Fujitsu Announces LifeBook E8000 Notebook

Reprinted from a Fujitsu press release:

Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today unveiled the next generation of its powerful and versatile LifeBook E Series family, the LifeBook E8000 notebook. This corporate desktop replacement is rich with new features and the latest technologies for the serious business professional.

“Enabled with the latest in Intel Centrino mobile technology, the LifeBook E8000 notebook could be compared to a high-performance car with incredible gas mileage,” said Paul Moore, director of product marketing for Fujitsu Computer Systems. “The adoption of a new processor allows the LifeBook E8000 notebook to deliver extraordinary computing power and extended battery life. Fujitsu has also equipped the notebook with an advanced security system and flexible communications options to make it one of the smartest mobile computing solutions on the market today.”

Powered by an Intel Pentium M Processor, the LifeBook E8000 notebook allows users to customize their notebook with different configurations. They can experience brilliant image quality from either a 15-inch XGA TFT display for efficient business use or a 15-inch SXGA+ high-resolution display for a sharper image. In addition, users can choose between the Intel EXTREME graphics chipset with 64 MB UMA memory for traditional computing needs or the latest ATI Mobility RADEON 9700 chipset with 64 MB of dedicated video RAM for the ultimate in handling the most graphics-intense applications. An integrated bay enables mobile professionals to support their notebook with a variety of options, such as an extra battery, a variety of optical drives or a weight saver, which can reduce the notebooks weight by approximately half a pound. One of the optical drive options available to LifeBook E8000 notebook users is the Super-Multi DVD drive. This innovative drive can read or write onto virtually any DVD and CD format.

The LifeBook E8000 notebook offers multiple security features including an optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) with advanced password protection and hard drive encryption functionality. The Fujitsu TPM is a powerful, embedded security system that protects sensitive data from unauthorized users and enables secure authentication. The module is compliant with the Trusted Computing Group standard.

Users can easily connect their LifeBook E8000 notebook to their office network or the Internet at home with its integrated modem, Gigabit Ethernet and wireless LAN (802.11b/g or 802.11a+b/g). For users wanting to connect to a Bluetooth-enabled cellular phone or PDA, the notebook features an optional integrated Bluetooth wireless solution to synchronize data and swap images.

This stylish, high-end desktop replacement is complete with a SecureDigital (SD)/MMC slot, four USB 2.0 ports and an IEEE 1394 port for fast downloading capability and direct data transfer.

Pricing for the Fujitsu LifeBook E8000 notebook starts at $1,549.

LifeBook E8000 Notebook
Processor: Intel Pentium M 1.60 GHz (1 MB L2 cache, 400 MHz system bus); Intel Pentium M 735 (1.70 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 400 MHz system bus); or Intel Pentium M 745 (1.80 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 400 MHz system bus)

Display: 15″ XGA TFT or 15″ SXGA+ TFT

Memory: DDR333; Two DIMM slots, 2 GB maximum

Hard Drive: Choice of 80 GB, 60 GB, 40 GB or 30 GB hard drive

Floppy Disk Drive: Optional external USB

Communications: Gigabit Ethernet, modem and Intel PRO/Wireless Network Connection 802.11b/g or optional Atheros SUPER AG (802.11a+b/g), Optional Bluetooth wireless

Media Drive: CD-ROM drive, DVD/CD-RW combo drive or Super-Multi DVD Drive

Media Slot: SecureDigital (SD)/MMC slot

Ports: Four USB 2.0, IEEE 1394, S-video out, infrared (IrDA-compatible, 4 Mbps), serial, parallel, PS/2, external monitor, modem (RJ-11), Ethernet (RJ-45), and headphone/SPDIF and microphone jacks

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional

Dimensions: 13.1″ (w) x 11.2″ (d) x 1.49″ (h)

Weight: 6.99 lbs with DVD/CD-RW drive; 6.49 lbs with weight saver

The Fujitsu LifeBook E Series notebook comes preinstalled with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition or Microsoft Windows XP Professional. Users can choose among the recommended configurations or customize their notebook using the Fujitsu Configure To Order (CTO) program. All Fujitsu notebooks can be purchased through the companys retail and reseller channels as well as at or 1-877-372-3473.

Service and Support
The LifeBook E Series notebook is backed by a three-year or one-year International Limited Warranty for U.S. and Canadian customers. In addition, users can add Fujitsu Premium Care Service Plans, which include an on-site service or a screen protection plan.

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