Fujitsu has revealed its Stylistic Q550 tablet in Hanover, in a pre-CeBIT press conference. Clearly waiting for these conferences to actually start is becoming a thing of the past; Sony Ericsson and Samsung did something similar at Mobile World Congress. Would it have killed Fujitsu to wait until tomorrow?
The press release for the Stylistic Q550 is, to put it mildly, absolutely obsessed with the idea of security. Indeed, the word appears no less than six times throughout.
Rajat Kakar, Vice President of Workplace Systems at Fujitsu Technology Solutions, explains: "Many slate PCs on the market today are fun toys, but they don't come anywhere close to addressing the business and security needs that are holding enterprises back from embracing the latest mobile computing technology.
“This is our sweet spot – and we are targeting the professional and government computing markets with a new slate PC that draws on more than twenty years experience in building mobile computers for enterprise use."
As such, the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 is available with either Windows Home Premium or Professional.
The tablet has a 10.1in anti-glare screen, which can be used with either your smudgey fingers or a stylus. In the latter case, use of the stylus is automatically detected, allowing you to rest your hand on the screen as you write.
The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 features an Intel Z670 Oak Trail processor, 32 or 64GB of on-board memory, and front and rear cameras.
The order books open tomorrow, with prices starting at €699 in Europe.