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Fujitsu LifeBook T2010

Modern lightweight Tablet PC convertible
(by Kirk Linsky)

The Fujitsu LifeBook T2010 Tablet PC is a modern, super-light implementation of the notebook convertible concept, i.e. a computer that can be used both as a standard laptop but also as a Tablet PC slate. To go from one to the other, you simply rotate the display around its single-point pivot and then fold it flat down on top of the keyboard part of the computer, LCD facing up.

The T2010 does all that while also fulfilling a number of other requirements. First, it is light. Just 3.5 pounds. Second, it is quit sturdy thanks to a durable magnesium-alloy housing. Third, it offers a nice combination of computing power and long battery life by using an ultra-low voltage Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 running at 1.2GHz. That doesn't make it a speed demon, but battery life is phenomenal: the standard 62,6 watt-hour battery yields up to nine hours, an optional 94 watt-hour battery up to 11 hours!

The T2010 is also modern in the display area. Its 12.1-inch display uses the increasingly ubiquitous wide aspect ratio 1280 x 800 pixel format. Customers can order the T2010 either with a very bright (over 220 nits) wide-viewing angle indoor screen, or an outdoor-readable version that has anti-reflective coating and still provides viewing angles of over 160 degrees.

Connectivity is excellent. There are two USB ports, a IEEE1394 "Firewire" port, gigabit Ethernet, a PC Card slot, a Smart Card slot, and a shared Memory Stick/SD card reader. An optional dock adds more USB ports, DVI and an optional optical drive.

Like most convertibles and leightweight notebooks, the T2010 costs a bit more. It starts at US$1,599, and a top-of-the-line machine goes for US$2,309.

Added/changed 11/2007
Form-factor Notebook Convertible
OS Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 or Windows Vista Business
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo U7500 or U7600
CPU Speed 1.06 or 1.2 GHz
Chipset Intel 965GM
Standard/Max RAM 1,024MB/4,096MB DDR2 533MHz in two slots
Disk/drive 40/60/80/100/120GB/150GB or 32GB solid state
Card slots 1 PC Card Type II, 1 MS/SD/Memory Stick, 1 Smart Card
Display type Transmissive wide-angle TFT
Display size/res 12.1-inch/1280 x 800 indoor or outdoor-viewable
Digitizer/pens Wacom/1
Keyboard/scale Integrated 84-key spill-resistant, 19 mm pitch (100%-scale)
Ruggedness Durable
Housing Magnesium-alloy
Size (WxHxD) 11.9 x 8.8 x 1.36
Weight 3.5 lbs.
Power Li-Ion, 10.8V, 5.8AH, 62.6 WHr ("up to 9 hrs"); optional high-capacity battery with 94 WHrs ("up to 11 hours")
Interface 2 USB 2.0, IEEE1394, RJ11, RJ45 (gigabit)
Interface Audio, Atheros 802.11a/b/g or Intel/PRO 4965AGN, video, fingerprint reader, optional Bluetooth v2.0
List price From US$1,599
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