Fujitsu Q550 up for pre-orders in the US
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We reported about the Fujitsu Q550 back in February, and now Engadget reports that the 10” slate is available for pre-ordering to the US, starting at $729. The 10.1-inch (with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels) tablet is powered by an Oak Trail based Intel processor – and Windows 7.
The starting model comes with 30GB of internal solid state storage space and both front and rear camera for video calling and clicking snaps as expected primary functions respectively. There will be USB 2.0 support, HDMI out and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/n. A higher configured model worth $849 has all the above, in addition to a 62GB SSD.
Being a business tablet, the Q550 differentiates itself on the availability of Smart Card readers, fingerprint scanners and TPM modules – as reported by Engadget. But Windows 7 is not the most preferable OS for touch experience, unless Fujitsu is planning to use its custom UI on top of it.
We are not sure if being more expensive than the iPad on the account of being a business tablet has its advantages, especially when a lot of enterprises have preferred the Apple toy over many other better configured tablets. Having said that, the Q550 is expected to have its moment, when it arrives.