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Posted by Damien Biddulph on Tue 15th Jun 2010

Over the past few weeks you will hopefully have seen our campaign around our new LIFEBOOK range.

The LIFEBOOK S710 offers the perfect balance between low weight and high-end performance. Weighing only 2.15kg it is one of the lightest modular 35.6cm (14-inch) notebooks. A flexible modular bay and a long battery life enable convenient working. Integrated optional 3G/UMTS and webcam enable connectivity anytime, anywhere!

represents the ultimate in portability, connectivity, performance and security. Whether its using the Fujitsu designed ECO button to preserve the battery life, or benefitting from the flexibility offered by the modular bay the LIFEBOOK S760 really does stand out from the crowd.

is a feature-rich, secure notebook with comprehensive performance, the perfect substitute for a desktop PC, it's equipped with a 39.6cm (15.6-inch) display and a great graphics solution for excellent viewing. A flexible modular bay concept enables the system to use a large variety of different accessories. There is also the option to have a dedicated graphics model for those customers, requiring more than standard Intel graphics.

In the Press...

The Fujitsu LIFEBOOK’s are taking the press by storm! Take a look at a selection of our latest reviews from the last month;

LIFEBOOK P770 – What Laptop
“Business users and anyone seeking dependable performance from a highly portable machine should certainly consider the LIFEBOOK P770, as there are very few flaws.”
“The star of the show, undoubtedly, is the 13.3-inch touchscreen. Unusually, it isn’t a resistive screen, but uses technology developed by graphics tablet-specialist Wacom. Thus, the screen can be used in digitiser mode with the pen, which is found tucked into the edge of the front wrist rest, or a gentle prod of the finger. It works better than any touchscreen we’ve come across in a tablet PC before. It’s highly accurate and responsive in either pen or finger mode, and it supports multi-touch, so you can zoom in and out of photos and websites with a pinch.”
“The base section of the chassis is superbly tough. There are two options when it comes to the lid section: magnesium-based, as in our review sample, or a sturdier, but slightly thicker and heavier lid made of compound materials.”
“We found the Scrollwheel remarkably ergonomic to use, more responsive than the scroll-wheel on the conventional touchpad, and easy to use with the touchpad. It came into its own for web browsing, but worked across all of the applications we tried.”
“The 13.3-inch LED-backlit display has a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and is sharp, clear and bright. The matt anti-glare display means there’s no reflections at all, we were perfectly happy working with a window to the rear on a bright, sunny, spring day.”
See the full review here

LIFEBOOK T4410 – What Laptop
“The sharp 12.1-inch screen is one of the smallest in this group, but to counter this Fujitsu has included a stylus which tucks neatly into the chassis for storage. This can be used instead of your fingers for more accurate interaction, while a pair configurable buttons on the side can be set up to simulate mouse button clicks. The display is extremely sensitive and registers the stylus tip hovering over an inch over the screen, although this does show where you’re about to press and helps minimise mistakes.”

Be sure to keep an eye out for our products in the press! Contact one of our distributers for more information and details on specifications and pricing on particular products.

Contact one of our team below if you are interested in buying these products:

Call Terry on 01675461315
Call Damien 0n 01675 461310
Call Martyn on 0800 880 3360
Call now to avoid disappointment
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Posted by Damien Biddulph on Tue 15th Jun 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 is here and it uniquely offers you one of the best productivity experiences across the PC, phone, and browser.

For businesses, it means helping people work in a way that's faster, easier, and more intuitive - whether they're on the road or in the office, working solo or as part of a team.

For IT, it means utilising a set of smart, easy-to-integrate tools in a security enhanced environment that work with what they have now, so they can grow.

As always, Discus Systems really appreciates your custom but don't forget to contact us if you need help or information.

Contact Discus Systems plc : Ask for Damien 0800 880 3360 - or email damien@discus.co.uk

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Posted by Damien Biddulph on Fri 11th Jun 2010

Take advantage of Fujitsu’s mono socket tower server, the PRIMERGY TX150 S7. It delivers industry leading levels of energy-efficient performance and is the world’s most energy-efficient in its class. Additionally, this all round-server has achieved fantastic reviews.  By purchasing the TX150 S7 your customer’s can benefit from all this at great value for money.

