BargainTabletPC.com/NEWS UPDATES – Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Sunlight Proves No Match for New Fujitsu Tablet PC
Stylistic ST5000 Tablet PC Brings Extraordinary Flexibility, Increased Productivity with Reflective Front-Light Screen Technology
Sunnyvale, Calif. March 23, 2004 Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
today gave mobile professionals the option of an indoor/outdoor display on its new slate StylisticR ST5000 Tablet PC. The new screen is ideal for field workers who need a reliable mobile computing solution as they inspect job sites, conduct surveys or visit clients.
Offered as an alternative to the indoor-only 12-inch TFT display, the 10.4-inch indoor/outdoor display is one of the best on the market today for outdoor viewability. By employing special reflective front-light technology, text and graphics can be clearly seen in a wide variety of light environments. Under direct sunlight, the display gets even brighter rather than becoming washed out. In low light conditions, the display’s front light can be adjusted to enhance viewability.
This adaptive feature gives users the freedom to carry their Fujitsu Tablet PC wherever they need to go. Together with a high capacity battery and Wi-Fi capabilities, users can be more productive throughout their day, whether they are on campus or in the field.
The Fujitsu Stylistic ST5000 Tablet PC is powered by an Ultra Low Voltage IntelR PentiumR M Processor operating at 1.0 GHz. Designed specifically for mobile applications, the Intel Pentium M Processor helps the system deliver superior performance and extended battery life. This longevity is enhanced by a bigger standard battery (4,400 mAh), providing users up to five
hours(1) of computing time. A high-capacity battery (6,600 mAh) which can last up to eight hours(1) is also available.
“With multiple screen options and two distinct form factors, Fujitsu accommodates the needs of all types of mobile professionals,” said Paul Moore, director of product marketing for mobile computing at Fujitsu Computer Systems. “The variety of solutions offered by Fujitsu demonstrates our commitment and expertise in the tablet computing arena.”
Fujitsu offers the slate Stylistic ST Series Tablet PC and the convertible LifeBookR T3000 Tablet PC, as well as two touch screen notebooks, the LifeBook B Series notebook and LifeBook P1000 notebook.
Stylistic ST5010 Tablet PC Specifications
Processor: Ultra Low Voltage Mobile Intel Pentium M Processor operating at 1 GHz
Display: Indoor-Only 12″ XGA TFT or Indoor/Outdoor 10.4″ XGA TFT Reflective FL
Memory: 256 MB SDRAM (standard) / 2 GB SDRAM (maximum); DDR 333 MHz memory Hard Drive: 60 GB or 40 GB shock mounted hard drive(2)
Communications: Modem and 10/100/1000 Base-T/TX Ethernet LAN
Wireless: Optional integrated IntelR PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (Wi-Fi Certified 802.11b/g) or 802.11a+b/g (available on ST5010D model) Card
Slots: One Type I or Type II PC card slot; one dedicated Smart Card slot; shared Memory Stick / Secure Digital media slot
Battery: 6-cell Lithium ion battery (4,400 mAh); optional 9-cell Lithium ion battery (6,600 mAh)
Ports: Two USB 2.0, Infrared port (IrDA 1.1-compatible, 4Mbps), Modem (RJ-11), Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45), IEEE 1394, external monitor and docking connector Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition Bundled
Application: Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
Dimensions/Weight: 8.66″ (W) x 12.77″ (H) x 0.82 – 0.88″ (D) / 3.4 lbs
ViewSonic Adds Centrino 802.11g WiFi to Convertible Tablet
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 21, 2004–ViewSonic(R) Corp., a worldwide leader in visual display products, today announced the launch of its V1250S, a convertible tablet PC that includes integrated 802.11g and 802.11b wireless access via Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Centrino(TM) technology. The 802.11g wireless standard supports newer local area networking technology with transfer speeds nearly five times faster than 802.11b.
“As technology progresses, it becomes increasingly important for companies to ensure they are using the latest tools while staying prepared for advances on the horizon,” said Dan Coffman, senior product manager, ViewSonic. “This new chipset adds versatility to the V1250S that makes it the perfect product for a broad range of customers from companies with existing 802.11b networks to those who will look to move to 802.11g in the future.”
As the first tablet PC available with the PRO/Wireless 2200BG Centrino technology, the V1250S takes full advantage of Intel’s next generation silicon to deliver optimal performance and battery life. The product is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2004.
The Tablet PC V1250S is currently the lightest convertible tablet PC available with a 12-inch screen and is available through authorized ViewSonic resellers, distributors and mail order for estimated street prices starting at $1895.
Backed by a one-year limited warranty on parts and labor, the product is eligible for ViewSonic’s optional Express Exchange(R) program, which guarantees a replacement within 48 hours where service is available. ViewSonic offers 24-hour, toll-free technical support, seven days a week, excluding major U.S. holidays. For more information and high resolution images of the product, go to: www.viewsonic.com/tabletpc.
Barry J. Doyle