It’s certainly an attractive offer. Vnunet reports that Fujitsu Siemens has started a scheme called Lifebook 4 Life, which offers customers a free upgrade to a new Lifeook laptop every three years for life, as long as the customer meets the terms and conditions. Three of those are purchasing a new Lifebook before April 2009, registering the purchase within 21 days, and – before you get your credit card – living in the UK.
The company also has another plan that extends the warranty on its Esprimo laptop to three years. If the machine breaks in that time, not only will the company replace it, but also refund the purchase price. The same conditions as the Lifebook offer apply.
As Jason Howe, product marketing manager for Business Mobile at Fujitsu Siemens, said:
"I don’t think any other vendor has done anything like this before."
There’s a limit of 10 laptops per customer on the offer.