A new enterprise-focused tablet from Fujitsu recently became available for pre-sale in the United States and is slated to ship as early as June this year.
There is likely little with the Stylistic Q550 to appeal to consumers. However, with such highlighted features as enhanced security capabilities, a Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and noise-cancelling microphones, the tablet is poised to make a play at the enterprise market, a target which relatively few tablet-makers have made a concerted effort.
The tablet includes an HDMI port, an Intel Atom Z670 1.5-gigahertz processors, digital pen input and Wi-Fi support. The Stylistic is also capable of supporting a number of tablet accessories, including devices that can connect via Bluetooth version 3.0.
The Stylistic is available in two models: a 30-gigabyte model for $729 and an 62-gigabyte model for $849. The high-end model also includes a 4-cell lithium-ion battery, while the lower-end model's battery is two cells.
While the enterprise tablet market is still growing, Apple's iPad has emerged as its early leader. According to a recent Forrester report, the overall tablet market is expected to more than double in the United States this year, with Apple leading the charge.