The three-pound ultraportable has become extremely popular among health care professionals and other highly mobile workers for its slim design, innovative touch screen and advanced security features.Now, the notebook features an even faster processor and larger hard drive capacity to tackle today’s most demanding applications.
“Fujitsu has become quite successful at bringing mobile computing solutions that meet specific requirements of health care professionals,” said Sara Nelson, vice president of marketing for Fujitsu PCCorporation. “Our touch screen notebooks in particular have become very popular in health care. The lightweight LifeBook B Series notebook, for instance, has been adopted by a variety of doctors andcaregivers to help them become more productive in their daily tasks. With a few taps on the screen with their fingertip or a stylus, they can quickly and easily navigate and enter vital information.”To further improve its versatility, the notebook also features an anti-glare coating on its screen to reduce reflection and improve visibility in brightly lit conditions, such as under florescentlights.
The latest LifeBook B Series notebook is powered by an Ultra Low Voltage Mobile IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® III Processor 900MHz – M which supports Enhanced IntelÂ®SpeedStepÂ® Technology. The notebook can also be equipped with a 60GB hard driveÂ¹, providing ample storage space for frequently accessed data.
LifeBook B Series Notebook
|Processor:||Ultra Low Voltage Mobile IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® III Processor 900MHz – M which supports Enhanced IntelÂ® SpeedStepÂ® Technology|
|Display:||10.4-inch XGA TFT with touch screen|
|Memory:||128MB or 256MB SDRAM|
|Hard Drive:||Choice of 60GB or 30GB hard driveÂ¹|
|Floppy Disk Drive:||Optional external USB|
|Communications:||Ethernet and modem or wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b) and modem|
|PC Card Slots:||Two Type II or one Type III|
|Ports:||Two USB, infrared (IrDA-compatible, 4 Mbps), external monitor, modem (RJ-11), Ethernet (RJ-45) (LAN model only), headphone, microphone and docking ports|
|Operating System:||Microsoft Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000 Professional|
|Dimensions:||9.9″ (w) x 9.3″ (d) x 1.2″ (h) with high capacity battery|
|Weight:||3.0 lbs with main battery; 3.3 lbs with high capacity battery|
For added security, the LifeBook B Series notebook features a built-in Smart Card ReaderÂ² and a pre-boot data Security Panel. The pre-boot data Security Panel offers more than 800,000 possiblepasswords to help ensure the proper user’s data will be safe and secure. The built-in Smart Card ReaderÂ² can be used to make secure online transactions and verify identification.
To address a variety of computing environments, Fujitsu outfitted the LifeBook B Series notebook with a built-in modem and either integrated LAN or Wi-FiÂ® wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b)capabilities. The wireless model comes equipped with a high gain ceramic antenna mounted on the display panel to achieve the highest transfer rates and connection reliability.
Fujitsu offers a variety of accessories for the LifeBook B Series notebook. The external CD-ROM and lightweight, one-click port replicator are among the most popular and can transform theultraportable into a viable desktop replacement. The port replicator not only allows for convenient attachment to all desktop peripherals and LAN connection, but also saves precious desktop realestate.
The LifeBook B Series notebook comes pre-installed with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000 Professional. The notebook is currently shipping with severalrecommended configurations available and can also be customized through the Fujitsu Configure To Order (CTO) program. All Fujitsu LifeBook notebooks are sold through the company’s retail and resellerchannelsÂ³ as well as at http://www.fujitsupc.com/ or 1-877-FPC-DIRECT. Pricing for the Fujitsu LifeBook B Series notebook starts at $1,6994.
Service and Support
The Fujitsu LifeBook B Series notebook is backed by a three-year or one-year International Limited Warranty for U.S. and Canadian customers. The International Limited Warranty includes technicalsupport, 24 hours a day, seven days a week5. In addition, users can add Fujitsu Premium Care Service Plans, which include an on-site service or a screen protection plan.