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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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TheWalt
post Feb 7 2010, 01:08 PM
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I picked one up off Ebay before knowing about the Ubid deals for $488 shipped (after bing cash back) and have been pleased. For me it came down to either this or the Netwalker. Not haivng to deal with ARM was the decision maker ... been there, done that.

The device runs Windows 7 ok, considering one gig ram and the slow stock hard drive. A little laggy at times but I'm not in any rush, mostly running business apps, and love the 6+ hour battery life (brightness 50%, wifi on, rest off via Fujitsu power saving tool).
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