Re: Outdated but cool tech


David Ferrin <df7782@...>
 

I never heard of such an animal, interesting to say the least. Is this something that was out prior to the net book craze of a few years ago. I recall everybody being told that they weren’t very powerful and not to expect a lot out of them but for the most part that I heard people ignored the warning and tried to overload them with software and complained when they didn’t work properly.
 
This sounds like something that might be good for note taking by a college student to carry around between classes. Use it in good health.

From: Carlos
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2016 7:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Outdated but cool tech
 
Today I wasted $205 on a UMPC AKA Ultra Mobile PC.  I've raved about these before, but for those who don't already know or haven't heard my rant, picture a 6 inch laptop with a keyboard, display, and running Windows 7.  It's not the most powerful machine and they stopped making them about 6 or 7 years ago, but I've always wanted a PC with a keyboard small enough to fit in your pocket.  It's too bad UMPCs just never caught on.  If they had, not only would modern versions be much more powerful, but I suspect they would have been quite popular with the blind community.  Most of them are smaller than tablets and usually have a touch screen as well.  The combination of a keyboard and a touch screen in something slightly smaller than a tablet with modern hardware could have been the ultimate in mobile computing for both the blind and sighted.  The specs are below for anyone who cares.
 
Fujitsu LifeBook U820 Mini-Notebook Specs
 
Part Number: FPCM21621  
 
Processor / Chipset
 
CPU
Intel Atom Z530 / 1.6 GHz
 
Cache
L2 - 512 KB
 
Data Bus Speed
533 MHz
 
Cache Memory
 
Type
L2 cache
 
Installed Size
512 KB
 
RAM
 
Memory Speed
533 MHz
 
Configuration Features
1 x 1 GB
 
Technology
DDR2 SDRAM
 
Installed Size
1 GB
 
Display
 
Resolution
1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
 
Widescreen Display
Yes
 
Monitor Features
Crystal View
 
Diagonal Size (metric)
14.2 cm
 
Display Resolution Abbreviation
WXGA
 
Hard Drive
 
Spindle Speed
4200 rpm
 
Type
HDD
 
Capacity
60 GB
 
Audio & Video
 
Total Available Graphics Memory
224 MB
 
Integrated Webcam
Yes
 
Resolution (MP)
1.3 Megapixel
 
Sound
Microphone
 
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC269
 
Input
 
Type
keyboard,                                                                              touch-screen
 
Communications
 
Wireless Protocol
802.11a/b/g/n (draft),                                                                              Bluetooth 2.1
 
Wireless Controller
Atheros XSPAN
 
Wired Protocol
10/100 Ethernet
 
GPS
 
Battery
 
Cells
4-cell
 
Capacity
5800 mAh
 
Card Reader
 
Type
card reader
 
Supported Flash Memory
CompactFlash,                                                                              SD Memory Card
 
AC Adapter
 
Input
AC 120/230 V
 
Connections & Expansion
 
Interfaces
USB 2.0
Microphone input
Headphone/microphone combo jack
Dock

David Ferrin
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