Fujitsu presents 5.6-inch Atom netbook

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 27 2008 @ 04:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Fujitsu has released a 5.6" Intel Atom-powered sub-netbook called LifeBook FMV Biblo U/B50. This model has a 5.6" display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and an integrated webcam. Hexus has some info on this device:
It'll be powered by Intel's 1.6GHz Atom Z530 - yep, that's of the MID-orientated Silverthorne variety, not the Diamondville found in your usual netbook.

The sub-netbook has just 1GB of RAM, but Fujitsu has deemed it sufficient enough to run its operating system of choice, Windows Vista. We've got our doubts, and a sluggish OS could be the LifeBook's Achilles' heel.

Windows Vista aside, as the ideal internet-on-the-go device, it has connectivity covered. There's built in 802.11n Wi-Fi, 3G, and Bluetooth, too. Storage options come in the form of 60GB, 100GB or 120GB hard-disk drives, or a 64GB solid-state alternative. Oh, and that front-facing HDMI port you see is for hooking this little 'un up to a big screen.
Not sure though why they thought it would be a good idea to place the HDMI port right in the middle of the front:

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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