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the_oak
post Feb 6 2010, 12:41 PM
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I just bought one of these, and I have to say I am quite pleased with it. Check out Lisa Gade's review:

http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/Fujitsu-U820.htm

She only gave it 3 out of 5 stars, but that was when it was over $1,000.00. Also, it originally came with Vista, which ran kind of slow (resource hog that it is) and Service Pack 2 helped to speed it up. Many downgraded to XP Tablet, and were very happy with performance. Myself? I upgraded to Windows 7 and I am really happy with it. I hope to investigate some Linux distros as well, but haven't had time yet.

This thing is loaded with features:

1.6 Ghz Intel Atom Z530 processor
1 GB RAM (well that's a little too minimalist)
5.6" screen 1280 X 800 resolution
Intel GMA 530 video
60 GB hard drive
1.3 MegaPixel webcam
a,b,g,draftn WIFI
Bluetooth
GPS and Garmin Mobile PC Software
convertable to tablet mode
touchscreen
1 USB port
CF slot Type I and II
SD card slot
Fingerprint sensor
VGA out and Ethernet using supplied dongle
4 cell battery gets about 7 or 8 hours
Mono speaker and audio jacks

Got mine for $416.00 plus (exorbitant) shipping charge ($457.00 total) from ubid.com. You won't find a more feature packed portable for the price.
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merlin1
post Feb 6 2010, 02:51 PM
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$416.00 is an awesome price for that little beast. smile.gif $39.00 for shipping is a bit steep but if considering the very low price for the device itself it's not too bad IMHO. I considered getting one too but they are very hard to find where I live and if they show up they cost a fortune. So did this replace your C1000 and netbook?

As for the performance, on my Eee PC (1.33GHz Atom Z520, 1GB RAM, 32GB SSD) I found Windows 7 to be acceptable but a bit slow, sometimes annoyingly slow. On the other hand, my UMPC runs XP on the same CPU/RAM/SSD and it's very snappy, much snappier than 7.
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