During the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Fujitsu officially introduced a pair of tablets that business users might find interesting: the Stylistic Q702 and Lifebook T902.
Here, we will only analyze the former. We will write of the Lifebook T902 at length in a different article.
The first thing to note about the Q702 is that it is larger than most tablets, at 11.6 inches (1,366 x 768 pixels resolution).
It relies on a third-generation Intel Core i3 or Core i5 CPU (central processing unit), as well as 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and a solid state drive of 64 GB or 128 GB.
We can already see the higher performance standard that Fujitsu is trying to live by. Normal, consumer slates
have 16/32 GB storage and 1/2 GB RAM, not to mention much weaker CPUs.
That said, the “regular” assets aren't absent. Fujitsu made sure to include USB 2.0 and 3.0, HDMI, a memory card slot (SD/SDHC), accelerometer, gyrometer, two cameras, ambient light sensor and optional WWA/2G LTE mobile broadband.
It also tossed in some less than ordinary features though, like an AH-IPS HD screen panel, magnetometer, dual microphones (for video conferencing) and dual digitizer.
As for the keyboard dock, it brings an extra 4-cell battery to the equation, plus USB ports, LAN and external display support (VGA).
“Powered by 3rd generation Intel Core vPro processors, the STYLISTIC Q702 delivers breakthrough performance and power efficiency with a beautiful slate design and the flexibility of an added keyboard for creation capability needed for business productivity,” said Rick Echevarria, vice president, Intel Architecture Group and general manager, Business Client Platforms Division, Intel Corporation.
“3rd generation Intel Core vPro platforms enable more secure environments and enhance the experiences of workers and IT to compute with confidence in all areas, including immersive collaboration usages and harnessing big data to gain and share business insights.”
Stylistic Q702 has a price of $1,099 / €895 and will start shipping this quarter (Q3, July-September).