STYLISTIC Q584 now available in the US, starting at 879$

It’s been a long wait for many people who waited for the Q584 but Fujitsu finally put up the device for sale.

The STYLISTIC Q584

The STYLISTIC Q584

The Q584 has a display size of 10.1 inches and is based on Intel’s newest Atom BayTrail SoC which delivers good performance and promises a satisfying battery runtime.

The base price with a standard configuration is 879USD. However, customers can customize the device to meet their individual needs.

The Q584 can be directly ordered at Fujitsu’s website.

How Fujitsu’s shell-concept for tablet-PCs works

In some of my earlier articles, I shortly wrote about Fujitsu’s shell-concept without going deeper. This is why I want to shortly describe this to you today.

The Q584 on its cradle

The Q584 on its cradle

Fujitsu presented two new tablet-PCs this fall: the STYLSTIC Q704 and Q584. Both tablets can be ordered with three different shells.

That allows you to even more individualize your tablet-PC.

The default shell is water- and dustproof and will be shipped if no other shell is selected. It’s pretty stable and should be used by the variety of users.

Another option is to order the “SmartCard-Shell.” This shell comes with a SmartCard-reader and VESA-Bearings, but is not water- and dustproof. VESA-Bearings can be used to mount a glove on the back for example. This is very useful in industrial areas.

The last option is a mix of the previous ones. It doesn’t contain a SmartCard-reader but has VESA-Bearings. It’s also water- and dustproof.

Ordering another shell may cost more and should therefore only be considered if explicitely needed.

STYLISTIC Q704 listed by German online shop, costs 1.399€

Just a short news about the Q704, Fujitsu’s new tablet-PC with a 12.5″-display.

The STYLISTIC Q704 has a 12.5-inches display and is partly water- and dustproof

The STYLISTIC Q704 has a 12.5-inches display and is partly water- and dustproof

The tablet-PC is not available yet but German online shops started listing the device.

German retailer ep-mediastore-ab currently offers one configuration for 1.399€.

This configuration is equipped with an Intel Core i5-4200U, 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD and connectivity up to LTE.

So far there is no delivery date, but the device is expected to hit the markets in Mid-December.

LIFEBOOK U904: First batch arrives in Germany, costs 1.800€

The first devices of the LIFEBOOK U904-series have reached the German market and are available to order now.

The LIFEBOOK U904 as shown at the Fujitsu Forum 2013.

The LIFEBOOK U904 as shown at the Fujitsu Forum 2013.

As I already mentioned earlier, the U904 will be available in multiple configurations, including several hard drive and CPU-variations. The first available configuration is the so called “Premium Selection.”

It has excellent hardware in it, containing an Intel Core i7-CPU of the newest Haswell generation with 2.1 GHz per core (2 cores in total). It will be equipped with an astonishing memory amount of 10GB and a 256GB SSD drive. The display will be of course the touch-version and the connectivity goes up to 4G / LTE.

Some of you may now wonder why an Ultrabook needs so much power. Therefore, you have to understand that the Ultrabook concept has made some major improvements and is signifcantly different to other concepts like the Netbook.

An Ultrabook is not only thin and light. It’s also strong which is a big difference to netbooks which were pretty weak. An Ultrabook is still designed to maintain a long battery runtime. This is achieved by variable power management. If you don’t need power, the Ultrabook won’t use all the power it has to save energy and extend your battery runtime.

But did you know that an Ultrabook can easily handle high-performance applications like the Adobe Suite? Therefore it uses every resource it has which of course needs more energy.

So buying an Ultrabook is buying a combination of both: mobilty and power.

The U904 “Premium Selection” is already available to order and costs around 1.800€ in Germany. There are cheaper configurations to expect (with an i5-CPU for example) but there is no ETA on their release date yet.

