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.