First Look – Fujitsu LifeBook T4210 Tablet PC with Core Duo
We have received our brand new Fujitsu LifeBook T4210 Tablet PC with Core Duo and have had enough time to work with it to share our first impressions. The word “FAST” comes to mind when trying to describe the T4210 user experience. One thing that the T4210 does noticeably well is provide zippy performance – right out of the box. We’d also like to note that we have been spared the tedious process of uninstalling absurd amounts of bloatware or running the “msconfig” command to disable 8-10 resourse hogs from the Windows startup. The factory hard drive image is fairly clean sans the “thoughtful software extras” that nobody wants!
That said, we’ll get to the point. The Fujitsu T4210 is strikingly similar in quality and feel to other models in the LifeBook series of notebooks and Tablet PC’s. There do not seem to be any extreme aesthetic or cosmetic changes that stand out. However besides the obvious changes that are primarily under the hood, look closely at our phots to see what else is new. Fujitsu has added a few small suprises.
The T4210 includes outstanding security features such as an integrated fingerprint sensor and embedded TPM chip. The excellent dual array mic and various wireless features are also included. Fujitsu has not yet dropped the PCMCIA slot as some manufacturers have, leaving EVDO (WAN) users stuck waiting for the ExpressCard version of WAN cards that just seem to keep getting pushed back.
Our unit has arrived in perfect condition from Fujitsu with a perfect display (no pixel issues) and has worked trouble-free so far. Oh yeah did we say that this thing is fast?
Well on with our first photos of the T4210!
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Our Review Unit Specs:
- Intel Core Duo Processor T2500 (2 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)
- Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 with Microsoft Office OneNote 20034
- 12.1″ XGA active digitizer indoor/outdoor display with wide viewing angles
- 1 GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM memory (512 MB x 2)
- 80 GB S-ATA 150, 5400 rpm hard drive
- Modular Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer
- Integrated Multinational 56K V.90 modem and 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
- Integrated Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (Tri-mode 802.11a/b/g)
- Integrated Bluetooth wireless
- Integrated Fingerprint Sensor, embedded TPM, dedicated Smart Card slot, Fujitsu Security Application Panel
- Dual microphone array with IntelliSonic noise cancellation software
- Main battery: Lithium ion (6-cell, 10.8V, 5200 mAh)
- One-year International Limited Warranty
(view large image) The sticker (far left) indicates that this model is Vista Compatible.
The pen is easily accessible and within sight. This is a good thing as many Tablet PC users know. The pen is just too easy to leave behind at Starbucks!
(view large image) A basic monochrome lcd strip has taken the place of status indicator lights.
(view large image) Various rotation and function keys are available to the user in both notebook and “tablet mode”.
(view large image) Right Side: Anti-Theft Lock Slot, Flexible Bay (can be swapped for a second battery), Flexible Bay Eject Lever and Kensington Lock.
(view large image) Left Side: AC in, Pen Tether Attachment Point, USB, Wirless LAN/Bluetooth Switch, PCMCIA Slot.
(view large image) Back: Modem Port, USB, Infared Port, External Video, USB (all ports covered)
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(view large image) Underside: Battery Pack, Port Replicator Connector, RAM Compartment, Air Vents (and of course Fujitsu’s “Thermal Suede” to keep lap operation a more comfortable experience).
(view large image) Front: Speakers (stereo), Headphone Jack, Mic Jack, Display Latch
We will be working with the Fujitsu LifeBook T4210 in great depth over the next couple of weeks to bring you a solid and detailed review. We will of course provide benchmarking of the T4210 against other Tablet PC models in the same class. We will provide detailed test results of hard drive, CPU and battery life performance. Please be sure to check back with us soon.