UMPC

  • Fujitsu Lifebook U2010 gets spec'd out – GPS comes standard

    Fujitsu Lifebook U2010 gets spec'd out – GPS comes standard

    Even though we first spied the Fujitsu UMPC back in May, it seems like just yesterday that the U2010 busted out on the sub-laptop scene. Most were impressed with the little lappie until the $1300 projected price appeared. The official release just dropped from Fujitsu and scanning over the spec sheet didn’t reveal any surprises except for the GPS integration and a FM transmitter… Read More

  • Video: Pandora open handheld gaming system demo

    Oh man, I really wish that was me testing the sucker out. In case you missed it when they first put out renders, the Pandora is a powerhouse open-source handheld in the spirit of the GP32 and GP2X (which I have). It’s got dual analog sticks, an 800×480 screen, full QWERTY, wi-fi, and a bunch of other stuff. It basically looks like the definitive homebrew and emulation device, and it… Read More

  • ‘EVERUN NOTE’ is tiny, has a dual-core processor

    ‘EVERUN NOTE’ is tiny, has a dual-core processor

    Hey look at this little fella. It’s Raon Digital’s EVERUN NOTE. Don’t let the “EVER” part of “EVERUN” fool you, as the battery life tops out at about 2.5 hours but still, I’d buy it if it were cheap enough. We should find out how cheap it is in early September, as AVING reports that it’ll be available in Korea and here in the states at that… Read More

  • Fujitsu U2010: Long battery life with only four cells

    Fujitsu U2010: Long battery life with only four cells

    Fujitsu’s U2010 UMPC has a swivel screen, Intel Atom processor, and most of the stuff that’s on every other UMPC except, hey, what’s this? Up to nine hours of battery life with the solid state drive option or eight hours with a standard drive? Hello, Kitty. That 8-9 hour figure comes thanks to the U2010’s “extended” battery, which happens to be just a four-cell… Read More

  • The FCC is checking out Fujitsu's new U820 UMPC

    The FCC is checking out Fujitsu's new U820 UMPC

    If you were a big fan of the U810 UMPC, then you will likely be a fan of Fujitsu’s update to it, the U820. Right now, the device is in the hands of the FCC, who is putting thought all kinds of tests to keep America safe. If it passes, we should be seeing this in stores soon, but at this time there is no official word on a release date. Read More

  • New ‘Pepper Pad’ coming with Atom and Vista?

    New ‘Pepper Pad’ coming with Atom and Vista?

    The Pepper Pad 3, apparently not to be confused with the already-available Pepper Pad 3, has been spotted by AVING. This new version of the…um…board-like, lap-based, net surfing apparatus will feature Intel’s Atom processor and, according to AVING, “a 7-inch wide VGA touchscreen” and a Linux-based operating system. Read More

  • ‘Noahpad’ UMPC demo: Keyboard + trackpad combo

    Here’s what appears to be a UMPC with a keyboard that doubles as a gigantic multi-touch trackpad. The screen folds all the way over, putting the device into a quasi-tablet mode as well. It’s called the NoahPad, which might have something to do with the Noah from biblical times — you know, the guy with the ark. Just guessing, since the music in the video is “Oh Come, All Ye… Read More

  • Origami Experience 2.0 let loose for UMPC owners

    Origami Experience 2.0 let loose for UMPC owners

    If any of you UMPC owners out there want to load Origami Experience 2.0 now is your chance. It’s available now as a free download. A few included features are Picture Password, Weather, RSS, e-mail, calendar items and a sprinkling of media and Web goodies. It’s recommended that your UMPC have the following specs to run smoothly. Minimum 100 MB of available hard disk space Minimum 1 GB… Read More

  • Gaming UMPC with freaky 3D screen – I want one

    Gaming UMPC with freaky 3D screen – I want one

    Looks like this cool little thing isn’t really going to make it to market, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have one. It was created by a company called Masterimage as a proof-of-concept for a 3D screen that works without glasses. As usual, you can’t really tell whether it works, but the specs are right: 800×480 screen, a nice joystick, 60GB hard drive and half a gig… Read More

  • Gigabyte M912 jumps into the mini notebook pool

    Gigabyte M912 jumps into the mini notebook pool

    Here’s yet another netbook/UMPC/mini laptop/tiny notebook/lapito contender, this one from Gigabyte. The M912 sports the usual list of features found in most other devices in its class plus a few extra niceties — 1.6GHz Atom CPU, 8.9-inch 1280×768 touchscreen that rotates up to 180 degrees, integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam, three USB ports. support for Windows XP or Linux, external… Read More

 
  • RazorBook uses new mysterious processor, likely from the Dharma Initiative

    RazorBook uses new mysterious processor, likely from the Dharma Initiative

    Heard of Ingenic Semiconductor? Us either, but they’ve apparently started shipping a new processor for UMPCs called the Jz4740. They’re appearing in 3K’s new RazorBook 400 series UMPCs and are apparently ultra low-cost and low-power. The $299 RazorBook 400 was discussed yesterday, but we didn’t have the detail we do now. The proc is new and could — in theory —… Read More

  • Possible Acer mini-laptop sighting?

