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Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012 Tablet PC

Fujitsu Tablet PC - Stylistic - STYLISTIC ST6012,VISTA BUSINESS,DS,INTEL CORE2 ULV SU9400,12.1WXGA IN/OUT,1YR,1GB(1X1GB),80GB (5400RPM)SATA,ATHEROS WLAN AGN,6CELL MAIN
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6 of 6(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012 Tablet PC
Review 1 for Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012 Tablet PC
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James
Gender: Male
Computer Skill: Advanced
Age: 25-39
Awesome
Date:September 15, 2009
Pros: Design, Screen Size, Weight, Security
Cons: Battery Life
This is life changing technology. I upgraded to 4 GB and 120 GB HDD from the start and am very happy. I use this to teach my students at college, write books, write code,and much more. I'm excited about the solid state drive, and hope they get much bigger than the standard 64 GB.
The full upgrade version was very pricey, but worth it to me. Unfortunately until the price comes down a lot it will be hard to wean people off tablets and laptops. This machine is the total package, and if you need you can plug in a USB keyboard (or wireless). Stays quite cool compared to my other laptops and tablet and is so comfortable that I use it in bed to read books, something I've never enjoyed before. Thank you Fujitsu for providing this machine. Another great fruit of capitalism, free and uncoerced from you to me. please use my money to make more of these babies; I'm an enthusiastic advocate!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012 Tablet PC
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5 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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SQLDBA
Gender: Male
Computer Skill: Advanced
Age: 25-39
Glad I bought this slate...
Date:September 12, 2009
Pros: Features
Cons: Battery Life, Screen Size, Weight
I'm a computer programmer and senior SQL Server DBA who had taken half a legal pad worth of notes in the past two month's worth of meetings. I would be totally lost at work without my new Fujitsu Stylistic slate. Most of my coworkers thought I was crazy when I told them that I was going to buy it - seeing it as a novelty item, but afterwards they are starting to see that it was money well spent.
I use Microsoft One Note to take (cursive) handwritten notes (which I often convert to text with about 98% accuracy), as well as store all sorts of documents relevant to my work. One Note allows me to organize these documents, so that I can easily find them. With all of the different projects that I am responsible for at work, this is no easy task.
I selected this slate computer because of its pressure sensitive stylus. I want to start taking notes in Pitman Shorthand, and it is important in Pitman to be able to distinguish heavy and light pen strokes. I am definitely happy with the Stylistic’s ability to do this. I imagine the pressure sensitivity of the stylus would be good enough for artistic work, if you have the right software.
The Stylistic allows me to keep all of my work from the office in one place. It’s essentially a mobile filing cabinet storing scanned documents, contacts, task lists, emails, hand-written notes, and anything else related to my work that can be stored in a computer. I’ve found it helpful to be able to instantly pull up documents in meetings, or easily find notes, from another meeting, to reference.
After I used the provided software to “teach” Vista my handwriting style, I’m reasonably satisfied with Vista’s handwriting recognition, although this is an area where I suspect many users might say that a slate computer is not something that they want to deal with. What I mean is that it is about 98% accurate, but this still means that you have to correct it on 1 out of every 50 words. Keep in mind though, that I am talking about cursive writing; Vista does MUCH better recognizing words that you handwrite in “printed” letters. Vista does handwriting recognition by comparing what you wrote to it’s internal dictionary, where you are allowed to add new words to the dictionary. This causes problems for me when I try and write in something like a Sales Order number which could be something like “ABK23-456” or a computer variable name like “SalesOrderNumber”. I find it a minor annoyance that I often have to correct Vista on these special cases; some people might find it to be more than they want to deal with. On the other hand, you DON’T have to convert your handwritten text into computerized text! There’s no reason that you can’t leave your handwritten text just as you wrote it. I just like to convert it to computer text because it’s much more compact on the page and it looks a little cleaner. It also makes it easier for the computer to do searches for specific words within your notes.
I would not hesitate to recommend the Stylistic to a friend as long as they are willing to either not use handwriting recognition or at least have some patience with Vista’s handwriting recognition technology, AND that they were able to justify the price tag. A slate computer does require a bit more patience than a laptop.
Also, I would like to mention that my laptop died on me a few days ago, and I was forced to start doing Visual Studio programming work on the Stylistic. I hooked up a USB keyboard and just started coding away. If you have a stand and a USB (or wireless) keyboard and mouse, the Stylistic essentially becomes a desktop computer. Writing computer code with handwriting recognition was “do-able”, but not as easy as using a keyboard.
