Fujitsu LifeBook U2010 discounted for Hong Kong university students

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It’s been a few months since we last saw the Fujitsu LifeBook U2010, Atom-based successor to the U810, but it’s just been spotted again, this time at a discounted preorder price for students at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. As part of the school’s Notebook Ownership Program 2008, students are able to purchase the convertible UMPC in their choice of Ocean Black, Pink Gold, or Fuchsia Red for 33% off the original HK$10,800 (about US$1380) price.

Full specs and additional photos below.

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Over at the tinhte.com forums (Vietnamese), someone’s already managed to secure a U2010 and has posted a round of excellent hands-on shots and video to prove it.

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Pricing and availability in other regions are unknown.

[UMPC Fever | Engadget]
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13 thoughts on “Fujitsu LifeBook U2010 discounted for Hong Kong university students

  • July 26, 2008 at 4:39 am
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    His is marked an evaluation unit on the back sticker. I’m not sure this is actually out in the wild to normal seller yet
    Could perform better than the D4, also comes with 3G I believe.

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  • July 26, 2008 at 4:40 am
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    I am loving this new Fujitsu. I can’t wait till they start selling used almost new returns…new price is a little steep. I think this may be my new netbook/notebook/umpc/tablet all rolled into one.

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  • July 26, 2008 at 5:00 am
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    Love the extra row of keys with dedicated arrow and function keys. Too bad they couldn’t figure out a way to go up to 2GB RAM, though. The Atom 1.6 should be a very nice upgrade over the current A110 800mhz in my U810.

    3.5 hrs with the slim battery they use overseas…very nice, should mean very good runtime with the extended battery we get here in the U.S.

    Is it just me, or does that gap between the bottom chassis and the screen look even wider than on the U810? Maybe it’s an illusion…

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  • July 26, 2008 at 8:07 am
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    It definitely looks a lot better, as well as the keyboard layout is nice. Though I don’t see why they couldn’t have added a larger screen and still kept the size.

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  • July 26, 2008 at 10:13 am
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    @MiKeN: I think Fujitsu leaves that wide bevel because they assume people will hold onto the unit there when in tablet mode. On the U810, the side bezels are textured a bit, probably for better grip.

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  • July 26, 2008 at 12:48 pm
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    I think there is mistype for resolution, if I’m not wrong it must be 1024×768

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  • July 26, 2008 at 1:40 pm
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    Yeah, it looks like a 4:3 screen so the widescreen resolution definitely seems off. And doesn’t $1380 seem a bit high for a student’s budget? Or maybe I’m missing something on the chinese ultra portable market. Either way the processor is a nice improvement on the U810.

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  • August 3, 2008 at 4:32 pm
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    Anyone know where I can get one of these U2010? I am in the US. Looking for the black one.

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  • August 3, 2008 at 9:48 pm
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    @ Agus: 1280 x 800 is the correct resolution. The U1010/U810 is 1024 x 600, so this is just a step above it.

    @ timmy: It hasn’t been released (or announced) in the US yet. Importers don’t seem to have it yet either, but it will only be a matter of time. I don’t think it will be much longer before it gets a name change (U820 or U910 maybe?) and heads to the US, though, so hopefully the wait won’t be too long.

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  • August 4, 2008 at 12:32 pm
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    UMPC Portal is saying today the replacement for the U810 will be the U820 but no US release date set.

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  • August 4, 2008 at 2:28 pm
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    Yea I know :( I saw an ad on ebay and the seller has 3 or 4 of them. I figured if he has them someone else does too. It’s silly why they the name or model changes based on the country it’s sold in. I guess I’ll have to wait. Hopefully not too long. My 810 will get me by until then. Hopefully I won’t have to wait till Xmas. Thanks Jenn!

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