Fujitsu Forum 2013: Meet the LIFEBOOK S904 with a battery runtime of 24 hours

Let’s keep going with the LIFEBOOK party and take a look at the last of the three new LIFEBOOKs, Fujitsu presented: the LIFEBOOK S904.

The silver version of the LIFEBOOK S904

The silver version of the LIFEBOOK S904

And according to the other two articles, I will first introduce the technical specifications to you.

Description
Value
Operating SystemWindows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro 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
Supported RAM (max.)12 GB, 1 Memory slot(s) DIMM (DDR3)DDR3L – 1600 MHz
4 GB onboard, 1 DIMM slot with max. 8 GB
Hard disk driveSATA, 5400 rpm, 1 TB, 2.5-inch, S.M.A.R.T.
SATA, 5400 rpm, 500 GB, 2.5-inch, S.M.A.R.T.
SSHD, 5400 rpm, 500 GB / 8 GB SSD Cache, 2.5-inch, S.M.A.R.T.
SSD SATA III, 128 GB, 2.5-inch
SSD SATA III, 256 GB, 2.5-inch
SSD SATA III FDE, 256 GB, 2.5-inch
SSD SATA III, 512 GB, 2.5-inch
Interfaces1 x DC-in
1 (combo port with Audio line-out) x Audio: line-in / microphone
1 x Audio: line-in / line-out
1 (combo port with Audio line-out) x Audio: line-out / headphone
2 (digital) x Internal microphones
3 (1 with Anytime USB Charge functionality) x USB 3.0 total
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x Ethernet (RJ-45)
1 x Docking connector for Port Replicator
1 x Kensington Lock support
1 (optional) x SmartCard slot
1 x SIM card slot ( only for models with integrated 3G/UMTS or 4G/LTE module )
1 x Memory card slots
Display33.8 cm (13.3-inch), LED backlight, (WQHD), Glare IGZO touch display, magnesium, 2560 x 1440 pixel, 1000:1, 350 cd/m²
33.8 cm (13.3-inch), LED backlight, (WQHD), Anti-glare IGZO non-touch display, magnesium, 2560 x 1440 pixel, 1000:1, 350 cd/m²
33.8 cm (13.3-inch), (WQHD), 2560 x 1440 pixel (recommended), 350 cd/m²
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4400

And again, Markus Seifart, Product Marketing Manager at Fujitsu, was so kind to give us a short overview on the LIFEBOOK S904.

Like the U904 and T904, the S904 is also available with Sharp’s IGZO-based displays with a resolution of 2.560 x 1.440px. There will be a touch and a non-touch version (touch-version is glare, non-touch is anti-glare).

The webcam and the display of the T904

The webcam and the display of the S904

The S904 has the typical big touchpad and the same keyboard as the T904 and U904. Some people complained about the keyboard, the old Ultrabook U772 had. I was able to test the new keyboards of the S904, T904 and U904 and can confirm, that any problems with the keyboard were solved. Typing on it became way better now!

The fingerprint-reader of the T904

The fingerprint-reader of the S904

And like the other LIFEBOOKs, the S904 will only have a power button and an Eco-button, the other buttons are completely allocated to F-keys and can be accessed by holding the Fn-key.

The power buttons of the T904

The power buttons of the S904

On the left side, the S904 has the power-in port, an Ethernet-port, a VGA-port and a HDMI-port. Since the S904 is no official Ultrabook (it’s still very thin!), the Ethernet-port is completely built in the case.

The left side of the S904

The left side of the S904

On the front, you can find the card reader.

The card-reader

The card-reader

And on the right side you will even find an optical drive, two USB 3.0-ports and a headphone jack. The optical drive can be replaced by a second battery, a second hard-drive or a placeholder to reduce the weight. This system is called Modular Bay.

The right side of the S904

The right side of the S904

The S904 was presented in two different colors: silver / black and red / black. However, so far only the black version is announced for sure! The red one is only a concept!

The red version of the S904

The red version of the S904

The black version of the S904

The black version of the S904

What makes the S904 so special, is its battery runtime: up to 24 hours. This is possible, since the battery has a big capacity which makes the S904 a little bit thicker than an Ultrabook. However, it still weighs only 1.49kg and is pretty thin (26.5 mm). The starting price is not fixed yet, however, I don’t expect big differences to the U904 and the T904 (1,499 and 1,599€).

The S904

The S904

More information on the S904 can be found here.

This was the third article about the new LIFEBOOKs. Tomorrow we will continue our journey and find out more about the STYLISTIC Q704, a new tablet-PC with a display size of 12.5 inches.

UPDATE: In a former version of this article, I wrote that the S904 will be available in two colors. That is currently wrong, only the black version is confirmed!

