Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Could this be Fujitsu's Vista strategy for Stylistic slates?
Both Engadget and jkontherun have reported on an upcoming Fujitsu Stylistic 5112, which supposedly sports a Core 2 Duo ULV processor (albeit at a low clock speed of 1.2 GHz).
The dual-core CPU, combined with an Intel 950 graphics chipset, will presumably allow this slate-only tablet to run Vista at a decent clip. (productivity apps only, folks, gamers should look elsewhere)
The great news is that apparently Fujitsu have elected not to mess around with their highly successful form-factor. Based on postings found on tabletpcbuzz.com and elsewhere, the only component that is clearly not interchangeable with older models are the batteries. Otherwise, I/O functions, ports, interfaces, etc. seem to be unchanged. (Betcha the older docks all work!)
OK, so this baby likely won't rock Vista, but, like its predecessors, it is guaranteed to ROLL!
(NB: I use a Stylistic 5020D myself, and can vouch for the value of the design)
Highly imperfect Babelfish version of the original German store page: