Fujitsu's P-1000 Series Touch Screen Notebook
Fujitsu first introduced the Biblo Loox, Japanese consumers went crazy. When
Fujitsu Americanized the Loox and it became the Lifebook P series, American
consumers went crazy, and the notebook ended up winning best of show at Comdex
2001. Following in the footsteps of past successes, Fujitsu have today released
the Lifebook P-1000 series, a subnotebook with a signature touch sensitive
Powered by a 700MHz TM5500 Crusoe processor with 256KB on-die L2 cache and a
133MHz FSB, the little 2.2lb ultra subnotebook can last for up to 4.5 hours with
a standard battery. The P-1000 series, which comes in the P-1035 and P-1032
models has a static 128MB of memory (not upgradable), an 8.9" wide-format XGA
TFT with touch screen capabilities powered by a 4Mb ATI Rage Mobility-M graphics
With an internal 20GB hard drive, the P-1000 series touch sensitive
subnotebooks are classed as "one spindle." The subnotebooks come with an
external USB floppy disk, and an optional external PCMCIA CD-ROM drive can be
Rounding out the other features of this utterly tiny 2.2lb subnotebook are the standard assortment of headphone audio jacks, integrated speakers, integral 56K modem and 10/100 NIC, a very cool 802.11b wireless LAN, two USB ports, a mini-VGA jack, and one type II PCMCIA port.
The units can last upto 9 hours on the extended life
batteries which boost the weight up to 2.5lbs and they come preloaded with
Windows XP home edition. Pricing is expected to be about $1499USD.
It's is interesting to see that Fujitsu is primarily targeting the P-1000
series at industry markets, and while it is equipped with the new TM5500
processor, we're a bit surprised the faster TM5800 wasn't chosen. While lap tops
of any size are not the easiest to handle by standing workers, the P-1000 does
seem to be a stab in the direction of FIC's AquaPad, which may see its widest
adoption with industry as a portable terminal. The Fujitsu P-1000 ups the ante
and offers not only a touch sensitive screen, but keyboard, hard drive and other
notebook-like qualities. If the very sexy Fujitsu Lifebook P series is any
indication, the P-1000 is going to be one sleek looking subnotebook, regardless.
Fujitsu Unveils World's Smallest, Touch Screen Notebook Starting at $1,499
SANTA CLARA, Calif.- February 26, 2001 — Fujitsu
PC Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, today announced
the release of its newest addition to the LifeBook notebook line with the
LifeBook P-1000. The LifeBook P-1000 is the smallest touch screen notebook PC
available and is designed to support special-purpose applications, such as
healthcare, and sales and field-force automation. To further enable these
high-mobility users, the LifeBook P-1000 offers outstanding battery life and
wireless LAN capability.
The LifeBook P-1000 increases customer choice
by offering a full Windows PC-based solution at pricing comparable to Windows
CE-based notebooks. With the LifeBook P-1000 and the LifeBook B Series, Fujitsu
now offers two touch screen-enabled notebook PCs to meet diverse customer
pricing and functionality requirements. The LifeBook P-1000 is a single-spindle
design that measures only 9.1 inches wide by 6.2 inches deep by 1.36 inches high
and weighs only 2.2 pounds.
Despite its compact form factor the LifeBook
P-1000 features an 8.9-inch wide-format XGA TFT display with a touch screen.
This combination of a 15:9 aspect ratio display and Fujitsu's touch screen
technology provides users with the maximum viewing area and a unique method to
navigate and to easily access and update data. Increasing its functionality,
Fujitsu's new ultra-light LifeBook P-1000 will be one of the first notebooks in
its class to offer integrated WiFi™-compliant wireless LAN capabilities (IEEE
802.11b), allowing users to stay connected in the field and office. Users have
the option of a built-in modem and wireless LAN option or built-in modem and
integrated 10/100 base-Tx Ethernet.
"The new LifeBook P-1000 reaffirms
Fujitsu's commitment to our customers who require touch screen capability for
their productivity applications," said Sara Nelson, vice president of marketing
for Fujitsu PC Corporation. "More companies than ever before are enlisting the
services of technology to automate their everyday business activities. We are
confident this new addition will provide the functionality and portability
required in this consistently expanding environment."
Like Fujitsu's LifeBook P Series P-2000, the LifeBook P-1000 also incorporates
the services of a Crusoe processor from Transmeta Corporation.(The LifeBook
P-2000, winner of COMDEX Fall 2001's Best Notebook and Best of Show awards, is
the world's smallest, full-featured notebook PC incorporating a built-in combo
drive.) The notebook is powered by Transmeta's 700MHz Crusoe TM5500 Processor
with LongRun Power Management specifically designed to save energy while still
providing full processing power in battery-mode. The LifeBook P-1000 offers
users two different battery configurations, including the standard main Lithium
ion battery for up to 4.5 hours of battery life or high-capacity main battery
increasing computing life up to 9 hours.
The compact single-spindle
design features a 20GB hard drive, 128MB SDRAM, ATI RAGE Mobility-M video
controller with 4MB integrated video memory, and comes with an external USB
floppy drive standard.
Fujitsu's newest notebook is available with
either Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional or Windows
2000 Professional pre-installed to provide users with a choice of operating
systems that best fits their individual computing requirements.
The LifeBook P-1000 will ship at
the end of February in two recommended configurations and is also available via
Fujitsu's Configure To Order (CTO) program. With an estimated street price
starting at $1,499, the mini-notebook will be initially offered through
Fujitsu's reseller channel.
XP Pro/Wireless LAN Version
• 700MHz Crusoe TM5500 processor
with LongRun Power Management
• 8.9" wide-format XGA TFT with touch
• 128MB memory
• 20GB hard drive
• Optional, external CD-ROM
• External USB 3.5" floppy drive
Built-in multinational 56K V.90 modem
• Built-in Wireless LAN (802.11b)
• Quick Point
pointing device and stylus
• Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
• Model P-1035, FPCM02064