and a unique ventilation system.
Consumers are spared a thought too, with models like the LH531, AH531 and A531 starting at prices below $1,000 for generic computing with a touch of style. The AH531 features an extra-large keyboard with 10-key number pad and spill-resistance while the LH531 comes in an array of high-gloss colours like garnet red and cherry pink for the visually conscious buyer.