When Microsoft COO Kevin Turner told the world during the WPC 2014 event today that we would see more 8-inch Windows tablets, he wasn't kidding. Fujitsu has unveiled the ARROWS Tab, an 8-inch Windows tablet designed for enterprise customers.
"Fujitsu today announced the development of the FUJITSU Tablet ARROWS Tab Q335/K, an easy-to-hold and operate 8-inch Windows tablet for enterprise customers. The new model is planned to be rolled out in stages worldwide from October 2014," a Fujitsu press release stated.
The ARROWS Tab Q335/K is a compact and lightweight 8-inch tablet that comes with latest Intel Atom processor Z3735F and the latest Windows 8.1 Pro operating system. While being portable, it also comes with Microsoft Office so you can edit and create documents on the go. This device is being marketed as ideal for business use. The device can easily be held in one hand since it weighs less than 400 grams. It is also 126 mm in width and 9.9 mm in thickness.
"Microsoft welcomes Fujitsu's new 8-inch tablet into the global business market. Designed for Windows 8.1 Pro, it's a great fit for business customers looking for a thin, light-weight device that can also allow them to be incredibly productive. Fujitsu is also a global Microsoft partner in the systems integration space, and an early adopter of our Project Siena (Beta) app, a tool that allows for easy and rapid modern app development for Windows. We are thrilled that Fujitsu is leveraging the power of Siena-based SI solutions to further enhance the value of its new 8-inch tablet," Erwin Visser, General Manager, Windows & Windows Phone Commercial Marketing stated.
This device is set to be available starting October of this year. Pricing and detailed specs were not revealed. Interestingly enough, this small device runs Windows 8.1 Pro, rather than Windows RT.