But today, to commemorate the official launch of what will be sold in the U.S. as the LifeBook U810, the company has dropped the "UMPC" buzzword altogether. Referring to the U810 instead as a mini convertible notebook throughout the entire press release, Fujitsu believes that the device "hits the mark for on-the-go workforces and prosumers who appreciate the mobile aspect of a PDA, but need the power and compatibility of a notebook."
Available next month with prices starting at $999, the U810 will run a selection of operating systems (Vista Home Premium, Vista Business, XP Tablet) on 1GB of RAM and an 800MHz Intel A110 CPU. It will also feature a 5.6-inch widescreen (1024 x 600) LED display, supposed 5.5-hour battery life, and 56-key QWERTY keyboard that looks slightly more touch-typeable than the one on the similarly sized FlipStart (on which I averaged between 40% and 43% of my normal typing speed).[Wired | DailyTech]