|We've been putting
the compact and extremely light Fujitsu U810 to the test. Our
will be ready soon, but in the meantime, we wanted to bring you
some photos and first impressions.
First impressions are strong. Click to enlarge
The first thing you'll notice as you remove the
U810 from its box is its size and weight. There's no
question that those are a couple of its best features. That's
not meant to take anything away from the rest of the Tablet, as
this is a Tablet to rival several other larger models.
This probably isn't a computer that will become
your everyday system. I wouldn't want to type a thesis on
this, but I've found that it's almost the perfect size to carry
around at shows or whenever I want a computer without the weight
or extra case. The U810 fits in my purse and the
additional one and a half pounds is almost negligible. I
can easily pull it out to take a note or two. It never
fails to draw comments. At the hotel, I can type on it, at
least when my nails are grown out a bit. Anyone with larger
hands would find it difficult to use the keyboard as a larger
computer, but it can be used for thumb-texting. As it's a
Tablet, I'm not sure why anyone would need to use the keyboard
extensively. Back at home, the VGA connection will hook up to
your larger monitor.
Although I usually prefer the active digitizer to
a touch screen, this is one of the exceptions. Due to its
portability, the touch screen makes navigation simple with any
stylus or fingertip, and palm interference is minimal when
writing due to its small size.
Resolution matches the screen size, something
I've found to be lacking in many UMPCs and smaller Tablet PCs.
The standard 4-cell battery is rated at an
amazing 5.5 hours of battery life, although I didn't get quite
that much. Load up a movie or two before a long flight and the
U810 has the battery power to let you enjoy them, assuming that
you can before others start asking about the computer.
At its price point of around $1000, it's a
definite choice for those who may be considering an ultra-mobile
PC. Personally, I prefer having the keyboard and the option of a
pen. No matter what the situation, I can use the U810
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