Fujitsu Siemens powers up new desktop replacement

Fujitsu Siemens has added to its notebook range with a powerful desktop replacement model aimed at business users.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  July 25, 2004

Fujitsu Siemens has added to its notebook range with a powerful desktop replacement model aimed at business users. The firm’s new Lifebook E8010 is described by Fujitsu as a secure notebook with desktop-like performance. It includes a 15-inch display, flexible modular bay for adding different upgrades and configurations of the E8010 will be available based upon the new ‘Dothan’ version of Intel’s Pentium M processor. "International market research shows that the demand for high-performance notebooks at large enterprises is set to increase by 13 percent over the next two years," said Susanne Lewitzki, product marketing manager, Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "At the regional level too we have noticed an increased interest in this class of notebooks. Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ industry-leading features have made our notebooks the first choice among companies that put high performance and security above everything else. The Lifebook E8010 addresses this market very effectively." The Lifebook E8010 is designed to meet the needs of users whose notebooks contain confidential business data by including security functions such as a security panel with PIN code and smart card reader. This reader supports a wide range of third-party applications such as secure online transactions and ‘e-cash’ storage options. An optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is also available, which is based security technology compliant with the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) standard. This both checks and validates a user’s computer platform and system profile, protects sensitive data from unauthorised users, and can be integrated with other security measures such as WLAN, LEAP, and Smart Card Online transactions. The Lifebook E8010 also features an optional second battery for longer usage when out of the office, while on the graphics front users can choose between integrated i855GME graphics and a higher performance ATI-Radeon 9700 option. The E8010’s 15.1-inch TFT display is available in two versions, namely 1024 x 768 pixel XGA and 1400 x 1050 pixels SXGA+ screens. B/g standard WiFi connectivity is included as standard and a Bluetooth option is also available. The notebook’s modular bay means different optical drives, a second hard disk drive or an extra battery can be added on demand. For users who own other Lifebook models, the same bay module can be used with Fujitsu's entire Lifebook family. The Lifebook E8010 will be rolled out in the region over the next few weeks, priced from $1969. Fujitsu Siemens is also due to launch another notebook in mid-August in the form of the P7010, an ultra-portable 1.3kg device aimed at female executives.

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