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« Reply #105 on: February 22, 2008, 12:27:24 pm »
After one month :

Great device,
Good keyboard,
Nice screen.
I get 2.5-3hrs of battery life with the small battery (medium brightness and wifi on)

Using XPT and ubuntu dual boot.
No suspend/hibernate options in linux (yet) - boots ubuntu in 45secs.

Use it with the port replicator when in the office (keyboard, mouse, DVD, 19" monitor and LAN attached).
Can handle all my office tasks and browsing with ease - a bit harder when running AutoCAD or GIS-apps on it.

There are some sellers on ebay.

Plays penguinracer (tuxracer) smoothly ...  

New version with more connectivity options to be released in March.

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« Reply #106 on: February 22, 2008, 01:14:18 pm »
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There are some sellers on ebay.

Can you recommend any ?

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New version with more connectivity options to be released in March.

Can you be more specific for that? What options? What date?

Thnaks a lot!
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« Reply #107 on: February 22, 2008, 02:22:22 pm »
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There are some sellers on ebay.

Can you recommend any ?

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New version with more connectivity options to be released in March.

Can you be more specific for that? What options? What date?

Thnaks a lot!
There are some pictures available.
(From CES 2008)
http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/06/fujitsu...d-u810-tablets/

me do not like
Looks like they've taken the old u810 and added big honkin' ears.
molded to the case, so not very "optional" imo.
Some kind of WWAN apparently.

No refresh on the CPU/ram/etc that I can see.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2008, 02:24:33 pm by raduga »

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« Reply #108 on: February 22, 2008, 02:47:22 pm »
On UMPC forums they call it "the U810 with wings", nobody realy seems to like it.

There are only a few sellers shipping world-wide, so for Europe there are not many options.
Just beware while comparing :
Someone sells U50X (U8240) as U810 (no camera, no bluetooth, small battery)
There are versions with Vista Business and others with Vista Home. Only Vista Business comes with the XPT downgrade option (CD included).
Big batteries are easy to get seperately, small batteries more difficult.

For US-buyers : I'd go for fujitsu-store on ebay.
I don't want to name any other sellers, just look and see and compare.

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SL-C760 : pdaXrom
Pandora pre-ordered -> received and tested : great device but not my cup of tea -> sold.

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« Reply #109 on: February 24, 2008, 02:18:35 pm »
Thanks Chero.

I'm a linux-only user, so, can you please comment on the benefits of Vista Business and/or XPT over Vista Home?
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« Reply #110 on: February 24, 2008, 02:26:49 pm »
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Thanks Chero.

I'm a linux-only user, so, can you please comment on the benefits of Vista Business and/or XPT over Vista Home?

check this thread (and others) on UMPCportal :
http://www.umpcportal.com/modules/newbb/vi...28&forum=16

especially post #3

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HP-95LX -> HP Jornada 680 -> SL-C860 -> SL-C3100 -> Fuji u810 -> SL-C1000 -> HTC uni -> SL-C860 -> SL-C760.
March 12 2009 : Back because the Zaurus is one of a kind.
SL-C760 : pdaXrom
Pandora pre-ordered -> received and tested : great device but not my cup of tea -> sold.

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« Reply #111 on: February 24, 2008, 02:37:36 pm »
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There are some sellers on ebay.

Can you recommend any ?;  

I got mine from this vendor on eBay and had excellent service and they have 100% Positive feedback:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...tab=AllFeedback

Also, FWIW, as I almost always have AC power where I go with U810, I bought one of the smaller batteries to use so, no bump out the back and is lighter....got it from Conics.net,....

Very happy with U810, especially after downgrading to XPT and putting 100GB Toshiba HD in it...will tryout Linux on it soon....

 
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« Reply #112 on: February 24, 2008, 03:43:38 pm »
Thanks for the reply; I already have taken a look at some and, as soon as I get rid of the tytn ii I'll get one.

