Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U820


Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U820Notebook: Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U820 (LifeBook U Series)
Processor: Intel Mobile A A110
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 5.6 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 57.5% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 40%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 85%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U820

60% Fujitsu Lifebook U820 review
Source: PC Advisor English
  With a cramped screen and keyboard, mobile broadband, GPS, and unbearably tinny sound from a single underpowered speaker, on paper the Fujitsu Lifebook U820 is more of an oversize smartphone than an undersize computing device. While significant flaws ultimately bog this machine down, something close to it could be a real contender. Drop the mobile broadband and GPS while giving users an extra inch of room to manoeuvre, and - performance issues aside - the Fujitsu Lifebook U820 could become a palatable PC in a neat little package.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Fujitsu LifeBook U820
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Obviously, a 5.6" display miniature Windows PC is a niche item. If you need a Windows computer most everywhere you go, the Fujitsu U820's light weight and small size are easy on the back and it's so small it doesn't scream "steal me" like a full size notebook. the U820 is capable of MS Office work, email, web and all manner of lightweight tasks. Just don't expect desktop replacement performance-- in fact, don't expect to use it as a portable video player either. The market has changed since the U810 came out in 2007 and now the U820 faces stiff competition from the OQO model 02+ and the Sony Vaio P. It's no longer considerably cheaper than other makes and the OQO is even more portable while the Vaio P has a very usable touch-typeable keyboard, wider screen, integrated EVDO Rev. A and drop dead good looks. What the Fujitsu U820 does offer is extreme battery life (the Vaio P with an extended battery falls an hour short of the U820) and a familiar notebook PC design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Fujitsu LifeBook U820
Source: Laptop Mag English
This tiny convertible tablet features GPS and good battery life for users on the go. A truly unique hybrid, the Fujitsu LifeBook U820 combines the components and performance of a netbook with the features and starting price ($1,049) of an ultraportable tablet, all in a remarkably minuscule package. The Fujitsu LifeBook U820’s awkward keyboard and poky performance—not to mention its $1,049 starting price—will limit its appeal. However, its compact case and bright screen are marvels, and its thorough feature set will prove useful to frequent business travelers and others who want an extremely portable tablet to use as a secondary computer and GPS navigation device.
60, Preis 40, Leistung 40, Display 80, Mobilität 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 40% display: 80% mobility: 90%
50% Fujitsu LifeBook U820
Source: PC Mag English
The proliferation of netbooks and even smartphones has all but made handheld PCs like the Sony VAIO VGN-UX180P and the OQO model 02 obsolete. Their downfall is that they're expensive, severely underpowered, and have cramped, uncomfortable keyboards. The U820's improvements—new keyboard layout, GPS, and a higher screen resolution—aren't enough to kick-start the handheld PC category.
2.5 von 5, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% mobility: 80%


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

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.

5.6": Up to now, this is the smallest format, which was used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.6 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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".

Fujitsu-Siemens reviews

57.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U810
Mobile A A110, 0.7 kg

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Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
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» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Netbook Navigator Nav 9 Slate PC
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» Asus Eee PC MK90
Atom N270, 8.9", 1.1 kg
» HP Mini 311-1160LA
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» Sony Vaio VPCP119KJ
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» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.4 kg
» Samsung N135-JA01NL
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-12R
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» Champion Champ Slim 13160
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» Asus UL50AT
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» Simmtronics Simmbook
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» Asus Eee PC 1201NL
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» Toshiba NB200-131
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.18 kg
» Samsung NB30
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
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» Toshiba NB200-11M
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1R
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCY115FX/BI
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Olive Zipbook X107H
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» Medion Mini E1217
Atom N270, 10.1", 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1005 HGO
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» Acer Emachines EM250-1162
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-11-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)