Fujitsu today announced the addition of the U Series of ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs) to its FMV-LIFEBOOK line of laptops. The introduced FMV-U8240 model for the Japanese market is the Company’s first UMPC device.
“Intended for business users, the U Series is the world’s smallest tablet-convertible UMPC, weighing only 580g and with a thickness of only 26.5mm,” Fujitsu says, adding that this mobile computer has a battery life of up to eight hours.
Fujitsu FMV-U8240 UMPC is based on the latest Intel Ultra Mobile Platform 2007, and comes with Intel’s new “Stealey” A110 processor at 800MHz clock speed. It will be offered with 512MB or 1GB of main memory and with 20GB hard drive. The device has 5.6-inch widescreen display (1024×600 resolution) and touchscreen capability, along with a keyboard entry capability. With a special port replicator it supports an external keyboard and display. The FMV-U8240 also provides “advanced communications and security features”. According to previous reports, the new UMPC has two integrated cameras and a Secure Digital card slot.
The FMV-U8240 will be available with either Windows XP Professional or Windows Vista Business.
Its price in Japan will start at JPY 144,000, which is approximately $1,196. The FMV-U8240 will become available during June. Currently, there is no information on availability of the Fujitsu’s UMPC in the United States.