Being that the Fujitsu U810 has been out for close to three years now, this probably doesn't qualify as breaking news, but some really nice deals can be had on the tiny Fujitsu convertible UMPC nowadays. One such deal is happening today over at sellout.woot, where they will sell you a brand-new U810 for $399.99 plus only $5 for shipping.
The listed specs are well-known to readers here at Pocketables, so I'll briefly list the important ones, like the 5.6" swivel touchscreen (1024 x 600), the Intel A110 800MHz processor, 1GB RAM, 60GB hard drive, and both 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 wireless. At checkout, you have your choice of either Vista Home Premium or Vista Business, with that second choice being the key, since it should include an Windows XP Tablet downgrade disk that truly transforms this machine into a very competent performer.
While sellout.woot lists the specs on the battery as being a 2-cell, their picture clearly shows a 4-cell protruding out the back. Either way, the U810 is a definite winner at this price, and makes me jealous that I paid just under $1000 for mine back in 2007. I still use mine frequently, along with my newer U820, and I think they offer the best combination of features in a small form-factor. Oh, the joys of being an early adopter and paying that special tax!
Don't let the low processor speed or the age of the U810 fool you; it can be easily upgraded to use an SSD instead of the hard drive, plus alternate operating systems such as Ubuntu and even the newly-released Windows 7 can be installed. As a matter of fact, Windows 7 would be a great match because of the built-in tablet features, plus it is much friendlier on the 1GB RAM than Vista.
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