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Fujitsu U2010 & Gigabyte U60 UMPCs next to get Windows 7

Fujitsu U2010 & Gigabyte U60 UMPCs next to get Windows 7

Benchmarks schmenchmarks - what we want to see is Windows 7 running on more and more devices!  Today it's the turn of a couple of touchscreen ultraportables, one old and one new, to take the Microsoft pre-beta OS for a spin.  The venerable Gigabyte U60 - rocking a VIA 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM - takes first punt, closely followed by the Fujitsu U2010 (aka U820).

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Fujitsu LifeBook T2020 reviewed: Display alone is worth entry-price

Fujitsu LifeBook T2020 reviewed: Display alone is worth entry-price

Fujitsu's LifeBook T2020 convertible Tablet PC was announced last month, complete with some of the features the company has become known for in the touchscreen niche.  The indoor/outdoor display is likely the biggest draw, being quite a hit with mobile professionals, but the new SSD options and WWAN should provide some upgrade temptation too.  TabletPCReview have been giving the T2020 the once-over.

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Fujitsu LifeBook N7010 hands-on: Great mini-touchscreen deserves more software

Fujitsu LifeBook N7010 hands-on: Great mini-touchscreen deserves more software

Fujitsu's LifeBook N7010 with its curious "Touch Zone" secondary display could be viewed as a gimmick or as a realistic productivity enhancement: a 4-inch touchscreen embedded above the notebook's keyboard, it offers users a secondary display for IM chats, toolbars or media.  Laptop Mag spent some time with a pre-production N7010, and while they're not 100-percent convinced, the Fujitsu certainly seems to make some compelling arguments.

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Fujitsu LifeBook P1630 8.9-inch touchscreen ultraportable

Fujitsu LifeBook P1630 8.9-inch touchscreen ultraportable

Fujitsu have updated their ultraportable convertible Tablet PC range with the new LifeBook P1630, an 8.9-inch touchscreen-equipped notebook with magnesium-alloy casing.  An update to the previous P1620, the P1630 adopts the Centrino 2 platform with a Core 2 Duo SU9300 ULV processor, WiFi a/b/g/n and a high-capacity battery good for up to 6.15hrs use.

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Fujitsu LifeBook N7010 with integrated 4-inch touchscreen

Fujitsu LifeBook N7010 with integrated 4-inch touchscreen

The U820 isn't the only fresh Fujitsu today with a touchscreen: the LifeBook N7010 is a regular 16-inch 16:9 notebook but it also has a 4-inch touchscreen embedded above the keyboard.  This sub-display - which Fujitsu are calling the "Touch Zone" - can be treated as an extension of the main screen, with apps dragged 'down' to it, or be used as a toolbox for app controls or media playback buttons.  Under the hood there's a Core 2 Duo P8400 processor running at 2.26GHz, ATI Radeon HD 3470 graphics with 256MB GDDR3, and a Blu-ray drive.

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Fujitsu U820 UMPC on sale in US

Fujitsu U820 UMPC on sale in US

The Fujitsu U820 UMPC (aka the U2010) has finally made it to an official spot on the company website, having cleared the FCC almost three months ago.  The 5.6-inch micro-convertible also now has a price: $999 gets you the entry level version, with an Intel Atom Z530 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 60GB 4,200rpm hard-drive and integrated GPS.

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Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 12.1-inch ultraportable

Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 12.1-inch ultraportable

Fujitsu have announced their latest ultraportable, the LifeBook P8020, based on Intel's Centrino 2 platform and weighing just 2.9-pounds.  Replacing the LifeBook P8010, the P8020 uses an Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 ultra low voltage 1.4GHz processor with up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 12.1-inch WXGA driven by integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD video card and a dual-layer DVD burner.

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Fujitsu LifeBook T2020 Tablet PC with Centrino 2 & indoor/outdoor display

Fujitsu LifeBook T2020 Tablet PC with Centrino 2 & indoor/outdoor display

Fujitsu have updated their LifeBook T2010 Tablet PC in the shape of the LifeBook T2020, a 12.1-inch convertible with Intel's Centrino 2 chipset and an upcoming SSD option.  Changes elsewhere are minimal, so it's really the choice of SU9300 1.20GHz and SU9400 1.40GHz ultra-low voltage processors that are there to tempt you to update.

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Fujitsu LifeBook T1010 reviewed: ‘Lifeless’ Tablet PC

Fujitsu LifeBook T1010 reviewed: ‘Lifeless’ Tablet PC

Fujitsu caused no small amount of head-scratching when they labelled their LifeBook T1010 Tablet PC as "entry-level", not least because of its $1,775 price tag.  The 13.3-inch convertible has a choice of either Intel's 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400 CPU or a 2.16 Celeron-M, together with 1GB or 2GB of RAM; CNET Australia have been playing with the faster processor and larger chunk of memory, but even then they're not entirely convinced by the T1010.

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Fujitsu ST6010 Tablet PC clears FCC

Fujitsu ST6010 Tablet PC clears FCC

Fujitsu's ST6010/ST6012 Tablet PC has reached the FCC for the usual round of wireless testing and mediocre photography.  The pen-enabled slate at least got a room with a view, as opposed to other pictures we've seen.  As well as certification, we now have access to the ST6010's user manual, revealing that the PC is more of an evolution of the previous model than a revolution.

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Toshiba keen on Fujitsu’s hard-drive business

With Western Digital tipped to be negotiating with Fujitsu over acquiring the latter’s hard-drive business, Toshiba has thrown its hat into the fray.  A Toshiba executive has told the Wall Street Journal that, if Fujitsu approached the company, they would consider putting in a bid of their own. 

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Fujitsu selling hard-drive business to Western Digital

Fujitsu selling hard-drive business to Western Digital

Fujitsu and Western Digital are in the midst of negotiating a deal that would see the former hand over its entire hard-drive business as part of a  ¥70 billion to ¥100 billion (US$661 million to US$944 million) buy-out.  According to the Chinese-language Nikkei business daily, talks between the two companies have been in progress for some time now, with an agreement expected by the end of the year.

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