Customer Reviews for Fujitsu STYLISTIC® Q550 Slate PC
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Fujitsu STYLISTIC® Q550 Slate PC
Docking Station and Digital Pen Included
Average Customer Rating:
(3 Reviews) 3
(out of 3reviews)
Rating Snapshot(3 reviews)
2 of 3(67%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Fujitsu STYLISTIC® Q550 Slate PC
Review 1 for Fujitsu STYLISTIC® Q550 Slate PC
Date:February 15, 2012
Exactly What It Claims to Be
Pros: decently light, good processing power, windows 7
Cons: windows 7
"I bought this computer for school, and have so far absolutely loved it for that. Windows 7 isn't exactly optimized for tablets, but I love that I can use all of the same programs and files that I can on my home computer, and I can have it sync automatically so that they all are backed up and I can continue my work no matter where I am.
It handles the Microsoft Office Suite with no problem, and can even handle my tendency to have 5 of these programs running at once along with Chrome with 10 different tabs without any noticeable slowdown. With the bonus apps and programs provided by Fujitsu, I've been able to customize it to my liking and still keep a battery time that lets me get through a day of classes without problem. I also love the extra security including the fingerprint scanner, and the system was incredibly easy to get set up.
The only major cons are those of Windows 7 itself, which means it will never be as quick or gadget-y as other tablets, but the pros are worth it."
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Review 2 for Fujitsu STYLISTIC® Q550 Slate PC
Date:February 13, 2012
Not happy at all
Pros: dont know could not get it up and running
"I will make it short and sweet. I am not a computer wiz so when the finger print reader had to be set up that was problem #1 I attempted it for a week and a half then once fed up I called tech support from Fujitsu and the person I spoke with was less of a computer wiz then myself after 66 min on the phone I was told I had to reload windows. that was it. Back in the box and back to the store."
Pros: very well built, fingerprint reader works well and is convenient, screen is not a fingerprint magnet, included docking station, sd card reader, can swap out batteries, well balanced weight
Cons: no docking sleeve for stylus, poor battery life, very slow processor, poor virtual keyboard and intrusive bonus apps, reacts to screen input from resting palm on screen
"I switched to this from the Xoom so I could take advantage of being able to run my Windows Apps, play .mkv files without stutter, attach external USB storage, use the SD card slot, and talk to the rest of my network. First I appreciated the gorilla glass screen that was easier on the fingerprint problem. I also noticed how well built it was, and how the weight balance was better than the Xoom, making it easier to handle. I really has a quality feel to the build. And with the included docking station, you can just plug in a mouse and keyboard and it can function on your desktop very conveniently. First I noted that the virtual keyboard was not as nice as the Xoom, and the bonus app I installed to help with character recognition became very intrusive. I could not seem to master screen input with the stylus, I would rest the heel or palm of my hand on the screen and inadvertently launch or close all sorts of other windows. I came to the conclusion I needed to become more versed in using a tablet in this regard, and it seemed to me that Windows 7 was still trying to come to terms with working on a tablet. Again with Windows 7, I did not expect the speed of this tablet to replace my desktop and had just planned to run one app at a time to deal with the slow processor which is used to extend battery life. However, I really did seem to get annoyed at how slow it ran in spite of this. Just opening another tab in the internet browser seemed painfully slow. Posting transactions in Quickbooks also seemed to get frustrating while you waited for things to resolve. Then much to my suprise in spite of this, I would run much warmer than expected and did not get near a decent battery life that I had hoped for. I didn't think that running one app such as Quickbooks would be processor intensive, but it did seem to challenge both the speed and the battery life. In the end I decided that what I was trying to accomplish with this was a mistake. I wanted long battery life, portability and also the ability to be productive, and I compromised my goals by trying to get it all in one device. I also seemed to have a lot of trouble getting it to tether to my phone via Bluetooth, which had been suprsingly easy with the Xoom. Now I've decided what I really need to do is get a Samsung Galaxy I9100 phone with Android, and also a 13.3" Notebook with a Sandy Bridge processor in it, and use each in the appropriate environment. Now that I have tried both the Xoom and Q550, I agree now with other reviews I've read that voice the opinion that Android is still immature and needs polishing (even Honeycomb), and WIndows 7 is simply not designed nor suitable as a Tablet operating system. When I think how I would have felt if I had been stuck with either of these machines that I found unusable for my needs, I was very fortunate to be able to return them so I could move on to a better notebook. I just hope that soon Costco will be getting some 13.3" Notebooks with Sandy Bridge, and I wish Costco also sold unlocked smart phones."