Fujitsu: World’s Smallest Tablet



Fujitsu today announced the U Series of ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs). The new series, available as of today, is said to be the world’s smallest tablet-convertible UMPC.

It’s based on Intel’s recently-announced Ultra Mobile Platform and features a 5.6-inch 1024 x 600 display, an 800MHz Intel A110 processor, and up to 1GB of RAM, with a 20GB hard drive. The new UMPC has two integrated cameras and a Secure Digital card slot.

Two models, running Windows XP Professional, are available now (in Japan) with a third model running Windows Vista Business expected in July. They should sell for around $1200 but availability in the United States is still unknown. Handy for anyone’s gadget bag.

Take one to the beach, with $400 VR glasses (below), for your 2nd Life fix. Be Justin.tv.

Intel-powered Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) are generally smaller and cheaper than Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs) with 5″ screens instead of 7″ ones typical in Windows-powered UMPCs.

IBM’s X61 and X61 Tablet PC (above) are going Santa Rosa with a 12″ screen, Intel’s GM965 Express Chipset, GMA X3100 graphics and Intel’s 4965A/G/N WiFi. According to Notebook Review, the X61 pricing to expected stay close to the current X60 and X60 Tablet PCs which start at $1,251.75 and $1,495.50 respectively. A formal announcement is set for May 31st and planned availability for June 2007, according to Notebook Review.

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