ARROWS Z FJL22: Fujitsu announces its next smartphone with major improvements

Some of you may not know, that Fujitsu also produces smartphones. That’s because, you won’t see those smartphones outside of Japan. Unfortunately, this will be the case for Fujitsu’s newest smartphone, too.

The ARROWS Z FJL22 in all 3 available colors

The ARROWS Z FJL22 in all 3 available colors

Fujitsu promises some great new improvements. For example, the company promises a device which is twice as fast as the model before.

The battery will have a capacity of 2.600 mAh (the iPhone 5S has 1.560 mAh) and features a new rapid charging-technology, allowing you to charge the phone to over 30% in about 10 minutes.

Fujitsu also added a RAM-unit to the display itself. This way, the TFT LCD-display can store data in this RAM and save power. If you for example display a still image, the display will use the built-in RAM and therefore save energy.

As for the connectivity, Fujitsu also introduces a new concept: ‘Multi-connection’ technology. This means that the phone will use the 3G / LTE and WiFi connection at the same time. It can use both connections at the same time to download content which gives you a faster browsing experience. The battery usage will still be barely higher than with an mobile connection alone.

The FJL22 will also have a fingerprint sensor to enable easier unlocking. Fujitsu also features ‘GRANVU’, a photo-engine in the smartphone to make better and vivid pictures by using intelligent flash and post-processing.

Also the technical specifications promise a high-quality device. The CPU will be a Quadcore 2.2 GHz-CPU (Qualcomm MSM8974), the device will be water-resistant (IPX5/8), infrared, NFC, television broadcast reception, a FM-transmitter, DLNA and Bluetooth 4.0. The operating system will be Android 4.2. So far, I have no information if Fujitsu plans an update to Android 4.4.

The device, which is produced in Japan, will be available from today but only in Japan. I don’t expect any release outside of the country but maybe this may change in future.

(via Fujitsu, thx!)

Fujitsu Forum 2013: The modern challenges of BYOD

On Fujitsu Forum 2013, I also had the chance to talk to some experts about BYOD – also known as Bring your own device.

BYOD is something which became quite popular in companies. Employes are allowed to bring in their own devices or buy a company device and also use it privately.

However, BYOD also bears risks. What about data loss or infected devices? Therefore, I asked Karen Barret and Mikael Tervonen, both experts from Fujitsu, to answer me some questions and show me Fujitsu’s way to challenge modern problems of BYOD.

Fujitsu Forum 2013: Impressions from this year’s event

The Forum is over, but it won’t be forgotten for sure! My third visit of this annual event again fascinated me and showed me a lot of things.

This year's slogan: "Reshaping ICT, Reshaping Business and Society"

This year’s slogan: “Reshaping ICT, Reshaping Business and Society”

Like every year, the Forum provided a lot of talks and events to participate in.

Again, four major keynotes built the frame around the Forum, like for example Dr. Joseph Reger’s keynote. The CTO of Fujitsu talked about modern challenges and gave us interesting insights in Fujitsu’s success stories.

Dr. Joseph Reger, CTO of Fujitsu

Dr. Joseph Reger, CTO of Fujitsu

But also the opening keynote was pretty interesting and was started with a cool short show.

The opening show

The opening show

Of course we also visited breakout sessions and learned a lot of things. However, our focus this year was clearly the exhibition since there was a lot of stuff to cover. We had the luck, that Daniel Klaus and Christian Bock from Fujitsu organized a tour for us.

Christian Bock (left) and Daniel Klaus from Fujitsu

Christian Bock (left) and Daniel Klaus from Fujitsu

The exhibition provided a lot of products like for example a new ATM from Fujitsu. But also new consumer products were displayed which you can find here.

Some of Fujitsu's new devices

Some of Fujitsu’s new devices

But the Forum also had some other fine locations. For example a digital golf course.

The digital golf course

The digital golf course

Or this holographic display which was used to display some new stuff.

