Fujitsu TH40D gathers good first impression, stands out in looks
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The Fjitsu Lifebook TH40D was introduced late last week, ahead of a possible Samsung slider that is expected shortly. Folks at Akihabaranews got their hands on a display sample, and they look quite impressed by the look of it, literally!
A quick specsheet: 10.1” multitouch screen with a usual 1024 x 600 pixels worth of resolution, Intel Oak Trail ATOM Z670 CPU (clocking at 1.5GHz), 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 1.1kg in weight with a total thickness of 17.4mm and comes pre-loaded with Windows 7.
The first thing the reviewer mentions, and rightly so, is the brilliant look with a bright screen and the “Apple-like” aluminum feel to it. The front body is washed in the familiar greyish aluminum metallic look, with black only on the screen border and keyboard. The screen looks glossy and will shy away from direct sunlight. The Chiclet style keyboard looks decent but the keys could have been made more spaced out by stretching them more towards the edge towards both right and left.
The slide seems little tricky with a support hinge at the back of the display panel to keep it upright while operating in the netbook mode. You might have to lift the lower part of the screen to actually start sliding it in, which could actually mean there could be slight lock-in-place arrangement there.
There was no mention of anything about the performance, so we might have to wait till we ourself get a sample for reviewing.
The convertible tablet is priced at 80,000 Yen (~$990) in Japan, making it out of interest for the budget conscious.