Fujitsu announced today the addition of the U Series of ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs) to its FMV-LifeBook line of notebook PCs. The FMV-U8240 is intended for business users. The U Series is the world’s smallest tablet-convertible UMPC, weighing only 1.28 pounds and with a thickness of only 26.5mm.
Features of the new FMV-U8240 UMPC:
- Intel Ultra Mobile Platform 2007
- Intel A110 processor (800MHz)
- 20GB hard drive
- 512MB to 1GB memory
- 5.6" widescreen display (1024 x 600 resolution) and touchscreen capability
- Standard-equipped keyboard light
- Optional special port replicator that has external CRT, LAN and USB ports.
- Windows XP Professional or Windows Vista Business OS
- Integrated Wi-Fi
- Fingerprint sensor
- Maximum battery life of up to 8 hours
- Weighs only 1.28lbs.
"The Fujitsu UMPC combines Fujitsu’s systems expertise with Intel’s low power processor and chipset," said Anand Chandrasekher, Senior VP Intel Corp and GM Ultra Mobility Group. "The emerging UMPC category delivers the functionality of the PC and full Internet to users who are constantly on the go in ultra light and small form factors."
The FMV-U8240 with Windows XP will be available in Japan for $1,194 USD in June, and the Windows Vista configuration will be available for $1,359 USD in July. Looks like Japan is the lucky one, but aren’t they always. No word yet on when the FMV-U8240 will hit the U.S. or how much it will cost.