First thing will be to understand why nobody could make linux suspend this unit!!
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« Reply #113 on: March 06, 2008, 01:13:48 pm »
hi here!

well, i've just bought a Fujitsu U1010 ... it was terrible to make a choice with latest umpc devices out there  but finally here it is

first thoughts:
-it looks like a (little) bigger zaurus
-keyboard is a bit less easy to type than zaurus one (as keys touch each other...)
-whow !  bright screen, easily readable at 1024x600!
-dough! vista    coming from XP, i'm a little lost  i guess i've to learn it... or switch to XP tablet later....

so far, only one problem:
i'm unable to calibrate the touchscreen with the pen !  first point works but second not.... any help ? i guess i should look into fujitsuuuuuu forums now
**Fujitsu U1010 !!!  
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« Reply #114 on: March 06, 2008, 02:15:38 pm »
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-dough! vista    coming from XP, i'm a little lost  i guess i've to learn it... or switch to XP tablet later....

who cares when you're going to wipe windows and install linux?

well, at the very least boot a linux live distro?!
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« Reply #115 on: March 06, 2008, 02:49:56 pm »
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hi here!

well, i've just bought a Fujitsu U1010 ... it was terrible to make a choice with latest umpc devices out there  but finally here it is

first thoughts:
-it looks like a (little) bigger zaurus
-keyboard is a bit less easy to type than zaurus one (as keys touch each other...)
-whow !  bright screen, easily readable at 1024x600!
-dough! vista    coming from XP, i'm a little lost  i guess i've to learn it... or switch to XP tablet later....

so far, only one problem:
i'm unable to calibrate the touchscreen with the pen !  first point works but second not.... any help ? i guess i should look into fujitsuuuuuu forums now

Congrats !

I have my screen calibrated perfectly .....  on ubuntu ....  
HP-95LX -> HP Jornada 680 -> SL-C860 -> SL-C3100 -> Fuji u810 -> SL-C1000 -> HTC uni -> SL-C860 -> SL-C760.
March 12 2009 : Back because the Zaurus is one of a kind.
SL-C760 : pdaXrom
Pandora pre-ordered -> received and tested : great device but not my cup of tea -> sold.

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« Reply #116 on: March 06, 2008, 03:37:00 pm »
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Thanks for the reply; I already have taken a look at some and, as soon as I get rid of the tytn ii I'll get one.

First thing will be to understand why nobody could make linux suspend this unit!!

I can make it suspend whenever I want, but not always resume.
At first there was no way to resume, now I can make it resume after the first suspend but after that it won't suspend any longer (I get screen lock I should get at resume).

In short, there is progress ...
HP-95LX -> HP Jornada 680 -> SL-C860 -> SL-C3100 -> Fuji u810 -> SL-C1000 -> HTC uni -> SL-C860 -> SL-C760.
March 12 2009 : Back because the Zaurus is one of a kind.
SL-C760 : pdaXrom
Pandora pre-ordered -> received and tested : great device but not my cup of tea -> sold.

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« Reply #117 on: March 06, 2008, 03:58:00 pm »
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Thanks for the reply; I already have taken a look at some and, as soon as I get rid of the tytn ii I'll get one.

First thing will be to understand why nobody could make linux suspend this unit!!

I can make it suspend whenever I want, but not always resume.
At first there was no way to resume, now I can make it resume after the first suspend but after that it won't suspend any longer (I get screen lock I should get at resume).

In short, there is progress ...


Hi Chero,

Been wanting to try linux on my lil' U810.....for fun and simplicity sake, I decided to try out andLinux on it....

For those not familiar, this distro allows you to download and install it from within Windows and then run it from within Windows, just like opening up any other app....opens up a Linux window and from there you can use like any other Linux setup....

Installed OK and apps work OK, however, so far, haven't been able to get connected to internet at office on company net connection...andLinux notes warn about this if you're behind firewall, but I have firewall set to allow my apps to get through....

 UPDATE: I just tried andLinux at home and I got connected to net!!!...so this is great....very easy to use and don't need to reboot to Linux, now have both 'side-by-side'...    

So, you put 'straight' Unbuntu 7.10 on it?

Not Kunbuntu or Xunbuntu, etc....

Thanks,

Mark
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« Reply #118 on: March 06, 2008, 03:58:32 pm »
ok men!
let me discover this beast a little more, make backup, and i'll try to install another distro ;-)
at now i ve to find how to boot a live distro.... external usb cdr ? external usb card ???
**Fujitsu U1010 !!!  
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« Reply #119 on: March 06, 2008, 05:09:07 pm »
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ok men!
let me discover this beast a little more, make backup, and i'll try to install another distro ;-)
at now i ve to find how to boot a live distro.... external usb cdr ? external usb card ???

I recommend Acronis for taking a snapshot of a windows machine and restoring it onto the same or a different machine - you can even do it live; has saved my arse a couple of times. Seagate diskwizard is a branded version of same.

If I were you, I'd repartition drive into, say 8G for windows, 128+8+2G for linux (boot, /, home), a big chunk of fat32 for downloaded data, and the rest as ntfs data.

If you can boot off a USB CDRdrive, that would give you most flexibility.

Paul
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