Fujitsu announces stylish new business class Windows 7 Slate

By Tom Warren, on 25th Feb 11 9:56 pm with 6 Comments

Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550

Fujitsu said on Friday that it is planning to release its Stylistic Q550 Windows Slate in April.

The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 sports a Intel Oak Trail Atom processor, touch and pen inputs, smartcard reader and 10 hours of battery life. The device weighs just 1.5 pounds and will be marketed at business and enterprise customers.

The Q550 will go on sale in Japan for 90,000 JPY ($1,100) in April for the basic touch version and 100,000 JPY ($1,222) for the touch/pen version. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley notes that Fujitsu has yet to confirm whether the Slate will be made available in the U.S. or Europe. However, the company said it has “pursued the global expansion of tablet PC portfolio with an emphasis on the North American market.”

Microsoft was quick to comment on the announcement. “Microsoft welcomes the release of the STYLISTIC Q550,” said Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of the OEM Division, Microsoft Corporation. “Windows® 7 is a great choice for commercial customers looking for a devices that enables the flexibility and mobility their businesses need to succeed. With Windows® 7, you get enterprise manageability, security, as well as the ability to run the applications used within organizations.”

  • GP007

    I’m impressed, the one problem early Win7 tablets have is the low battery life compared to the ARM based Android and the ipad but if this new one can get 10 hours like it says then for the business users that it targets it should sell good.

    Now I wonder what MS cans do with Win8 and that custom UI the rumors talk about.

    • Joshua Greene

      I’m sure I’m not the only one praying that Microsoft can jump in the tablet game with Windows 8. I’m personally holding out for as long as I can to see what their genuine offer is when it’s put on the table.

  • Ef Jay

    These things will sell much better with the expected Windows 8 touch friendly interface. All these security features, desktop-class applications, long battery life and good performance on ARM chips = success. This looks stylish but has all the shortcomings of other Win7 tablets in the sotware department.

  • Manish

    Really great device. It can help the MS to guage the market before release of the OS that is meant for tables(Win8)

  • Marko Šjor
  • David Pat

    That back is pretty ugly

    and its expensive =0(