Fujitsu Dual Screen LifeBook N7010

Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation has recently announced the addition of the N7010 to its LifeBook laptop line. With a 16-inch display, this notebook has significantly larger screen real-estate than most notebooks, but the most significant feature is its secondary four-inch touch screen, located just above the keyboard.

The New LifeBook N7010 has something (almost) no other notebook has – two LCD screens. According to Fujitsu, the larger 16-inch display delivers brighter images and richer colors than most displays, while the 4-inch Touch Zone touch screen was installed to enhance productivity. By keeping information, such as photo slide show capabilities, CD/DVD controls, or application shortcuts visible at all times, users can accomplish seamless multitasking.

The idea behind the new concept of a secondary monitor is to allow users to run two live applications at the same time, instead of minimizing one of them; this is done by dragging one application into the Touch Zone, while keeping the other on the main monitor. For example, users could work on a large spreadsheet on the main screen and use a VoIP or a chat application such as Skype on the monitor below.

According to Fujitsu, the LifeBook N7010 has powerful processing abilities. It uses Intel’s 2.26GHz P8400 Core 2 Duo CPU, and a 256MB ATI Radeon HD 3470 graphic adapter. Moreover, with 4GB RAM memory, 320GB hard-drive, Blu-ray drive, 1.3 megapixel webcam, and WiFi / Bluetooth, the new laptop makes one of the most well equipped mobile computing systems money can buy.

Currently the new N7010 is priced at a relatively low price of $1,499 especially given its rich specification and extra screen.

TFOT has also covered Samsung’s PC monitor with a secondary screen, and VIA’s EPIA M700 which enables the usage of two digital displays. Other related TFOT stories include an extensive coverage of the notebooks exhibited at CeBIT 2008, and Toshiba’s enhancement of its Qosmio AV notebook computers, which now icludes the streaming media processing power of the Toshiba’s Quad Core HD Processor SpursEngine SE1000.

For more information on the LifeBook N7010, see Fujitsu’s press release.

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