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Fujitsu Lifebook T4220

Fujitsu's compact Tablet PC convertible
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

Like its predecessors, the handsomely designed Fujitsu LifeBook T4000, T4210 and T4215 Series, the LifeBook T4220 is a notebook convertible that can be used both as a full-function notebook and as a slate. Its performance has once again been upgraded via the availability of the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors running at 1.8, 2.0, 2.2 and 2.4 GHz. Maximum memory is 4GB of DDR2 RAM. As before, you have your choice of internal DVD, DVD/CDRW or DVD writer (now a dual-layer model). There is even quicker connectivity now via Intel's 4965AGN WiFi (Atheros 802.11a/b/g remains available), optional Bluetooth, PC Card, SD Card, Memory Stick, Smart Card reader, and the usual USB/VGA/audio ports (as well as Gigabit LAN connectivity). The T4220 has a total of three USB 2.0 ports. And there is a fingerprint reader. Its powerful battery that lasts up to 5.25 hours and can be complemented by a secondary media-bay battery for a total running time of about eight hours, both numbers a bit less than the predecesor 4215. There are several 12.1-inch display options: a standard wide-viewing-angle transmissive LCD, a wide-viewing-angle indoor/outdoor LCD, and a standard viewing angle 1,400 x 1,050 pixel high-res display.

Fujitsu once again managed to pack all that power and the optical drive into a 4.3 pound package that is even a bit more compact than the original T4000 Series. And with prices starting at a bit less than the slower T4215 it replaces, the LifeBook T4220 represents a supremely flexible and powerful notebook/tablet computer from the industry's most experienced tablet vendor.

Added/changed 11/2007: replaces T4215
Form-factor Notebook Convertible
OS Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 or Windows Vista Business
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T7100, T7250, T7300, T7500, T7700
CPU Speed 1.8, 2.0, 2.2, 2.4 GHz
Chipset Intel 965GM
Standard/Max RAM 1,024MB/4,096MB DDR2 667MHz
Disk/drive 40/60/80/100/120GB/150GB, DVD-CDRW or dual-layer DVD Writer
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/1024x768 or 12.1-inch SXGA
Digitizer/pens Wacom/1
Keyboard/scale Integrated, 100%
Ruggedness Standard
Housing Magnesium/plastic
Size (WxHxD) 11.5 x 9.3 x 1.4
Weight 4.3 lbs.
Power Li-Ion, 10.8V, 5.2AH, 56 WHr ("up to 4.25 hrs"); optional modular bay battery with 41 WHrs (up to 8 hours with both batteries)
Interface 3 USB 2.0, RJ11, RJ45 (gigabit), IR
Interface Audio, Atheros 802.11a/b/g or Intel/PRO 4965AGN, video, fingerprint reader, optional Bluetooth v2.0
List price From US$1,769
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