Among the many Windows 8-loaded products that Fujitsu will release on October 26 or soon afterwards, there is an all-in-one personal computer bearing the name of Esprimo X913-T.
Truth be told, Fujitsu has more than one all-in-one waiting to start selling, just like it has more than one notebook and tablet.
This one caught our eye because it uses an unusual method to keep track of whether or not anyone is sitting in front of the monitor/PC.
We've heard of methods that used the webcam above the screen to keep an eye on users, so to speak.
The Esprimo X913-T, on the other hand, employs the camera only when logging back on, assuming owners configured their system for face recognition.
For detecting whether or not anyone is in front of the PC, Esprimo X913-T utilizes ultrasonics, whereby reflected soundwaves “inform” the AiO accordingly.
Thus, even if the keyboard, mouse and touchscreen remain untouched for extended periods, the system will stay on rather than fall into hibernation.
Fujitsu chose the Intel Core i3-3220T and Core i5-3470T central processors as the two “hearts” that buyers can select for their Esprimo. Whichever CPU is chosen gets up to 16 GB of DDR3 RAM (random access memory).
Storage, meanwhile, is available in the shape of an HDD of 750 GB (5400 RPM) or 320 GB (7200 RPM), unless buyers like SSDs more, in which case a 128 model is available.
Furthermore, the screen, with a diagonal of 23 inches, has Full HF resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and 10-point multitouch support (suited for Windows 8 Live tile UI). The newcomer can even be laid on its back, so that it may be utilized as a multitouch table.
No price was mentioned, but this final detail should be revealed in a week, when sales begin.
Fujitsu's Ultrasonic All-in-One PC
It will start selling in about a week and has facial recognition to boot
... so hot right now