Re: Outdated but cool tech


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: [] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2016 7:10 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Outdated but cool tech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


 Intel Atom Z530 / 1.6 GHz


 L2 - 512 KB


 Data Bus Speed
 533 MHz


Cache Memory


 L2 cache


 Installed Size
 512 KB




 Memory Speed
 533 MHz


 Configuration Features
 1 x 1 GB




 Installed Size
 1 GB




 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )


 Widescreen Display


 Monitor Features
 Crystal View


 Diagonal Size (metric)
 14.2 cm


 Display Resolution Abbreviation


Hard Drive


 Spindle Speed
 4200 rpm




 60 GB


Audio & Video


 Total Available Graphics Memory
 224 MB


 Integrated Webcam


 Resolution (MP)
 1.3 Megapixel




 Audio Codec
 Realtek ALC269




 keyboard,                                                                              touch-screen




 Wireless Protocol
 802.11a/b/g/n (draft),                                                                              Bluetooth 2.1


 Wireless Controller
 Atheros XSPAN


 Wired Protocol
 10/100 Ethernet








 5800 mAh


Card Reader


 card reader


 Supported Flash Memory
 CompactFlash,                                                                              SD Memory Card


AC Adapter


 AC 120/230 V


Connections & Expansion


 USB 2.0
Microphone input
Headphone/microphone combo jack

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