Two Windows 8 slates coming from Fujitsu

Windows 8 will almost certainly be front and center next week at the Computex trade show as lots of PC makers will be showing off upcoming desktops, notebooks, tablets and slates running on Microsoft's next operating system. One of them will be Fujitsu, at least according to a leaked roadmap of the company's product plans as posted by Slashgear.com.

One of their Windows 8 slates is labeled "STYLISTIC Q5xx" on the roadmap with a 10.1 inch display that's due out in the latter part of the third quarter of 2012. The other is called "New performance Slate with attachable keyboard" (we assume that's a working title) that's due out in the beginning of the fourth quarter. No other information about these slates have been announced.

In addition, Fujitsu has two Android tablets in the works. One is titled "10-inch High-End Bacura" on the product road map and the other is shown with the label "10-inch Volume Android slate."

Fujitsu has a number of its Lifebook-based Windows 7 notebooks that are close to release. The roadmap shows that they will include a Lifebook T902 with a 13.3 inch display, along with a smaller Lifebook T732 with a 12.1-inch display. Presumably both of these notebooks will be eligible for the Windows 8 Pro $14.99 upgrade when Microsoft starts that program up, reportedly as soon as this Saturday.

Source: Slashgear | Image via Slashgear/Fujitsu

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deadonthefloor said,
This is AWESOME news!!!!!

My xp stylistic tablet was incredible slate design.

Can't wait to have Fujitsu back in the the tablet business!

uhh... they never left. T901, T731, Q550, go crazy

Honestly, when will every single hardware maker other than Apple learn that no matter how well designed or powerful you make a tablet, if it is not a narcisitic iDevice then it will fail. Im sick of these companies trying so hard to appease the muppet minds of the masses.

Iridium said,
Honestly, when will every single hardware maker other than Apple learn that no matter how well designed or powerful you make a tablet, if it is not a narcisitic iDevice then it will fail. Im sick of these companies trying so hard to appease the muppet minds of the masses.

So you're saying that only Apple should be able to make tablet devices, everyone else should do other things ?

Also: "Im sick of these companies trying so hard to appease the muppet minds of the masses" ?

So consumers want a tablet, manufacturers create one for them to buy?
But this is a bad thing? How?

The bad thing could be put like this:

"If/when Apple 'does a revolutionary' thing, everyone start doing it, not that they had the incentive before"

You obviously dont read between the lines. This is actually an attack on Apple and society. People are just not willing to give other companies a shot anymore. So i say let consumers get raped by Apple royally when they are the only maker on the market. Also Jose trust me that the iPad is anything but revolutionary. In 2003 when i was starting university i wanted a windows xp tablet but it was a bit too pricey. So iPad came a whole 7 years after that moment for me. In tech terms thats an eternity. Bill Gates had always wanted and predicted that tablets to be a big thing. Young people and people who use computers as toys and not tools dont know the real story behind any of it.