Fujitsu launches the LifeBook TH40/D convertible tablet
With each day going by, the Tablet PC market is getting hotter and hotter, so it is not surprising that we keep seeing new and more exciting models emerging. The one that caught our attention today has just been introduced this morning and is manufactured by the Japanese PC hardware company Fujitsu.
Named LifeBook TH40/D, this new convertible slate tablet, part of the updated Summer 2011 Fujitsu FMV Series lineup won’t come cheap, but will most certainly attract people’s attention - mainly because apart from the multi-touchscreen display, the device offers a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard.
Fujitsu’s TH40/D Tablet PC is reportedly powered by an Oak Trail Intel Atom Z670 central processing unit, which packs two cores, each clocked at 1.5GHz. This processor supports hyperthreading, has low power consumption and is built using 45nm manufacturing technology. Apparently, it is also capable of playing Full HD 1080p content and comes with an integrated Intel GMA 600 graphics controller that operates at 400MHz.
This 17.4mm thick tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch wide-format LCD multi-touchscreen display, which has a maximum supported resolution of 1024-by-600 pixels. Fujitsu also announced in a press release today, that the LifeBook family features a “hybrid motion” design that “can swap between touch operations and keyboard input depending on the scenario in which it is used.”
Customers will also be provided with 1GB of DDR 2 internal memory (non-expandable) and 120GB of storage capacity in form of a mechanical hard drive that rotates at 4200 rounds per minute.
Users can stay connected thanks to the integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 adaptors. Furthermore, the TH40/D houses two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI output, an SD card reader and a built-in 0.3MP web camera for video chats.
Other specs, pricing and availability
The new Tablet PC weighs about 1.1kg (2.4lbs) with the 23Wh Lithium-ion polymer battery (6 hours of battery life) and will reportedly ship with a pre-installed copy of Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium (32bit) OS.
Fujitsu’s LifeBook TH40/D will first hit the Japanese market in June of this year and will have a starting price of about US $990.