Fujitsui U810 ultra-portable PC now available

Summary:I have been enjoying the mobile office functionality of the HTC Advantage (see my review) and am always on the lookout for other powerful mobile devices that can help me work where I want to be. One of the devices I have been keeping my eye on is the Fujitsu LifeBook U810 that looks a bit like a big brother to my old Sony CLIE UX 50. I just read on jkOnTheRun that the Fujitsu U810 is now up on the Fujitsu website and available for US$999 or US$1099. The only difference between the two is the version of Vista (Home vs. Business) and the inclusion of Microsoft Works or Office. Compared to other devices in this ultra-portable PC category these sound like very good prices and definitely have me interested.

I have been enjoying the mobile office functionality of the HTC Advantage (see my review) and am always on the lookout for other powerful mobile devices that can help me work where I want to be. One of the devices I have been keeping my eye on is the Fujitsu LifeBook U810 that looks a bit like a big brother to my old Sony CLIE UX 50. I just read on jkOnTheRun that the Fujitsu U810 is now up on the Fujitsu website and available for US$999 or US$1099. The only difference between the two is the version of Vista (Home vs. Business) and the inclusion of Microsoft Works or Office. Compared to other devices in this ultra-portable PC category these sound like very good prices and definitely have me interested.

The Fujitsu U810 runs Vista with an Intel A110 processor, 1 GB RAM, 40GB hard drive, 5.6 inch WSVGA (1024x600) touch screen display, 802.11 a/b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, integrated fingerprint sensor, ethernet connection, CompactFlash and Secure Digital memory card slots (major bonus for me here), USB 2.0 port, and 5200 mAh battery rated at up to 5.5 hours of usage.

Fujitsui U810

I like the display resolution and wonder how it will look on a 5.6 inch size. I also am curious how functional the small keyboard will be on the device. That said, I am going to look for reviews and give this device serious thought as a mobile platform for working on the road. I had a Fujitsu Tablet PC in the past and found it to have very good quality so I have confidence in this latest device as well.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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