Sharp PC-UM10 Notebook Awarded “Best Ultralight Notebook” Mobility Award

Sharp PC-UM10 Notebook Awarded
“Best Ultralight Notebook” Mobility Award

(PRWEB) May 31, 2002

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — May 31, 2002 — Sharp Systems of America today announced that its 2.89-pound PC-UM10 notebook was awarded “Best Ultralight Notebook” at Mobile Insights’ “Go Mobile” Spring Conference held this month in Naples, Florida.

    The Mobility Awards honor the most innovative and successful mobile products and services of the past year in a variety of categories, and have become one of the most recognized and respected awards in the mobile industry. The winners were selected by 27 of the industry’s most influential analysts and members of the press.

    “We congratulate Sharp on behalf of the Mobility Awards committee for being selected as the best ultralight notebook. The Sharp PC-UM10 is perfectly suited for the executive who focuses on email and Web browsing,” said J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D., CEO of Mobile Insights, a market research firm in Mountain View, CA. “Sharp is leveraging its strengths in advanced displays, advanced packaging of electronics and sleek industrial design that is going to shake up the notebook industry. It’s going to get a lot of consideration by executives who want the lightest full-function notebook to carry around the office and on the road.”

    “The PC-UM10 is truly an engineering breakthrough,” said Greg Nakagawa, senior vice president and general manager for Sharp Systems of America. “This full-performance notebook weighs less than three pounds and is just two-thirds of an inch thick at its thinnest point. The PC-UM10 is the perfect balance of performance and mobility.”

    To offer true mobility, a notebook should provide all day computing power and a comfortable travel weight with any necessary accessories. The PC-UM10 excels in both areas. With the optional extended life battery, the PC-UM series notebook weighs just 3.7 pounds and can be used for up to 9 hours. Adding an AC adapter and external CD-ROM drive to the PC-UM series notebook using the standard battery, brings the weight to just 4 pounds, a travel weight that is 30% to 50% less than most ultraportable notebooks on the market.

    Announced in September, the PC-UM10 was the first in a series of ultraportable notebooks released by Sharp. Powered by an Intel® Pentium® III 600 MHz ULV processor, configured with 128MB RAM and a 20GB hard drive, running the Windows 2000 operating system and offering up to nine hours of battery life the PC-UM10 is ideally suited for today’s business travelers. In October, Sharp announced the PC-UM10M with 256MB RAM. The PC-UM10 is competitively priced with an estimated street price of $ 1,299 and the PC-UM10M is available for $ 1,399. An external CD-ROM drive can be added to either model for just $ 100.

    In March, Sharp announced their latest ultraportable notebook, the PC-UM20. The newest notebook shares the sleek design of the PC-UM10 but includes an Intel® Pentium® III 750 MHz ULV processor, 256MB RAM and is dual pre-installed with Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro and Windows® 2000 Professional . The estimated street price for the PC-UM20 is $ 1,699, or $ 1,799 with an external CD-ROM drive.

About Sharp Systems of America

    Sharp Systems of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets, sells and supports LCD monitors and notebook computers. Products are available through Sharp’s online store at and through Sharp’s network of authorized dealers and resellers. More information can be found at

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