The holographic display

The holographic display

But what about the fun? The last two years, Fujitsu organized concerts in the evening but this year the announcement came very late. And instead of a concert, Fujitsu rented a hall of the fair to build an Oktoberfest which was pretty amazing and entertaining.

The Oktoberfest at the Fujitsu Forum 2013

The Oktoberfest at the Fujitsu Forum 2013

And at the end of this article I just played around a little bit with Vine and created this short movie giving you a short glimpse on what was to see on the Forum.

So all in all this Forum was totally worth the visit. It provides a platform for IT experts from all over the world and is the biggest IT Forum in whole Europe.

So clear some time for Fujitsu Forum 2014 and be there! See you in Munich next year!

Fujitsu Forum 2013: All new devices at a glance

We still have stuff to cover from the Fujitsu Forum 2013, which took place in Munich last week. However, with the completion of my article series on Fujitsu’s newest devices, this article displays a summary of all new five devices. I will describe every device shortly and then link to the extended hands-on with additional pictures.

Let’s start this with the new LIFEBOOKs, which can be surely described as a major improvement. Every article will have multiple images, technical specifications and a video for each device. Most of the devices will also have an IGZO-panel. For those of you who don’t know what IGZO is, I recommend reading this short explanation.

LIFEBOOK U904

The LIFEBOOK U904 as shown at the Fujitsu Forum 2013.

The LIFEBOOK U904 as shown at the Fujitsu Forum 2013.

The LIFEBOOK U904 is truly a major highlight in Fujitsu’s upcoming portfolio. It will be powerful, thin and light. However, it will still have an amazing display resolution of 3.200 x 1.800px incorporated into the display and powered by Sharp’s IGZO-technology.

With the combination of touch and Ultrabook, the U904 is a high-performance device for every sophisticated person who doesn’t want to be restricted by technological limits.

For more on the U904, take a look at this article.

LIFEBOOK T904

The LIFEBOOK T904, one of Fujitsu's newest devices

The LIFEBOOK T904, one of Fujitsu’s newest devices

The LIFEBOOK T904 is Fujitsu’s newest device in the area of Convertible Ultrabooks. This means that you can turn around the display in both directions and even transform the device to a tablet.

But that’s not everything. Since the T904 is clearly aiming professional customers, it will not only incorporate a high-resolution IGZO-display but also a so-called dual digitizer. You can operate the T904 with a pen or with your finger and the device can even recognize if you are using the pen or the finger. You can for example set up the panel to stop recognizing your hand while using a pen.

Want to know more about the T904? This way, please.

LIFEBOOK S904

The silver version of the LIFEBOOK S904

The silver version of the LIFEBOOK S904

The S904 is technically not an Ultrabook but still amazingly thin and light. Its specialty? A battery runtime of 24 hours.

While delvering this amazing runtime, the S904 still comes with an IGZO-based touchscreen-display with a resolution of 2.560 x 1.440px. It also has space for an optical drive or second battery or hard drive.

You should meet this device. It’s easy, just click here!

STYLISTIC Q704

The STYLISTIC Q704

The STYLISTIC Q704

Fujitsu did not only launch new Ultrabooks but also two new tablets, on of them: the STYLISTIC Q704. The tablet-pc is Fujitsu’s newest approach in the hybrid-region meaning that the tablet can be easily transformed into a fully functional notebook by attaching a keyboard to it.

It also has a display size of 12.5-inches with a full HD-resolution and an Intel Core i-CPU. The Q704 is the perfect hybrid for professional customers out there since it combines power with mobility.

Need to know more? Head over here.

STYLISTIC Q584

The STYLISTIC Q584

The STYLISTIC Q584

We conclude our overview with the new tablet-PC based on Intel’s new BayTrail-platform. This 10-inch tablet with an astonishing resolution of 2.560 x 1.440px comes with an energy-efficient CPU and a thin design. Like the Q704, you can change the back cover of the device and replace it for example with a stronger one.

You became curious? Then take a closer look here.