Fujitsu Forum 2013: Hands-on the LIFEBOOK T904

While Fujitsu Forum 2013 is officially over, we still have a lot to cover. Last Friday we took a close look on the LIFEBOOK U904, today it’s the T904′s turn, Fujitsu’s newest Convertible Ultrabook.

The LIFEBOOK U904, one of Fujitsu's newest devices

The LIFEBOOK U904, one of Fujitsu’s newest devices

As always, we take a short look at the basic technical specs to get an idea, what’s expecting us:

Description
Value
Operating SystemWindows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
ProcessorIntel® Core™ vPro™ Processor - Best Platform for Businesses of all sizes
Intel® Core™ Processor with Intel® Small Business Advantage - Smart Platform for Unmanaged Small Business
Supported RAM (max.)8 GB, 1 Memory slot(s) DIMM (DDR3L)DDR3L – 1600 MHz
Interfaces1 x DC-in
1 (combo port with Audio line-out) x Audio: line-in / microphone
1 (combo port with Audio line-in) x Audio: line-out / headphone
2 (digital) x Internal microphones
x USB 2.0 total
2 (incl. 1x Anytime USB Charge functionality) x USB 3.0 total
x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 (pull out LAN connector) x Ethernet (RJ-45)
1 x Docking connector for Port Replicator
1 x Kensington Lock support
1 x SmartCard slot
1 x SIM card slot ( usable only with 3G/UMTS, 4G/LTE )
1 x Memory card slots
Display33,8 cm (13,3 inch), 2560x1440 Pixel (WQHD), 1000:1, 350cd/m²
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4400

And like with the U904, the T904 gets introduced first by Markus Seifart, Product Marketing Manager at Fujitsu. He was so nice to present us interesting facts on the new T904:

The T904 also uses Sharp’s newest IGZO-technology in its display, giving it a better runtime and making a higher resolution possible. However, the T904′s resolution will be 2.560 x 1.440 px, which is a little bit lower than the U904′s.

The T904 will have an IGZO-display with touchscreen

The T904 will have an IGZO-display with touchscreen

The touchscreen will be powered by a dual-digitizer. This means that you can use a (special) pen or your finger on the device and that it can recognize which input method you’re currently using.

The pen of the T904

The pen of the T904

The T904 provides a slot to put in the pen. Additional to that, you can fix a wire to the pen and the T904 to avoid losing it.

Like the U904, the T904 also has a bigger touchpad.

The touchpad of the T904

The touchpad of the T904

The Windows-button (which is required by Windows 8 and 8.1) is positioned in the right bottom of the display which makes it more useful in the tablet mode.

The Windows-button

The Windows-button

You can turn around the display in both directions and even make a tablet out of the T904. In this mode, the keyboard is of course turned off.

The T904 in tablet-mode

The T904 in tablet-mode

On the left side, there is an USB 3.0-port, a card-reader and the power interface (behind the lock).

The left side of the T904

The left side of the T904

On the right side, you can find a combined audio port (in and out), an USB 3.0-port, a HDMI port, the power switch, an Ethnernet port and the slot for the pen.

The right side of the T904

The right side of the T904

As with the U904, the Ethernet-port of the T904 needs to be pulled out in case you need it. This solution avoids the need of an adapter and keeps the notebook compliant with the Ultrabook requirments.

The Ethernet-port

The Ethernet-port

As for the battery runtime, the current estimate of Fujitsu is approx. 8.5 hours. The price is starting at 1.600€ which makes the aim of the device clear: professional business customers who need powerful and beautiful hardware combined with great software.

The display of the T904 is really flexible

The display of the T904 is really flexible

If you need more information, check out Fujitsu’s product page for the T904.

Stay tuned for the next article! It will cover the LIFEBOOK S904, a notebook which runs incredible 24 hours on battery.

 

Fujitsu Forum 2013: Location Data Service SPATIOWL

As you may know, Fujitsu provides a big variety of services including a lot of things, you never heard of before.

One example here is SPATIOWL, a tool which analyzes a big amount of data collected by vehicles and different sensors.

This data is collected and then again put together for several services people can use.

I asked Mr. Yamamoto from Fujitsu to give us an insight into SPATIOWL. Check out the video below for more on the topic.

Did you know that Fujitsu also builds ATMs?

Everyone of us knows ATMs. They are our source of money everywhere and are easy to use.

But have you ever thought about the potential, such devices can have and did you know, that Fujitsu also builds ATMs? At Fujitsu Forum 2013, we were able to get a look at a new one.

Fujitsu's newest ATM

Fujitsu’s newest ATM

This ATM is still a concept but it already shows off multiple additions to traditional devices. A second display for example which can be used to display messages, advertisings or important announcements.

As for the identification, there are new ways to use the ATM. For example a palm scanner or the contactless interaction where you just have to hold your card above the scanner.

