Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U810
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U810
Source: PC Mag
Since the introduction of the Fujitsu LifeBook U810, a flurry of affordable ultramobile PCs (UMPC) such as the ASUS EeePC 900 and the HP 2133 Mini-Note, targeting those who wouldn't want to pay the four-digit price tag for an ultraportable, has entered the scene. Fujitsu has gone and updated the U810, adding one very compelling feature for frequent travelers—a built-in cellular modem (AT&T's HSDPA). The Fujitsu U810 (WWAN) ultramobile PC is more accessible to the Web now that it comes with an HSDPA modem, though the $200 up-sell might turn customers off.
3.5 von 5, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% mobility: 90%
Source: Laptop Logic
Fujitsu managed to cover the right areas in bringing out a balanced UMPC that takes the key features of a tablet and laptop computer and blend them together into a very versatile and unique UMPC device. It’s certainly not perfect with its sluggish performance, lack of ports and expandability so don’t look for it to replace your notebook computer anytime soon. With its best in class keyboard and touch screen capabilities, this is definitely one of the better UMPCs out on the market, but there’s certainly a lot of room to improve upon. You’ll also either love or hate the utilitarian styling. Rather than leading the pack for UMPCs, the Fujitsu falls behind its competition with its sluggish performance. Using a slow mobile processor designed for small devices in the first place, and then expecting it to perform smoothly under Vista, is like a total oxymoron. Hopefully Fujitsu will smarten up and include a real processor to power this device. For those looking for a compact, flexible computer solution, this is worth a check out, but if you don’t mind having something bigger, I’d go for a real tablet PC or ultra-portable laptop.
3 von 5, Ergonomie gut, Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität mangelhaft, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Hardware Central
The U810 doesn't pretend to be suitable for everybody. But if you need more power than you can get with a PDA or smartphone but can't stand the idea of carrying a full-sized notebook, the Fujitsu could be exactly the mobile computer you need.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/02/2008
Rating: mobility: 80%
Source: Tom's Guide
A power user’s machine, the U810 is not. Instead, it is exactly what it sets out to be: namely an ultra-mobile PC. To that end, it works as advertised providing users with enough power to handle office applications in a convertible notebook. In terms of how the U810 sizes up in the small computing device space, it fits somewhere between a Blackberry Curve and a small notebook (for example, Fujitsu’s T2010). Though it’s small, it still has a bigger screen than a Blackberry and a bigger keyboard, too. That said, the U810 only has basic Wi-Fi and does not have a wireless broadband capability so the device just won’t connect into as many places as a Blackberry will. Oh, and a U810 costs up to four times more than a Blackberry Curve. The U810’s small keyboard with its double-mapped keys could present a challenge to those not used to a small keyboard, but it is still somewhat larger than a Blackberry’s thumb pad. Throw in the U810’s tablet functionality and you’ve got a small device that is very usable.
Leistung mäßig, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/20/2007
Rating: performance: 60% mobility: 80%
Source: PC Mag
Handheld PCs will eventually dominate the world. Is that an absurd claim? Well, maybe not—though it's not likely in the near future, or at their current prices. Yet despite a market that's been particularly tough on Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs), more and more PC manufacturers continue to launch these tiny devices, which can run a full-blown version of Windows. The Fujitsu LifeBook U810 is another such device that follows in the steps of the OQO model 02, the Sony VAIO VGN-UX180P, and the Vulcan FlipStart E-1001S. It's a 1.5-pound handheld that you can thumb-type with, try to touch-type with, and write on using a stylus. The twist that makes the U810 so compelling is that its price is set at a relatively low $999 (direct).
From a design standpoint, the 1.5-pound U810 will draw oohs and ahhs when seen by itself, but less so when compared with the OQO model 02 or the Sony UX180P.
3.5 von 5, Mobilität sehr gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
Source: PC Advisor
Instead of calling the Fujitsu LifeBook U810 an ultraportable or ultramobile portable PC, Fujitsu calls it a mini-notebook, which might be more of a marketing term than a specific product category. Fujitsu has taken a Windows PC (users can decide whether to have Vista or XP preinstalled) and shrunk it as much as possible so it can be carried around much more easily than a standard or an ultralight notebook. The convertible design lets the Fujitsu LifeBook U810 be used as a notebook (with a keyboard) or - by swiveling the screen - a tablet. It's currently available in the US, and starts from only $1,000 (£500), which makes it well-priced indeed. The little Fujitsu LifeBook U810 may weigh just 0.7kg, but it's a heavyweight in terms of the features Fujitsu has packed into it, including Intel's A110 processor (800MHz, 512KB of Layer 2 cache and a 400MHz front-side bus); 1GB of system memory;
(von 5): 4, Verarbeitung 4.5, Ausstattung 4
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/22/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
When Fujitsu announced the LifeBook U810 mini Tablet PC, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and guess what, we just got one in our office. This tiny tablet is amazing. I can't say it would be a permanent replacement to a full-size tablet or notebook, but it is a great travel companion. It runs on Intel's A110 processor and has a 40GB hard drive. The 5.6-inch WSVGA display is small, but still up to Fujitsu's standards, meaning it looks great. The U810 is a solid little tablet. The chassis is sturdy and I didn't notice any flex. The mini-keyboard has a little flex, which reminded me of the LifeBook T2010.
Overall I am impressed with the U810. It has a nice array of features including one USB 2.0, docking connector, headphone jack, microphone jack, a Type I/II Compact Flash slot and Smart Card slot.
sehr gut, Display sehr gut, Ausstattung gut, Mobilität gut
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80%
The Fujitsu LifeBook U810 skirts the line between an ultraportable convertible tablet and a UMPC (that's ultramobile PC, if you haven't been paying attention). We've always liked UMPCs in theory--shrinking a laptop down in size to something you can almost pocket--but these systems, including the OQO model 02 and the Sony VAIO UX390, shed so much usability and so many features along the way that they are more like souped-up smart phones than actual computers. There's only so much one can do with a BlackBerry-style thumb keypad or, worse, an onscreen keyboard. And, sadly, they've been priced more like computers than smart phones. The new $999 LifeBook U810 takes a different approach, mimicking a traditional laptop's design, shrunk down to a 5.6-inch swiveling touch screen, along with a fairly full-featured keyboard, fingerprint reader, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi (but no mobile broadband yet).
(von 10): 6.9, Leistung 5, Ausstattung 8, Mobilität 7, Preis/Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2007
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 80% mobility: 70%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Mobile A: This is a reduced Celeron-M core für UMPCs.
A110: Celeron-M version with very slow clock rate. Predecessor of the Atom CPUs.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for small tablets.
Fujitsu-Siemens: Fujitsu, founded 1935, is a Japanese company specializing in semiconductors, air conditioners, computers (supercomputers, personal computers, servers), telecommunications, and services, and is headquartered in Tokyo. Fujitsu employs around 160,000 people and has 500 subsidiary companies. The partnership with Siemens AG was established in 1999 in the form of Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC), one of Europe's largest IT hardware suppliers, and owned 50/50 by Fujitsu and Siemens. 2009, this cooperation was terminated, FSC ended to exist. In future, no laptops will be sold with the brand "Fujitsu-Siemens" but only "Fujitsu".
73.17%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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