Fujitsu Siemens goes Core Duo, considers UMPC

Fujitsu Siemens has added two new models to its Lifebook line, both with Intel Core Duo processors. The Lifebook S7110 is powered by an Intel Core Duo T2500/T2300, has a 14.1-inch widescreen display, comes with up to 4GB of RAM, and includes a dual-layer DVD drive. The Lifebook E8210 is powered by a T2600/T2400, and includes a 15.4-inch display, ATI Mobility Radeon X1400, up to 4GB of RAM and a dual-layer burner or DVD/CD-RW drive. Both are expected to sell for between $2,000 and $3,000. Fujitsu Siemens also said that that the company is currently in talks with Microsoft to develop UMPC models, which execs say they see more as a high-end PDA and less as a full-fledged computer, meaning they don't see it as competition for Fujitsu SIemens' existing line of tablet PCs.