I asked Mr. Alejandro Tejada, Department Head of Financial Devices, from Fujitsu to show us the ATM. So click on play, lean back and learn more about the ATM of the future:

Fujitsu Forum 2013: A close look at the LIFEBOOK U904

Fujitsu Forum 2013 is over, but reporting about it isn’t. I used the chance to get a close look on the new devices and provide you a load of information on every single one. Today we start with Fujitsu’s newest High-end Ultrabook: the LIFEBOOK U904.

The LIFEBOOK U904 as shown at the Fujitsu Forum 2013.

The LIFEBOOK U904 as shown at the Fujitsu Forum 2013.

First of all the basic specs. As always you can order multiple configurations, so this table shows all possible components.

Description
Value
Operating SystemWindows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro 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
Supported RAM (max.)10 GB, 1 Memory slot DIMM (DDR3L) – 1600 MHz
(2GB onboard + 8GB via DIMM slot)
Hard disk driveSSHD, 5400 rpm, 500 GB / 16 GB SSD Cache, 2.5-inch, S.M.A.R.T.
SSD SATA III, 128 GB, 2.5-inch
SSD SATA III, 256 GB, 2.5-inch
SSD SATA III FDE, 256 GB, 2.5-inch
SSD SATA III, 512 GB, 2.5-inch
Interfaces1 (combo port with Audio line-out) x Audio: line-in / microphone
1 (combo port with Audio line-in) x Audio: line-out / headphone
2 (digital) x Internal microphones
2 (1 with Anytime USB Charge functionality) x USB 3.0 total
1 x HDMI
1 (pull-out connector) x Ethernet (RJ-45)
1 x Docking connector for Port Replicator
1 x Kensington Lock support
1 x SIM card slot ( only for models with integrated 3G/UMTS or 4G/LTE module )
1 (SD up to 2GB, SDHC up to 32GB, SDXC up to 64GB) x Memory card slots
Display35.6 cm (14-inch), LED backlight, (WQHD+), Glare IGZO touch display, magnesium, 3200 x 1800 pixel, 1000:1, 360 cd/m²
35.6 cm (14-inch), LED backlight, (WQHD+), Anti-glare IGZO non-touch display, magnesium, 3200 x 1800 pixel, 1000:1, 400 cd/m²
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4400

 

Before we start with pictures, I asked Markus Seifart, Product Marketing Manager at Fujitsu, to show us some cool facts about the U904:

The U904 will be available in red and silver. However, I only saw the red version at the Forum.

A very big change was made in the display. It’s now based on an IGZO-panel providing you a resolution of 3.200 x 1.800 pixels. More details on IGZO are presented here. The screen is also a touch-screen.

The LIFEBOOK U904 will have an IGZO-display with a resolution of 3.200 x 1.800 pixel with touch

The LIFEBOOK U904 will have an IGZO-display with a resolution of 3.200 x 1.800 pixel with touch

One important improvement is a signifcant bigger touchpad which gives you a higher comfort while using it.

The touchpad of the LIFEBOOK U904

The touchpad of the LIFEBOOK U904

As done in the previous, Fujitsu only puts 2 physical buttons on the device: the power switch and the Eco-button. This is in my opinion a good decision since a lot of buttons won’t be used anyway.

The power- and Eco-button

The power- and Eco-button

Also the fingerprint-reader is pretty standardized at Fujitsu. It gives you a safe (of course not ultra-safe but as safe as a passwort) and comfortable way to logon to the device easily.

The fingerprint reader of the U904

The fingerprint reader of the U904

As always, the design of the Ultrabook only allows a limited number of interfaces. On the left side, there is an USB 3.0-port and an audio jack which can be used as Audio-in and Audio-out.

The left side of the U904

The left side of the U904

On the right side, there is an card-reader, an USB 3.0-port, a HDMI interface, a SIM slot and an Ethernet-port.

The right side of the U904

The right side of the U904

Some of you may now wonder where the promised Ethernet-port ist. Some of you may remember that for the U772 and UH572, Fujitsu only imported a special interface which still needed adapter. Since carrying additional stuff like an adapter with you isn’t really the idea of an Ultrabook. Therefore, Fujitsu implemented an Ethernet-port which can be pulled out if needed. This make an adapter obsolete and is in my opinion an awesome way to provide the port.

The Ethernet port of the LIFEBOOK U904

The Ethernet port of the LIFEBOOK U904

The LIFEBOOK U904 will have a battery runtime of up to 10 hours. The starting price is 1.499€ and shipping will begin within the next weeks and months.

The LIFEBOOK U904

The LIFEBOOK U904

More information on the LIFEBOOK U904 can be also found at Fujitsu’s website.

This article is the first in a row of product presentations from the Fujitsu Forum. Stay tuned to upcoming articles on other new amazing products! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter via E-Mail (in the right sidebar).

