Japanese corporation Fujitsu has announced the release of two Loox U ultra portable laptops, carrying a WXVGA 5.6-inch 1280 × 800 display and XP Home Edition onboard. Both U/C40 and U/C30 models pack 1GB of RAM, 60GB/120GB HDD storage, a 1.3MP webcam, an SD slot, WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and even an FM tuner. The only difference between the two is within the processors, while the Loox C30 houses an Intel Atom Z520 (1.33GHz), its sibling, the Loox C40 is powered by an Atom Z530 (1.60GHZ). Despite the minuscule sizes (weight 565g), the battery will be able to provide up to 5 hours of work and the swiveling screen looks awesome. Unfortunately, our premature felicity turned down when the airy prices popped up, standing at 740 ($1014) and 820 ($1124), respectively.
Update: April 28 – Looks like Fujitsu has tossed in Intel’s Atom Z550 (2GHz) into the pack and called it FMV LU C50N UMPC, which is literally the Japanese version to the aforementioned UMPC. Besides the stronger processor, you also get a 5.6-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen and the usual stuff you’ve already seen before.