Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fujitsu’s Multitouch Tablet

Convertible tablets are and will remain specialized products that cater to a certain group of people. Nevertheless, the multitouch LifeBook T5010 is the hallmark of what a tablet user experience should be. Though the design lacks style and the battery life could use some pick-me-up, it now has dual active displays, which works like this: The pen triggers Wacom’s digitized panel, and when you apply a finger (or two), the capacitive touch panel similar to the Apple iPhone’s, is activated. The T5010 retains an older chassis that’s just begging for a makeover. While other tablet makers are using 12-inch widescreens, the T5010 opted to use a 13.3-inch screen, one of the biggest for a tablet. The T5010 also has a responsive capacitive touch technology, instead of resistive, so you don’t have to apply pressure against the screen. The multi-touch display recognizes up to two fingers, and that means you can pinch and rotate photos, Word documents, Web pages, PDF files, and so on. You also get a free upgrade to Windows 7. Though pricey and a bit outdated in terms of design, the T5010 is a convertible tablet that gives you three vital tools for data input: a keyboard, a digital pen, and now, multitouch.

Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 (Multitouch)
Pros : Capacitive touch panel. Support Windows 7 Multi-touch. Digitized pen is an excellent tool. Powerful and energy-efficient processor. Mobile Broadband available. Tons of security features.

Cons : Clunky design. Tablets are still pricey instruments. Battery life is below average on a single battery. 80GB hard drive is more meager than those found in netbooks.

Specs : 2.53-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 processor; 2GB SDRAM; 80GB hard drive; Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics; 13.3-inch display; 4.8 pounds; 3 USB ports; 63-Wh battery; Windows Vista Business (32-bit).

Source of Information : PC Magazine 2009 11

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