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August 09, 2005

Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 Slate Tablet Notebook

Lifebookp1500A good friend of mine bought a Fujitsi LifeBook over a year ago, and every time I see him with it I get a bit jealous of how small and light his notebook is compared to mine. I've been looking forward to seeing the evolution of the LifeBook series, waiting for the right combination of power, features, and functionality. The wait is over. The new Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 notebook computer seems to have the goods with long battery life, 8.9" touchscreen display and 2.2 pounds for on-the-go computing.

Ultra-portable computing without compromise. Weighing only 2.2 pounds, equipped with a bright compact 8.9" wide SVGA touch screen display and long battery life, and packed with full PC functionality, the Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 pen-enabled convertible notebook is small enough to go anywhere, light enough to hold effortlessly and flexible enough to work exactly the way you want -- easily converting from a conventional notebook into a slate.

Fujitsu Computer Systems has announced the LifeBook® P1500 notebook, the industry's smallest and Lightest Pen-Enabled Convertible Notebook.

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Fujitsu LifeBook® P1500 notebook Press Release

Industry's Smallest and Lightest Pen-Enabled Convertible Notebook Has Arrived: The Ultra-Portable, Extremely Lightweight and Versatile Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 Mobility without tradeoffs—LifeBook P1500 notebook packs full functionality and long battery life into 8.9" touchscreen display and 2.2 pounds of on-the-go computing

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - August 8, 2005—Fujitsu Computer Systems today announced the LifeBook® P1500 notebook, the industry's smallest convertible notebook compact enough to go anywhere and light enough to hold effortlessly, with the versatility to easily convert from a conventional notebook into a slate tablet.

 

Fujitsulifebookp1500Slightly larger than a DVD case and perfect for sliding into a lab coat pocket, the Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 notebook weighs in at a scant 2.2 pounds and is equipped with a bright, compact 8.9" wide SVGA touch screen display making it ideal for the mobile workforce or person on the go. Use it in tablet mode and navigate easily through forms-based applications used extensively in healthcare, field and sales force automation and supply chain management, or use the pen stylus and eliminate the need for a notepad and paper archives. Easily rotate the screen and tilt it up to transform the LifeBook P1500 notebook into a standard notebook with a keyboard for versatility and mobility without compromise.

"The market continues to embrace mobility as organizations explore new ways to enhance productivity," said Richard Shim, senior research analyst for personal computing at IDC. "By further enhancing the benefits of a fully functional notebook in an even smaller and more convenient form factor, tablets can expand the possibilities for improving the way people work."

The LifeBook P1500 notebook, the successor to the popular LifeBook P1000 notebook, is powered by the Intel® Pentium® M Processor Ultra Low Voltage 753 and 915GMS chipset with up to 1GB of system memory. Designed for the highly mobile user, this full-function ultra-portable convertible is the ideal traveling companion delivering extended battery life of up to seven hours for keeping up with a busy workday or lifestyle, a shock-mounted hard drive for peace of mind, an easy-to-use intuitive touch screen - all secured with embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and a biometric fingerprint swipe sensor. Maximum productivity is ensured with built-in modem, LAN and optional Atheros® Super AG™ WLAN with dual diversity antenna, delivering excellent connectivity and data transfer rates.

"PDA-type devices have challenging attributes such as small screen and minimal storage along with other constraints, and small tablets force consumers to relinquish the keyboard, which many find unacceptable," said Paul Moore, director of mobile product marketing, Fujitsu Computer Systems. "The LifeBook P1500 notebook is a full-blown touch screen PC that converts into slate format, delivering the mobility of a small device, but without any tradeoffs. The LifeBook P1500 notebook breaks new ground in mobile computing by offering today's mobile culture a single device that works in all environments."

In addition to converting from a standard notebook into a slate tablet, the LifeBook P1500 notebook can be converted into a desktop PC. With industry standard ports and card slots, it's easy to attach a standard keyboard or large screen monitor. An optional docking station is available for drop-and-dock convenience. Full Microsoft Windows XP Professional support ensures complete compatibility with all Microsoft applications. Productivity and effectiveness are enhanced by enabling inking and note-taking with support for included third-party applications EverNote™ Plus 1.0 for Windows note management software, ritePen® 2.5 with next-generation handwriting recognition and Fortune Fountain™ DialKeys™ which provide on-screen keyboards and thumbpads.

Pricing and Availability The LifeBook P1500 notebook is available through the Fujitsu direct sales force, Web site and channel partners with pricing starting at $1,499 for a base configuration. Users can choose from a recommended configuration or they can customize their system using the Fujitsu Configure To Order (CTO) program.

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