PRIMERGY TX150 S7 review

“Physically, the TX150 S7 is up to the usual high standard of build quality we expect from Fujitsu. It’s well designed internally, with easy access to key components, and there’s room to expand.”
“A well built, quiet entry-level server packing a mean specification and plenty of expansion options.”
“The TX150 S7 is extremely quiet…It’s a good choice for small offices.”
“Energy efficiency is a high priority. The PRIMERGY TX150 S7 sports the latest low-power Xeon L3426 and teams it up with single or dual 89% energy-efficient power supplies.”
“User maintenance is another key focus. Green “touch-points” are scattered throughout the server.”
“Storage options are very impressive”
“For general systems management, its ServerView Suite software focuses purely on server management. Consequently we found it much lighter to deploy and easier to use than Dell’s Management Console or HP’s Insight Control Edition, both of which try to manage everything on the network.”
For the full review please click here
PRIMERGY TX150 S7- Maximised mono socket tower server
The PRIMERGY TX150 S7 is a fully functioning mono socket tower server delivering industry leading levels of energy-efficient performance. The PRIMERGY TX150 S7 all-round server is the world’s most energy-efficient in its class, setting a new SPECpower ssj2008 world record.  It is ideal for SMEs and Branch offices for non-mission-critical infrastructures where the main focus is on expandability and availability.

XEON X3430
CORE I3-540
4GB 1066 ECC R
2GB 1333 ECC U
2x160GB 7.2K
160GB 7.2K
Fujitsu Windows Server Cashback- UP TO £150 CASHBACK
Fujitsu PRIMERY servers combined with Microsoft® Operating systems deliver a partnership that your customers can confidently build their business on. There are solutions for all organisations, whether your customers require a simple file and print solution through to an extensive server infrastructure.
·         Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation- £100 cashback
·         Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard - £50 cashback
·         Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise - £150 cashback
More information – please call 0800 880 3360 or email damien@discus.co.uk
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Posted by Damien Biddulph on Fri 11th Jun 2010


Purchase any new ESET Antivirus protection and get NOD32 for Microsoft Exchange at half price.

 If you want to protect your company from potential threats, ESET has the protection software for you.

Discus can provide you with advice, assistance and the best possible pricing.

To find out more, call Martyn Harrison on 0800 880 3360 or email mharrison@discus.co.uk

Call us now for immediate protection.

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Posted by Damien Biddulph on Wed 9th Jun 2010
Fujitsu introduced the world’s first 0-Watt PC in 2009 and have taken this innovation one step further in 2010 by pairing 0-Watt technology with the latest Intel Core-i Processor technology. This powerful combination allows the user to multitask applications faster and experience maximum performance in the majority of applications, due to the combination of Intel® Turbo Boost technology and Intel® Hyper-Threading technology whilst having maximum energy savings.
The ESPRIMO E9900 PCs come complete with further power-save options such as a switched monitor outlet and power save management. The system management functions of Intel® vPro™ technology also offer extended energy-saving and simple administration in complex IT infrastructures.
Furthermore, these Desktops are supplied with up to 89% efficient power supply surpassing ENERGY STAR® 5.0 requirements ensuring the greenest performance available.

Function Feature
Latest desktop platform technology
  • Latest Intel® Q57 chipset and processor technology
  • Intel® Standard Manageability
  • Intel® vPro technology
  • Intel® Hyper threading and Turbo Boost Technology
Environmentally concious products
Compliant with many certificates such as:

  • Blue Angel
  • Nordic Swan
Quiet Running
  • Sophisticated hardware design with optimised fans
  • Efficient airflow within the system
  • Intelligent fan regulation
Low energy consumption
  • 0-Watt technology (optional)
  • Latest energy efficient Intel® technology
  • Switched monitor outlet: powers down each display to 0-Watt in standby mode
  • Power management scheme
Easy access cabinet Service-friendly cabinet with easy access to all major components:

  • FlexySlot: flexible extension slots for low-profile and standard PCI cards
  • EasyFix: Screw-less attachment of add-on cards
  • EasyChange: Hard disk change without screws
Keyboard on System can be switched on via button on keyboard
Common family concept
  • One technology platform
  • Same functionality and look and feel by using same BIOS kernel
  • Stable platform with lifecycle up to 18 months
  • Product specification fully controlled by Fujitsu in house: mainboard, mechanics, BIOS, etc.

