Three new Arrows Tab Windows tablets from Fujitsu with user replaceable battery
Update: Fujitsu has confirmed that all new models will be available internationally
Fujitsu, who have a stronger presence in Asia and Europe than they do in North America, announced three new Arrows Tab Windows tablets, three new Esprimo desktop PCs, and a new Celsius workstation, in addition to the 14 new Lifebook notebooks revealed earlier this week.
First up are two new models in the 13.3-inch Arrows Tab Q series, the Q738/SE designed for educational institutes and the Q738/SB for business/enterprise. The chassis redesign has resulted in an approximate 20 percent reduction in thickness and weight. The Q728/SB receives an 8th generation i5 and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update pre-installed. Next is the smaller Arrows Tab V727/S, whose 12.3-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio gives it very similar dimensions to the Surface Pro 2017. This size and aspect ratio is ideal for displaying A4 (standard US letter) pages.
One key selling feature of these Fujitsu tablets is the user replaceable battery which would extend their usable life when the old battery struggles to provide more than a couple of hours, a feature that many ultrabooks lack these days. There is a bevy of accessories, such as a magnetic keyboard cover and a portfolio cover which acts as the tablet stand, presumably in place of a built-in kickstand, but this couldn't be clarified at the time of writing. Connectivity and I/O for all three are identical with two USB-A, one USB-C, microHDMI, smart card reader, and fingerprint sensor. The included pen is charged via the tablet with 15 seconds in the pen slot providing about 90 minutes of regular use.
Pricing and shipping are only available for Japan at the time of writing, with the Tab Q series available from late February 2018 and the Tab V from early March 2018. MSRP for the Q738/SE starts at JP¥153,600 (US$1390), for the Q738/SB at JP¥186,300 (US$1680), and for the V727/S from JP¥178,200 (US$1610).