Fujitsu Forum 2013: Unified Communications with Lync

Communication has always been an important in companies. Bad communication can destroy your reputation or cost you money.

And difficult communication can make you angry. Also communication can be very expensive, if done wrong.

Not with Fujitsu. The company presented a solution at Fujitsu Forum based on Lync.

Timon & Lukas presenting Fujitsu's solution

Timon & Lukas presenting Fujitsu’s solution

I asked Timon & Lukas, both students at Fujitsu, to show us the system. You can share your desktop, interact in realtime and collaborate. But enough words already, check out the video below:

Especially fo businesses, this solution provides an all-in-one package to bundle multiple channels and make it easy to communicate.

Fujitsu Forum 2013: The beginnings

Today Fujitsu Forum 2013 officially opened its gates and welcomed visitors to the 2-day event.

Fujitsu Forum 2013

Fujitsu Forum 2013

So far, my agenda was fully packed and we had to start directly after arriving at the Forum.

The first breakout session, we visited, was held by Meinolf Althaus.

Meinolf Althaus talking about challenges in redesigning workplaces

Meinolf Althaus talking about challenges in redesigning workplaces

Meinolf described the situation many people face when it’s coming to their workplace: overcrowded desks, unclean working places and stress caused by searching for stuff.

Therefore he proposed Fujitsu’s approach to replace multiple devices by one.

The clean desk

The clean desk

Afterwards, we visited the official opening keynote which was held by three persons.

Masami Yamamoto opened the keynote with a video message in which he greeted us.

Masami Yamamoto opening the keynote

Masami Yamamoto opening the keynote

Afterwards Rod Vawdrey (President of Fujitsu International Business) took the stage and talked about modern challenges of IT and presented success stories.

The next part to check out is the exhibition. Until I did this, you can wonder why the taxi is standing in the middle of the hall. (Hint: I don’t know either, yet).

The yellow taxi standing in the exhibition hall.

The yellow taxi standing in the exhibition hall.

What you need to know about the Fujitsu Forum 2013

While Fujitsu Forum 2013 is coming closer and closer, this article is intended to give you the last preparations for my Fujitsu Forum 2013 news coverage.

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

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

This year’s slogan clearly intends the ongoing transformation ICT is currently experiencing. And while ICT is revolutionized, real life aspects are involved, too. Businesses rely on software like never before and society is adapting more and more parts of modern IT.

The Forum consists of two important parts: the exhibition and the talks.

The exhibition is situated in a big hall and gives Fujitsu’s partners and Fujitsu itself the possibility to show off the newest developments.

The talks are seperated in keynotes, expert talks and breakout sessions. While the keynotes will be held in front of a big audience, the expert talks will happen in a way smaller circle of experts.

FujitsuFans will be live at the Forum and cover as much as possible for you. There will be hands-on videos on new devices and reports about new market developments.

So don’t forget to subscribe to our feeds to not miss any news! You can become a Facebook-Fan by liking this page or follow me on Twitter. New YouTube-videos will be posted here.

The official Twitter hashtag is #FujitsuForum. And if you want to follow Fujitsu’s official feed, follow this link to get all the information you need.

Prepare your visit to the Fujitsu Forum 2013 with the Agenda Builder

It’s only six days until Fujitsu Forum 2013 and everybody gets ready for two exciting days.

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

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

But some may wonder about how to keep an overview on all talks. And everyone wants to make sure to not miss interesting talks.

Therefore, Fujitsu again provides the Agenda Builder for the Fujitsu Forum.

Use the Agenda Builder to make sure you don't miss anything!

Use the Agenda Builder to make sure you don’t miss anything!

As you can see on the screenshot, the Agenda Builder provides various filters and categories to find the expert talk, breakout session or keynote which fits your interests.

With one click you can take over the event into your personal agenda. And at the end you can print your summary to be well prepared.

So head over to the Agenda Builder now and get ready for Fujitsu Forum 2013!

Fujitsu makes its mainboards Windows 8.1-ready

Just a short news out of the mainboard-section which came short here lately.

With the launch of Windows 8.1 on October 17th, Fujitsu also updated the following mainboards to comply with the new features:

These mainboards are ready to run Windows 8.1 - Source: Fujitsu

These mainboards are ready to run Windows 8.1 – Source: Fujitsu

Windows 8.1 mainly brings pure software updates. However, to support basic boot features, mainboards have to be ready to run the operating system.

Additional to that, Fujitsu also announced the mass production of their newest industrial mainboard: the D3231-S.

The micro-ATX board runs on Intel’s Q87 Express chip supporting the newest Intel Haswell generation of CPUs.

This mainboard is part of the Industrial series meaning it’s ready to run 24/7 and is capable to run in temperatures between 0°C and 60°C.

The full details are available here.

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