Fujitsu Announces STYLISTIC Q702 & LIFEBOOK T902 Business Tablets
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 Release)