Fujitsu has announced its new LIFEBOOK E Line family of business notebooks, designed to optimise enterprise mobility. The stylish and lightweight premium notebook PCs are ideal for demanding business users and help secure cost savings in ICT. The LIFEBOOK E Line makes its debut at CeBIT in Hanover, Germany.
As CIOs would expect from a leading enterprise notebook provider like Fujitsu, the new LIFEBOOK E Line includes rich features for enterprise mobility. These help ensure that corporate ICT departments can enjoy cost savings from the use of standardised components and accessories such as mainboard, modular bay drives, AC adapters and mainboards.
Fujitsu was recently named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Global Enterprise Desktops and Notebooks.
While businesses of all sizes continue to extend the reach of “bring your own device” programmes, they are also counting the cost in terms of ICT support for a wider variety of devices. These include use of the same mainboard and BIOS, plus internal components, as well as the port replicator and external power supply.
Not only does this reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) in administration and system management but also means that users can share accessories between different models in the LIFEBOOK E Line.
As business users have become accustomed to using consumer ICT devices in their personal lives, so they have higher expectations for their professional tools. Fujitsu designed the LIFEBOOK E Line family to combine the best of both worlds.
All three new LIFEBOOK models offer full business functionality, and include all the flexible and convenient working functions that are expected in today’s premium business notebooks, such as a large touchpad, an optional backlit keyboard, and Fujitsu’s popular modular bay capable of hosting a second battery, a second hard disk drive or the pico projector.
The new LIFEBOOK E Line models are built to last, with an aluminum palm rest, solid magnesium lid and strong hinges to ensure that the screen stays in place even after being opened and closed many times a day.
“The consumerisation of ICT is a trend that has passed its peak,” says Joerg Hartmann, VP of Workplace Systems, at Fujitsu Technology Solutions.
“While users wanted the personal benefits from using their individual devices for work, businesses are no longer prepared to put up with the heavy trade-offs – firstly the cost of supporting a wider pool of devices, as well as softer factors such as reduced productivity due to diminished equipment functionality and of course the serious security issues.
“With the new LIFEBOOK E Line, Fujitsu is delivering a no-compromise business tool that will satisfy even the most demanding of users.”