Fujitsu has released the diary sized 5.6" U820 touch screen laptop refresh to their tablet line. Offering massive improvements over its predecessor, the U820 provides longer battery life, an included Global Positioning System (GPS), an ultra clear WSXGA touch screen, and a 1.6GHz Atom processor. The device is completely ultra-portable, only weighing about 1.3 pounds. The Fujitsu U820 UMPC can be purchased starting at a reasonable $1049.
The U820 features a built-in GPS receiver with integrated Garmin Mobile PC software. It also comes pre-loaded with maps of the U.S. and Canada. With millions of destinations, points of interest, route planning, and turn by turn directions, this UMPC may even be able to replace your dedicated GPS navigation device. It’s a lot lighter than the previous U810. It’s also powered by Intel’s Centrino Atom Z series processor, which provides lower power consumption for a longer battery life, fewer chips, and integrated support for 1080p HD video decoding.
Fujitsu’s U820 comes with an additional row of keys and a new keyboard layout that provides a more QWERTY experience. High-tech security features are included as well, such as a BIOS lock, fingerprint sensor, and a Kensington lock slot to repel physical theft. The HDD is up to 120GB or a 64GB SSD. The screen resolution has been greatly improved with a WXGA display, and you have the choice whether you want to use touch or pen on the screen. Bluetooth wireless and a 1.3 mega-pixel webcam are also provided. The UMPC comes pre-installed with Windows Vista Business or Home Premium.
We’ve covered USB monitors here before with the ASUS UFOTO UF735 and Century Japan’s 4.3” monitor. What makes the Nanovision MIMO series LCD monitors different is the display’s feature-set. The 7” Nanovisions MIMO display is available in models that include touch-screen support, a 1.3MP webcam, and microphone and headphone jacks.
USB monitors are usually purchased for a specific secondary monitor purpose, such as being able to check your screen content from a location other than directly in front of your main display. The MIMO monitors are also a great way to dedicate space to applications that normally can clutter your desktop. Think of some applications that you mostly use at a glance, like an instant messenger, weather monitoring, movies or music playing, a video conference, and much more.
The monitor uses the USB connection as the power source, which therefore requires one less cable. Starting with UM-710 model, the 700 series is around $129 dollars, which is quite affordable. Supporting an 800×480 resolution, the MIMO can be viewed in many different display modes such as mirror, extended display, and landscape or portrait mode.
Shuttle’s small form factor desktop PCs have maintained a similar, rectangular design for years. The Shuttle D10 is no exception, other than the addition of a built-in 7-inch touch screen display! The D10 is Shuttle’s first computer that boasts an integrated 7-inch (800×480) LCD touchscreen display. The display can be used to view photos, movies, music, video, etc. It was designed with surveillance and simple entertainment center functions in mind.
The Shuttle D10 offers the following Specifications:
- Intel Core 2 Duo E4000, Dual-Core E2000, and Celeron 400 series processor support
- Intel G31 + ICH7 chipset
- Up to 4GB RAM
- Intel GMA 3100 video card
- 5.1 channel audio support
- Two 3.0Gb/s bandwidth SATA II controllers
- Four USB 2.0 ports
- Power efficiency and quiet operation
The Shuttle D10 will be available for approximately $475.