Product news: Laptop, navigation software and laser printer

12 Sep 2006

This week’s product line-up comprises the Fujitsu Siemens LIFEBOOK P7120, Map24 Mobile route planner and Canon i-SENSYS LBP3360 printer (pictured).

Fujitsu Siemens LIFEBOOK P7120
What is it? Laptop PC
How much? €2,399

Fujitsu Siemens Computers has released a lightweight addition to its ultra-portable LIFEBOOK P Series to aid businesspeople tired of lugging heavy laptops around.

The new LIFEBOOK P7120, available in a glossy black or white finish and including a six-cell battery, weighs only 1.28kg without an optical drive.

Fujitsu claims it has a battery life of a full working day from a single charge, using EcoButton software that offers improved power management.

The notebook’s 10.6-inch widescreen display has LED backlights and a high-contrast 15:9 format screen that absorbs most external light and has wide viewing angles.

As an additional security feature, a biometric fingerprint sensor is integrated as standard.

The device is powered by Intel Centrino Mobile Technology with a Pentium M ULV processor.

Map24 Mobile
What is it? Navigation software
How much? Free

If there’s anything worse than being late for a business meeting it’s getting lost on the way.

Help is at hand with Map24 Mobile, a free route planner, navigation and search tool for mobile phones and PDA devices.

The software’s functionality is the same as on the Map24 website, reduced in size to cater for the smaller screen.

A single-entry field means you need only enter address details such as the city or street name or even postcode, in any order.

Map coverage so far is for Europe, with mapping for further afield due for launch shortly. Map24 intends to make further services available to mobile users, including the ability to send emails and integration with Microsoft Outlook.

The software can be downloaded from

Canon i-SENSYS LBP3360
What is it? Laser printer
How much? Prices start at €462 RRP

Canon’s new i-SENSYS laser printer series is aimed squarely at the small business or home office.

The range of compact printers includes mono, colour and all-in-one units.

All the new i-SENSYS products are capable of double-sided printing through built-in duplex units.

They also include technologies such as Canon All-in-One cartridge for easy printer maintenance and On-Demand-Fixing to reduce warm-up times and power consumption.

First in the range, the i-SENSYS LBP3360 single-function mono printer will be available next month.

It prints at 21 pages per minute and has a built-in duplex printing feature as well as all-in-one cartridges for ease of use. It can also be connected to a company network.

By Gordon Smith