Mini touch screens aren’t just conquering the face of every hot smart phone to come out in the past year, they’re also making an appearance on notebooks now. On Tuesday, Fujitsu debuted its LifeBook N7010, a notebook that adds a pint-sized touch screen above the keyboard.
The 4-inch display serves as a complement to the notebook’s much larger (and non-touch-enabled) 16-inch screen. It can be used as a picture frame for slide shows, an application launched, or even a set of soft controls for the notebook’s built-in Blu-ray player.
Other specs on the N7010 include a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, ATI Radeon HD 3470 graphics card, and durability features like a removable dust filter, spill-resistant keyboard and shock-mounted hard drive. There are also eSATA and HDMI ports, along with a Memory Stick/SD slot.
The N7010 will be available directly through Fujitsu’s direct sales Web site on Nov. 11 for $1,500.