Fujitsu teams up with AMD for business Windows 8 tablet; promises removable battery & fingerprint sensor

by Doug Drinkwater

October 23 2012

Fujitsu has not yet announced when the Stylistic Q572 will launch
Fujitsu has not yet announced when the Stylistic Q572 will launch

Veteran tablet vendor Fujitsu reveals its new Stylistic Q572 Windows 8 tablet will sport a number of business-friendly features and will be the first slate to run AMD’s low power Z-60 APU chipset.

The Q572 weighs 1.6 pounds, is 13.6mm thick, an anti-glare 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 resolution display, digital pen input, and a front-facing 5MP camera.

Useful business features are available in the form of a removable battery, a Smart Card slot, a fingerprint sensor, two USB ports (one USB 2.0, the other USB 3.0) and a HDMI connection.

These features aside, the battery life is not quite as impressive with AMD’s Z-60 APU chip offering a pretty average seven hour run-time compared to Intel’s ten hour claim for Clover Trail tablets.

Nonetheless, while Intel claims to have over 20 Windows 8 tablets based on the Clover Trail chipset, the Stylistic Q572 represents the first tablet of AMD’s new tablet strategy, which was announced two weeks ago.

The dual-core chip, positioned in the ‘sweet spot’ between Intel and ARM, offers a maximum frequency of 1GHz, offers 80 Radeon graphic cores for watching video and playing games, and will work with legacy and Metro Windows 8 applications.

Fujitsu has not yet announced the price or availability of the Q572, although we would expect to hear more news after the official launch of Windows 8 on October 26.

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