Back in May Fujitsu announced the Lifebook TH40/D, a convertible Windows 7 tablet that was intended to reach the Japanese market in June. That didn’t happen, but in exchange we learned that the slate will be postponed indefinitely and now we finally get a final answer: this product is coming to the stores next Friday, on July 22.

The specs remain the same, including the 10.1 inch LCD with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, 1GB of RAM and 1.5GHz Atom Z670 processor. There’s also a 120GB HDD in the mix, WiFi IEEE 802/11 b/g/n support, Bluetooth 3.0 and 2 USB ports. A HDMI port completes the list and be wary that you’ll be $1,012 poorer if you purchase this device.

Are you ready to pay so much for Win 7 gear with Win 8 so close?