You don’t hear about such deals a lot of times. Fujitsu is now offering the U820 along with AT&T broadband connection and that too for just $1199. That is not it. Unlike the Asian versions, the US 3G models are coming with 120GB HDD. Asian models known as U2010 come with 60GB HDD and just 2-cell battery.
American versions also come with a bigger 4-cell battery with the default configuration, which should give you atleast 5 hours of battery life with the extremely power-frugal Atom CPU.
No doubt that we are still bearing the effects of depression right now. We need to make wise choices. We just cannot afford to step into the market and get the latest shiny stuff. I’m not saying that we should get old stuff, but in this article I’m going to enlist the best products at best prices. I’ll also give you the names of the best ones too!
Most-bang-for-a-buck UMPC: Fujitsu U810/U1010
Ultra-mobiles are popular for their huge price-tags. Their sales are not counted in millions like iPhone and HTC Diamond. Last year, the Fujitsu U810 (US) and U1010 (Asia) were quite out-of customer’s reach. Both were >$1000 and thus was not very popular among customers. This is not the scene this year. They can now be bought for around $700-800 now making it a very attractive package. For nearly $700, you are getting a UMPC that runs vista fine (you can use XP too), comes with decent HDD, 1 GB RAM, clamshell design and reputed brand name in tablet PCs, Fujitsu. You cannot go wrong with it.
Ever thought of a UMPC of under US$500? Well, meet the LLUON Mobbit PS400. According to CNET, it is too big for the pockets and it is less functional than a netbook. I don’t agree with it. It has never meant to be pocketable. It is a portable device that can run XP. That is it!
Here are the specifications of this device:
Processor Atom Z520.
2 megapixel camera.
1 GB memory.
Choice of 30GB HDD of 16GB SSD.
WiFI and Korean WiMax (WiBro).
Digital Television (T-DMB).
According to Cnet, the price will be “around” $411.
Delivering touch screen capability, long battery life, and Microsoft Windows computing power, the innovative LifeBook U820 convertible mini-notebook is stylish, super compact, and ultra lightweight starting at a mere 1.32 lbs, yet offering full Windows functionality for on-the-go users. The built-in GPS-functionality turns this unit into a Garmin Mobile® PC powered navigation system.
Basically, it is an updated version of U810 with Intel Atom processor. Add $300 more and you will get Windows Vista Business and 120GB HDD.
The super geek guys at internettablettalk.com have found an easy way to install Debian on N810. So, if you’ve always wanted to run desktop verisons of Firefox 3, Openoffice, AbiWord etc, look no further and install Debian now.