Fujitsu Australia today unveiled the LifeBook U2010, the successor of the futuristic Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC), the LifeBook U1010.

Ever wished you could listen to that favourite collection of songs you painstakingly uploaded from your personal CDs on your drive home? The LifeBook U2010 comes with the technology to make this nice-to-have a reality with its ability to wirelessly connect to any FM radio and its audio output to play aloud your chart-toppers – in this case, straight from your notebook’s music library, using only your car’s FM stereo system!

And, should you decide to take the road less travelled and end up getting lost, the LifeBook U2010 can easily straighten out your confused journey with its on-the-travel map displayed on its high resolution SuperFine 5.6″ WXGA 1280 x 800 screen with 300nits brightness, courtesy of its integrated GPS module.

Unquestionably, the multimedia-centric LifeBook U2010 accords her centre-stage by entirely meeting her entertainment and communication needs on a portable full-featured Windows Vista operating system with a built-in 1.3 megapixel camera, making instant messaging and online chatting effortless.

Thanks to its nifty wireless music on-demand technology, the LifeBook U2010 allows you to take charge of the atmosphere at a party and rev up the tempo to the beat of your playlist straight off your UMPC, without the hassle of burning the songs to a CD first.

The wonders of the LifeBook U2010 extend to busy professionals who need to be constantly contactable and cannot afford time away from work responsibilities. Hence, the U2010 makes it a point to provide mobile connectivity via WLAN 11a/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 to minimise work downtime for business travelers on the go, letting them send and receive emails promptly without any fuss. In Australia there is one model only, so only the one hard drive option, a 60GB hard disk drive.

Turn for tablet

In addition, let’s not forget that this petite PC in your palm swivels and turns over to double up as a handheld tablet PC that lets you scribble in short notes for automatic conversion to soft copy text – even when using your fingers! Of course, if time and inclination permits, who’s to stop you from engaging in some electronic sketching with your stylus? And to make sure this mini laptop doesn’t slide out of your grip and derail your artistic efforts, this LifeBook U2010 has a slip-resistant base.

Fujitsu LifeBook U2010 tablet computer

Battery life

Everyone craves a longer battery life. Hence, the LifeBook U2010 comes prepared to meet this demand because it runs on the latest Intel Ultra Mobile platform 2008 with Intel Centrino AtomTM processor (1.6GHz) and Intel System Controller Hub, thus endowing it with lower power consumption properties. This means that you are more likely to reach your destination before your battery bails on you. Businessmen will also no doubt be grateful for the longer lasting battery since it means less hassle with wires since the charger stays in the office even as you don’t.

Security features

As with all Fujitsu PCs, this UMPC comes replete with a suite of security features that guarantees the confidentiality of your information. Ensuring that your confidential documents stay private is 2-level BIOS lock. In addition, the LifeBook U2010 has a fingerprint sensor which allows the encryption of sensitive files with a swipe of your pre-registered fingerprint since no password can be more secure than your own fingerprint!

Green credentials

Fujitsu remains firmly committed to the promotion of a cleaner environment and complies with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive (RoHS) across its entire range of products. In addition, Fujitsu has established a set of commitments that goes beyond RoHS requirements, thus allowing it to stay keenly focused on its customers’ health and well-being as well as to embrace a healthier environment for all. By adopting a green factory concept and being committed to the cause of energy-efficient computing, Fujitsu also fights to sustain the Earth as a sponsor and a member of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative.

Price and availability

The LifeBook U2010 has an RRP of $1,499, and is available in stores now.

Source: Fujitsu