Fujitsu Updates Lifebook UMPC, Tablet Lines

Fujitsu has updated two of its LifeBook notebook lines, offering Wintel-based machines with 5.6-inch and 8.9-inch displays that include features such as fingerprint biometrics, GPS navigation and more.

Here's a look at the new LifeBook U820 Mini-Notebook and the LifeBook P1630 Tablet PC.

The LifeBook U820 Mini-Notebook features an Intel Atom Processor Z530 running at 1.60GHz and Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium or Vista Business. The 1.32-pound machine has a 5.6-inch WXGA touch-screen display.

The U820 has built-in GPS functionality that turns the device into a Garmin Mobile PC-powered navigation system, according to Fujitsu.

The U820 succeeds last year's U810 and also features integrated wireless LAN and Bluetooth capability, 1 GB DDR2 533MHz SDRAM memory and either a 60 GB or 120 GB 4200 rpm hard drive.

Despite its small size, Fujitsu included an integrated Web cam and a fingerprint reader with BIOS lock.

The U820 retails from $999 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) to $1,299, according to Fujitsu.

Fujitsu also introduced the LifeBook P1630 Tablet PC, which features an 8.9-inch WXGA touch-screen display.

The P1630 has an Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage SU9300 processor running at 1.20GHz, 1 GB DDR2 667 SDRAM memory and an 80 GB or 120 GB 5400 rpm hard drive.

The P1630 upgrades the P1620, which had 1 GB DDR2 533 SDRAM memory and a smaller hard drive.

It weighs 2.2 pounds and retails for $2,179 to $2,354, according to Fujitsu.

The 1.3-megapixel Web camera complements an integrated digital microphone.