Ultrabooks, a sub notebook device that is defined by Intel to have reduced size and weight while not compromising functionality or battery life of larger counterparts. Lots of Windows 8 ready Ultrabooks were showcased at Computex that was held last month. We’ve seen Asus Tablet 600, Samsung’s Series 7 slates, MSI’s Slider S20 and Acer’s Windows 8 tablets, but none of these were meant for business use, and from what we know, business users are Microsoft’s vital customers. Today, however, Fujitsu has unveiled two all new Ultrabooks that are aimed at business users.
The two models from Fujitsu are Stylistic Q702 laptop/tablet hybrid and the LifeBook T902, a convertible laptop. The Q702 is an 11.6-inch tablet which supports an optional keyboard dock while also supporting pen input. What set it apart from any other Ultrabooks are the features which it supports such as TPM, Computrace support, Intel Anti-Theft technology and built-in WWAN & LTE connectivity. The device runs on Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors, either Core i3 or i5 with 4 gigs of RAM and a 128GB SSD for storage. The 11.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 comes coated with Gorilla Glass. Other hardware features include two USB 3.0 ports which are backward compatible, Ethernet jack and a VGA port. The whole setup weighs 1.88 pounds. Fujitsu packs in decent sized batteries which will provide the tablet 4.5 hours of run time.
Talking of LifeBook T902, it comes with a 13-inch Gorilla Glass display with a resolution of 1,600 x 900. Under the hood will be an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, either Core i5 or i7 chip. The whole unit weighs 4.1-pound, which is a bit on higher side, but supports up to 16GB of RAM, along with optional WWAN or LTE radios. It also features a modular bay, which is a nifty feature and can be used to install an additional battery, hard drive or even an optical drive. After the installation of second battery, the tablet is expected to last up to 11 hours, which is a respectable figure. It is home to security features such as TPM, Computrace support, fingerprint sensor and vPro chips.
Both the devices will be initially shipped with Windows 7 pre-installed, which can be upgraded to Windows 8 when launched. Q702 hybrid will have its price tag starting at $1,099 and will be selling at $1,899 and up. The devices are anticipated to ship in the third quarter.