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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Country Selector Caribbean Change. 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 Weighing in at 1. 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.

Multi-finger typing can feel cramped after significant stretches of time, but it also provides rapid data entry. For more information, please see: An integrated camera also makes the LifeBook U notebook perfect for video conferencing and digital picture taking.

It and also the slower Mhz A version use a MHZ frontside bus, have KB of Level 2 cache, are paired with the GU Express chipset, and are generally designed for energy-efficient operation.

There’s even a touch of silvery shimmer mixed in for good measure.

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The motion is fluid and easy to get used to. There’s only so much one can do with a BlackBerry-style thumb keypad or, worse, an onscreen keyboard.

It runs on Intel’s A processor and has a 40GB hard drive. Two-handed thumb typing requires some stretching on account of the keyboard’s width, but the generously sized, easy-to-press keys make up for it.

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.


When used 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. 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?

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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 tab and arrow keys, the individual key size and tactile feedback are superb.

Cursor Control The cursor control, or mouse pointer, is a rubber square with a bumpy surface that acts as grip for your thumb. While most full-size keyboards generally have a 19mm key pitch distance between keys and 2. Multitasking is not the U’s forte, as even downloading Windows updates in the background often maxes out the system, but since it wasn’t designed for that purpose, I have no qualms about performance.

Their size is better suited for index fingers, but their htnl suggests mostly thumb use. The shimmering topcoat hfml on the top of the U is absent from the rest of the casing, which is fashioned largely out of somewhat flimsy matte plastic. It obviously won’t fit into a standard-sized pocket, but it can slip into most bags, backpacks, and purses quite unobtrusively. And even though its audience may not be as enamored by the “small wonder” today as they once were, I think it still is.

My main complaint about the display is that it’s incredibly reflective. Battery Life The U ships with a rechargeable 4-cell u180 ion battery mAh hmtl at up to 5. Compact Flash and SD card slots Display: It has a nice array of features including one USB 2.

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While significant flaws 8u10 bog this machine down, something close to it could be a real contender. 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.


This tiny tablet is amazing. Have a closer look below. 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. That means a rather tiny screen but decent resolution.

Fujitsu Announces Availability of the LifeBook U Mini Convertible Notebook – Fujitsu Caribbean

The little Fujitsu LifeBook U may weigh u80 0. 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, htjl a lesser extent, the Vaio UXP vs. 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.

With arm support, however, I’ve been able to use the U with no problems for several hours at a time. About Fujitsu Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. In essence, the Lifebook U is a micro PC that can also be used as hyml 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 relatively small size of these buttons may be tricky for those with large hands to maneuver. Status Indicator Panel Below the keyboard is a foursome of status indicators left to right: The U Series’ display measures just 5. Is that an absurd claim? hfml

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Oh, htm, a U costs up to four times more than a Blackberry Curve. Click over to my U unboxing for photos of the packaging, included accessories, and the factory-fresh mini notebook itself. More recently, Fujitsu has added a series of very competent Tablet PC convertible notebooks to its Lifebook line. Screen orientation can be rotated a full degrees.

Timed Tests I’ve also said before that time is more important to me than benchmarks.