Don't say we didn't tell you. Windows 7 is bringing the multitouch laptops and Fujitsu's T5010 is jumping in the pool too. It can't do 4-way touch like the ThinkPadT400s, but it will take two fingers no problem.
You will have to pick up the LifeBook T5010 with its new capacitive touchscreen with Vista until you can get it with Win 7 on October 22, but it will still support the same two finger gestures like zooming and panning. You just won't get the touch pack fun in Vista. It will, however, come with a pen for writing on screen.
Fujitsu is touting that this convertible swings both ways. Uh yea, it can swing from tablet into a standard notebook with the "industry's first bi-directional swivel hinge".
Fujitsu Adds "Touch" to Its Flagship LifeBook T5010 Convertible Tablet PC Begins Rollout of New LifeBook Mobile PC Series Designed to Exploit Anticipated Windows 7 Features Sunnyvale, CA, Sept. 15, 2009 ― Fujitsu gave mobile users in North America another reason to choose the LifeBook(R) T5010 convertible tablet PC today, announcing the convenience of multi touch input. The new dual digitizer's touch screen function on the 13.3-inch display offers a new level of interaction by supporting two-finger touch for actions including panning, rotating, flicks and zooming. With seamless switching between pen and touch, users can change tasks on the fly, from casual surfing to detailed editing or writing.
The Windows Vista(R)-based LifeBook T5010 convertible tablet PC is the first in a line of new LifeBook platforms and form factors designed to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of Microsoft's soon-to-be- launched Windows 7.
News Highlights • NEW optional dual digitizer (active digitizer/capacitive touch) with two-finger support for gestures including zoom, rotate, and flicks; stylus support for inking, editing/annotating files • Converts from tablet into a standard notebook with keyboard input using the industry's first bi-directional swivel hinge • Weighs approximately 4.5 pounds in weight-saver configuration • 13.3-inch mercury-free WXGA bright LED backlight LCD with wide viewing angles • Modular bay, which supports an optical drive or optional second battery • Optional mobile broadband support on select models (AT&T integrated broadband connect and Verizon Wireless mobile broadband built in) • Enterprise manageability support with Intel active management technology • Optional Microsoft(R) Windows 7 Professional, Vista Business, XP Downgrade • Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor technology • Full-size, spill-resistant keyboard with touchpad • Optional integrated webcam and (standard) dual digital microphones • Full suite of security features: dedicated SmartCard slot, integrated fingerprint sensor, security panel, BIOS and hard drive password protection, embedded TPM 1.2, Computrace(R) BIOS agent. • Priced starting at $US1,759 (1) with an active digitizer and priced starting at $US1,859 with a dual digitizer option. Users can choose from a recommended configuration, or they can customise their LifeBook T5010 convertible tablet PC using the Fujitsu Configure To Order (CTO) program. Available immediately through the Fujitsu website and select retailers/e-tailers(2).