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Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 Notebook, Industry's Smallest and Lightest Convertible to Offer Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 Operating System


Mobility Without Compromise - for All Mobile Professionals

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 13 -- Fujitsu Computer Systems today announced that starting next month, the LifeBook(R) P1500 notebook will be available with Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, broadening the appeal of the industry's smallest and lightest convertible notebook

The ultra-portable 2.2 pound LifeBook P1500 notebook, also available with Microsoft Windows XP Professional, is equipped with a bright compact 8.9 inch wide SVGA touch screen display and long battery life, and packed with full PC functionality. Use it in tablet mode and navigate easily with touch screen or pen-driven input through forms-based applications used extensively in healthcare, field and sales force automation and supply chain management, or use the pen stylus for jotting notes and capturing signatures for contracts or purchase orders. Easily rotate the screen and tilt it up to transform the LifeBook P1500 notebook into a standard notebook with a keyboard for versatility and mobility without compromise. The LifeBook P1500 notebook delivers the performance and reliability mobile professionals expect from Fujitsu, recently rated tops for reliability among Windows-based notebooks in PC Magazine's 18th annual Reader Satisfaction Survey.

"The Fujitsu brand is recognized in the mobile computing industry as one of the foremost pioneers in pen-enabled PCs and in quality as evidenced by the widely acclaimed LifeBook P1500 notebook," said Bill Mitchell, corporate vice president of the Mobile Platforms Division at Microsoft Corp. "The Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005 operating system now supports touch technology as an alternative input method, and the LifeBook P1500 is the first notebook to take advantage of this capability. Customers now have the flexibility of both active pen and resistive touch navigation, and will be able to use Tablet PC in new and different ways."

"With the opportunity to offer the Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system on the LifeBook P1500 notebook, organizations that have made the investment in developing Tablet PC optimized applications can now take advantage of a form factor that is ideal for the mobile workforce," said Richard McCormack, senior vice president, Product & Solutions Marketing, at Fujitsu Computer Systems. "Whether LifeBook P1500 notebook customers select the Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system or the Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, they gain unequalled mobility and versatility along with full-blown PC functionality."

Pricing and Availability

The LifeBook P1500 notebook with Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition will be available by the end of October through the Fujitsu direct sales force, Web site and channel partners(1) beginning in the fourth quarter of 2005 with pricing starting at $1,549(2) for a base configuration. Users can choose from a recommended configuration or they can customize their system using the Fujitsu Configure To Order (CTO) program. The LifeBook P1500 notebook with Microsoft Windows XP Professional is available now.

Service and Support

The Fujitsu LifeBook P1500 notebook is backed by a three-year or one-year International Limited Warranty for U.S. and Canadian customers. The International Limited Warranty includes technical support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.(3) In addition, users can add Fujitsu Premium Care Service Plans, which include an on-site service or a screen protection plan.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems and managed services for the business enterprise. The company offers a complete line of high-performance mobile and desktop computers, scalable and reliable servers as well as managed and professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems emphasizes leading-edge technology, exceptional product quality, and productivity, as well as outstanding customer service. More information on Fujitsu Computer Systems is available at us.fujitsu.com/computers .

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

NOTE: Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo and LifeBook are registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners. The statements provided herein are for informational purposes only and may be amended or altered by Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation without notice or liability. Product description data represents Fujitsu design objectives and is provided for comparative purposes; actual results may vary based on a variety of factors. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

(1) Certain retailers will only offer select models.
(2) Pricing may change without notice.
(3) Service and warranty repairs turnaround time may vary by country and product. Support 24 hours a day, seven days a week applies to the U.S. and Canada only.

CONTACT: Jennifer McKim of Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation, +1-408-746-3300, or jmckim@us.fujitsu.com; or Wendy Grubow of Eastwick Communications, +1-831-626-7503, or wendy@eastwick.com, for Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation.

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