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).
Conclusion: This is a hefty laptop which works well as a conventional notebook, but there are lighter, sexier models around. It's the addition of the touchscreen, and a multi-touch one at that, which is the real success of the Lifebook.
Pros: Great multi-touch screen, good keyboard
Cons: Heavy, bland-looking machine with (beyond the tablet) unexceptional specs