jkOTR reader Patrick gets credit for this find on the Fujitsu website. We finally have a successor to the P1610 Tablet PC, although it seems more of an incremental big brother than a total revamp. Still, for folks wanting more portable power, this seems worth a look. The P1620 looks identical to the P1610 on the outside, but under the chassis are some upgrades like:
- Intel Core 2 Duo ULV CPU rated at 1.2 GHz
- Options for Windows XP Tablet, XP Professional and Windows Vista Business
- 512 MB, 1 GB or 2 GB of RAM; the micro-DIMM RAM upgrades appear to be nearly half of what they used to be… 2 GB is $450 and I believe it used to be at or near $800 on the P1610
- Hard drives ranging from 40 to 100 GB, with a 32 GB SSD option at $399
All models have the same 8.9-inch touchscreen with palm rejection as their predecessors; the palm rejection on the P1610 is the best I’ve ever seen on a touchscreen device. The base model starts at $1,749 and goes up from there. Evernote and Microsoft OneNote are included with every P1620. Hmmm… Fujitsu is blowing a little of their own hot air on a big Apple day, no? Thanks Patrick!Update: a Fujitsu press release hit today and indicates the base price is $1,599. Not what I’ve found on the Fujitsu sales site, but perhaps you get that price if you strip down the base model currently shown. Not that I’d recommend that… the release also indicates a brighter display with higher contrast and greater visibility from various viewing angles. Additionally, the screen hinge is bi-directional.