Fujitsu unveils the Stylistic Q552 Windows 7 tablet
The Tokyo-headquartered tech manufacturer Fujitsu has reportedly added a new slate PC, dubbed as the Q552, to its Stylistic Series. Featuring a magnesium alloy back cover and a chemically strengthened glass, the Q552 is compliant with the MIL-STD-810G military standard for toughness, meaning it is capable of withstanding vibration, shock and extreme temperatures. Furthermore, the maker claims this tablet is aimed at mobile professionals and has a starting price of $849.
Based on a 32-bit Windows 7 Professional operating system, the Stylistic slate PC can be configured with a choice of Oak Trail and Cedar Trail chips. The standard configuration, however, offers an Intel N2600 SoC (system on a chip), which accommodates two processing cores clocked at 1.6GHz and the GMA 3600 graphics card. Built around an Intel NM10 Express Chipset, the Q552 sports a 10.1-inch LED-backlit bright (400 nit) IPS display with 160 degree vertical/horizontal viewing angles and a native resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels. In addition, the capacitive multitouch-enabled screen delivers touch and digital pen input.
The tablet PC comes equipped with 2GB of internal DDR3 RAM and up to a 64GB FDE solid-state drive (FDE stands for full-disk encryption, meaning there is a dedicated chip built into the SSD that decrypts/encrypts data as it is being read/written). Connectivity-wise, Fujitsu’s latest mobile product offers Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and optional Gobi 3000 with GPS radios, one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI interface, SmartCard and SD card readers. A 3MP rear-facing camera with auto-focus and a front-facing web camera of VGA quality are also installed.
Security features supposedly include an integrated fingerprint sensor, optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and Computrace support. Measuring just 0.64-inch at its thickest point, the Q552 weighs 1.7lbs with the built-in 2-cell battery and can be purchased with a second, removable (quick-swap) 4-cell battery.
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