By Keri Algar

SYDNEY, NSW: The self-styled of convertible tablets, Fujitsu, last week released the Lifebook TH700, coupling keyboard comfort and practicality with tablet functionality and connectivity.

Fujitsu offers a fair range of convertible tablets, and despite a less affordable price point compared to a straight tablet, the Fujitsu tablet computing range remains prolific and popular, according to a Fujitsu spokesperson.

The tablet’s media features include built in Bluetooth, 3G connectivity options and HDMI connection. However, geared more towards productivity and not just online media, the Lifebook TH700 manages to pack in a lot, in a robust, yet compact looking set up. It features a 12-inch widescreen, 500GB hard drive, 2GB memory, Intel Core i3 or i5 processors, fingertip multi-touch, a pressure sensitive digitiser pen as well as a fingerprint security logon.

Targeted to students, designers, office workers as well as home users, practical components include a two-way directional screen, spill resistant keyboard and DVD burner.

Fujitsu has been developing tablet computing technology for over 20 years.

Fujitsu is looking at retailing the TH700 at RRP$2,099, through Radio Rentals and Big Brown Box.