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Fujitsu Siemens Computers launches the LIFEBOOK E8020 to coincide with the launch of Intel Centrino mobile technology platform Sonoma

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Munich, January 19, 2005 - Fujitsu Siemens Computers today launched the LIFEBOOK E8020 in conjunction with the official announcement of the new Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology (codenamed Sonoma) and the latest Intel 915 chipset family. This high-end notebook is aimed at professional notebook users looking for systems that are both fully equipped and flexible to use. To serve the demanding expandability requirements of large enterprises, the LIFEBOOK E8020 offers the features of the new Intel technology as well as the full range of traditional interfaces and a PC card slot alongside a separate express card slot. As a result, the notebook offers support for existing and future components. The LIFEBOOK E8020 can be ordered immediately from specialist stores with ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600 graphics and 15.1-inch TFT SXGA+ display.

"Our development engineers have integrated the Intel 915PM chipset smoothly into the architecture of the LIFEBOOK E8020," says Peter Eßer, Executive Vice President Volume Products and Supply Operations, Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "This allows us to build on the features that are particularly popular with our customers from the LIFEBOOK E Series, namely the outstandingly high performance and the wealth of connection options." The system architecture is modular in design and can be easily adapted to meet the configurations and specific requirements of individual customers. Different modules, such as a DVD burner, a second battery or an additional hard disk drive, can be effortlessly installed in the modular bay.

The first customer deliveries for the LIFEBOOK E8020 with the Intel 915PM chipset are planned for the end of next month (February 2005). The LIFEBOOK E8020 with the Intel 915GM chipset, integrated graphics (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900) and an optional 15.1-inch TFT-XGA or 15.1-inch TFT SXGA+ display will be available from May 2005. Other notebook Series with the new Intel chipset family will also be available for order from this time.

The LIFEBOOK E8020 offers protection at all levels for ensuring secure communication and protecting against unauthorized use. The five hardware buttons on the security panel can be used to enter an access code, which is prompted when the system is booted. The buttons can then be used as quick touch buttons for speedy access to important functions or specific applications. A duplicate password prompt protects the system and BIOS from unauthorized access, while an additional password protects the contents of the hard disk drive. A smart card controller is integrated in the PC card slot to allow simple use of a smart card. The optionally available TPM (trusted platform) module prevents unauthorized access to data and provides additional transaction protection. The robust magnesium housing of the LIFEBOOK E8020 protects the system and the data against mechanical damage in everyday use and, as with all professional notebooks from Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the LIFEBOOK E8020 is equipped with a Kensington lock interface for added security.

The DeskView client management solution ensures that the LIFEBOOK E8020 can be easily maintained and administered. This increases the availability of the system and allows ongoing operating costs to be dramatically reduced. Extensive functions such as inventorying, BIOS management and alarm management are already covered by the DeskView client management solution, which is part of the standard package. More complex solutions, such as the migration of operating systems, the remote installation of application software, advanced hardware and software inventorying in multiple networks, and license management, can be realized with the optional ManageITSuite Migration and ManageIT Suite Controlling.

Ease-of-use and quiet operation are just two of the key features of the LIFEBOOK E Series. The systems were developed with a view to ergonomic use and are equipped with a bright display and a large keyboard. The port replicator allows the simple connection of peripherals devices to the LIFEBOOK E8020. Both the power supply and the port replicator on the new LIFEBOOK E8020 are compatible with those from the LIFEBOOK E8010 and LIFEBOOK S7010 Series, which comes in handy when, for example, colleagues using different LIFEBOOK Series are sharing a desktop.

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