Fujitsu LifeBook T1010
For those who are put off by tablet PCs with small screens and big price tags, the Fujitsu LifeBook T1010 might be just the ticket. Starting at $1,299 (though we tested the $1,399 version, with Vista Business), this convertible sports a mainstream-friendly 13.3-inch display and midrange price, a combination that Fujitsu hopes will help bring dual-input computing to the masses. Unfortunately, though its Penryn CPU and DDR3 RAM offer enough pep to handle most tasks, the tablet functionality was just mediocre.
Like most Fujitsu notebooks, the T1010 isn't much of a head-turner. Instead of basic black, the system is clad in a glossy silver chassis inlaid with a subtle pattern of vertical columns. It's not a particularly exciting aesthetic; in fact, we think the system's shiny plastic makes it look cheap. At 1.4x12.6x9.6 inches (HWD) and weighing 5.3 pounds, the T1010 is thicker and a bit heavier than competing tablets. Its boxy chassis is fine for toting from room to room, and it won't weigh down your carry-on bag when traveling. You'll feel this system's heft, however, when you hold it in the crook of your arm in slate mode; it tired out our bicep after about 30 minutes of use. (Source: Erin Kandel, Computer Shopper)
Chris De Herrera