Ultra-Portable Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 Convertible Notebook Wins 2006 PC World Innovations Award

Jan 16, 2006, 00:00 ET from Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu Computer Systems today
 announced that the ultra-portable 2.2-pound Fujitsu LifeBook(R) P1500
 convertible notebook, the first touch screen notebook to offer the Microsoft
 Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 operating system, was honored with a 2006 PC
 World Innovations Award.
     Equipped with an 8.9 inch SVGA wide screen display, the LifeBook P1500
 notebook is compact enough to go anywhere and light enough to hold
 effortlessly, with the versatility to easily convert from a conventional
 notebook into a slate tablet. Use a fingertip to easily navigate through forms
 or the Internet. Use the pen stylus for jotting notes and capturing signatures
 for contracts or purchase orders.
     The 2006 PC World Innovations Awards recognize both benchmark and
 breakthrough products that set the standard for innovation with unique
 qualities that distinguish them from the pack. PC World's editors compared
 hundreds of products before narrowing the field to the 25 winners. More
 information can be found at www.pcworld.com.
     "These are among the most inventive devices available, breaking the
 boundaries of the computer and consumer electronics worlds while pushing the
 limits of technology," stated Harry McCracken, VP/editor-in-chief of PC World.
 "These trend-setting products help define industry standards and raise the bar
 for creativity in the future. Congratulations to the Fujitsu LifeBook P1500
     "The LifeBook P1500 notebook represents a significant technology
 breakthrough in its compact size and uncompromising feature set, along with
 the first industry support of Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition on a
 touch screen," said Paul Moore, director of mobile product marketing, Fujitsu
 Computer Systems. "Recognition by the prestigious PC World Innovations Awards
 illustrates Fujitsu's success and ongoing commitment to combine innovation
 with performance and reliability in its mobile computing products."
     The LifeBook P1500 notebook, also available with Microsoft Windows XP
 Professional, is powered by the Intel(R) Pentium(R) M Processor Ultra Low
 Voltage 753 and 915GMS chipset with up to 1GB of system memory. Designed for
 the highly mobile user, this full-function ultra-portable convertible is the
 ideal traveling companion delivering extended battery life of up to seven
 hours(1) for keeping up with a busy workday or lifestyle, a shock-mounted hard
 drive for peace of mind, an easy-to-use intuitive touch screen -- all secured
 with embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and a biometric fingerprint swipe
 sensor. Maximum productivity is ensured with built-in modem, LAN and optional
 Atheros(R) Super AG(R) WLAN with dual diversity antenna, delivering excellent
 connectivity and data transfer rates.
     Pricing and Availability
     The LifeBook P1500 notebook with Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition is
 available through the Fujitsu direct sales force, Web site and channel
 partners(2) with pricing starting at $1,449(3) for a base configuration. Users
 can choose from a recommended configuration or they can customize their system
 using the Fujitsu Configure To Order (CTO) program.  The LifeBook P1500
 notebook with Microsoft Windows XP Professional is also available with pricing
 starting at $1,399(3) for a base configuration.
     Service and Support
     The Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 notebook is backed by a three-year or one-year
 International Limited Warranty for U.S. and Canadian customers. The
 International Limited Warranty includes technical support, 24 hours a day,
 seven days a week.(4) In addition, users can add Fujitsu Premium Care Service
 Plans, which include an on-site service or a screen protection plan.
     About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
     Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly
 owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design,
 development and delivery of advanced computer systems and managed services for
 the business enterprise. The company offers a complete line of
 high-performance mobile and desktop computers, scalable and reliable servers
 as well as managed and professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems
 emphasizes leading-edge technology, exceptional product quality, and
 productivity, as well as outstanding customer service. More information on
 Fujitsu Computer Systems is available at http://us.fujitsu.com/computers .
     About Fujitsu
     Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications
 solutions for the global marketplace.  Pace-setting device technologies,
 highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps
 of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver
 comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers'
 success.  Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported
 consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal
 year ended March 31, 2005. For more information, please see:  www.fujitsu.com.
     NOTE:  Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo and LifeBook are registered trademarks of
 Fujitsu Limited. Atheros and Super AG are registered trademarks of Atheros
 Communications, Inc. Intel and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks
 of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other
 countries. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or
 trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
 countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their
 respective owners. The statements provided herein are for informational
 purposes only and may be amended or altered by Fujitsu Computer Systems
 Corporation without notice or liability. Product description data represents
 Fujitsu design objectives and is provided for comparative purposes; actual
 results may vary based on a variety of factors. Specifications are subject to
 change without notice.
      (1)  Battery life estimates reflect the results of BAPCo MobileMark2002
 Productivity Workloads performed upon systems with battery life setting
 enabled. Actual battery life will vary based on screen brightness,
 applications used, features selected, power management settings, battery
 conditioning, and other customer preferences. DVD/CD-RW, DVD Writer, LAN,
 wireless LAN or hard drive usage may also have a significant impact on battery
      (2)  Certain retailers will only offer select models.
      (3)  Pricing may change without notice.
      (4)  Service and warranty repairs turnaround time may vary by country and
 product. Support 24 hours a day, seven days a week applies to the U.S. and
 Canada only.
      Press Contact:
      Jennifer McKim                               Wendy Grubow
      Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation         Eastwick Communications
      jmckim@us.fujitsu.com                        wendy@eastwick.com
      408-746-3300                                 831-626-7503

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