Intel Atom powered Fujitsu UMPC arrives

Fujitsuu820I was thinking we’d soon have to retire our UMPC category but Fujitsu just gave it a stay of execution. The follow-up to the U810 UMPC is now available says jkkmobile and for $999 it can be yours. That’s the starting price of a Windows Vista Home Premium handheld with a 4,200 RPM, 60GB drive. For another $300, you move up to Vista Business and a 120GB drive. From there, the differences end as both U820 models offer:

  • 5.6-inch WXGA touchscreen display
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Atom
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Integrated webcam, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth, WiFi (a,b,g & draft-n), and GPS radio
  • Full, but small, QWERTY keyboard

Each also comes with a 4-cell, 5800 mAh battery and it’s worth noting that the lower priced model reflects a $50 rebate. Personally, I’d like to see these devices come with a Windows XP license as well: some folks would prefer it over Vista for a mobile device with this CPU.

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