Up until this point, we had only been given a glimpse at how the Fujitsu Windows 7 Slate will be “much more cozy.” But now, more details have surfaced about the upcoming business-oriented tablet.
The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550, which will have a number of security features to increase its appeal for business use, will be officially announced at the Cebit trade show in Germany next week. Sporting a fingerprint reader, a smartcard slot, and a trusted platform module, the tablet PC will run Windows 7 Professional and will be powered by an Intel “Oak Trail” Atom processor. The Windows OS will have a special UI as well to make it a little more touch-friendly, as we previously noted.
The 10-inch tablet will have an LED touchscreen that will recognize input both from fingers and a stylus, a step up from previous Stylistic models, which required stylus usage only. Other specs include rear- and front-facing cameras (the latter for video chats), a 32GB or 64GB solid-state disk drive, optional 3G connectivity, and a USB port.
The Q550 should also have a respectable amount of battery life — approximately eight hours, according to Fujitsu — due to a low-power processor and an LED-backlit screen.
The Stylistic Q550 is slated for an April release in Europe, but no word yet on pricing or when the tablet will be available stateside.