Fujitsu's latest notebooks offer Pico Projectors and "Palm-Vein" sensors

Fujitsu LifeBook S761/C and P711/C notebooks swap the optical drive for a Pico Projector, while the LifeBook E741 comes with a "Palm-Vein sensor".
Omar Qudsi,

With the increased usage of flash drives and the rise in demand for "cloud" storage, optical bays are slowly becoming a dying breed. Many laptop manufacturers currently offer the option to switch the optical bay for an extra hard drive, a second battery, or even remove it completely, but Fujitsu seems to be taking it one step further. According to a press release by the company, the new LifeBook S761/C and P711/C notebooks will forego the normal optical drive and swap in a Pico Projector instead.

Although the integrated Pico Projector seems like a novelty at first glance, businessmen accustomed to lugging around heavy projectors are sure to appreciate its inclusion.

In addition, Fujitsu also announced the LifeBook E741 notebook which comes with a “palm vein” sensor to detect and log unique veins in the user’s palm. The E741 also features an “ECO Sleep” mode that reduces power consumption during hibernation to the bare minimum.

With regards to pricing, the S761 should be available for $2,690, the P711 for $3,120 and the E741 for $2,931. All 3 notebooks should be available sometime in mid-May.


Fujitsu LifeBook S761/C and P711/C Specs:


Fujitsu LifeBook E741 Specs:

  • 15.6” screen with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels
  • Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7-2620M (2.7GHz) processor
  • Integrated Intel HD 3000 Graphics
  • 1GB of RAM along with a 160GB HDD




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Omar Qudsi, 2011-04-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)