Re: Outdated but cool tech


Joe
 

Would something like this allow you to comfortably run JAWS and MS Office? I can see this as an excellent machine used primarily for writing but am afraid of the processing power some of these apps have now taken up.

 

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2016 7:10 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Subject: [TechTalk] Outdated but cool tech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

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