Fujitsu in talks to merge PC business with Vaio, Toshiba

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  1. hirobo2

    hirobo2 Notebook Consultant

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    But I couldn't care less. Don't get the wrong idea, I would buy a Fujitsu laptop made in Japan in a heartbeat if I had the cash.

    The thing that's really killing off the laptop segment for me is Intel and their corporate greed. Soon, you pretty much won't be able to buy a laptop that doesn't emit hazardous 60Ghz from the WiGig units (as if 5.0GHz isn't already dangerous enough!) You can't just buy the laptop and throw out the WiGig card b/c it will be embedded into the CPU.

    Laptops are end games for me. I personally couldn't care less if Fujitsu or Lenovo or HP or Dell flounder b/c I can't see myself ever owning a device with WiGig in it.

    To hell with streaming 4K videos wirelessly. 1080p is more than sufficient for a high quality cinema-like experience, even on a really big TV screen.

    To hell with 2TB/4TB HDD's. As if you can squeeze more bytes into the same area and not expect operational errors as a result (I never buy an HDD larger than 500GB b/c of this).
     
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    hirobo2 Notebook Consultant

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    Oh, I get it, Fujitsu wants to get together with Vaio and Toshiba b/c of this:



    They want to one up the new Surface tablet. Personally, I don't think Fujitsu can do it alone. They've got the tech and reliability factor, but Vaio has the form factor and Toshiba has the marketing reach. Surface looks cool, but I think together, Fujitsu + Vaio + Toshiba can produce a superior product. Japan makes the best things.

    But it won't be enough to convince me to buy. What they need to do is convince Intel to make the WiGig unit something completely removal (as in I don't want anything that emits radiation at a frequency > 5.0GHz!)
     
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    Kent T Notebook Virtuoso

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    I don't want to see LifeBooks which don't last. VAIO used to be well built, but PITA to repair, Toshiba today I find not up to standard for me. Not a merger of Equals.
     
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    The resolution as usual is : Vote with your wallet!
     
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    Kent T Notebook Virtuoso

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    Mine is Fujitsu makes good laptops. Much better than VAIO and Toshiba put together. Why don't those two merge with Asus or Acer and improve those brands?
     
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    I don't know. :p
     
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    Maru Notebook Consultant

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    The Fujitsu Celsius H760 (~40cm mobile workstation) has been announced, specified, and reviewed, so Fujitsu is clearly continuing on its own. Nicely, they haven't fallen for keyboard navigation-key layout fads (unlike Dell's missing home/end or HP's tiny up/down). However, at this time an individual H760 is priced extremely high, at least in Japan. Maybe the price listed is intended to discourage individual sales, so they can concentrate on large deals with enterprise and government IT departments, which may be easier and more profitable to support. (For U.S. readers, the Celsius mobile workstations do not appear to be sold in the U.S. at all.)
     
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    Thanks for pointing to the review. At the time of the review, pricing was not set & I have not seen a pricing update. But as a mobile workstation, the pricing won't be at consumer or even enterprise levels. What is nice about it is the capacity - 64 GB or RAM is great if you need it - and the GPU + display. I prefer the 4K display with an anti-glare display compared to the glossy displays. The Quadro M2000 has nice, stable perf.
     
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    I used to favor IBM thinkpads for durability and upgrade ease, but fell in love with an older Fujitsu N6410. Build quality, gorgeous screen, easy to work on, features; what's not to like? You make good points for the argument of a merge with Sony and Toshiba. My only concerns would be the possibility of compromises in reliability over time(Sony) or quality of components and build quality(Toshiba).
     
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    The Fujitsu Celsius H760 has started appearing on retailers' web pages in northern Europe, often with more reasonable prices than their Japanese site linked earlier. I wonder if it is actually imported from Europe to Japan. A Polish review (english via Bing).
     
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