Fujitsu Competes With Apple & Microsoft

Competing with the iPad Pro and Surface Pro, Fujitsu’s Stylistic R726 is another large hybrid tablet, with a 12.5″ display, pull-away keyboard and up to 12 hours of battery life.

Like its competitors, the hybrid supports both touch and stylus use. It is lightweight (790g) and 9.5mm thick: comparable to the Surface Pro. Interestingly, Fujitsu has built Intel’s WiDi (the product runs on a Core i3 or i5 Skylake processor) into the tablet.

Options include an anti-glare display; 4G connectivity; and NFC. The tablet also features remote management technology, encrypted drives, the Trusted Platform Module standard and NFC authentication.

Display resolution is 1920 x 1080, with an IPS (PLS) panel providing a 700:1 contrast ratio and 400 cd/m². 128GB – 512GB storage is included.

A magnesium-alloy chassis holds mini-DisplayPort, HDMI and USB 3.0 inputs; VGA and RJ45 can be added through an optional dock.

Fujitsu will begin to sell the R726 in February 2016; price has not been announced.

Additionally, Fujitsu has launched another convertible PC called the Lifebook T936. This is a larger, heavier solution than the R726, as the keyboard is permanently attached (but the screen can rotate and fold flat).

The T936 has a larger (13.3″) display and 1920 x 1080 resolution, although users can choose a 2560 x 1440 screen using IGZO technology. Contrast ratio is 1,000:1 and brightness is 330 cd/m² (1920 x 1080) or 350 cd/m² (2560 x 1440).

There are three options for processors (2.3GHz Core i5, 2.4GHz Core i5, 2.6GHz Core i7) and operating system (Windows 10 Pro, Windows 8.1 Professional or 7 Professional). 16GB of RAM is installed, with storage options between 128GB and 512GB.

HDMI, USB 3.0 (x2), RJ45 and SIM card (on models supporting cellular connections) interfaces are featured. The Lifebook will be released in February.