Fujitsu has quietly introduced a replacement for the 8.9″ Fujitsu LifeBook P1620. It’s the aptly-named 8.9″ Fujitsu LifeBook P1630 and it retains much of the convertible form factor that the P1500 and P1600 series is known for.
It’s convertible in the sense that by pivoting the display, you can convert it from a laptop form factor into a Tablet PC form factor. While the P1630 runs Windows Vista Business (which has full Tablet PC/Touchscreen functionality), you can still downgrade to Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005.
Among the changes over the P1620:
– Upgraded chipset/platform (Intel GS45 Express)
– Upgraded CPU (Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300) Ultra Low Voltage
– Upgrade graphics chipset (Intel GMA 4500HD)
– Weighs slightly less.
– Upgraded OS to Windows Vista Business
Fujitsu claims that with the 6-cell battery, you can get just over 6 hours of battery life. The P1630 starts at $2,179, and for slightly more, you can upgrade to a 6-cell battery from the 3-cell, add Bluetooth 2.1, and get a slightly larger HDD. There is a 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD) available.