Fujitsu Windows 8 notebook-tablet hybrids demoed

A few months ago, a leaked product roadmap from Fujitsu indicated that the company would have two Windows 8 "slate" devices for launch later this year. Now the company is showing Windows 8 running on two upcoming notebook-tablet hybrid products this week at a trade event on Hong Kong.

Engadget got a chance to go hands-on with both devices, including the 11.6 inch Stylistic Q702 "Quattro", shown above. The device has an Intel Core i5-3427U processor, 4 GB of RAM, a 256 SSD, front and back cameras and a fingerprint scanner. The article says that while the tablet portion weights 1.88 pounds, the detachable keyboard makes the product a tad too heavy.

The other product that was shown was a LifeBook T902 "Tercel". This is a larger, 13.3 inch device with a more powerful Intel Core i7-3520M processor, along with 8 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive, and even a Blu-ray player. Even though it was running Windows 8, the article makes it sound like the "Tercel" could be coming out for Windows 7 first; the product had a Windows 7 certification label on it.

There's no word on when these two Fujitsu hybrids will be launched, nor what their price points will be like.

Source: Engadget | Image via Engadget

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Bern@rd said,
I seriously hope that's not a production device. Why are they using the Windows Mobile 6.5 icon?

No, they are using Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7.5 Logo, which in my opinion looks much better than the new one.

The Core i5 CPU has a 17W TDP! Just imagine the Core i7.
Don't expect decent battery life with these. They are more keyboardless notebooks than real tablets.

This is exactly what is NOT needed for a Windows 8 tablet.

TheCyberKnight said,
The Core i5 CPU has a 17W TDP! Just imagine the Core i7.
Don't expect decent battery life with these. They are more keyboardless notebooks than real tablets.

This is exactly what is NOT needed for a Windows 8 tablet.

The T902 is a full on Tablet PC. I can get up to 7 hours with the main and modular bay battery (totalling 108Whr) on my T901, expect similar performance on the T902, if not better due to better hardware & win8.

primexx said,

The T902 is a full on Tablet PC. I can get up to 7 hours with the main and modular bay battery (totalling 108Whr) on my T901, expect similar performance on the T902, if not better due to better hardware & win8.

You just confirmed my point with 108Wh for 7 hours. There is no way you can pack that amount of energy in a decent tablet. This clearly is for notebook style devices.

TheCyberKnight said,
The Core i5 CPU has a 17W TDP! Just imagine the Core i7.
Don't expect decent battery life with these. They are more keyboardless notebooks than real tablets.

This is exactly what is NOT needed for a Windows 8 tablet.

actually, this is also needed for windows 8 tablets. Some people want a tablet, but they also want power. sure battery life suffers, but when you need performance on the go, this is great.

TheCyberKnight said,

You just confirmed my point with 108Wh for 7 hours. There is no way you can pack that amount of energy in a decent tablet. This clearly is for notebook style devices.

Ya, you are not getting something.

Do you not realize there will be people that will want a touch screen and/or stylus and still be able to pack a mouse and keyboard to play Crysis 2?

Why do you think higher performing devices SHOULD NOT be Tablets? With wireless keyboards and mice, there is no reason.

Another thing you are missing is that even when just doing web browsing or watching movies, or doing 'iPad' class tasks, even the Intel i5 can scale back power consumption to impressive levels.

Look at the numbers, there is less than 3-4hrs of Battery time from an iPad to a i5 Windows 8 Tablet PC, yet the performance difference is HUGE, like 50 times the speed of the latest iPad.

There are people that would would take the 3-4hr less Battery time (10hrs down from 13hrs) for a real computer than can run

Even in the TabletPC era, there were lighter slates better batter life and slightly heavier notebooks with less battery life but were also desktop replacements.

Both were pen/touch based, but a lot of people didn't want to buy several computers (especially when the digitizers on them were expensive compared to the cheap iPad type touch screens) - So they bought one that severed both purposes.


I don't know why people close their minds off to a product having to do or be one specific thing, when it is possible for a 'general purpose' computer to actually provide 'multiple types' of functionality. (Hence the whole idea of a Personal Computer in the first place.)

All the more confirmation that Microsoft was and is correct is producing surface. Clearly Fujitsu is not trying to sell products. Honestly they couldn't create something more exciting than that? the design team should be fired...I am using a hyperbole to prove a point.

Stylistic tablets are clearly aimed at business users with these hardcore specs. The 8GB of RAM is clearly aimed at developers who need that much memory for work.

Still going with the "notebook-tablet hybrid" name Neowin? Would be best for the media to just come up with an official title like "tablet tops" or "tabtops." This is now clearly a standard laptop form factor that needs to be titled and defined.

Avatar Roku said,
Stylistic tablets are clearly aimed at business users with these hardcore specs. The 8GB of RAM is clearly aimed at developers who need that much memory for work.

Still going with the "notebook-tablet hybrid" name Neowin? Would be best for the media to just come up with an official title like "tablet tops" or "tabtops." This is now clearly a standard laptop form factor that needs to be titled and defined.

Why don't people understand that 8GB is no longer hardcore? I got 4GB in my $750 computer in 2009. 8GB should be minimum by now, but no. It doesn't seem that ANY of the transformer style computers will have more than 4GB RAM which means I won't be buying any. I'd LOVE to give some company my money for a transformer style windows 8 slate, but none seem to understand that 8GB is something people want.

mrp04 said,

Why don't people understand that 8GB is no longer hardcore? I got 4GB in my $750 computer in 2009. 8GB should be minimum by now, but no. It doesn't seem that ANY of the transformer style computers will have more than 4GB RAM which means I won't be buying any. I'd LOVE to give some company my money for a transformer style windows 8 slate, but none seem to understand that 8GB is something people want.


Because even today for the vast majority of people 8gb is overkill. I have 8gb in my laptop and in the past 2 years of having it, I have never NEVER used more than 4-5gb (cache aside).

Sure RAM is dirt cheap so 8gb isn't exactly expensive, but its still overkill because unless you're a developer or someone involved with multimedia work (photoshop, 3d etc) you won't come close to using it.

KSib said,
Man, I still haven't seen any device that I'd rather get than a Surface yet.

Agree, surface tablet looks sexy and has the all important high resolution specs. Next up would be the Lenovo thinkpad tablet 2

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