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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Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. Design The convertible notebook form factor adopted by the handtop is one that is immediately recognizable to just about everyone.
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Screen orientation can be rotated a full degrees. It was htm, 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 jtml 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.
It is one of the only products to provide notebook and tablet functionality in this class,” said Paul Moore, senior director of mobile product marketing, Fujitsu Computer Systems. While most full-size keyboards generally have a 19mm key pitch distance between keys and 2. The shimmering topcoat used on the top of the U is absent from the rest of the casing, which is fashioned largely out of somewhat flimsy matte plastic.
If absolute objectivity is what you’re after, here are the U’s CrystalMark numbers followed by the Windows Experience Index scores. 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 scratch-resistant.
This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.
The mini-keyboard has a little flex, which reminded me of the LifeBook T Responsiveness is a bit low, as a fair amount of pressure is needed for the system to register the touch, but it helps to combat vectoring when inking. 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.
A trackpad similar to the one on the FlipStart 1. Hopefully Fujitsu will smarten up and include a real processor to power this device. The U’s improvements—new keyboard layout, GPS, and a higher screen resolution—aren’t enough to kick-start the handheld PC category. Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. The U is outfitted with a passive touchscreen that responds to both styli and fingers.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. No one is overjoyed or exceedingly thrilled, but while some are content with the processors’ performance under the weight of Vista, others feel the OS is too bloated to run without extreme compromise and have immediately downgraded or upgraded, as many claim to Windows XP.
Navigation is either via manipulation of the resistant-membrane touchscreen, or via a stick point located on the upper left of the keyboard. The notebook form factor may not be particularly ergonomic when held between both hands, but the relative thickness and width of the U actually make it rather comfortable to hold.
More posts htjl Jenn Subscribe to Jenn’s posts. While most chiclet-style thumboards require deliberate presses of tightly spaced keys, little more than a light tap almost anywhere on the half-inch keys some are smaller and the space bar is about an inch long is needed to type on the U Does the gtml, 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?
And the little machine weighs just 1. Hopefully Fujitsu will smarten up and include a real processor to power this device. I can’t say it would be a permanent replacement to a full-size tablet or notebook, but it is k810 great travel companion. Instead, it is exactly what it sets out to be: The picture below, from the Japanese website, shows how the U Series converts from a notebook to a slate.
Well, maybe not—though it’s not likely in the near future, or at their current prices. Please share our article, every link counts! From a design standpoint, the 1. 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.
Fujitsu LifeBook U Origen: 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. This tiny tablet is amazing.
I know this is obvious, but sometimes the obvious needs to httml stated. More recently, Fujitsu has added a series of very competent Tablet PC convertible notebooks to its Lifebook line. The cursor control, or mouse pointer, is a rubber square with a bumpy surface that acts as grip for your thumb.
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Hardware Central The U doesn’t pretend to be suitable for everybody. It has a nice array of features including one USB 2. Overall I am impressed with the U