Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced the availability of the LifeBook V1010 notebook designed for price-conscious markets, such as home-based offices and small businesses as well as educational segments. Starting at less than $800 and delivering the performance and reliability usually associated with higher-priced LifeBook models, Fujitsu claims the LifeBook V1010 notebook "eliminates the need to sacrifice quality for a lower price."
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Priced starting at just $799, the LifeBook V1010 features a 15.4-inch wide "Crystal View" high-contrast display, 120GB hard drive, and Atheros Super AG Wireless LAN, dual-layer multi-format DVD writer, and spill-resistant keyboard. The LifeBook V1010 notebook offers a choice of operating systems, including Windows Vista Business or Windows XP Professional, and a choice of processors, including the Intel Core 2 Duo T5200 processor and the Intel Pentium Dual Core T2130.
Detailed technical specifications for the $799 configuration include:
- Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T2130 (1.86GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 533MHz FSB)
- Genuine Windows XP Professional
- Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 60-Day Trial
- 15.4" Crystal View WXGA display
- Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
- 1GB DDR2 533MHz SDRAM memory (Dual Channel; 512MB x 2)
- 120GB S-ATA 150, 5400 rpm hard drive
- Multinational 56K3 V.90 modem and 10/100 Ethernet LAN
- Integrated Atheros Super AG Wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g)
- Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer
- U.S Keyboard (Spill-resistant)
- Main battery: Lithium ion (6-cell, 4000 mAh, rated up to 2.25 hours)
- One-year International Limited Warranty
Price and Availability
The LifeBook V1010 notebook is available immediately through authorized Fujitsu channel partners and the Fujitsu website. The LifeBook V1010 notebook with Windows Vista Business or Windows XP Professional and the Intel Pentium Dual Core T2130 is priced at $799. The LifeBook V1010 notebook with Windows Vista Business, the Intel Core 2 Duo T5200 processor and an impressive 2GB of RAM is priced at $899.
Of course, the big news with the introduction of the V1010 is that both Fujitsu and Sony (with the recent announcement of the Sony VAIO NR) are chasing the more budget-focused customers. Could it be that more notebook manufacturers are finally seeing the value in low-priced notebooks (and low-priced notebook buyers)?