The new Lifebook is a hybrid of laptop and tablet PC with a dual-mode digitizer. The WXGA LED backlit display is 12.1-inches and allows multitouch finger input as well as stylus input.
Connectivity-wise it features Gigabit Ethernet LAN, integrated Atheros XSPAN 802.11 BGN b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1, and a HDMI port.
It also comes with some extras, such as a modular bay for a second battery or drive, a removable dust flter, and a hard drive shock sensor. The screen can be rotated completely, allowing for a complete laptop or tablet experience. It also comes with a DVD drive, fingerprint scanner, and a webcam with built-in dual digital array microphones.
It houses a 6-cell, 5200 mAh Lithium ion battery, which should offer up to seven hours battery life, depending on usage.
There is not much room for expansion or customization of this model, which appears to be an entry-level version of the LifeBook T730 released in May, but it keeps most of the same features for a significantly lower price tag.
It has a starting price of $1,149 (£762) or $1,099 (£728) with a mail-in rebate and will be available from the 5th of July.