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If you thought UMPCs were extinct, Fujitsu urges you to reconsider. Their new UH900 is nearly pocketable, weighs about a pound and run Windows 7 Home Premium. Speaking of premiums, this isn’t a cheap little laptop at $849 after rebate.

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UMPCs may not have ever truly caught on the way some of us had hoped, but Fujitsu keeps marching forward in the product category anyway. Pocketables noticed that the Fujitsu America site recently added the LifeBook UH900 to help keep the portable PC dream alive. Ah… but big dreams — and little gadgets — often tend to carry large price tags. The UH900 debuts with an MSRP of $999, but Fujitsu is already offering a deal. You can nab the little clamshell for $849 after $100 rebate and additional $50 price drop. Sweetening the deal is your choice of a free 160GB Edge DiskGo USB  hard drive or a Lexmark X2670 all-in-one printer with the purchase of a UH900.

It still amazes me how Fujitsu can cram a 6-row keyboard in a computer that measures only 8.3″ x 4.19″ x 1.14″. But all the keys are there — I checked — although that Right Shift key near the end would drive me batty. Of course, all those keys leave no room for a trackpad, so you’re either mousing it or using the 5.6″ touchscreen with its 1280 x 800 resolution.

The UH900 runs Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium on Intel’s Z530 Atom, which offers a 1.6 GHz clock speed. The single memory slot holds a 2 GB stick and you’ll be storing apps and data on a 62 SSD drive. Other specs include integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, 2 x USB, .78 megapixel webcam and SD memory card slot. The included battery is an 1800 mAh 2-cell unit at 7.2V, which ought to offer around 2.5 hours of run-time with these low-powered internals.

 

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  1. Jake will be all over this one!

    1. Dude? Did you, seriously, just go third person on us?

      George? Is that you?

      1. Yeah, Seinfeld reference. I need some new material.

  2. There’s also a TrackPoint-like device – that thing in the right, between the screen and the keyboard. Buttons on the left.

    1. Ah, good catch! That thing is so small, that I overlooked it! :)

  3. Now here’s your ideal smartbook form factor Kevin! Keep in mind also that you can get this from dynamism already, with the faster 2.0 Atom. I would hold out though for the customizable options for other colors, 4-cell battery and built-in 3G. Expensive, yes, but small, powerful, feature packed, quality build and fully customizable. I like this. :)

    I wouldn’t mind installing Chrome OS on this little thing just for a change. This potent little gem is not much bigger in size than my vintage Sharp IQ-8300 organizer!!!

  4. Brian Mastenbrook Tuesday, February 2, 2010

    That’s a fantastic looking device in a great form factor. Unfortunately if I bought one I’d want to run some variant of Linux (Moblin perhaps) on it, and Linux support for the GMA500 chipset is currently quite poor (and may never be good). I hope Intel drops this chipset in favor of a low-power integrated version of its own GMA HD chipset at some point in the future.

    By the way, no matter how I resize my browser window, the photos are being cut off in the gallery.

  5. I just got this yesterday and it has been a very big disappointment. Let me just list out a few things to look for

    • Sunlight viewable screen adds yellow tint to the display
    • Great resistive 2 point touchscreen seems to have problems with the top and bottom screen edges
    • Silvertrim creaks… makes it feel cheap :P
  6. Oh yeah.. one good thing about the GMA500 and Windows 7 is that in WMP it can play 720P H.264 videos properly

  7. Wouldn’t the N5 be better?

    1. Also on Dynamism there is no GPS option!

  8. Could they make the screen any smaller?

  9. Just got me UH900, setting it up.
    Sure is nice. With the UH900,N5 and others,
    looks like the rebirth of the “H/PC form factor?
    Not the Windows CE we all remember! But this little
    hummer does a lot.
    Maybe HP and NEC will get on the new H/PC band wagon again,
    and we will see some new H/PC’s from them?
    Wayne

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