The ESPRIMO E9900 PCs are available to buy now, please contact us for more details.

VFY:E9900PF011GB - FTS - E9900 I3 2.93 4GB 500 DVDR W7X - Workstation @ £532.11 + VAT & delivery
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Posted by Damien Biddulph on Mon 7th Jun 2010
1.     Discounted warranty upgrades on AMILO desktop – This desktop comes with the latest technology including Blue-Ray Reader / DVD-RW on selected models.
2.     £15 off selected ESPRIMO E3520 desktop PC
3.     £50 off TGP of the Fujitsu M2010 mini notebook – both the red and black editions are included!
4.     Up to £150 cashback - when purchasing PRIMERGY servers and Microsoft operating systems from Fujitsu
5.     Discounted warranty on ESPRIMO Mobile V65** series notebooks with Vista Business or Windows 7 Professional – valid for 3 year Collect and Return warranty upgrades
6.     £10 off E19-9 19” square monitor
7.     £15 off selected ESPRIMO P2560
Call now - 0800 880 3360
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Posted by Damien Biddulph on Mon 7th Jun 2010

Yes, believe it or not, for one reason or another, we have only just got around to our Christmas celebration.   No we didn't have crackers or santa hats but we did have an excellent night out at Mint in Yardley.

We were given the opportunity by Pip Howe, Director at KLM to attend a fundraiser meal at Mint in Stoney Lane.  It was a good night with a great atmosphere. The food and service at Mint was excellent.

The night was in the name of a really good cause http://www.africanspace.co.uk/about-us-2/african-space-trust/ and is targeted specifically at the Itete Medical Centre Project, in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. See if you can spend a minute looking at the web site.

The African Space Trust aims to support developmental and conservation initiatives, through fundraising and practical assistance, in areas of Africa through which African Space groups travel. Their  first challenge - and not a small one - is to work with the people of Itete Village in central Tanzania to construct and equip a new medical centre essential in the fight against high infant mortality rates, malarial infection and other ailments common to areas of rural Africa. Currently, the nearest hospital is 90km away, a journey of up to two days in the wet season when the roads are impassable.

We wish them every success for the future  and Merry Christmas!!

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Posted by Damien Biddulph on Mon 7th Jun 2010

While the exchange rate means that most prices are going up (see chart), Fujitsu has managed to get a stock of 750GB disks at low cost and is passing on the savings.  That means that the Fujitsu ETERNUS 750GB disk has seen a price drop of almost 17%!

This offer is available immediately and applies while stocks last.
FTS:ETLNS7HAG - DX NL-SAS HD 750GB 7.2k @ £218.90 + delivery & VAT
FTS:ETLNS7HAG-L - DX NL-SAS HD 750gb 7.2 Single shipment @ £229.9 + VAT & delivery

The ETERNUS was already great value for money as well as leading in its class for performance.  Here’s one more good reason to buy this excellent disk array.

Call now for more information on 0800 880 3360

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Posted by Damien Biddulph on Fri 4th Jun 2010

Latest pricing from Discus on Fujitsu Notebooks;

