Fujitsu unveils new 10-inch Arrows Tab with Full HD screen and monster battery

February 5, 2013
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Fujitsu Arrows

Fujitsu might have not been the first name to count on for coming up with an “iPad killer”, but we probably underestimated the Japan-based OEM there a bit. The company’s newest 10-inch entry, dubbed Arrows Tab AR70B, will most likely never reach 1% of iPad’s sales, but that’s not due to lack of power.

Quite on the contrary, as the new Arrows Tab comes packing a 1.7 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, a 12-core graphics processing unit and 2 GB of RAM. You also get plenty of storage space to go around (32 gigs internal plus potentially another 32 using the microSD card slot), while the connectivity options include everything you could possibly need (save for 3G) – Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

The display is state of the art as well, even though it’ll probably not be quite as sharp as the ones sported by the newest iPad and the Nexus 10. That said, you should do just fine with the Full HD 1,920 x 1,200 pixels resolution of this fellow’s 10.1-inch touchscreen.

You can’t complain about lack of elegance or style either, seeing as Fujitsu’s big guy only weighs 589 grams. That might not sound very impressive at first, but compared with Nexus 10’s 603 grams and iPad 4’s 662 grams it’s pretty awesome.

Fujitsu Arrows-2

The Arrows Tab is thicker than the two (9.9 mm vs 8.9 vs 9.4), but you do get protection against water and dust, so you probably won’t mind the slightly chunkier profile (that is, if you’ll notice it in the first place).

But if style and power are not your thing and you’re still not sold on this tab, you might want to hear about the 10,080 mAh “monster” battery of the Arrows. That’s considerably larger than the 9,000 mAh “ticker” inside the Nexus 10 and is rated at 14 hours of heavy use and 2,100 hours (!!!) of standby. Pretty crazy, eh?

All said and done, we still stand behind our claim that the Fujitsu Arrows Tab AR70B will not be a mainstream sales hit. Why? Well, for one thing, we’re pretty disappointed about the on-board Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

More importantly, pricing is still kept under wraps and that’s never encouraging. Finally, Fujitsu’s global brand awareness – especially in the Android market – is not very strong, which pretty much guarantees this here tab will remain a Japan exclusive. That’s really too bad, we know, but what can you do about it?

If you do live in Japan and you’re interested in the 10-incher, look for it in stores come February 15. Oh, and do try to not rub it in our faces too much once you get ahold of this beauty.

Comments

  • Steve Rodrigue

    Why should we be excited about a tablet that have an outdated SoC? Tegra3 is OK, but it falls behind a lot of more recent SoC.

    Weight? The next Xperia tablet, will weight around 500g! <— This is awesome for 10 inches tablet.

    No Butter (ICS only) and unknown price!?!?! What about long term support?

    I may be on the pessimist side, but there is so much tablets on the market at the moment, it's really hard to shine!

  • DEBANGAN GHOSHAL

    Is the GOOGLE PLAY STORE the largest store for apps?

    • Vicky Cruz

      no. Its Apple App Store.

      • MasterMuffin

        No. It’s Google Play, because over 200,000 apps in App Store are only for tablets

        • Vicky Cruz

          Dude App Store has 300,000 apps for tablets alone and 775,000 apps in total… and none of them are launchers and live wallpapers.

          • MasterMuffin

            That’s what I ment: 775,000-300,000=475,000
            And Google Play has about 700,000 so it has more apps for phones

          • krudd

            Fart machines and soundboards make up for that in the App Store

  • Juseph

    Ehm iPad 3 and 4 got 11.666 milliamperes… While still 0,5 mm thinner… The battery capacity/device dimensions physical property is only thing where apple still shines :(

  • Vicky Cruz

    An Android tablet with that resolution and NVIDEA chip set is going to lag like anything. On top of it its not latest and greatest tegra 4. Who will buy it?Even iPad 4 is better than this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/justin.smith.35977897 Justin Smith

      just read your post.. im currently in Tokyo sp fujitsu is everywhere here, just out of interest what would you buy?

  • ihtisham

    This news pretty old since i have read this news here since 4 days ago…
    http://mobalian.blogspot.in/2013/02/fujitsu-announces-arrows-tab-android-40.html

  • Sergiospb

    iPad3 = 11560 mAh

    And i’m not apple fun? but this is true

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.smith.35977897 Justin Smith

    well im in the market for a tablet and ive just bought the arrows x smartphone so it would make sense to buy this tablet from fujitsu too???? but reading these comments im having thoughts!!