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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But there it was, very real and tucked inside an instantly familiar compact convertible shell. There are several thoughtful elements present that bring innovation to an otherwise familiar design more on this laterbut in general, the U looks exactly like a typical laptop or tablet PC, just in miniature form.
The mini notebook was impossible to ignore. Hardware Central The U htmll pretend to be suitable for everybody. 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?
From a design standpoint, the 1. However, its compact case and bright screen are marvels, and its thorough feature set will prove useful to frequent business travelers and others who want an extremely portable tablet to use as a secondary computer and GPS navigation device. Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook U Serie. 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.
Fujitsu U10 U Source: Well, maybe not—though it’s not likely in the near future, or at their current prices. Fujitsu is a leading provider hhtml customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace.
Well, maybe not—though it’s not likely in the near future, or at their current prices. They’re nicely sized, easy to press, and well positioned. Oh, and a U costs up to four times more than a Blackberry Curve. While most full-size keyboards generally have a 19mm key pitch distance between keys and 2.
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Fujitsu LifeBook U Origen: Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers’ success. And though a bit small, using it while set on your lap is pretty comfy too. A trackpad similar to the hml on the FlipStart 1.
Additional controls and other features are scattered around the screen bezel. Status Indicator Panel Below the keyboard is a foursome of status indicators left to right: When holding the unit with both hands, it is more natural to hold it near the center to balance the weight and to reach the mouse pointer and other controls.
Conclusion 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 hyml it first became available last year? An optional docking station is also available for those who wish to use the U as a desktop replacement. Unlike in other parts of the world, Fujitsu offers the U to the United States in just one color: Reflection and glare are happily nonexistent in low-light situations or under artificial lighting.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. The experience isn’t on par with a full-size tablet PC, of course, but given the size of the unit and the screen, it’s not too bad. What h810 are the specs of the base unit, which I purchased directly from Fujitsu about a month after it began shipping and is the subject of this review.
The convertible design lets the Fujitsu LifeBook U be used as a notebook with a keyboard or – by swiveling the screen – a tablet. The extended battery that ships with the U doesn’t lay flush against the unit the way the standard one does photo hereso the unit’s general cuteness and aesthetics are definitely challenged by the battery’s slightly wobbly 0. Display The mini notebook is equipped with a swiveling 5.
It was a significant occasion not only because it marked Fujitsu’s entrance into the handheld PC market, but also because the Vista-based unit lacked two of the most highly criticized characteristics of previous devices: Additional accessories, such as a dock and several cases including the executive leather portfolioare available separately from Fujitsu and other retailers.
I know this is obvious, but sometimes the obvious needs to be stated. While significant flaws ultimately bog this machine down, something close to it could be a real contender.
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The main controls are located on either side of the display’s hinge and can be accessed whether the clamshell is opened or closed. PC Advisor Instead of calling the Fujitsu LifeBook U an ultraportable or ultramobile portable PC, Fujitsu calls it a mini-notebook, which might be more of a marketing term than a specific product category.
Aside from a very rare appearance of “mouse drift,” which I’ve seen only twice in the last 2. Business and Technology Solutions. Design The convertible notebook form factor adopted by the handtop is one that is immediately recognizable to just about everyone. 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.
The keyboard on such a hmtl device cannot be very large, and it isn’t. The Fujitsu LifeBook U is equipped with a key miniaturized keyboard that looks and feels very much like a standard keyboard.
I switched the orientation for the photo because I didn’t want the Fujitsu logo upside down.
Hopefully Fujitsu will smarten up and include a real processor to power this device. When launched, the LifeBook U u801 not as configurable as it is today. Controls In addition to the convertible design, the navigational controls on the U are key to the unit’s usage versatility. U8100 a standard four-cell battery, it delivers up to 5. The relatively small size of these buttons may be tricky for those with large hands to maneuver.
It has a nice array of features including one USB 2. While still extraordinarily light for its size and for what it is a full-fledged computer running full-blown Vista1. About Fujitsu Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace.