Fujitsu Reveals Q702 Hybrid Tablet And Lifebook Convertible Laptop

Fujitsu Reveals Q702 Hybrid Tablet And Lifebook Convertible Laptop


There seems to be an increasing number of devices in recent times that tout themselves as the perfect tablet experience for those that also want a laptop-like productivity experience, Windows Surface included. That being said, Fujitsu seems to do one better, creating a true hybrid tablet/laptop experience that is targeted at the business crowd, and best of all they are offering two different hybrids, the LifeBook T902 and Stylistic Q702.

The Q702 offers an 11.6-inch tablet that includes a keyboard dock, pen input and a form factor that is extremely business friendly with features such as Intel Anti-Theft technology, TPM, Computrace support, WWAN and LTE, and has tons of power with its Core i3 or i5 Ivy Bridge processor, 4GB RAM, and up to 128GB of SSD storage space. The tablet features a 1366×768 resolution, Gorilla Glass coating, and manages to weigh just 1.88 as a tablet, though obviously it gets a bit heavier when docked. The Q702 also has 4.5 hours without dock, or 5.5 with, and also adds 2 USB 3.0, Ethernet and VGA through its dock connector.

As for the Lifebook T902, you get a massive 13-inch Gorilla Glass display with a 1600×900 resolution and again Ivy Bridge Power, though this time through Core i5 or i7. Unlike the Q702, this tablet hybrid is a bit heavy at 4.1-pounds and has up to 16GB RAM, and optional WWAN and LTE radios. This more expensive tablet also has a modular bay for adding components like a HDD, extra battery or even an optical drive. Imagine a blu-ray convertible laptop.

The downside to these two devices are that they come with Windows 7, though they will both work perfectly well with Windows 8. Of course, it’s important to note that Windows 8 isn’t a free upgrade, even though its coming out so soon, but it can be bought for a discounted price. This is a change from the older Microsoft policy of offering free updates to the newest OS right when a new version is on its way.

Both tablet hybrids are expected to arrive in the 3rd quarter of 2012, just months before Windows 8, and will start at $1,099 for the Q702 or $1,899 and up for the T902.

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