    Possible Acer mini-laptop sighting?

    According to UMPCPortal, these may be photos of the Acer Aspire One, a tiny laptop similar to the Eee, except that the first two E’s are replaced with the letters “O” and “N” to change things up a bit. The UI looks non-Windows-y, despite early reports indicating that Acer’s entrant would run XP. The UI shown above could be media center type software, though. Read More

  • ASUS announcing 10-inch Eee on June 3rd?

    ASUS announcing 10-inch Eee on June 3rd?

    To quote the lovely and vivacious Susan Powter, “Stop the insanity!” Apparently ASUS is getting set to announce a 10-inch version of the super-popular Eee subnotebook on June 3rd at Computex 2008 in Taiwan. According to an invitation received by UMPC Fever, “ASUS is looking forward to welcoming you during Computex 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan, for the ASUS’ 08 Computex Trilogy of… Read More

  • New Samsung UMPC device coming early next year

    New Samsung UMPC device coming early next year

    In an interview with UK site TechRadar.com, Samsung R&D engineer Jeongseon Euh said the following about his company’s plans for its third-generation UMPC… “We will refresh our design and upgrade our performance and specification. We will continue to invest in form factors. We will launch the 3rd generation of UMPC probably early Q1 next year.” Design and performance… Read More

  • Hands-on with the Sharp/Willcom D4

    http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/x5cxch Japanese news site, Akihabara, got a chance to play around with the Atom-based UMPC from Sharp and Willcom — called the D4 — that we told you about last month. “We have here a 1.33GHz Centrino Atom Z520 CPU (one of the first UMPCs on the market carrying it!) Windows Vista, 40GB HDD, 1GB RAM, a 5″ 1024×600 TFT touchscreen all in a… Read More

  • Fujitsu U2010 Atom-based UMPC will cost $1,300

    Fujitsu U2010 Atom-based UMPC will cost $1,300

    Remember the original promise of the UMPC? We were told they’d be affordable, like in the $500 range. Then Intel’s Atom chipset was announced and we were told that it, too, would be affordable. Well, here comes one from Fujitsu for just shy of $1,300, available in Taiwan this July. It’s called the U2010. You’ll get a 5.6-inch rotating screen (I’d guess it’ll be… Read More

  • Pandora: a powerhouse handheld designed for homebrew and emulation

    Pandora: a powerhouse handheld designed for homebrew and emulation

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have all your emulators and homebrew indie games in one place? And how about on a beautiful piece of hardware designed just for that purpose? The idea is similar to the GP2X, but the feature set is a bit more next-generation: 800×480 touchscreen, dual analog sticks and an SNES-style D-pad and buttons, plus a QWERTY keyboard. It’s got nice guts, too: its… Read More

  • Atom-based tiny computer/huge phone from Sharp

    Atom-based tiny computer/huge phone from Sharp

    I can’t wait until more and more of these things come out and all of a sudden you go to a baseball game and see everyone sitting in their seats half-sideways with one leg all the way outstretched so they don’t damage the huge phone in their pockets. Ha! Anyway, that dream is coming to Japan in June thanks to Sharp and mobile carrier Willcom. The Intel Atom-based cell phone/pocket… Read More

  • Dell decides that there's money in tiny, cheap laptops

    Dell decides that there's money in tiny, cheap laptops

    Dell will join the likes of Asus, HP, Acer, and whichever other computer companies jump on the tiny laptop bandwagon between now and June to offer low cost, ultraportable notebooks to the masses. Dell will be teaming up with China’s Compal Electronics “to launch low-cost notebook computers…as early as June,” according to a Compal official. June is going to be an exciting… Read More

  • Acer heats up low-cost PC arena with 12.1-inch model

    Acer heats up low-cost PC arena with 12.1-inch model

    Oh boy, I can’t wait for May and/or June. That’s when we’ll see a whole slew of new tiny notebooks, including two low-cost notebook PCs from Acer — one with an 8.9-inch screen and one with a 12.1-inch screen. The price, according to Digitimes, will top out at $450. Yum. An ultraportable notebook PC with  an Intel Atom chipset and a (relatively) big screen for under… Read More