Conclusion: One reason for our test configuration's near-two-grand price was its stepped-up Intel CPU -- the Core 2 Duo P8700, a 2.53GHz dual-core with 3MB of Level 2 cache. Even limited to 2GB of DDR3 memory (we'd expect 4GB in this price range), the potent processor made the T4100 a multitasking workhorse, running and switching among our productivity applications -- there's the usual trial edition of Microsoft Office 2007, including OneNote for Tablet PC jotters -- and the Touch...
Summary: The Fujitsu LifeBook T4410 is a bit too large, but delivers performance on a par with standard laptops while offering superior functionality through its stylus-friendly touchscreen. Until Fujitsu (or a competitor) offers a convertible laptop that straddles the line between netbook and all purpose laptop, fans of touch who insist on having a proper keyboard should add the LifeBook T4410 to their short list of candidates.
Summary: As configured, the Fujitsu LifeBook T4410 ($1,649) is more affordable than other multitouch tablets, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 or the Dell Latitude XT2, both of which can exceed $2,000. And that’s not even taking into consideration the T4410’s even cheaper configurations (the tablet, with multitouch, starts at $1,299).
Excerpt: With a glut of multitouch-friendly tablets (including the vaunted Apple iPad ) promising to revolutionise the way we compute, it's easy to forget that convertible laptops have been around for a while now. The Fujitsu LifeBook T4410 may not match the low prices of those "other" tablets, but it has the advantage of being a fully functional laptop, too.
Excerpt: The iPad is not the only tablet. Of course, Microsoft had invested in a touchscreen laptop interface way before Apple did, it just never took off. Maybe now the iPad is rolling out, interest in Windows touchscreens will flourish. Mind you, at £999, this computer's more than even the priciest Apple iPad configuration.
Pros: Great multi-touch screen, good keyboard
Cons: Heavy, bland-looking machine with (beyond the tablet) unexceptional specs