Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 slate device

Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 review: A tablet device designed for enterprise customers

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Phil the Geek

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Productivity
Cons
Needs a bit of tweaking
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Great and fair review. I too was disappointed at first - in comparison with my HP Slate 500, which flies, the Q550 seemed sluggish and unresponsive. But then I spent a couple of days playing around... recalibrated touch/pen, re-installed some of the utilities, disabled Aero, tweaked the buttons and scrollbars for touch, increased the text size, disabled Indexing, installed MS Security Essentials and disabled file monitering - just the most obvious things. Got rid of a few heavy or pointless programmes and installed the ones I really need [for example Office, Outlook and Evernote] plus a few things I like to have ... and the experience improved dramatically. I also got a Vikuiti screen protector and the touch response improved as well! The Q550 is now on a performance par with the Slate 500, and I have to say that I'm more than happy with both. Of course neither are as fast as my desktop. They're mobile devices! And after the tweaks [even when set on high performance with radios on] they give me 4 hrs plus [Slate] and 6 hours plus [Q550]. The inking is great on both, and the combination of touch and pen makes the UI so so easy. I sometimes wonder about all the criticism these Windows tablets receive ... if I wanted to watch hi-def videos all day I'd get a different device!

Having read several appalling reviews I have to say that the reviewers CANNOT have been reviewing the same device. There must have been something seriously wrong with theirs, or they must have been either lacking in real expertise and/or expecting the device to have the performance of a multi-core desktop machine. After the very few quite normal and obvious mobility tweaks mentioned above [which actually took me all of 45 minutes in total, spread across a few days] the device is perfectly satisfactory - even delightful to use. Rather than complain about having to set up a new machine I'm grateful that Windows offers so much flexibility. I'm NOT a Microsoft fanboy, nor a Fujitsu employee. I have no bias whatsoever, but I do have plenty of experience with tablets and other mobile devices of all kinds going back many years - including the most recent iPads and Android devices. This thing is running Windows, so let's be reasonable, let's be understanding, let's set it up properly and enjoy what it can do well. Because for me it's doing a great job.

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