Most probably don’t recall the Fujitsu LifeBook T580 launch because it occurred on Labor Day weekend, just about the time the Samsung Galaxy Tab was making headlines. It seems Fujitsu now has another shot at tablet headlines because the convertible notebook with near-netbook specs, or “netvertible” is finally available in the US on the Fujitsu online store just in time for Christmas.
The LifeBook T580 sports a 10.1-inch screen with a dual digitizer and N-Trig pen recognition, Windows 7 Professional and either an Intel Core i5 or i3 processor. The previously mentioned optional GPS seems to be excluded from this model. Here is the full spec sheet for the “Express Buy” unit, which is priced $1,149 at launch.
- Intel Core i3-380UM Processor (1.33 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
- Genuine Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
- Microsoft Office Starter 20101
- 10.1-inch HD WXGA LED backlight LCD
- 4-finger capacitive multi-touch screen with pen input
- 2 GB DDR3 800 MHz SDRAM memory (2 GB + empty slot)
- 160 GB S-ATA 5400 RPM hard drive3
- 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth Wireless
- Web Camera
- Embedded Fingerprint Sensor, dedicated Smart Card slot
- Integrated ambient light sensor
- Spill-resistant keyboard with touchpad
- Lithium ion battery (6-cell, 5,800 mAh)
The i5 unit runs $1,399. Both are available from Fujitsu. Both Fujitsu and TabletPCReview will be at CES 2011. We’ll be sure to check out the new Lifebook.