Those 5 devices represent the most important newcomers in the last few weeks. Our coverage of the Fujitsu Forum 2013 continues soon, so stay tuned!

Fujitsu Forum 2013: The STYLISTIC Q584 is a little beast

All good things must come to an end and so does this series of articles. With the STYLISTIC Q584 we conclude our journey through Fujitsu’s newest products.

The STYLISTIC Q584

The STYLISTIC Q584

Let’s start again with the technical specs. It should be also noted that the Q584 is based on Intel’s new BayTrail platform of Atom CPUs. Those CPUs are build to last long, deliver average performance and stay cool. Perfect for a tablet.

DescriptionValue
Operating SystemWindows 8.1
Windows 8.1 Pro
ProcessorIntel® BayTrail-T™ SoC, Quad Core Intel® Atom™ Processor Z3770, 2 MB, 2.4 GHz
Hard disk driveSSD mSATA, 64 GB
SSD mSATA, 128 GB
Interfaces1 x DC-in
1 x Audio: line-in / line-out
2 (digital) x Internal microphones
1 x Micro USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0 total
via optional cradle or optional adapter cable accessory x VGA
via optional cradle or optional adapter cable accessory x Ethernet (RJ-45)
1 x Docking connector for Port Replicator
1 x SmartCard slot
1 x SIM card slot ( MicroSIM )
1 x Memory card slots
Display25.7 cm (10.1-inch), IPS dual digitizer, (WQXGA), 2560 x 1600 pixel, 800:1, 400 cd/m²

An like before, Markus Seifart was so kind to give us a short introduction to the Q584 and its functions.

But Intel’s BayTrail is not the only special thing about the STYLISTIC Q584. Its display is extremely strong with a resolution of 2.560 x 1.600px on 10 inches. It also contains a dual digitizer which means it can be used with a special pen and recognize your finger and the pen. You can for example write on the Q584 with a pen and put your hand on the device. It will not recognize your hand and only use the pen for input.

The Q584 on its cradle

The Q584 on its cradle

The Q584 also comes with an optional docking solution, in this case a cradle with additional ports. But before we start off, we will first check out the device itself.

On the left side you can find the audio jack, the power button, the volume buttons, a button which can be freely allocated and speakers.

The left side of the Q584

The left side of the Q584

The front only contains the dock connector for the docking station.

The front of the STYLISTIC Q584

The front of the STYLISTIC Q584

On the right side you can find the pen, the microSD- and SIM-port, an USB 3.0- and microUSB-port and the power-in. The ports are protected since the Q584 is partly dust- and water-proof. You may not bath with it but it can get a little bit wet.

The right side of the Q584

The right side of the Q584

The docking station is optional but transforms your Q584 into a small PC. It gives the tablet-PC a possibility to stand and function as a display.

The dock connector of the Q584

The dock connector of the Q584

The docking station also adds some ports to the Q584. Three additional USB-ports, a HDMI-port, a VGA-port and an Ethernet-port. Unfortunately, I forgot to make a photo of the backside so I will use Fujitsu’s official photo instead.

The docking station of the Q584

The docking station of the Q584 / Picture: Fujitsu

The battery is estimated to run for 10 hours and the weight varies from 640g to 660g based on the shell used. The Q584 is perfect for users who need a light device which still delivers the performance needed and can be transformed into a fully functional working station.

The STYLISTIC Q584

The STYLISTIC Q584

I don’t have any price estimate for the Q584, but a starting price under 1.000USD would surprise me. For more information check out Fujitsu’s website.

Fujitsu Forum 2013: Checking out the STYLISTIC Q704

Our release “party” continues as we switch from LIFEBOOKs to the STYLISTIC Q704 tablet-PC. Fujtsu’s new tablet-PC comes with a display size of 12.5 inches.

