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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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. I’ve mentioned time and again that benchmarks and technical data aren’t my cup of tea it’s even in my Htjlso as I always say when I post bits like this, I’ll leave the analysis up to the experts. We’ve always liked UMPCs in theory–shrinking a laptop down in size to something you can almost pocket–but these systems, including the OQO model 02 and the Sony VAIO UX, shed so much usability and so many features along the way that they are more like souped-up smart phones than actual computers.

So, details like letters are bigger. Screen orientation can be rotated a full degrees. The experience isn’t on par with a full-size tablet PC, u8110 course, but given the size of the unit and the screen, it’s not too bad.

At the time of release, the U was an impressive machine.

Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U – External Reviews

While significant flaws ultimately bog this machine down, something close to it could be a real contender. Of course, you also get less computer than with a standard ultra-light. The mini-keyboard has a little flex, which reminded me of the LifeBook T It allows me to type faster than I’ve ever been able to on a portable device and although there are some definite annoyances with the layout and double-mapping of the u8110 and arrow keys, the individual key size and tactile feedback are superb.


Navigation httml either via manipulation of the resistant-membrane touchscreen, or via a stick point located on the upper left of the keyboard.

With a little practice, it could be a decent note-taking companion at meetings and other events. Reflection and glare are happily nonexistent in low-light situations or under artificial lighting.

Multi-finger typing can feel cramped after significant stretches of time, but it also provides rapid data entry. Tablet PC functionality is built into the unit’s Vista Home Premium operating system, so TIPhandwriting recognition, and gestures are all supported.

This tiny tablet is amazing.

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook U Serie –

In essence, the Lifebook U is a micro PC that can also be used as a tablet in a way similar to how current Tablet PC convertible notebooks can be used either as standard htmml or as tablets by rotating to display and folding it down flat onto the keyboard with the LCD facing up.

Fujitsu has a long history of making some of the best pen tablet and slates, going all the way back to the dawn of pen computing in the early s. Fujitsu has been operating in the Caribbean for over 50 years and has offices k810 Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and the Bahamas; including business agents in St.

There’s only so much one can do with a BlackBerry-style thumb keypad or, worse, an onscreen keyboard. Status Indicator Panel Below the keyboard is a foursome of status indicators left to right: I haven’t seen the white, red, and blue tops that are available u81 in person, but if they’re anything like the U I’ve got in my hands, their finish is smooth and scratch-resistant.


For more photos illustrating the unit’s size htmll relation to other gadgets and common items, please take a look at my U size 8u10 gallery. It’s just an inch thick, though a battery bulge at the back adds another quarter of an inch or so.

Windows Vista Home Premium Storage: For more information, please see: Samsung Q1P article I wrote last April. There’s even a touch of silvery shimmer mixed in for good measure.

Large u10 allow higher resolutions. More recently, Fujitsu has added a series of very competent Tablet PC convertible notebooks to its Lifebook line. Between this, the fingerprint sensor, a BIOS password, a hard disk password, Windows login, and the ability to disable the USB port or any other recordable media, the U Series seems adequately protected.

htmll But there it was, very real and tucked inside an instantly familiar compact convertible shell. Overall I am impressed with the U The primary issue when typing in UMPC mode is that it involves a frequent shift in hand position. To that end, it works as advertised providing users with enough power to handle office applications in a convertible notebook.

Fujitsu Announces Availability of the LifeBook U810 Mini Convertible Notebook

The little Fujitsu LifeBook U may weigh just 0. 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.

And for down time, the bright 5.