After watching with envy as country after country got their new Fujitsu Lifebook U2010 and LOOX U/B50N UMPCs for months, US consumers can now head over to the Fujitsu Direct Store and get an Atom-based U820 of their very own.
Since configurations vary according to region, have a look below to see what Americans are getting from the mini convertible that starts at $1049. Actually, if you purchase the base configuration between November 4th and January 31st, you can take advantage of a $50 mail-in rebate (PDF) that brings the price down to $999, which is honestly a bit less than I expected for Fujitsu’s second-gen UMPC.
I’m not entirely convinced that a 120GB hard drive and Vista Business are worth $300 more than a 60GB hard drive and Vista Home, especially when there’s no mention of integrated 3.5G, but I’m happy to see GPS and the extended battery included as standard. What the US doesn’t get, however, are color options; while the U2010 and LOOX come in a handful of nice and not-so-nice colors, the U820 is available only in Glossy Black.
In addition to the $50 rebate, Fujitsu is also offering a 20% discount on official accessories using coupon code "ACCS20DISC" (without the quotes).
View more photos here.[Product page (thanks, Tim)]