Summary: For users seeking a feature-packed ultraportable convertible with pen input, the LifeBook T580 is a pretty good option. However, the short battery life makes this $1,399 configuration difficult to recommend. Fujitsu should have included the larger battery at this price. For $300 less, the Gigabyte T1125N performs better and lasts longer on a charge, though it doesn't feature a pen.
Excerpt: Carrying around and using the Fujitsu Lifebook T580 illustrates everything that's right, and wrong, with the Windows Tablet PC model. First, the upside: the combination of a multitouch screen with gesture recognition and a more traditional, stylus-based interface mesh well together. Given my weird combination of cursive and printing, handwriting recognition works surprisingly well using the stylus.
Excerpt: Windows 7 convertibles are still the device of choice for serious and productive professionals. The Fujitsu LifeBook T580 is a small form-factor convertible that combines mobility with productivity. Does it[...
Excerpt: Fujitsu today announced the launch of the Lifebook T580 Tablet PC which features 3-way input and a 10.1-inch Superfine HD Display. Weighing only 1.4kg, Fujitsu claims the Lifebook T580 increases productivity by keeping users mobile and connected to their business wherever they are, while a host of security features keeps data safe at all times.
Summary: Versatility in Person? Convertibles aim to fuse every advantage of a notebook with that of a pure tablet computer in order to achieve an optimum workflow according to the application field. Fujitsu equips its current Lifebook T580 with cutting edge technology and has to prove its potential in the following review.
Pros: Digital video out, Viable VGA out, Many business features, Precise pen and finger inputting, Solid case, Wireless interfaces, Recovery DVDs, Good keyboard, Good mobile qualities, Port distribution, Exemplary upgrade possibility for RAM and hard disk, Very compact convertible notebook with business appropriate equipment and solid case. Pen and finger inputting are well-implemented, but suffer a bit due to the operating system.
Cons: Only two USB 2.0 ports, No eSATA, FireWire or USB 3.0, Reflective, low contrast display with moderate viewing angles, Material appearance, Weak display hinge, A high contrast and anti-reflective display, a port for fast peripherals and in particular, a stronger pivot hinge for the display.
Summary: Gone are the days of the old grumpy looking tablets as the newer breed of tablets has revolutionized the complete scenario. There are many companies which have come and gone but there remain a few of them which have made a name for themselves in the world market and Fujitsu is one such brand. The Fujitsu Lifebook T580 is a lot different from the regular laptops that we are quite habituated of seeing and their lies the unique charm about the same.