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Multitouch laptops ‘not intuitive’ says Fujitsu’s product manager

Multitouch laptops ‘not intuitive’ says Fujitsu’s product manager

Multitouch isn't a total stranger to notebooks - Dell's Latitude XT shipped with a capacitive touchscreen that, in July, got a firmware update to enable pinch-zooming and other gestures, while Synaptics' latest touchpads have multitouch-style gestures - but it's been a harder sell than in, say, Apple's iPhone and iPod touch.  Windows 7 will ship with support for multitouch, but manufacturers are more cautious; according to a Fujitsu spokesperson, touch-sensitivity on a notebook "is not intuitive".

Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012 Tablet PC with 3G, SSD and rear-mounted camera

Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012 Tablet PC with 3G, SSD and rear-mounted camera

Details of a new Fujitsu Stylistic Tablet PC have emerged, in the shape of the ST6012.  A slate-format tablet (i.e. no keyboard or convertible hinge), the ST6012 has quietly appeared on Fujitsu's site complete with a PDF of system specs.  Running a 1.40GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ULV SU9400 (3MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB) processor with a 12.1-inch WXGA active touchscreen, the ST6012 has optional integrated 3G UMTS WWAN.

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Fujitsu U820 UMPC appears on US support site

Fujitsu U820 UMPC appears on US support site

It's been almost two months since Fujitsu's U820 UMPC (aka U2010) cleared the FCC, and it's still yet to show up for sale in the US.  Now at least a small sign of the compact touchscreen convertible has turned up, in the support section of Fujitsu's US site.

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Fujitsu U820 UMPC video unboxing

Fujitsu U820 UMPC video unboxing

From big boxes do small gadgets come, and Fujitsu's U820 (aka U2010, aka U/B50N) UMPC certainly doesn't disappoint on either of those counts.  The U820's 5.6-inch WXGA 1280 x 800 touchscreen might not be ideal for everyone's eyes, but the tech packed into such a small device surely has to earn Fujitsu some kudos.  jkkmobile has one of the first video unboxings we've seen so far.

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Fujitsu L1010 announced for Asia Pacific

Fujitsu L1010 announced for Asia Pacific

The Fujitsu L1010 appears to be a great introductory notebook for students, those on a budget or those looking for something with a bit more style. This middle of the road laptop is fully capable of performing whatever tasks you need it to do from running Office programs to some gaming.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 35 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 35 2008

The biggest news this week has been coming out of IFA 2008, with SlashGear's roving reporter there, Milena Glimbovski, sending back all the details of the hottest new hardware.  The netbook train shows no sign of slowing, with LG's X110 and Fujitsu's AMILO Mini Ui 3620 finally stepping out of the shadows and getting full announcements.  There's too much good stuff to mention it all individually, so check out the IFA 2008 tag for SlashGear's full coverage.

Fujitsu AMILO Mini Ui 3520 netbook announced: Live Images

Fujitsu AMILO Mini Ui 3520 netbook announced: Live Images

Fujitsu have today finally confirmed their netbook, the AMILO Mini Ui 3520, at IFA 2008. Measuring 32.2 x 17.5 cm, the Mini Ui uses Intel's Atom 270 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and has a choice of 60GB or 80GB hard-drives from launch, with a 120GB option coming in December. As previewed, the Mini Ui has interchangeable lid covers with five colors available from launch, together with a clear cover for you to sandwich photos in the lid.

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 34 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 34 2008

Intel have been holding their annual Developers' Forum in San Francisco this week, and quite a few prototypes and commercial products have come out to play. Of the former, most exciting seems to be the UrbanMax Tablet PC concept; of the latter, Viliv's S5 MID and S7 UMPC both promise to crank the netbook market up a gear or two.

That's probably not what Acer want to hear; the company has snipped pricing off of their Aspire One netbook, presumably remembering (only a little late) that the ultraportables are meant to be cheap. Not far from the shelves, Fujitsu's Amilo Mini and Dell's Inspiron 910 continued to leak information, but still no official word from the tongue-tied companies themselves.

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook T1010 entry-level Tablet PC

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook T1010 entry-level Tablet PC

Fujitsu-Siemens have announced a Tablet PC aimed at entry-level users and students.  The Lifebook T1010 has a bi-directional swivelling 13.3-inch 1280 x 800 indoor/outdoor display with a passive (e.g. resistive) touchscreen, and uses either a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400 CPU or a 2.16 Celeron-M together with 1GB or 2GB of RAM (max 8GB supported) and up to 320GB hard-drive.  There is no SSD option.

Fujitsu U2010 CF mod: lower-cost Solid-State speed boost

Fujitsu U2010 CF mod: lower-cost Solid-State speed boost

The Fujitsu U2010 has only been available in Asia since earlier this month, but that hasn't stopped owners modifying the 5.6-inch convertible UMPC.  Although Fujitsu sell versions of the U2010 (which will be known as the U820 in the US) with a 64GB SSD, it's an expensive option above the standard 60GB HDD; UMPC Fever forum member datamate decided to take a different approach, using a 16GB Compact Flash card with a ZIF adaptor.

Fujitsu Siemens CELSIUS Mobile Workstations with Core 2 Extreme option

Fujitsu Siemens CELSIUS Mobile Workstations with Core 2 Extreme option

Fujitsu Siemens have unveiled their new CELSIUS H-series mobile workstations, based on Intel's Centrino 2 platform with an option to upgrade to the Intel Core 2 Extreme or upcoming Mobile quad-core processors.  Both the CELSIUS H265 and H270 have a 15.4-inch display with a choice of 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) or 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution panels, run off an NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M video card with 32 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor Cores.

 

Fujitsu Amilo Mini netbook announcement rumored for IFA

Fujitsu Amilo Mini netbook announcement rumored for IFA

According to ITworld, Fujitsu have confirmed that they will be officially announcing their Amilo Mini netbook at the upcoming IFA trade show in Berlin.  Little is known about the 8.9-inch budget ultraportable aside from that it runs Windows and has interchangeable colored casing plates.