Fujitsu Lifebook T4410

Convertible Tablet PCs have never really taken off in a business context, and they are far from ubiquitous. But Fujitsu has been committed to the format for many years, and its regularly refreshed range includes a number of models.

Convertible Tablet PCs have never really taken off in a business context, and they are far from ubiquitous. But Fujitsu has been committed to the format for many years, and its regularly refreshed range includes a number of models. The T4410 is a new Lifebook convertible Tablet PC.

It is quite a hefty beast at 1.79kg. As is often the case with convertible Tablet PCs I have to wonder how viable it is to expect anyone to hold the Lifebook T4410 in the crook of an arm for an extended period. I certainly wouldn’t like to have to do so.

The overall dimensions are a little on the chunky side too at 297mm x 233mm x 36.4mm. The chassis seems very robust, though, so anyone intending to carry this notebook around in a bag ought to find it survives the inevitable knocks.

Its screen is finger touch responsive as well as responsive to a stylus, the latter of course necessary for handwriting recognition, the former perfectly adequate for working with bespoke picklist type applications as well as for running applications, scrolling through Web pages and similar activities.

On-screen finger flicks allow for left, right, up and down movements and there is pinch to zoom support too. These features work wonderfully well when Web browsing, though you must cater for some greasy fingermarks on the screen if you intend to use these methods.

The keyboard is comfortable to use, with almost no flex and a decent return on the keys. The notebook benefits from an optional webcam and optional 3G as well as Wi-Fi and Bluteooth. Its screen brightness can be set to adjust automatically thanks to the ambient light sensor.

The Lifebook T4410 comes in various iterations. Hard drives run from a 64GB SSD up to a 320GB 5400rpm mechanical drive, processor options are Intel’s Core 2 Duo T9600, P8800 and P8700, and there is a modular bay which can accommodate any of a second battery, second hard disk, optical drive or a weight saver.

Initial impressions suggest this is a nice machine. I look forward to giving it a more thorough road test.

Sandra Vogel