Fujitsu today announced that it has updated its FMV Series of consumer-oriented personal computers with a total of 17 models from 7 product families. The new models will be available only in Japan beginning October 13, 2011.
As a "Made in Japan"(1) line of products, the FMV Series meets high-quality and high-reliability manufacturing standards. This enables Fujitsu to deliver products that meet customer needs in a timely and thorough manner.
The LIFEBOOK SH76/E, with its wide-format 13.3" liquid crystal display, offers significant improvements in weight, battery life, and profile size, making it the world's thinnest(2) Super Multi Drive-equipped PC. Together with its lightweight form factor and long-lasting battery, SH76/E is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use as the user's primary machine. The ESPRIMO FH family of desktop PCs (wide-format 23" LCD models) delivers high-quality audio that meets the stringent criteria of Onkyo's "Sound Meisters," in addition to stunning clear image using full flat fine-panel(3) technology. As a result, users can fully enjoy television in high resolution and high-quality audio.
Moreover, the FMV Series comes loaded with a variety of features that make using PCs more convenient and simple, including Quick Start functionality(4), which enables computers to boot in as little as six seconds(5) after pressing the power button, and iPhone-compatible F-LINK(6), which allows captured photographs and videos to easily and wirelessly be stored to the computer.
The new models also help customers save power through features such as an ECO button that can switch the computer into power-saving mode with the simple touch of a button.
In addition to offering enhanced core performance, the new lineup includes models—such as those in the LIFEBOOK SH and LIFEBOOK AH families of notebooks PCs, and the ESPRIMO FH family of desktop PCs—that deliver advanced design features, such as the world's slimmest profile, full flat fine-panel technology, and unique coloring for the sides of keyboard keys.
Onkyo has been working together with Fujitsu since the initial project stages to develop the new FH family models, to which we have devoted considerable sound engineering expertise. The new family features rich expressive capabilities that are suited for a product of such unparalleled class, and we hope you will have the opportunity to enjoy this first-rate audio quality.
The FMV Series comes equipped with a plethora of features that have been specially designed for greater convenience and simplicity.
The FMV Series includes a variety of energy-saving design features as well as built-in energy-saving functions. These include the use of LED backlights(12) that consume very little power, achieving the energy consumption targets as defined in Japan's energy conservation laws(13), as well as support for international Energy Star program standards(14). The FMV Series helps to reduce energy consumption, both when the products are being used and when not in use.
The FMV Series is made with the consistent high quality and reliability that customers around the world have come to expect from Fujitsu. With models released starting in the winter of 2011, the notebook PCs made by Shimane Fujitsu Limited (based in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture) will be labeled as "Izumo Models," and the desktop PCs made by Fujitsu Isotec Limited (based in Date City, Fukushima Prefecture) will be labeled as "Date Models," in reference to the traditional names of the regions in Japan where they are made. A variety of marketing promotions will highlight this labeling.
* Models in "shiny black" will not be available until October 21.
 Made in Japan
With the exception of NH77/ED, AH42/E, PH50/E, and EH30/ET.
 World's thinnest
Among PCs with a 13.3-inch LCD screen and an optical drive. As measured at its thickest part (excluding protruding parts). As of October 3, 2011, according to Fujitsu's own research.
 Full flat fine-panel
Technology used in the FH77/ED model.
 Quick Start functionality
With the exception of NH77/ED, AH42/E, PH50/E, EH30/ET, and DH77/E.
 In as little as 6 seconds
For the SH76/E model only. Start-up times vary by model and operating environment.
 iPhone-compatible F-LINK
Using F-LINK with the iPhone requires downloading and installing a separate program. In addition, a wireless router (sold separately) and an access point are required.
 Ultra lightweight body measures only 1.34 kg
Approximate weight when a Super Multi drive is attached in the Mobile MultiBay.
 Running up to approximately 13.7 hours
When using the standard built-in battery pack and a Mobile MultiBay cover (which comes standard). As measured using Ver. 1.0 of JEITA's measurement method.
 Clamshell load testing of approximately 200 kgf
According to test results obtained during the product development evaluation phase, not a test performed on units being shipped. There is no guarantee that the product will not become damaged.
 Two separate modes are available
Units are set on quick mode when shipped.
 Save and restore
There is no guarantee that all data will be saved and restored. In addition, there are cases in which material that is subject to copyright protection, such as video content (for example, recorded digital broadcast programs) and music, cannot be saved or restored.
 LED backlights
Included in all FH and EH family models and LIFEBOOK family models.
 Achieving the energy consumption targets as defined in Japan's energy conservation laws
All models meet the base target values that must be achieved before FY2011, according to Japan's energy conservation laws.
 International Energy Star program standards
SH76/E, SH54/E, PH74/E, PH50/E, the display that comes standard with DH77/E, and EH30/ET models meet the current standards for products applicable to the international Energy Star program.
 Power saving utility
Included with NH77/ED, AH77/E, AH56/E, AH54/E, AH52/EA, AH42/E, SH76/E, SH54/E, PH74/E, PH50/E, FH99/EM, FH98/EM, FH77/ED, FH56/ED, and FH54/ET. Controllable features vary by model.
 Simply pressing the ECO button
Included with AH77/E, AH56/E, AH54/E, AH52/EA, SH76/E, SH54/E, PH74/E, FH99/EM, FH98/EM, FH77/ED, FH56/ED, and FH54/ET.
 ECO Sleep feature
Included with AH77/E, AH56/E, AH54/E, AH52/EA, SH76/E, SH54/E, and PH74/E.
 Peak-shift control feature
Included with AH77/E, AH56/E, AH54/E, AH52/EA, SH76/E, SH54/E, and PH74/E.
 Prevent the battery from charging during predefined periods of time
The battery can be charged at set periods of time when the PC is not in use (in sleep mode or when turned off).
 PC power-saving settings screen
Included with AH77/E, AH56/E, AH54/E, AH52/EA, SH76/E, SH54/E, and PH74/E. Features displayed on the list vary by model.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.
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Date: 04 October, 2011
Company: Fujitsu Limited
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