Fujitsu Australia LifeBook T1010
An attractive and versatile device that occasionally falls short of expectations.
- Attractive, good usability, good screen
- No HDMI or FireWire port, pen actions slightly laggy
The Fujitsu LifeBook T1010 is a good tablet notebook that doesn't do enough to truly shine. A middling performance from the hardware and a few small nagging issues such as noticeable lag when using the pen on the screen detract from a versatile and attractive device.
Price$ 2,299.00 (AUD)
When you’re looking to buy a tablet notebook, four key features should influence your decision: portability, battery performance, pen recognition and speed. Fujitsu’s Lifebook T1010 is above average in most of these areas, but you will need to be able to stomach the $2299 price tag.
Consumers in the market for a tablet laptop will be disappointed by the lack of variety available. Apart from HP, which delivered a mixed showing with the Pavilion tx2522au (FK677PA), and Toshiba, which has released the costly Portege M700 (PPM70A-0G301G), Fujitsu is the only manufacturer that releases more than one type of tablet per refresh cycle.
The Lifebook T1010 is a very attractive device, with a white cover that has a subtle silver patterned design. The 13.3in touch screen has a native resolution of 1280x800, and it displays images crisply, with great colour and contrast, but it has issues with the digital pen. Although it works accurately once calibrated, lag is a problem when using the pen to write or draw.
Physically, the Lifebook’s screen is excellent. As well as sharing the LifeBook T2010 (3.5G)’s ability to rotate clockwise and anti-clockwise, the notebook has a changing latch, which allows it to lock into place when the display is in standard or slate mode.
The T1010 comes equipped with a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a 250GB hard drive that spins at 5400rpm. Although its WorldBench 6 result of 84 isn’t spectacular, it means that running office programs and multitasking is easy. More hardware-intensive tasks, such as 3-D rendering, can be undertaken on this system, but they will take a long time to complete.
In our iTunes benchmarking, where we convert 53min of WAV files into 192Kbps MP3s to strain the CPU, the Fujitsu completed the task in 1min 14sec, which is what we were expecting.
Users hoping to run graphics-intensive programs will be disappointed by the slow performance of the integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics adapter. With a 3DMark06 result of 876, trying play games like F.E.A.R. will generally end in disappointment.
The device isn’t overly heavy, weighing 2.4kg without the power supply or 2.8kg when bundled with it. But this still means you won’t be able to hold the tablet for extended periods of time without feeling the strain. In our worst-case scenario DVD rundown test, the battery lasted for 1hr 35min, which is an average time.
In terms of usability, the Fujitsu is comfortable and effective. The full-sized keyboard is excellent and features great bounce-back, while the traction of the touchpad helps reduce sliding.
Naturally, the Lifebook connects to more than just fingers. With 802.11n wireless and Gigabit Ethernet, networking is fast in most environments. A Bluetooth 2.1 radio is also built in to allow users with compatible devices to connect.
In terms of expansion ports, the Fujitsu is adequately covered by three USB 2.0 ports, an ExpressCard/54 slot, a 3-in-1 card reader (MS, MSPro, SD) and a D-Sub port.
Join the PC World newsletter!
Epson EcoTank Expression ET-2500
Linksys AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit router
UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker
Epson WorkForce ET-4550
Smart LED Bulb LB130
Samsung portable 1TB T3 drive
Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop
Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive
Huawei Mate 9
3SIXT Ultra HD Sports Action Camera
Logitech G403 Prodigy mouse
Google Daydream VR headset
Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive
Epson WorkForce DS-360W
Acer Swift 7
Belkin MIXIT Metallic Lightning to USB Cable
Lexar® Portable SSD
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards
Dell XPS 13 laptop
Blade 28 backpack by Arc’teryx
Garmin Fenix Chronos smartwatch
Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive
Surface Pro 4
HP Pavilion x360 13”
Dell Inspiron 5000 series 2-in-1
HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review
- 2 ZTE Axon 7 review: Is ZTE dumping old stock on Australia?
- 3 Oppo R9s smartphone full review
- 4 Huawei Nova Plus smartphone review
- 5 Google Pixel XL full, in-depth smartphone review: Phones just got smarter
Latest News Articles
- Everything we think we know about Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3
- Lenovo's ThinkPad P71 will work with HTC, Oculus VR headsets
- Lenovo's Yoga A12 Android 2-in-1 has futuristic touch panel keyboard
- In PC comeback, ARM will battle Intel in Chromebooks and Windows 10
- Dell: Mainstream laptops with wireless charging are still years away
PCW Evaluation Team
I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.
Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!
For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
- How to quit Pokemon Go (or to start enjoying it again)
- Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review
- Time to ditch Foxtel and the iQ3: How to replace Foxtel packages with cheaper alternatives
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- TPPerformance Test Analyst - Perth BasedQLD
- CCIT Solutions ArchitectQLD
- CCDesktop Engineer l WollongongNSW
- CCSQL Database Administrator (DBA)NSW
- FTJunior Software Engineer - Positive Vetting, NV2 or NV1 requiredSA
- CCIT Senior Business AnalystNSW
- FTIT Information Security AdvisorNSW
- CCSAP Consultant - SAP Native HANA to DesignWA
- CCGIS Developer - GeocortexWA
- FT.Net DeveloperNSW
- FTSenior Java DeveloperNSW
- FTPerformance TesterACT
- CCSenior System AdministratorVIC
- CCSystems Engineer (Systems Architect/Designer)VIC
- FTApplications DeveloperACT
- TPSenior Network EngineerWA
- CCArcSight Security Engineer - Contract - IT Services - SydneyNSW
- FTDigital Strategist - Global Consulting FirmACT
- TPWinforms DevelopersWA
- CCBPM Technical AnalystVIC
- FTProject ManagerNSW
- FTTechnical Business AnalystNSW
- TPBI Commercial AnalystVIC
- TPProduct Owner - Cloud SolutionsQLD
- TP.Net DeveloperSA