Fujitsu FMV-U8240 World’s Smallest Tablet-Convertible Notebook PC

Fujitsu Limited today announced the addition of the U Series of ultra-mobile PCs to its FMV-LIFEBOOK line of notebook PCs. Intended for business users, the new U Series is the world’s smallest tablet-convertible weighing only 580g and with a thickness of only 26.5mm. The new Fujitsu FMV-U8240 based on Intel Ultra Mobile Platform 2007 with an ultra-slim profile represents the next level in ubiquitous computing. The FMV-U8240 UMPC is available with the latest operating system from Microsoft, Windows Vista Business enabling users to employ the same PC environment when they are outside the office as when they are in the office. Its ultra-compact size makes it easy to carry around at all times, and with a maximum battery life of up to 8 hours users can catch up on e-mail, process documents, and do research whenever they need to, without being tied to a desk. The 5.6″ widescreen display and keyboard with a 14-mm key pitch and 1.3mm keystroke ensure user-friendliness.

The Fujitsu FMV-U8240 comes standard with a fingerprint sensor for robust, convenient personal authentication. Not only can the fingerprint stand in for a BIOS password, a single authentication can take care of the Windows login and application logins as well. Also included standard is Portshutter V2, which enables the PC’s USB port or recordable media drives to be disabled. With respect to the USB port, not only can it be disabled but it can be configured only to accept administrator-approved devices. The new FMV-U8240 series with Windows XP Professional will be available from mid-June and with Windows Vista Business by early July for approximately 164,000 Yen ($1,360).