Isn't that exactly what everyone hoped the Macbook would offer?
Some desktop replacement notebooks are crazy thanks to their weight or may the insane specs, but the Fujitsu Lifebook N7010’s outlandish impression is given by a much more interesting aspect: it packs a second small screen just above its keyboard. Not only does the 4in display operate as a secondary, supplementary monitor to the 16in, 1,366 x 768 resolution main display, but it is even touch sensitive!
That touch sensitivity means that the secondary screen (which has a 960 x 544 resolution, apparently) can be used not only for displaying any windows or programmes as desired, but also as a control pad for the pre-installed launcher application. Sure it may sound a little gimmicky to have a small touch screen just to launch programs, but it’s definitely a cool one.
Elsewhere Fujitsu has packed a 2.2GHz P8400, 4GB of RAM and a 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470. Gaming, then, isn’t going to be a forte of the N7010, but in every other respect it’s not what could be called an under-specced machine. Heck, there’s even a shock-mounted hard drive and a spill-resistant keyboard.
In the US the system is priced at $1,499, which hardly seems outrageous given the components. Not to mention the ‘cool-factor’ the touch screen brings. Hopefully Fujitsu will bring this, or similar systems, to the UK.
Either that or another manufacturer needs to (s)copy the idea(/s) follow suit.