Fujitsu Loox F-07C Windows 7/ Symbian Device Fails to Impress

October 4, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Guys, this is actually a PC that looks like a smartphone. This is the Windows 7/Symbian powered Loox F-07C from Fujitsu.

And this one is not as cool as it seems to be. Let’s start from the display; Loox has a 4 inch SVGA touchscreen at 1024 x 600 pixels (297ppi).

Going by what the guys over at Pocket Lint have come up, the touchscreen does not work well with Windows and the tracker ball alternative is extremely fiddly. The QWERTY keyboard is thankfully not a huge let down.

The world’s smallest PC comes with 1 GB of RAM, a 32GB SSD, and a pre-installed 32-bit version of the Windows 7 Home Premium, plus a version of Symbian.

 

Yes, the smartphone-like PC packs the Windows 7 and a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z600 processor. But the pace at which the device works is all too slow.

Well, the CPU has been half-clocked because of the demands of running Windows 7. So it is basically the same as working on a 600MHz chip.

As for the Symbian part, you would have to wait for two minutes for the PC to boot in to that mode only to see a whole lot of Japanese.

That is not all. The battery life is less than two hours in the Windows 7 mode.  It is a bit heavy as well, at 218g. And the phone does not stay cool, literally.

The Loox F-07C is available only in Japan. Let’s wait for something better coming our way.

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