FMV-BIBLO LOOX was Fujitsu’s brand name for its series of mobile notebook computers announced in September 2000. At the time, Fujitsu was selling its consumer notebook computers under the FMV-BIBLO brand, to which it added the LOOX series of notebooks that were based on a new design concept to make them more portable.
There were two LOOX series: the LOOX S series of extremely portable notebooks weighing only 980 grams with a compact 8.8-inch LCD screen, and the LOOX T series, which, taking its lead from the “mobile multimedia” design concept, condensed all the features of a fully appointed conventional notebook into an A5 file size and included a DVD drive unit and a 10-inch wide-aspect LCD screen.
Both series came packaged with a wireless communications module that connected to the H”IN network, a 64 kbps wireless service provided by DDI Pocket (today known as Willcom). This was a revolutionary function in 2000 because for the first time users could connect to the Internet without being tied to a certain location or network environment. Because of its mobile Internet functionality and because of the low-power Transmeta Crusoe CPU, which extended the battery life, the FMV-BIBLO LOOX series was built specifically for mobile computing.
Fujitsu has continued to upgrade and add models to the FMV-BIBLO LOOX series while always prioritizing its mobility. The series remains a vital part of Fujitsu’s computer lineup even today (2008).
|Series name||LOOX T series||LOOX S series|
|Model name||FMV-BIBLO LOOX T5/53W||FMV-BIBLO LOOX S5/53W|
|Configuration||A5 file size||A5 compact size|
|Built-in screen||10-inch wide-aspect color LCD
|8.8-inch wide-aspect TFT color LCD
|CPU||533 MHz Crusoeｪ TM5600 processor||533 MHz Crusoeｪ TM5400 processor|
|Memory||128 MB (SDRAM)|
|Hard disk drive||10 GB|
|Optical drive||8x DVD-ROM drive||None|
|Battery||Maximum operating time: ~7.3 hours||Maximum operating time: ~8 hours|
|External dimensions [mm]||264 x 183 x 31.5 (w x d x h)||243 x 151 x 30 (w x d x h)|
|Weight||~1.5 kg||~980 g|