Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U Series

Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U820Processor: Intel Atom Z530, Intel Mobile A A110
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 5.6 inch
Weight: 0.6kg, 0.7kg
Price: 600, 800 euro
Average Score: 65.75% - average
Average of 12 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 50%, features: 80%, display: 85%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 53%, emissions: - %

 

Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U810

Specifications

Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U810Notebook: Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U810
Processor: Intel Mobile A A110
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 5.6 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.7kg
Links: Fujitsu-Siemens homepage
 LifeBook U (Series)

Average Score: 73.17% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

70% Fujitsu LifeBook U810 (WWAN)
Source: PC Mag English
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%
60% Fujitsu U810 Ultraportable Tablet Review
Source: Laptop Logic English
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%
Fujitsu LifeBook U810 Review
Source: Hardware Central English
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.
Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/02/2008
Rating: mobility: 80%
Fujitsu U810 Sub-Laptop Mini Review
Source: Tom's Guide English
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%
70% Fujitsu LifeBook U810
Source: PC Mag English
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%
80% First UK review: Fujitsu LifeBook U810
Source: PC Advisor English
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%
90% Fujitsu LifeBook U810 Tablet PC First Look Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
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%
69% Fujitsu LifeBook U810 (Vista Home Premium)
Source: CNet English
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%

 

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook U2010

Specifications

Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook U2010Notebook: Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook U2010
Processor: Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 5.6 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Fujitsu-Siemens homepage
 LifeBook U (Series)
 Lifebook U2010 (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Fujitsu Lifebook U2010: the tiniest notebook in the world
Source: APC Mag English
The Lifebook U2010 occupies an interesting space in the laptop spectrum. It’s smaller than a netbook, but doesn’t have the bargain-basement pricetag that’s made them such a rip-roaring success. Extra features like the tablet PC design and built-in GPS and FM transmitter make it slightly more appealing, but we’re not sure these are worth paying the extra premium for – especially when you can get a high-performance notebook for the same money.
von 10: 6, Preis 4, Ergonomie 4, Leistung 4
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 40% ergonomy: 40%
60% Fujitsu Lifebook U2010: the tiniest notebook in the world
Source: APC Mag English
The Lifebook U2010 occupies an interesting space in the laptop spectrum. It’s smaller than a netbook, but doesn’t have the bargain-basement pricetag that’s made them such a rip-roaring success. Extra features like the tablet PC design and built-in GPS and FM transmitter make it slightly more appealing, but we’re not sure these are worth paying the extra premium for – especially when you can get a high-performance notebook for the same money.
(von 10): 6, Preis 4, Ergonomie 4, Leistung 4
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 40% ergonomy: 40%

 

Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U820

Specifications

Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U820Notebook: Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook U820
Processor: Intel Mobile A A110
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 5.6 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Fujitsu-Siemens homepage
 LifeBook U (Series)
 LifeBook U820 (Model)

Average Score: 57.5% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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.
60
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.
60
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%

 

Comment

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".

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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 Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500: Integrated (onboard) graphics chip on the UL11L, US15L, and US15W chipsets with a licensed PowerVR SGX core. DirectX 10.1 support but because of low clock rates (100-200 MHz UL11L - US15) and only 4 shaders not suited for 3D games. The integrated video decoder accelerates the playback of HD videos (MPEG2, VC-1, AVC).

» 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.

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

Z530:

Power saving version of the Atom N270 with additional Virtualization Support and more power saving techniques. The performance is equal to the N270 and therefore only suited for basic tasks.


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.

0.7 kg:


65.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

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Atom Z530, 0.5 kg

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Atom Z530, 10.1", 0.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P35GK/W
Atom Z550, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E/D
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1R/B
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.61 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP111KX/G
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP11S1R/G
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.65 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP115KG
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Yukyung Viliv N5
Atom Z520, 4.8", 0.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP113KX
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Archos 9
Atom Z510, 8.9", 0.8 kg
» Viliv S10
Atom Z530, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Dell Inspiron Mini 10s
Atom Z520, 10.1", 1.7 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1201HA
Atom Z520, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P31ZK
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X113KGB
Atom Z540, 11.1", 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X11Z1E/X
Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X115KX/N
Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P13GH/Q
Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.62 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X11S1E/B
Atom Z540, 11.1", 0.76 kg
» Yukyung Viliv S7
Atom Z520, 7", 1 kg
» Sony Vaio X
Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.761 kg
» Nokia Booklet 3G
Atom Z530, 10.1", 1.233 kg
» Advent Altro
Celeron M 723, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Benq Joybook Lite U121 Eco
Atom Z520, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1101HA
Atom Z520, 11.6", 1.35 kg
» MSI Wind U115
Atom Z530, 10.2", 1.31 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-11-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)