Fujitsu's Lifebook GH77/T Is Half Tablet, Half Desktop PC

Fujitsu's latest PC may carry the firm's brand name for laptop and tablet products, but the Lifebook GH77/T is more an interesting hybrid of those and a desktop PC. The 15.6" "tablet" part actually only contains a battery and wireless transmitter - all of the major hardware resides in the included dock.

Being free of battery constraints and lack of space, the GH77/T's hardware can thus hang with real desktop PCs, while the wireless touchscreen allows it to be used as a tablet... as long as you stay within a 30 meter radius around the dock.

 

 

A quad-core, 3.3Ghz Intel Core i7-4712HQ resides within the dock, plus 8GB of RAM and a 2TB hard drive. WiFi-n, WiDi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC are all supported, while four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, Gigabit LAN, SD card slot, and a Blu-ray writer round out the rest of the major specs. The device runs Windows 8.1 64-bit, and there's a webcam right up front.

The 15.6" removable touchscreen offers a 1920x1080-pixel resolution, and includes a headphone jack with volume rocker, but its battery apparently lasts for - wait for it - just four hours. That's fairly low, especially since the real power-guzzling parts are in the dock. It's relatively light, at least, at 2lbs.

 

 

Like many of Fujitsu's consumer offerings, the Lifebook GH77/T is sold only in Japan, though you might be able to import it, given enough courage... and money. The equivalent of $1,668 USD is what Kakaku currently have these going for, which, at least, is lower than the $2,011 MSRP originally reported by Akihabara News.