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Review of the Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 Windows 7 Slate


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Back in July we were introduced to the new Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 Windows 7 Slate and we got some hands-on time. Now we have finish our look at the Q550 with our follow-up review.


The Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 is the first Slate PC that will really work for you whether you are a prosumer, work in business, government or SME. It combines a brilliant display with precise and pressure sensitive pen input plus a touch screen for multiple touch input. It brings you the ideal tools for creating data and collaborating. The Windows® 7 operating system integrates perfectly with your existing IT infrastructure and enables hardware based security to meet your most stringent requirements. Its a Slate PC that works for your business!

User Experience
Intuitive user friendly interface to boost productivity „„
Multiple touch input, superior ergonomics, screen auto-rotation and content reflow, rubberized coating on backside, integrated WLAN, Bluetooth and optional embedded mobile broadband or GPS

Content Creation and Collaboration
Rapid content creation and painless collaboration
„„Data entry via pen based handwriting recognition or onscreen keyboard with predictive text, antiglare wide-angle display for indoor/outdoor use, swappable battery, HDMI

Security and Manageability
Perfect data protection against unauthorized users
„„Advanced Theft Protection (ATP), SmartCard reader, Full Disk Encryption (FDE), fingerprint sensor, optional embedded TPM module, seamless integration and security with existing IT infrastructure thanks to Windows 7


Security – SmartCard reader, Full Disk Encryption (FDE) SSD storage (30GB or 62GB), Fingerprint reader plus optional embedded TPM & Advanced Theft Protection (ATP).

Battery – user replaceable Lithium Polymer battery with extended run time of up to 9 hrs.

Connectivity – 802.11 abgn WLAN, Bluetooth 3.0, optional embedded 3G/UMTS or GPS module and integrated SD/SDHC card slot as standard.

Multi-Input – auto-switching dual digitiser supporting both pen input and capacitive 4 finger multi-touch with predictive text technology.

Weight – ultraportable 870 grams and attractive, slim dimensions (192 x 275 x 15.9 – 16.2mm); perfect road-worthy weight.

USB – full USB 2.0 interface for wide peripheral connectivity.

Display – stunning 10.1” wide-angle (160⁰), high-bright (400 nits) WXGA (HD) LED with anti-glare & anti-fingerprint technologies for limitless creativity indoors or in sunlight.

Dual webcams – 1.3 MegaPixel (rear facing) + VGA (front facing) enhancing VoIP. Plus specific vertical market usage – e.g. Car rental.

HDMI – superior AV output quality on external displays and projectors – e.g. Meetings.

Who are Fuijtsu?

From the Fujitsu website:

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors.

Fujitsu in the UK is part of the global Fujitsu Group, delivering IT-based business solutions to customers in 70 countries through a workforce of 170,000 employees. Our regional structure enables customers to share in best-practice approaches, knowledge and re-use from around the world whilst local operations ensure that solutions are delivered in line with local customer requirements.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010.

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


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