While the competition in the Windows tablet market may not be as fierce as in the Android sector, in the end everyone is looking for a piece of the same tablet pie, so Fujitsu’s latest offering will look to step up to the mark when it goes on sale tomorrow.
Fujitsu has thus far been pretty quiet on the tablet scene (for the casual consumer at least), but its Stylistic Q550 10.1in Windows tablet could be set to change all that. The device goes on sale here in Europe from tomorrow with a price tag of €699. The Q550 was officially unveiled today at the CeBIT trade show in Hanover, and will look to capture the commercial and enterprise sections of the market. “The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Slate PC is a keyboard-less tablet PC that builds in security from the ground up, so that it meets the most stringent IT security requirements of governments and businesses. The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 is developed to meet enterprise mobile computing demands and integrate seamlessly into existing IT infrastructures,” a statement read.
The Q550 will sport a 10.1in WXGA IPS panel capable of four-finger multi-touch, will be powered by Intel’s Oak Trail processor and come with either 32GB or 64GB SSD. It also has front and rear cameras, smartcard slot, fingerprint reader, USB port and optional 3G. Battery life is purported to be eight hours but as always we’ll wait and see if this pans out when we get our hands on one of the devices. Security credentials are boosted further by Advanced Theft Protection (ATP), a system platform that is resistant to deep-level hacking and the optional embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM) which should help ensure the data on the Q550 remains safe even in the event of theft.
The Q550 will be on sale from tomorrow for €699 and while it may be aimed primarily at the enterprise market, we are sure there will be some people out there who will see the combination of improved security, Oak Trail power and eight hour battery life as an enticing prospect.