Another thing that surprised me when I received the Stylistic, was that it has no DVD/CD drive. I needed to install Microsoft Office and other software on the slate and there was no drive to install anything with. The drive is in the docking station, which is a separate purchase. Instead, I shared out my DVD on my desktop computer and installed software from my desktop on the Stylistic over my home network. Most software had no problem installing this way.
I think the Stylistic is a bit too long, but it may be that way to support a screen size that matches an HD television screen. I find it to be a minor annoyance while taking notes in meetings, but this could be exacerbated by the fact that I have it in the leather portfolio during meetings, which adds a few inches to the length.
In meetings I put it in the leather binder which can be purchased separately. One of my biggest concerns with the Stylistic is that the engineers did not really think the problem of heat dissipation entirely through; some of the heat exhaust ports are on the bottom, where they are blocked when the Stylistic is installed in the portfolio binder. But, I purchased the full insurance package from Fujitsu; so if it overheats and fail within 3 years, that should be Fujitsu’s problem. None the less, I like to take it out of the binder and give it good ventilation when doing anything much more intense than taking notes. Certainly, I would be careful of blocking the exhaust ports when doing Computer Aided Drafting work, video games, or anything graphics intensive.
One last complaint I have about the Stylistic is that I purchased the Turbo memory so that the computer would boot up faster, but the operating system is not installed in the Turbo memory and I can’t find a way to do that. So, booting the slate up is a little slow. If you ever put it in “Hibernate” mode, you can expect it to take about 15 minutes to “wake up”. This can be extremely annoying if you are in a meeting where everyone is waiting for your computer to boot so that you can get to some document. So, I never ever tell it to hibernate unless the battery is practically dead and I can't just save my work and shut it down, for some odd reason. Turning it off and back on again is much faster than recovering from Hibernate. Sleep mode is slower to come back to life than I would like, but fast enough that you are not going to be completly embarresed while you wait for it to wake up during a meeting. Mostly, I just never let it sleep, to avoid the problem, which gives me about 2 and a half hours of battery life on a standard battery. (Yes, I know they say it gets five hours, but I'm telling you that I'm getting about half of that and I think I'm using the standard power saving settings - though like I said, I never let it sleep, for fear of being embaressed in a meeting while we all wait for it to wake up.)
Overall though, I’m VERY happy with my Stylistic. I’d even say that I could not do my job without it.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012 Tablet PC
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Eric
Gender: Male
Computer Skill: Advanced
Age: 25-39
Cutting Edge Technology
Date:May 4, 2009
Pros: Design, Battery Life, Weight, Features, Security
Cons: cost
After reviewing several tablet and slate PCs, including Toshiba Portege, I was really impressed with the performance of the Fujitsu 6012. The form factor is very good and light weight. The processor speed is adequate for most tasks. The solid state hard drive is a little slower than I would expect, but significantly improves battery life. I can use mine for 10 hours before recharging. I plan on purchasing additional 6012's for my office in the future, but will most likely not purchase the camera. I will continue using a higher resolution stand alone product for photographs.
Review 4 for Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012 Tablet PC
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adcarchitects
Gender: Male
Computer Skill: Advanced
Age: 55+
Excellent tablet/ excellent service
Date:March 30, 2009
Pros: Battery Life, Screen Size, Weight, Features
I have been using tablets for many years mostly in the folding keyboard format. This recent stylistic 6012 is a great format and with the solid state drive has a very good battery life and excellent speed. We ordered it with the intel turbo drive and the unit would not start up in vista. Fujitsu quickly identified the problem and shipped us a new unit without the turbo drive. They were quick to respond, identify the problem and ship a replacement.
Review 5 for Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012 Tablet PC
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CanDo
Gender: Male
Computer Skill: Advanced
Age: 25-39
A few surprises
Date:March 29, 2009
Pros: Battery Life, Weight
Cons: Design
The Tablet is a good machine less a few kickups when you get it out of the box. It's light and functional like any other machine. It fills a niche that I was looking for at work. However, don't customize it. You're paying so much more for nothing added. Which leaves you a bit jaded. Don't bother with the Turbo Video (it blue screens the macine at bootup) and ignore the camera (it's located on the back of the machine which is good if you like to telecon with your knees). So basically, it is a good machine, just don't customize it you're paying more for less.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Ratings-Only Reviews for Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012 Tablet PC
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