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Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Slate PC

First Impressions

Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Tablet PC

For those of who have been waiting for a thin, light tablet running Microsoft Windows
so that you can load your own program's without an app store....   the wait is the wait is over.  

Linda A. Epstein ~ June 2011


It's clear that the powers that be at Fujitsu were listening to what people wanted and they designed the Stylistic Q550 Tablet to included all the features, button's and ports users need to be productive .   With an Intel® Atom™ Z670 (1.5 GHz) 2.GB RAM, Windows 7 Professional, Capacitive multi-touch screen with digital pen input, hot swappable batteries, excellent security features, Fingerprint sensor, SD slot, USB & HDMI ports, SmartCard reader slot and more, If you were waiting for something thin and light like the iPad but you want a computer that allows you to run flash, Microsoft Office & Outlook your going to be very happy with the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Tablet PC. 

The Stylistic Q550 Tablet switches from pen to touch automatically so there are no issues if your hand is resting on the screen when your writing.  When your not using the pen the Stylistic Q550 automatically switches to the touch interface.   Touch is responsive and easy to use.

Fujitsu Q550 buttons and switches

On the right side of the Stylistic Q550 there are buttons for applications and switching from landscape to portrait mode as well as a switch for turning the wireless on and off.   Having those buttons accessible makes the Stylistic Q550 a pleasure to use.  I look forward to slipping it in to my purse and carrying it around with me this weekend.

As in all Fujitsu computers the screen is clear and bright.  The sun isn't out today you will see photos below in the shade and I will include photos taken in the sun in the full review next week.

Fujitsu Q550 handwriting input panel   Fujitsu Q550 On Screen Keyboard
The tablet handwriting input panel (TIP) & On screen keyboard can be moved anywhere you want them on the screen


What's in The Box:  

  • Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Slate PC
  • 4 cell battery
  • AC Adapter with Power Cord Set
  • Pen, 2 tethers and battery for the pen
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Quick Stark Guide getting to know your Keyboard
  • Recovery disc
  • Drivers & Applications Restore Disc
  • Cleaning cloth

Optional Accessories:

  • Extra battery's
  • Hand Strap
  • Bump Case
  • Docking Cradle* Use the optional docking cradle to easily convert your Stylistic Q550 Slate Tablet PC to a convenient desktop replacement solution. The docking cradle makes it easy to add USB peripherals, such as a printer, keyboard, scanner or external optical drive. The port replicator provides the following additional features: 4 USB 2.0 ports, DC power jack, Stability stand, AC Adapter included

* I always recommend anyone buying a slate style tablet to purchase a docking station.  In my opinion, the added ease of use and convenience of having a docking station on your desk when you're at home or in the office is well worth the price.  

Fujitsu Q550 Tablet PC


Display: Bright 10.1" WXGA LED backlit IPS display with wide-viewing angles

Battery Life : Up to 8 hrs and 10 min's with the 4 cell battery

Speaker: one built-in mono speaker

Who is it For:   the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Tablet PC Tablet PC is for anyone who wants the light weight convenience of slate tablet but still wants the power and ease of use of Windows 7.  It is an excellent choice for anyone who wants a feature rich Tablet PC. 

Weight: 1.14 lbs. with 4 cell battery installed

The Pen and Ink Experience:  The "Pen Feel" when you're writing on the display is excellent, writing flows easily.  Because the Stylistic Q550 Slate is so thin there is no slot for the pen but Fujitsu includes two pen tethers in the package.  The tether attaches to the end of the pen so there is no eraser on the ben.   Also included in the package is one AAAA battery for the pen. 

Fujitsu Q550 outside
Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Tablet Outside


From Fujitsu - Key Features:

  • Exceptionally bright (400 NIT) 10.1" wide XGA LED backlit IPS anti-glare display. Great for collaboration and viewing in all types of environments, including outdoors.
  • Display supports both digital pen input and capacitive multi-touch for intuitive input. Automatically recognizes when users are working with a pen, allowing them to rest their hand on the screen when writing. Built-in handwriting recognition software converts input to text. When the pen is not in use, the slate PC automatically readjusts to a touch interface.
  • Over 8 hours with a four-cell battery. With its quick-swap battery, quickly replace the battery for those marathon shifts.
  • Advanced security features including biometric fingerprint sensor for quickly logging onto online accounts, integrated SmartCard reader slot, full disk encryption, and embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM)(2)
  • Built-tough! MIL-STD-810G tested meeting nine military standard tests for various demanding environmental conditions including transit drop, dust, functional shock and high temperature(3).
  • Optional integrated 3G mobile broadband support (available Aug. 2011) to stay connected, whenever and wherever. Support provided for UMTS and EVDO from a single SKU.
  • Front-facing and rear-facing webcams with complementing dual microphones for video conferencing
  • Integrated HDMI port for connecting to an external monitor or HDTV for sharper images, or to a projector for broad audience communication and collaboration
  • USB port for sharing information or connecting a printer, external hard drive or external optical drive
  • Extremely light; starting at 1.7 pounds


Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Specifications:

  • Intel® Atom™ Z670 (1.5 GHz, 512 KB cache, 800 MHz)
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32 (MUI)
  • Microsoft® Office Starter 20101
  • Anti-glare, bright (400 nit) 10.1" WXGA LED backlit IPS display with 160 degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles
  • Capacitive multi-touch screen with digital pen input
  • 62 GB S-ATA Ultra DMA/300 with full disk encryption and TRIM command support
  • Quick-swap battery: Lithium ion (4-cell, 43 WHr)
  • Embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM) v1.2
  • 2 GB DDR2 800 MHz memory
  • Intel® GMA 600 (up to 1080p video decode2 and HDMI)
  • Integrated WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth v3.0
  • Advanced security: Integrated Fingerprint Sensor, dedicated Smart Card reader slot, Computrace® enabled BIOS
  • Noise canceling dual microphones
  • Expansion: bootable USB 2.0 port, HDMI (type A connector) port, SD/SDHC slot, audio-out, docking cradle connector
  • Approximate weight: 1.9 lbs3
  • Approximate battery life: Up to 8 hrs and 10 min's
  • One-year International Limited Warranty


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