With all of the netbooks coming out with similar-sized 8.9″ displays and decent battery life, a lot of us have wondered what Fujitsu would do. Of course, only a few netbooks offer touchscreen / Tablet PC-style displays like Fujitsu’s P-series, but they definitely aren’t matching the performance of the P-series since Fujitsu used a normal-sized ULV CPU in there. They did have the advantage of being %50 – %75 cheaper.
Chippy over at UMPC Portal posted about some huge price cuts over in Europe with the P-series. We are talking close to $1,100 USD (around 800 Euros). That’s a big price cut and drops it down into what I would consider to be a high-end netbook range.
I’ve noticed that the P1610s and P1620s are getting harder to find at various online retailers – you can still purchase them from Fujitsu, with almost immediate shipping, but they are getting hard to get elsewhere. We saw this with the Fujitsu U810 / U1010 when it was about to be replaced. We’ve also seen some recent rumors regarding an Intel Atom-powered Fujitsu Netbook.
Is Fujitsu about to announce something new in the 8.9″ range?