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Fujitsu LifeBooks set the benchmark for high-end notebooks

New notebook technology for the Australian market. Specifically targeted models for corporate users

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Sydney, March 13, 2001

The LifeBook range of notebooks launched today by Fujitsu Australia Limited delivers new technologies to the Australian market such as handwriting recognition and pen-based technology; Transmeta's Crusoe processor; pre-boot security and CD-RW drives, to deliver state-of-the-art mobile computing solutions without compromising on performance or affordability.

The notebooks are specifically designed to suit the different demands of corporate users.

P Series

The P Series delivers the performance of a notebook but offers the personal convenience of a PDA. The LifeBook P-1000 uses Transmeta's innovative Crusoe processor to squeeze up to eight hours' battery life and notebook-sized storage capabilities into a case the size of a personal organiser. This is one of the first Crusoe-based notebooks to hit the Australian market, and its low power consumption, low heat and longer battery life make it the perfect tool for those who spend long hours on the road.

B Series

Fujitsu's B Series is the only notebook available in Australia with user-friendly touch screen technology. It can be used in conjunction with handwriting recognition and pen-based technology for an advanced interface. Weighing only 1.4kg, the B Series is perfect for the travelling executive or mobile salesperson. The optional USB digital camera can be attached to the top of the display to create a quick and convenient video conferencing system.

S Series

This ultra-light sub-notebook combines 600MHz processor with a docking bay offering full peripheral support for devices such as an external monitor, LAN, printer, scanner, keyboard and others.

C Series

The C Series is a feature-rich notebook suited to high graphic content or development work. It incorporates a range of high-end multimedia facilities including video capture, S-Video output, IEEE1394 AV connection, and CD-RW drive for recording productions on the run.

E Series

For power-hungry users, the E Series is one of the most powerful notebooks available on the Australian market today. It incorporates a DVD drive, wireless infrared mouse and all the trimmings of a typical network-attached desktop such as 20GB hard drive and 850MHz Intel processor.

The magnesium alloy casing on all models ensures the range is far tougher than most notebooks, reducing the possibility of a cracked computer casing after a plane flight.

"Fujitsu pioneered many of the features in today's high-end notebooks such as the touch screen, built-in security panel, and the quick touch button so you can instantly launch applications including the Internet and email," Phil Kerrigan, CEO Fujitsu Australia, said today. "With worldwide sales of 5.5 million units in the last 12 months Fujitsu is confident that the breadth and depth of this range of mobile solutions will offer substantial appeal to Australian corporate customers."

Enhanced security

The B, C, S and E Series all have a built-in security panel which acts as a PIN lock to protect the notebook from unauthorised usage. The user simply keys in the PIN to ensure smooth boot-up of the notebook. The One Touch Panel consists of four buttons located just above the keyboard. This can be used as a security function.

The four multi-functional buttons are also programmable by the user for hassle-free launch of their Internet and email applications as well as two other user-preferred applications.

Overall security can be easily enhanced by using Windows 2000 Professional. Fujitsu and Microsoft have worked closely together to ensure that the Windows 2000 Professional operating system is an integral part of the Fujitsu notebook lineup.

About Fujitsu Australia Limited

Fujitsu is one of the world's leading e-services organisations. Fujitsu technology solutions, from servers to e-Business applications, are powering the new Internet economy. In Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu is helping corporate and government customers to design, build and operate solutions which offer competitive advantage in the Internet world, from state-of-the-art infrastructure through to complex e-Business solutions. Our portfolio of IT services includes consulting, systems integration, prime contracting and a full range of professional services. Fujitsu Australia Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited of Japan.
For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.au

About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu is a leading provider of Internet-focused information technology solutions for the global marketplace. Its pace-setting technologies, best-in-class computing and telecommunications platforms, and worldwide corps of systems and services experts make it uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.48 trillion yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001.
For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Gillian Lamrock

Phone: Phone: (02) 9776 4799
E-mail: E-mail: gillian.lamrock@fujitsu.com.au
Company:Fujitsu Australia Limited

Shuna Boyd

Phone: Phone: (02) 9418 8100
E-mail: E-mail: shuna@boydpr.com.au
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Date: 13 March, 2001
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited