Fujitsu Unviels Novel Dual Screen LifeBook 7010

Fujitsu announced the LifeBook 7010 this morning. In addition to being a decently powereful, HD ready notebook, it also shakes things up a little with a unique 4 inch touchscreen LCD embedded above the keyboard.With the 16″ 16:9 Fujitsu LifeBook 7010, Fujitsu has done something a little different. Yes, there are plenty of normal features to be happy about. A Blu-ray drive and a 1366×768 HD display. A 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 with 4GB RAM, plus 320GB of hard disk space and a 256MB ATI Radeon HD 3470. Lots of connectivity ports (4USB, FireWire, eSATA, ExpressCard/54, Ethernet VGA and HDMI), and integrated webcam and a nice solid keyboard too. It is a bit heavy at 7.4lbs and the battery life is meager, but already not bad for $1500. Now, onto the touchscreen. Possibly the most interesting part about it is that it is recognized by Windows as a separate second minitor, meaning it can serve as an extension of your screen and excess windows or even multimedia players playing video can be dragged down there. The standard display features up to 15 quick-launch buttons which you can customize. There are also other features, such as the ability to create a slideshow simply by selecting a source folder. This is considered the first of its kind in a notebook, so props to Fujitsu for innovating (and we aren’t even going to talk about the gesture enabled touchpad here). It is available for order now through Fujitsu, although it won’t ship until November 10th. Via Fujitsu