Now that netbooks have lowered how much we're willing to pay for laptops with a smaller footprint, it looks like ultra-portables are looking for ways to justify their higher price point. In that vein, Fujitsu's upcoming P8020 is packing a multitouch trackpad that'll allow those pinching zoom in, zoom out motions and circular unlimited scrolling gestures currently seen on Macbook Pros. Is that, and the 1.4Ghz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of memory, 120GB hard disk, DVD burner and GMA 4500MHD video card enough to make it worth $1,800? I guess we'll see come November. [Fujitsu Store via Electronista]
I bought a Toshiba laptop with a 2.0 GHZ processor, 1GB of RAM, 120 GB hard drive, and a DVD-burner for $1,000. That was about 3 years ago. After only six months, the next model in that series, with better specs in all arenas was down to $600.
To be fair, that 2.0 GHZ processor was single core. However, I'd like to know what OS they're planning on putting in this machine that makes use of all the cores. (And whether or not it makes much of a difference for this machine.)
This price is simply unacceptable. Multi-touch gestures are so far from being worth this kind of price tag.