Managing Editor, www.smallbusinesscomputing.com
Sharp Systems of America announced general availability of the PC-UM20. The new slimline notebook adds a faster processor, 256MB standard memory and a choice of operating systems. The newest Sharp notebook provides mobile performance through a fusion of advanced technologies. Weighing less than three pounds and just 0.65" thick(1), the PC-UM20 is designed to offer performance, durability and style.
Engineered for optimized mobile performance, the PC-UM20 utilizes the latest Intel Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) mobile processor. The 750 MHz Intel Pentium III processor uses SpeedStep technology, which reduces power consumption by automatically switching to a lower clock rate when running on battery, providing approximately three hours of operation with the standard battery and up to nine hours with the optional extended life battery(2).
The PC-UM20's retractable keyboard provides users with a 3 mm key stroke and 18 mm key pitch. The keys pop up when the notebook is open. Sharp's proprietary anti-glare, low reflection (AGLR) LCD display has anti-glare processing and a low reflection coating designed to reduce reflected light and give a clear, bright display, even in bright settings.
For maximum flexibility, the PC-UM20's 20 GB hard drive is preloaded with a choice of Microsoft operating systems. At the initial start-up the user selects between Microsoft Windows XP Pro and Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.
The PC-UM20 comes with a one year Express Exchange limited warranty. Through this program, customers who require notebook repair receive a working notebook the next business day. In addition, all Sharp Systems customers receive free technical support, available 24 hours a day.
Pricing and Availability
Available immediately, the Sharp PC-UM20 is competitively priced with an estimated street price of $1,699.