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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This leaves more than enough room for the Vista-A combo to do their thing without making much of an impact on my work.

Rugged PC – Rugged Tablet PCs: Fujitsu U Series

Of course, you also get less computer than with a standard ultra-light. 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. The keyboard is given its own section below, so let’s skip over it and explore the rest of the U’s hardware. Overall I am impressed with the U Please, switch off ad blockers. Fujitsu integrates the core expertise htmll our skilled resources and Business Partners to deliver IT Infrastructure solutions and services that position our customers for growth.

Using a slow mobile processor designed for small devices in the first place, and then expecting it to perform smoothly under Vista, is like a total oxymoron.

That means a rather tiny screen but decent resolution. Compact Flash and SD card slots Display: Most of my other UMPC typing tests were taken after similar periods of time, so it wouldn’t be fair to post my current U typing speed, which reflect 11 weeks of regular practice. These numbers may not sound promising on paper, but for five rows of keys set into a space measuring a hair over 6 inches, they’re actually quite good.


Sporting a versatile design, intuitive controls, best-in-class keyboard, and outstanding battery life, it was well received by mobile tech enthusiasts and the star of many favorable reviews. Just don’t expect desktop replacement performance– in fact, don’t expect to use it as a portable video player either.

Does the smaller, more expensive unit have a solid place beside the alternatives, especially now that less powerful devices are becoming more robust and similarly capable ones are receiving drastic price cuts? I know this is obvious, but sometimes the obvious needs to be stated.

Laptop Typing Mode Multi-finger typing can feel cramped after significant stretches of time, but it also provides rapid data entry. I haven’t seen the white, red, and blue tops that are available elsewhere in person, but if they’re anything like the U I’ve got in my hands, their finish is smooth and jtml. Mouse Buttons These two buttons btml to the left and right buttons on a standard mouse. Status Indicator Panel Below the keyboard is a foursome of status indicators left to right: From a design standpoint, the 1.

The device has both CF Card 3 bottom and SD card 3 slots, and there is a fingerprint sensor located at the lower left of the screen.

UMPC Typing Mode Two-handed thumb typing requires some stretching on htjl of the keyboard’s width, but the generously sized, easy-to-press keys make up for it. Using a slow mobile processor designed for small devices in the first place, and then expecting it to perform smoothly under Vista, is like a total oxymoron.


Fujitsu Announces Availability of the LifeBook U810 Mini Convertible Notebook

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. When thml 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.

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. In terms of connectivity, there is a single USB 2.

Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U810

One of the main advantages of the design is its versatility. Is that an absurd claim?

With a little practice, it could be a decent note-taking companion at meetings and other events. Tablet PC functionality is built into the unit’s Vista Home Premium operating system, so TIPhandwriting recognition, and gestures are all supported.

The convertible design lets the Fujitsu LifeBook U be used y810 a notebook with a keyboard or – by swiveling the screen – a tablet. There is also a scroll button and the standard mouseclick buttons. Unlike in other parts of the world, Fujitsu offers the U to the United States in just one color: I’ve also said before that time is more important to me than benchmarks.