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> Forget The Zaurus - Itś Fujitsu Time!, Zaurus replacement 5 screen 7 hour batt
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post May 22 2007, 05:49 AM
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QUOTE(rickh @ May 20 2007, 11:09 AM)
QUOTE(maximusz @ May 20 2007, 12:47 PM)
It looks like the men with the fingers in all UMPC pies, the Dynamism gang, have secured a deal for the Fujitsu UMPC. I've just seen the info come through on their RSS feed. They will be offering two versions of the Fujitsu UMPC from Japan. One with XP Pro (English) and one with Vista Business (English.)

It will be available in June with either 20 or 40GB HDD (depending on which part of their site you read!) but there is no pricing yet. I assume this will be a Japanese import and will be offered with pricing that reflects the import and software re-install costs.
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Lifted straight from umpcportal.com.

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This article is updated and Dynamism has a $2099 price tag on this device. A bit more than I was hoping to spend.
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post May 22 2007, 06:24 AM
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1400 eur? that's 4xSL-C3200... not that worth.
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post May 22 2007, 06:59 AM
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*poof* - my interest disappears. mind you, dynamism do charge top price for these things, but even if it were US$1500 or GBP800, it'd still be GBP300 more than I could ever consider.
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post May 23 2007, 01:23 AM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ May 22 2007, 04:59 PM)
*poof* - my interest disappears. mind you, dynamism do charge top price for these things, but even if it were US$1500 or GBP800, it'd still be GBP300 more than I could ever consider.
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Well, if i have $1500 to spend on a Z, I am pretty sure that I can make the best and the most out of it and it will be a super perfect Zaurus with all the nice little mods (like internal bluetooth -- Fatty has already done that), a beefy battery, cool accessories, etc.
And I am already very happy to spend just around 1/3 of the price and have 80% (at least) of the functionality that I actually need for an ultra-laptop/umpc. wink.gif
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post May 23 2007, 06:17 AM
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I guess these UMPC devices want to sell only on their Wow factor and their price premiums.

Of course, not anyone in their right minds would want to buy a small device which only packed in a full version of windows and sells for twice your average top-line laptop price. When the much affordable less powerfull but as functional a device as the Zaurus (and add any others in this category, I didnt find any) were available

Unless of course, you were some nerd thinking $2000 would bring you manna from heaven.
No wonder this UMPC thing never picked off.
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post May 24 2007, 09:18 PM
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QUOTE(maximusz @ Apr 24 2007, 03:02 PM)
I have been looking for a replacement for the Z for a few months - this looks like a perfect match  -

http://www.umpcportal.com/modules/news/art...php?storyid=524

I have no idea how it took us all so long to find this. On the 12th April, a date in Internet history and well before the Intel IDF, Hardspell published this image of the Fujitsu UMPC.

It looks like a rendering. They also published the following specs.

    * Stealey processor - 800MHz
    * 1GB memory,
    * 40GB hard disk,
    * SD reader,
    * two cameras,
    * 5.6 inches 1024x600 screen.
    * Equipped two cell battery,
    * Weight:499g.
    * four cell battery can last 7 hours
      [some spelling corrected from source]

The specs are in line with McCaslin/UMPC 2007. 3.5 hours for a two cell battery sounds good and slightly more than I had expected for a small screen device although this could be the best-case figure. Interesting to note the 1024x600 resolution on a 5.6" screen. Too high? In addition to those specs, I think there's a fingerprint reader in there somewhere.

I think it's time to get this device into the product database so we can track news, images and specs. Will do that later today.


VIdeo -- http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/200...su_umpc_vi.html

letś just hope this gets out there in the next few months!!!
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Its a Windoze machine and it is very expensive. I could buy myself a nice MacBook for the price.

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post May 25 2007, 02:44 AM
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QUOTE(chrisl @ May 25 2007, 06:18 AM)
Its a Windoze machine and it is very expensive. I could buy myself a nice MacBook for the price.
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indeed, you could buy a Zaurus 3200 (plus a quad band gsm/gprs CF card, a CF wifi card, a CF bluetooth card), a Nokia N800 tablet, an E65 phone (quad band + wifi + bluetooth), a 3G usb dongle, and a Kohjinsha all included for that price!
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post Jun 2 2007, 05:31 PM
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Review of the Fujitsu

From Akihabara News

Looks very, very nice, but very very expensive. Plus how well Linux will run is still unknown.
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post Jun 2 2007, 06:44 PM
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First, you may want to fix your link. You have "http..." in there twice.

I think that it would run Linux just fine, since it is using a well-supported Intel graphics, and (I guess) Intel wireless, which are the two largest barriers to using Linux on one of these UMPCs, AFAICT.
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post Jun 2 2007, 07:14 PM
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The more I look at it the more I am convinced that it looks like something out of Venture Industries. What with all that retro 70's angles and sheer amount of gizmos crammed in there.... biggrin.gif

They should use Brock Samson and Molotov Cocktease as their spokesmodels. laugh.gif
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post Jun 3 2007, 03:30 AM
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the graphics adaptor is very appealing. but it still looks like retro scifi gear to me

the LED keyboard light seems a bit off to me as well
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post Jun 3 2007, 01:22 PM
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from the disassembly photos it looks like the wifi card is a mini pci one, and it says 5GHz so it's probably 802.11a/b/g... and would probably be upgradeable to 802.11n at some time.

I don't know whether the black/white looks are out of date or are retro and modern!
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post Jun 13 2007, 07:18 PM
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QUOTE(jfv @ Jun 3 2007, 01:31 AM)
Review of the Fujitsu

From Akihabara News

Looks very, very nice, but very very expensive. Plus how well Linux will run is still unknown.
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- Wowzers! It's truly stunning what they've crammed into that puppy. But, alas, it has two major failings, beyond the price:

1. It's too big to fit in the fanny pack. If I can't carry it around it could be free and it's no good.

2. It runs winbloze. Unless Linux can simply be stuck on it like any desktop it's not usable as a PDA for this geek.

Seriously insane specs, though. Gotta give it that...
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post Jun 14 2007, 08:23 AM
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I've talked to Conics about the Fujitsu, and they're expecting it in early next month at a much more reasonable price than Dynamism or GeekStuff4u. They pointed me to a web link with a yen price and said they'd be charging ~10% premium.

Worked out to about $1450 Canadian for the 1gb model. Much better than 2100US @_@

I'll be picking one up for sure. It may get replaced or supplemented next year by a pocketable Menlow platform, though tongue.gif
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post Jun 18 2007, 09:18 AM
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QUOTE(kahm @ Jun 14 2007, 09:23 AM)
[Snip....]

I'll be picking one up for sure. It may get replaced or supplemented next year by a pocketable Menlow platform, though tongue.gif
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Ditto for me.....

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