Part Code   Description Available:  
 VFY:S7100MF011GB Advanced S710 i3 2.13 2GB 160 DVDR W7X 50 £666.00
VFY:S7100MF031GB Advanced Fujitsu LIFEBOOK S710 - Core i3 2.13 GHz - RAM 2 GB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - HD Graphics - WLAN - SmartCard reader - 14" Widescreen TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA ) 25 £763.20
 VFY:E7800MF021GB Advanced E780 i3 2.13 2GB 320 DVDR W7X 21 £799.20
VFY:S7100MF051GB Advanced S710 i5 2.4 4GB 320 DVDR W7X 8 £847.32
VFY:S7600MF011GB Advanced S760 i3 2.13 2GB 160 DVDR W7X 2 £896.40
S26391-F516-L200 Advanced Port Replicator & UK AC Adapter for S & E series   £107.63
VFY:A5300MF031GB All Round A530 I3 2.13 2GB 250 DVDR W7X - june 15th 0 £520.00
S26391-F6007-L300   PORT REP PR07 0 £71.75
 VFY:P3660MF042GB All Round Fujitsu AMILO Pi 3560 - P T4400 - RAM 4 GB - HDD 320 GB - GF GT 240M - WLAN - 18.4" Widescreen TFT BrilliantView - camera 59 £642.00
VFY:P7700MF021GB Superior Fujitsu LIFEBOOK P770 - Core 2 Duo - RAM 4 GB - HDD 320 GB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - WLAN - TPM - 12.1" Widescreen TFT 1280 x 800 ( WXGA ) 11 £1,429.20
VFY:T1010MF031GB Superior Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T1010 - P T3200 / 2 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 160 GB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - GMA 4500MHD - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11b/g - Vista Business / XP Tablet PC 2005 TwinLoad - 13.3" Widescreen TFT 1280 x 800 ( WXGA ) - camera 1 £848.40
VFY:T4410MF031GB Superior T4410 C2D 2.5 2 160 DVDR W7 3G 14 £1,363.20
VFY:P3560MF022GB All Round Fujitsu AMILO Pi 3560 - P T4400 - RAM 3 GB - HDD 320 GB - GF GT 240M - WLAN - 16" Widescreen TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA ) BrilliantView - camera 68 £576.00
VFY:T4410MF081GB Superior Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T4410 - Core 2 Duo - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - WLAN - TPM - fingerprint reader - 12.1" Widescreen TFT 1280 x 800 ( WXGA ) 8 £1,063.20

Call now to order.. 0800 880 3360

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Posted by Damien Biddulph on Wed 2nd Jun 2010
We are pleased to announce the new LIFEBOOK T900 to the LIFEBOOK product range.
LIFEBOOK T900 is an ultra versatile convertible notebook for the professional user. A bi-directional rotatable, wide-view, high-bright, LED display provides crystal clear viewing whilst the dual digitiser allows you to use the multi touch capability, so you can easily work with your fingers or with the patented multifunctional pen. These features combined with the modular bay, latest Intel® Core™ i technology and best in class security make this a fully flexible tablet notebook.
Key features of the new LIFEBOOK T900:

o High Performance Latest Technology
· Intel® Core™ i3 / i5 / i7 processors, Intel® QM57 chipset and vPro™ technology
· 13.3” WXGA, wide-view, high-bright, LED display
· Intel® Centrino® 6200 a/b/g/n WLAN
· DDR3 memory
o Intuitive and comfortable pen based and finger touch operation
· Bi-directional rotatable, active digitiser and dual digitiser display options.
· Multi touch operation with Window® 7.
· Multifunctional pen.
o Flexible computing
· Modular bay for options such as a 2nd battery increasing run time up to 12 hours, 2nd hard drive increasing storage space, DVDRW optical drive or weight saving module
· Pen-based software and port replicator (optional).
o Ultimate Security
· Integrated smart card slot, Computrace® enabled BIOS, fingerprint sensor, optional trusted platform module (TPM), Advanced Theft Protection software (ATP)
o Best Wireless Connectivity
· Intel® Centrino® 6200 a/b/g/n or Atheros b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth 2.1, optional UMTS
o Green & Energy Efficiency
· Energy Star 5.0 rating, LED backlit display, power management utility, optional solid state disk all contributing to increased energy efficiency and fewer harmful chemicals
Click here for a video product tour of the LIFEBOOK T900.

Alternatively visit the Collectable LIFEBOOKS website to find out more about the LIFEBOOK T900.

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