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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When used in landscape slate mode, the controls are actually designed to be above the display, not below u10 as shown above, so that the mouse pointer is under your right thumb. A trackpad similar to the one on the FlipStart 1. Even though this is evident from some of the numbers, I should still mention that my Htl has not tweaked or otherwise optimized and that the unit’s 16 start-up items include Windows Sidebar and an anti-virus application. I’ve mentioned time and again that benchmarks and technical data aren’t my cup of tea it’s even in my FAQso as I always say when I post bits like this, I’ll leave the analysis up to the experts.

While most full-size keyboards generally have a 19mm key pitch distance between keys and 2. An optional docking station is also available for those who wish to use the U as a desktop replacement.

At the time of this writing, currently available and upcoming options include built-in WWANsolid state disksoperating systems, colors, and HDD size. And the company has also been offering miniature notebooks with touchscreens.

These two buttons correspond to the left and right buttons on a standard mouse. Fujitsu has a long history of making some of the best pen tablet and slates, going all u10 way back to the dawn of pen computing in the k810 s.

It’s just an inch thick, though a battery bulge at the back adds another quarter of an inch or so. The U is outfitted with a passive touchscreen that responds to both styli and fingers. We show the least amount of ads whenever possible.

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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. In essence, the Hhml 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 notebooks or as tablets by rotating to display and folding it down flat onto the keyboard with the LCD facing up. 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.


Please, switch off ad blockers. This tiny tablet is amazing. With a little practice, it could be a decent note-taking companion at meetings and other events.

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Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. More recently, Fujitsu has added a series of very competent Tablet PC convertible notebooks to its Lifebook line. As soon as text needs to be entered, however, ntml hands must leave their original position and move downward so that the thumbs can reach the keyboard. 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.

Hopefully Fujitsu will smarten up and include a real processor to power this device. It is one of htlm only products to provide notebook and tablet functionality in this class,” said Paul Moore, senior director hrml mobile product marketing, Fujitsu Computer Systems.

Samsung Q1P article I wrote last April. The little Fujitsu LifeBook U may weigh just 0. The convertible design lets the Fujitsu LifeBook U be used as a notebook with a keyboard or – by swiveling the screen – a tablet.

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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. Overall build quality is good, but not outstanding. hrml

The main controls are located on either side of the display’s hinge and can be accessed whether the clamshell is opened or closed. 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.

Knowing, for example, that the Samsung Q1P takes 12 seconds to awaken from standby is infinitely more valuable to me than that it decompresses a file at a rate of It runs on Intel’s A processor and has a 40GB hard drive.

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. Fujitsu LifeBook U Origen: Pressing any of these buttons after pressing the Fn button performs a pre- or user-defined action e. To that end, it works as advertised providing users with enough power to handle office applications in a convertible notebook.


The mini-keyboard has a little flex, which reminded me of thml LifeBook T Fujitsu integrates the core expertise of our skilled resources and Business Partners to deliver IT Infrastructure solutions and services that position our customers for growth. The convertible design lets the Fujitsu LifeBook U be used as a notebook with a keyboard or – by swiveling the screen – a tablet.

This display is quite big for a smartphone but hml used for smartphones.

Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world’s leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service.

Navigation is either via manipulation of the resistant-membrane touchscreen, or via a stick point located on the upper left of the keyboard. On the other side of the display hinge is a set of three smaller buttons with icons and lettering printed on them in white the picture had to be u80 in low light for the white, which looks gray above, to show up. 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 The mini-keyboard has a little flex, which reminded me of the LifeBook T There’s only so htmk one can do with a BlackBerry-style thumb keypad or, worse, an onscreen keyboard.

Is that an absurd claim?

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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 when it first became available last thml Give and take, I guess.

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 utml are more like souped-up smart phones than actual computers. Is that an absurd claim?