The STYLISTIC Q704

The STYLISTIC Q704

First of all, the technical specifications:

DescriptionValue
Operating SystemWindows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-4200U processor, 3 MB, 1.6 GHz, up to 2.6 GHz
Intel® Core™ i5-4300U processor, 3 MB, 1.9 GHz, up to 2.9 GHz
Intel® Core™ i7-4600U processor, 4 MB, 2.1 GHz, up to 3.3 GHz
512 KB
Supported RAM (max.)8 GB, Memory slot(s) LPDDR3 (1600 MHz)LPDDR3 (1600 MHz)
Hard disk driveSSD mSATA, 64 GB, FDE
SSD mSATA, 128 GB, Opal TCG
SSD mSATA, 256 GB, Opal TCG
Interfaces1 x DC-in
1 x Audio: line-in / line-out
1 (digital) x Internal microphones
1 x Micro USB 2.0
x USB 2.0 total
1 x USB 3.0 total
1 x Docking connector for Port Replicator
1 x SIM card slot ( usable only with 3G/UMTS, 4G/LTE
micro SIM )
1 x Memory card slots
Display31.8 cm (12.5-inch), LED backlight, (Full HD), Anti-glare display, magnesium, 1920 x 1080 pixel
31.8 cm (12.5-inch), IPS dual digitizer, Full HD, Glossy display, 1920 x 1080 pixel, 352 cd/m²
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4400

And like the LIFEBOOKs, the Q704 also deserves a video entry before we start with photos. So listen to Markus Seifart as he tells us interesting facts about the STYLISTIC Q704.

The STYLISTIC Q704 has a Full-HD display which is not based on Sharp’s IGZO. You can get an anti-glare (with LED backlight) or a glare (with IPS) version depending on your preference. The display size has an incredible value of 12.5 inches. In my opinion, this size is pretty awesome but may be too big for some of you. However, this size allows productive working while it keeps the device thin and light.

But working on a tablet-PC isn’t that easy. Therefore, the Q704 can be easily transformed to a fully functional notebook by attaching the device to an external keyboard.

The Q704 attached to a keyboard

The Q704 attached to a keyboard

The keyboard is something very special. While the Q704 is not attached to the keyboard, it will automatically reduce its power to extend the battery runtime. If you plug it into the keyboard, the power will be extended. However, this only works if the keyboard contains a second battery.

The keyboard of the Q704 with an integerated battery

The keyboard of the Q704 with an integerated battery

There will be 2 different keyboard. The one on the pictures is a little bit thicker since it contains a second battery. If you don’t need the second battery you can get a thin keybord without the battery inside it.

Before we take a closer look on the keyboard, we will first check out the interfaces of the tablet. On the left side there is the power button, the volume buttons and a button which can be allocated to some functions.

The left side of the Q704

The left side of the Q704

The front only contains the dock connector and some slots for the keyboard to stick to the tablet-PC.

The front of the Q704

The front of the Q704

On the right side there are the SIM-slot, the micro-SD slot, a micro-USB 2.0 and an USB 3.0-port. Those ports are protected by a cap. You can also find the audio jack and the pen there.

The right side of the Q704

The right side of the Q704

On the left side of the keyboard, there are an additional USB 3.0-port, a HDMI-port and an Ethernet-port.

The left side of the keyboard

The left side of the keyboard

On the right side, a second USB 3.0-port and a VGA-port are provided

The right side of the keyboard

The right side of the keyboard

The battery is approximated to run for about 10 hours (without the keyboard). The Q704 is also partly water- and dustproof. You shouldn’t take a bath with it but getting some water on it won’t destroy it.

The STYLISTIC Q704 has a 12.5-inches display and is partly water- and dustproof

The STYLISTIC Q704 has a 12.5-inches display and is partly water- and dustproof

The starting price is not fixed yet but I estimate something at the area of at least 1.500€. More techincal information on the device can be found here.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow, as we inspect the Q584 in our last installment covering the new touch devices.

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