Fujitsu Refreshes P1600 Series With P1630

Jkkmobile just reported on Fujitsu’s P1630 hitting the FCC. Initial specs look very familiar with only an upgrade in processor being the most obvious change. Here’s a breakdown of the refreshed device:

8.9 inch 1280 x 768 touch screen
Intel Core2 Duo SU9400 1.4Ghz
Intel GMA X4500
Up to 2GB RAM
Wifi, Bt and LAN
Fingerprint reader
PCMCIA, SD, VGA out and 2 x USB
232mm x 167mm x 37mm, 1000g

As you can see, the P1630 still maintains a PCMCIA slot rather than an ExpressCard slot, which absolutely baffles me. Weight is still a scant 2.2lbs and the screen looks to be the same as the P1620. I was hoping for an active digitizer for the next P-Series, but it doesn’t look that way. I was hoping for more RAM capacity, but that’s not the case. Seeing as how this model is a VERY mild refresh, I really hope Fujitsu actually lowers the price of these ultra-portable tablets below the $1800 starting price point. What do you think? Has Fujitsu dropped the ball on this? What would you have wanted to see for their 8.9″ tablet?

Via jkkmobile

 

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