A tipster just sent us photos of a Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook – code name “Helios” – taken in the Sierra Wireless booth at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (February 2007).
The laptop will include integrated HSDPA (high-speed downlink packet access) at 7.2 MBits/sec. and HSUPA (high-speed uplink packet access) at 1.4MBit/sec. The system is rumored to also include new Intel processors (plural) with lowered power consumption, optical disk drive and weigh less than 3 pounds. The picture also shows a silver “AirCard Enabled” sticker by the monitor.
Though it’s covered in/hidden under formed white plastic except for the screen and keyboard, it looks to be thinner than your average laptop. Our friendly tipster said he/she was told by Siemens that the masked Lifebook is expected to be released “soon.”
As a comparison, here are the specs for the new Lifebook P7230 announced by Fujitsu, price ranging from $1649 – $2179:
- Windows Vista
- 1.2 GHz Intel Core Solo ULV Processor U140 (not more than none)
- Integrated Camera
- 1 GB memory
- 80 GB hard drive
- 10.6 in. screen
- 6-hour lithium ion battery
- Modular bay for drive or second battery
- Fingerprint sensor
- Weight: 1.25 kg (approx. 2.63 lb.)