Fujitsu may not be known to well as a
PC brand here in North America – mainly because the company tends
to focus on the enterprise portion of the market instead of
consumers. Regardless, Fujitsu looks to continue that focus with the
shiny new STYLISTIC Q702 hybrid tablet and the LIFEBOOK T902
convertible, each offering some new technologies and full support for
the upcoming Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft.
Most are probably familiar with the
Asus Eee Pad Transformer line – tablets that 'transform' into
netbooks with a keyboard dock built specifically for the purpose.
Well, you can consider the STYLISTIC Q702 a souped-up, all-business
deviation of that format. Crammed within this 1.88-pound tablet's case
are an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory,
either a 64 or 128GB solid-state drive, optional 3G LTE mobile
broadband, front and rear webcams, a built-in accelerometer,
gyrometer, magnetometer and ambient light sensors, a full-size USB
3.0 port, an HDMI video output and an SDHC card reader.
The 11.6” touchscreen is an AH-IPS
design with dual digitizers, multitouch and support for either pen or
touch as input. While the resolution of this screen is unspecified,
it's probably 1366x768, pretty adequate for this size of screen.
For enterprise users, the STYLISTIC
Q702 implements Intel's vPro tech alongside a biometric fingerprint
sensor, CompuTrace support, password protection for the SSD and BIOS,
an embedded TPM (Trusted Platform Module) and Intel's new Anti-Theft
technology. Of course, then we have the keyboard docking station,
which brings a removable four-cell battery, a pair of USB 3.0 ports,
an RJ-45 LAN jack and the ever-dependable VGA video output, aside
from turning the whole device into a sort of make-shift notebook.
Fujitsu claims up to nine hours of
battery life with the dock attached, though they do not specify the
battery life of the Q702 itself. Engadget
says 4.5 hours, but take that with a grain of salt.
Moving on, the LIFEBOOK T902 is a more
traditional laptop-with-swiveling-touchscreen-display-sort of design,
and with that comes several additional features compared to the
STYLISTIC. The 13.3” display on the T902 offers a 1600x900-pixel
resolution and a frameless anti-glare surface, alongside the same
input options, security functions and built-in sensors as the Q702.
Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM, 3G LTE mobile
broadband, a modular drive bay supporting either a second battery,
hard drive, DVD Writer, Blu-Ray writer or nothing at all, a dedicated
Smart Card slot, a spill-proof, anti-microbial 'island' keyboard with adjacent touchpad, TCG
OPAL-certified hard drives with self-encryption, and a six-cell
battery serve to further differentiate the T902 from the Q702.
The whole thing weighs 4.1 pounds with
nothing in the modular bay, and battery life goes up to eleven hours
with a battery in the modular bay. Again, Fujitsu doesn't specify how
many hours you'd get without the extra battery.
Anyway, Fujitsu's STYLISTIC Q702 and
LIFEBOOK T902 will come available sometime in the third quarter of
this year for $1099 and $1899, respectively, and the machines will
ship with Windows 7 until Windows 8 comes out later this year. (Press
UPDATE: Fujitsu's STYLISTIC Q702 and LIFEBOOK T902 are now available. The STYLISTIC Q702 and the LIFEBOOK T902 is available on Amazon.