Fujitsu LifeBook N7010: Dual Displays

Fujitsu has announced its new N7010 desktop replacement notebook that features a 16-inch LCD display and a secondary 4-inch touchscreen display.

While ultra-portables seem to be the main focus for notebook manufactures these days, Fujitsu’s new N7010 desktop replacement is a bold and innovative step in a different direction. Offering dual-displays, the N7010 integrates a small 4-inch touchscreen just above notebook’s keyboard that can function as both a launch menu for applications or as a built-in secondary display.

The notebook of course still features a large traditional main LCD display, which measures 16-inches in size, has a 16:9 wide-screen aspect ratio and has a resolution of 1366 by 768. The smaller touchscreen appears to have a resolution of 960 by 544 and is treated by Windows as a regular secondary monitor ; capable of having applications dragged to it, including movies and photo slide-shows.

As for system performance, the Fujitsu N7010 comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processor (2.26 GHz | 3 MB of L2 cache | 1066 MHz FSB | 25 W TDP), an ATI Radeon HD 3470 (256 MB GDDR3) graphics solution and 4 GB of memory. While not particularly fast for a desktop replacement, it should still be able to make quick work of everyday tasks and be capable of some light gaming. Also included is an integrated Blu-ray drive, an HDMI port, an eSATA port, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, Bluetooth, 802.11a/n (Intel 5100), a touch-pad, a shock-mounted 320 GB hard drive and a spill-resistant keyboard.

LAPTOP reviewed a pre-production Fujitsu N7010 notebook and it turns out that the reviewed N7010 had a battery life of just over 2-hours while surfing the web. The N7010 also weighed in at a hefty 7.4-pounds and was 2.2-inches thick, making it not really the most travel-friendly notebook you can buy, but that is where also having a netbook comes in handy these days. The Fujitsu N7010 is priced at $1,499.

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