Fujitsu’s First MeeGo Netbook Arrives As Toshiba Releases Updated Business Laptops

22 February 2011

Toshiba has recently announced the launch of the R-Series collection, which will consist of brand new models of lightweight business laptops. The three new models that will be launched are the Tecra R850, the Tecra R840 and the Satellite Pro R850. These are expected to be a convenient fusion of useful features, up-to-date technological components and a business-friendly portable design. The laptops will be available in 14 and 15.6-inch screen sizes and will be powered by the latest Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs that are able to handle a lot of heavy processing work. With a 500GB HDD with HDD 3D impact sensor and an 8GB DDR3 RAM, these laptops promise to be extremely efficient machines. Being business laptops, these will come with the EasyGuard security features that help in the safekeeping of private data. The presence of a biometric fingerprint reader makes sure that only permitted users can access the laptops. Toshiba’s usual password login and Face Recognition software are also included. The Satellite Pro R850 comes with a USB 3.0, eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port with Sleep-and-Charge facility, a multi-card reader, VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort. All the three models will have WLAN (802.11 b/g/n) Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR and webcams. The laptops should be available in the second quarter of 2011.

Meanwhile, Fujitsu also announced its LifeBook MH330 MeeGo notebook. Similar to the features of its previous MH330 model, the MeeGo Netbook is powered by an Intel atom N450 CPU at 1.66GHz, 1GB of RAM, 250GB of HDD, a 10.1” screen with LED Backlight and a 1024×600 resolution. The price of these laptops is expected to be around $400 USD in Asia. With sleek diemensions of 18.5mm at the front and 24.5mm at the back, the notebooks are expected to be the slimmest ones in the market and are thus easily portable. Given the power-packed features, the notebooks are ideal for handling a variety of schoolwork and some creative work too. Thanks to the generous storage capacity, you can save money on external storage. The laptops also boast of a whole array of connectivity tools that includes Bluetooth v2.1, 5-in-1 card reader and a wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n. A high quality webcam makes it easy for the users to interact with their loved ones. Its 10.1-inch WSVGA back-light LED display with a 1024 x 600 resolution and a 400:1 Contrast Ratio make it ideal for video playback and with the built in dual stereo speakers, the MH330 promises to deliver high quality audio playback as well.

The netbook is equipped with a Spill-resistant Keyboard that comes as a much required safety measure against spilling of liquids on the keyboard. These also have a DVD Sharing application that allows easy sharing of the optical disk drive with other computers, with the help of a wireless connection. The company says that the manufacturing process adheres to the environmental guidelines to reduce hazardous materials to make their laptops more environment-friendly.

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