Fujitsu-Siemens launches new laptops

Computer maker Fujitsu-Siemens has announced several upcoming models from its various laptop lines.

The Amilo Pi 1536, stated to come on to the market in February, is the newest model in the Amilo line and works with Centrino mobile technology and a Core-Duo processor.

A typical set-up includes a T2300 Core Duo chip with a 2-megabyte cache and 1.66 gig hertz of processing power, an 80-gigabyte hard drive and a 15.4-inch display with WXGA resolution.

The company also announced its plans for a powerful new high- security laptop.

Fujitsu Siemens’ Lifebook E8110 is one of the first of the new breed of Core Duo-powered laptops. Europe’s leading computer company claims the E8110 will run for six hours or up to 12 if you use the optional second battery. The 1.6Ghz version of the E8110 costs £1,149 plus vat.

The device will also offer a separate Smart card slot and a fingerprint reader. It will likely be released into stores for the CeBIT computer fair in March.

The Lifebook E8110 is a nice machine. It has a 15-inch display, a “spill proof” keyboard and weighs 2.4 kilos. As well as wifi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, it also has a variety of options for physical connections, including three neatly arranged USB ports.