Fujitsu reveals security-focused BYOD-friendly laptop series

Fujitsu has unveiled a new line of business notebooks, dubbed Lifebook E, which are intended to boost enterprise mobility without sacrificing security.

The Lifebook E laptops are available in three form factors focusing on a range of users, from heavy mobile users to individuals who want a mobile, 15in desktop alternative.

The Lifebook E series is available in 13in, 14in and 15.6in models, all of which feature a touchpad with integrated buttons, an optional backlit keyboard, and the Fujitsu signature modular bay design that can host a second battery, an additional hard disk drive, an optical drive or a weight saver module in order to give users lighter travelling weights.

All three notebooks support Intel Rapid Start Technology, have integrated optional Smart Card readers for security, a full set of interfaces with WLAN and Bluetooth, and a full HD webcam with status LED. Buyers can choose Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Pro operating systems.

Similar to all of the Fujitsu Lifebook products, the new Lifebook E series has an aluminium palm rest and a solid magnesium lid to protect the system.

"The Lifebook E Series provides users with the style, performance, security and durability required in today's mobile world," said Paul Moore, senior director of product management and marketing at Fujitsu America's mobile products department. "Fujitsu is making it possible for business professionals in industries such as education, healthcare and government to customize this notebook to fit their respective needs."

Fujitsu claims that the Lifebook E series' complementary components, accessories and BIOS make BYOD, a normally pricey system, more manageable and cost effective.

The Lifebook E series notebooks are available in the US now through Fujitsu starting at $899 (£573). UK pricing and availability has not yet been disclosed.