Ultra-Portable Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 Convertible Notebook Wins 2006 PC World Innovations Award
SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 16, 2006—Fujitsu Computer Systems today announced that the ultra-portable 2.2-pound Fujitsu LifeBook® P1500 convertible notebook, the first touch screen notebook to offer the Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 operating system, was honored with a 2006 PC World Innovations Award.
Equipped with an 8.9 inch SVGA wide screen display, the LifeBook P1500 notebook is compact enough to go anywhere and light enough to hold effortlessly, with the versatility to easily convert from a conventional notebook into a slate tablet. Use a fingertip to easily navigate through forms or the Internet. Use the pen stylus for jotting notes and capturing signatures for contracts or purchase orders.
The 2006 PC World Innovations Awards recognize both benchmark and breakthrough products that set the standard for innovation with unique qualities that distinguish them from the pack. PC World’s editors compared hundreds of products before narrowing the field to the 25 winners. More information can be found at www.pcworld.com.
“These are among the most inventive devices available, breaking the boundaries of the computer and consumer electronics worlds while pushing the limits of technology,” stated Harry McCracken, VP/editor-in-chief of PC World. “These trend-setting products help define industry standards and raise the bar for creativity in the future. Congratulations to the Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 notebook.”
“The LifeBook P1500 notebook represents a significant technology breakthrough in its compact size and uncompromising feature set, along with the first industry support of Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition on a touch screen,” said Paul Moore, director of mobile product marketing, Fujitsu Computer Systems. “Recognition by the prestigious PC World Innovations Awards illustrates Fujitsu’s success and ongoing commitment to combine innovation with performance and reliability in its mobile computing products.”
The LifeBook P1500 notebook, also available with Microsoft Windows XP Professional, is powered by the Intel® Pentium® M Processor Ultra Low Voltage 753 and 915GMS chipset with up to 1GB of system memory. Designed for the highly mobile user, this full-function ultra-portable convertible is the ideal traveling companion delivering extended battery life of up to seven hours1 for keeping up with a busy workday or lifestyle, a shock-mounted hard drive for peace of mind, an easy-to-use intuitive touch screen — all secured with embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and a biometric fingerprint swipe sensor. Maximum productivity is ensured with built-in modem, LAN and optional Atheros® Super AG® WLAN with dual diversity antenna, delivering excellent connectivity and data transfer rates.
Pricing and Availability
The LifeBook P1500 notebook with Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition is available through the Fujitsu direct sales force, Web site and channel partners2 with pricing starting at $1,4493 for a base configuration. Users can choose from a recommended configuration or they can customize their system using the Fujitsu Configure To Order (CTO) program. The LifeBook P1500 notebook with Microsoft Windows XP Professional is also available with pricing starting at $1,3993 for a base configuration.
Service and Support
The Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 notebook is backed by a three-year or one-year International Limited Warranty for U.S. and Canadian customers. The International Limited Warranty includes technical support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.4 In addition, users can add Fujitsu Premium Care Service Plans, which include an on-site service or a screen protection plan.
About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems and managed services for the business enterprise. The company offers a complete line of high-performance mobile and desktop computers, scalable and reliable servers as well as managed and professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems emphasizes leading-edge technology, exceptional product quality, and productivity, as well as outstanding customer service. More information on Fujitsu Computer Systems is available at us.fujitsu.com/computers.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers’ success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.
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