Fujitsu has introduced a new ultraportable LifeBook notebook with almost as many features as a regular-sized notebook, including a DVD drive and fingerprint sensor.
The products in the LifeBook series are sometimes referred to as executive notebooks, as they appeal to company executives who travel frequently. Weighing only 3.3lbs (1.5kg) with a CD or DVD drive, the new LifeBook P7000 is also ideal for students trapped under a heavy load of textbooks, Fujitsu said.
The new model comes with a modular bay that can accommodate a number of different accessories. A weight saver can be swapped with a DVD-Rom/CD-RW (CD-rewritable) drive to reduce the overall weight of the LifeBook P7000 to 3lbs, or users can extend their battery life to around nine hours with a second battery. The standard battery will last 7.5 hours, depending on the workload.
Users can protect their notebook from unauthorised access or theft with an optional fingerprint sensor which can control access or store several different passwords for e-commerce websites or logging onto a company network.
The P7000 uses an Ultra Low Voltage Pentium M processor running at 1.1GHz, and a 10.6in display. It comes with 256Mbytes of PC2700 (333MHz) DDR (double data rate) SDRam (synchronous dynamic Ram), a 40Gbyte hard drive, the weight saver and Intel's Pro/Wireless 2200BG chip for connecting to 802.11b/g wireless network for a starting price of $1,699 (£912).
Tom Krazit writes for IDG News Service