Mentioned briefly when they unveiled their new multi-touch Lifebook Tablet PCs at IFA 2009, Fujitsu, no doubt prompted by today’s Lenovo news, has officialized officialiated officialified announced in an official manner that multi-touch is an option on the Lifebook T5010 Tablet PC.
– NEW optional dual digitizer (active digitizer/capacitive touch) with two-finger support for gestures including zoom, rotate, and flicks; stylus support for inking, editing/annotating files
This is the Wacom multi-touch digitizer shown at IFA, which is currently limited to two-finger input but will be increased via software updates (still not sure if pen sensitivity, limited to 15 levels, is also software upgradable). No sign of the new models, T4410 und T4310, but they are surely on their way. Official press release after the jump. Hat tip to Gizmodo.
Fujitsu Adds “Touch” to Its Flagship LifeBook T5010 Convertible Tablet PC
Begins Rollout of New LifeBook Mobile PC Series Designed to Exploit Anticipated Windows 7 Features
SUNNYVALE, CA, Sep 15, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Fujitsu gave mobile users in North America another reason to choose the LifeBook(R) T5010 convertible tablet PC today, announcing the convenience of multi touch input. The new dual digitizer’s touch screen function on the 13.3-inch display offers a new level of interaction by supporting two-finger touch for actions including panning, rotating, flicks and zooming. With seamless switching between pen and touch, users can change tasks on the fly, from casual surfing to detailed editing or writing.
The Windows Vista(R)-based LifeBook T5010 convertible tablet PC is the first in a line of new LifeBook platforms and form factors designed to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of Microsoft’s soon-to-be-launched Windows 7.
— NEW optional dual digitizer (active digitizer/capacitive touch) with two-finger support for gestures including zoom, rotate, and flicks; stylus support for inking, editing/annotating files
— Converts from tablet into a standard notebook with keyboard input using the industry’s first bi-directional swivel hinge
— Weighs approximately 4.5 pounds in weight-saver configuration
— 13.3-inch mercury-free WXGA bright LED backlight LCD with wide viewing angles
— Modular bay, which supports an optical drive or optional second battery
— Optional mobile broadband support on select models (AT&T integrated broadband connect and Verizon Wireless mobile broadband built in)
— Enterprise manageability support with Intel active management technology
— Optional Microsoft(R) Windows 7 Professional (free upgrade) and Vista Business (XP downgrade)
— Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor technology
— Full-size, spill-resistant keyboard with touchpad
— Optional integrated webcam and (standard) dual digital microphones
— Full suite of security features: dedicated SmartCard slot, integrated fingerprint sensor, security panel, BIOS and hard drive password protection, embedded TPM 1.2, Computrace(R) BIOS agent.
— Priced starting at $1,759(1) with an active digitizer and priced starting at $1,859 with a dual digitizer option. Users can choose from a recommended configuration, or they can customize their LifeBook T5010 convertible tablet PC using the Fujitsu Configure To Order (CTO) program. Available immediately through the Fujitsu website and select retailers/e-tailers(2).