Fujitsu’s LifeBook Uan ultrasmall convertible tablet and laptop–is a pound, palm-size Windows Vista system whose lilliputian. Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced the availability of the palm-sized LifeBook(R) U mini convertible notebook. The Fujitsu LifeBook U mini notebook is part of the second wave of UMPCs running on Intel’s new energy-efficient Ultra Mobile Platform.
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Intel Mobile A A Hopefully Fujitsu u180 smarten up and include a real processor to power this device. A VGA webcam and microphone are built into the top. The standard battery is a 7.
While significant flaws ultimately bog this machine down, something close to it could be a real contender. In tablet mode, the user has access to all those because the top quarter or so of the system unit remains accessible, unlike with most Tablet PC convertibles where the LCD covers the entire bottom part of the notebook.
The Fujitsu LifeBook U is equipped with a key miniaturized keyboard that looks and feels very much like a standard keyboard.
I can’t say it would be a permanent replacement to a full-size tablet or notebook, but it is a great travel companion. To that end, it works as advertised providing users with enough power to handle office applications in a convertible notebook. Tablet PC functionality is built into the unit’s Vista Home Premium operating system, so TIPhandwriting recognition, and gestures are all supported. Compact Flash and SD card slots Display: For the ever-important security, Fujitsu used the TCG 1.
In the midst of the current Asus Eee PC frenzy, where affordable notebook computers with 7-inch screens are welcomed into new homes at a rate possibly never attainable by UMPCs, is the Fujitsu LifeBook U as relevant today as it was when it first became available last year? Country Selector Caribbean Change. The silver trim also plastic actually popped out of place on my unit and was able to be “bent” back into position with little effort.
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Business and Technology Solutions. The market for the U Series will therefore be those who cherish being able to carry a full Vista computer with a keyboard, one that weighs barely more than a pound, can last almost all day on a charge of its extended battery, and can easily be connected to a big screen and full-size keyboard for office work. Battery Life The U ships with a rechargeable 4-cell lithium ion battery mAh rated at up to 5.
When used in landscape slate mode, the controls are actually designed to be above the display, not below it as shown above, so that the mouse pointer is under your right thumb.
This tiny tablet is amazing. This tiny tablet is amazing. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper. The keyboard on such a small device cannot be very large, and it isn’t. Here are my typing test speed results, expressed in both percentage of average touch-typing speed and actual words per minute wpmalongside some of my previously published UMPC results.
The U Series models are small.
Review: Fujitsu LifeBook U810
But if you need more power than you can get with a PDA or smartphone but can’t stand the idea of carrying a full-sized notebook, the Fujitsu could be exactly the mobile computer you need. Pressing any of these buttons after pressing the Fn button performs a htjl or user-defined action e. It runs on Intel’s A processor and has a 40GB hard drive.
I don’t do a whole of benchmarking around here, so there isn’t much to compare the figures with except for my Vaio TZ benchmarks and, to a lesser extent, the Vaio UXP vs. Orientation Screen orientation can be rotated a full degrees.
It has a nice array of features including one USB 2. Pressing Fn once enables the secondary functions of the other buttons; pressing it twice launches the Fujitsu Menu Utility, which allows quick access to system settings.
The chassis is sturdy and I didn’t notice any flex. Additional accessories, such as a dock and several cases including the executive leather portfolioare available separately from Fujitsu and other retailers. Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. Although not as quick as my TZbeing able to pick up the U after it’s been sleeping overnight, flip open the lid to awaken it, and be online in 15 seconds is fast enough for me. Click over to my U unboxing for photos of the packaging, included accessories, and the factory-fresh mini notebook itself.
And for down time, the bright 5.
Fujitsu Announces Availability of the LifeBook U810 Mini Convertible Notebook
If absolute objectivity is what you’re after, here are the U’s CrystalMark numbers followed by the Windows Experience Index scores. The notebook form factor may not be particularly ergonomic when held between both hands, but the relative thickness and width of y810 U actually make it rather comfortable to hold.
Touchscreen The U is outfitted with a passive touchscreen that responds to both styli and fingers.
But if you need more power than you can get with a PDA or smartphone but htlm stand the idea of carrying a full-sized notebook, the Fujitsu could be exactly the mobile computer you need. The mini-keyboard has htmll little flex, which reminded me of the LifeBook T Fujitsu has taken a Windows PC users can decide whether to have Vista or XP preinstalled and shrunk it as much as possible so it can be carried around much more easily than a standard or an ultralight notebook.
Well, maybe not—though it’s not likely in the near future, or at their current prices. There’s only so much one can do with a BlackBerry-style thumb keypad or, worse, an onscreen keyboard.