Fujitsu PC tablet to be released

Clamshell features will be combined with minicomputer functionality

Fujitsu has announced a 1.56-lb. miniconvertible computer that will sell with a price tag of US$999 (NZ$1377) when it goes on sale in September.

The LifeBook U810 is the first of its size to combine tablet touch-screen convertibility from a clamshell with ultramobile PC size, says Paul Moore, direct of mobile product marketing at Fujitsu.

The U810 has a keyboard that works when the clamshell design is opened, but also allows touch-screen input from a finger or pen. It can also be converted to a tablet PC by twisting around the screen and laying it back on the keyboard.

The device runs standard notebook applications and will run on Windows.

It has 5.5 hours of computing life from a four-cell lithium-ion battery, 1GB of memory and 40GB of storage capacity.

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