Fujitsu Siemens – Releasing a Netbook?

Fujitsu Siemens Liliputing has news (and photos) from a couple of German-language sites ( and Heise Online) that Fujitsu-Siemens is planning on pushing their own netbook-style device out.

It’s almost a given that it will be considerably cheaper than Fujitus’s current Lifebook offerings, the 8.9-inch Fujitsu Lifebook P1620 as well as their upcoming 5.6-inch Fujitsu Lifebook U2010 (which happens to share the same CPU, an Intel Atom, as many other netbooks), since this is a hot segment right now, and many have been waiting for Fujitsu to do something. Liliputing, etc., are reporting a price of 300 – 400 Euros, or $475 to $633 USD

The P1620 has always been held in fairly high regard, but these days, it’s running at times over twice the cost of the 8.9-inch netbooks (including the Gigabyte M912V which also happens to have a convertible 8.9″ touchscreen display).

Few details are known (outside of what the pictures show), but it looks to be running some form of Windows (and probably Linux). Fujitsu has been active in pushing Linux on its laptops, including the P1620 as well as its 5.6″ offerings.

Liliputing (German)
Heise Online (German)