Fujitsu Stylistic ST5020

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Improving on the award-winning Tablet PC, the Fujitsu Stylistic ST5000 Series Tablet PC offers technology advancements to keep pace with the versatili...

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published 02/01/2006 | abdrewawolfe
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Pro Battery life, versatility, full functioning PC in a superb form factor
Cons Seriously consider the manufacturers keyboard
Look & Feel
Memory / capacity
Comfort & Portability
Robustness & Durability

"Fantastic Device"

A Tablet PC is basically a laptop without the keyboard. Devices like this are also referred to as "Slate mode" - they are just a single slab with a large screen. It runs Windows XP Tablet edition, has a Centrino 1.1 processor and a 60GB hard disk. A full computer, running a full Operating system for the size of an hardback daybook.

The 5020 has a 12.1 inch screen that you write on with the supplied stylus. Unlike a little PDA, your finger nail won't write on the tablet, only the stylus nib. This is a far more accurate and precise system than PDAs use resulting in higher quality screen capture.

There are two USB ports, an IEEE1394 port (for which almost nothing exists), IrDA, SD and Memory Stick slots as well as a PCMCIA slot and a SmartCard slot. There are also two other large Infra Red ports propretary to the device. In addition to this is: wired networking, wireless networking, bluetooth and a modem. Some of the other models have a finger print scanner and/or an outdoor visible screen instead of the standard one.

Windows login without a keyboard can be tricky (unless your's has the fingerprint device or your using smartcard) but you have the option of the device's own protection. There are some buttons down the side and these can be used to form a bios type password lock with sequence of five numbers. The numbers can only be between 1 and 4 as there aren't enough buttons to go higher.

The press of a button will re-orient the screen between landscape and portrate; feel free to turn the tablet to match. I tend to use portrait to write on and landscape for everything else.

The extended life battery can do over 7 hours (with the wireless off) - most laptops are shut down by 4 hours. This means that I can do a full days worth of handwritten notes on a single charge.

My 5020 is superb.... I run One-Note on it (this was an extra for me) - the 5020 then is like a never ending hard back day book that I can erase, organise, search, expand and write on forever. When people ask me for a copy of my meeting notes I just IrDA them the page. I keep it in the manufacturers leather portfolio case and take it to all meetings. I did a series of interviews recently and used a small plug-in microphone to record as I wrote on the device.

There is no end to what you can do with a tablet PC - we need digitised signatures and previously got people to sign on paper and then scan it - now we just get them to sign a tablet in Windows Journal (supplied)....Open a Word document (you'll have to supply Office), turn on Ink Anotations and mark it all over in red pen, green pen...

The wireless has a superb range, performance (with 512MB) is fine, it runs Dungeon Siege 2 pretty well.

I have found the manufacturers Infrared (not IrDA) keyboard with track pad a great accessory - prop the tablet up in the portfolio and use the non attached keyboard. Being infra red, not bluetooth the batteries in the keyboard last ages, there are two large receivers on the tablet that let the keyboard work from most angles. The keyboard does everything else on the tablet when I'm not in meetings handwriting notes. There is a standard IrDA port on the tablet as well as the big ones for the keyboard.

One other note if anyone is thinking of the leather portfolio case - you can use EITHER the standard or the large battery on the tablet in the portfolio... The bottom holders are on velcro and can be peeled off and moved up/down... My research led me to buying a standard battery thinking that my large one wouldn't fit but this turned out not to be necessary.

This has to be my favourite computer in a long time

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  • n13roy published 04/04/2006
    Nice easy to read and informative review there........Roy....
  • SnowiestElf published 21/01/2006
    Great review :-)
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    Sounds ok. Lx
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Product Information : Fujitsu Stylistic ST5020

Manufacturer's product description

Improving on the award-winning Tablet PC, the Fujitsu Stylistic ST5000 Series Tablet PC offers technology advancements to keep pace with the versatility of today's mobile professionals. With its added security features such as an integrated fingerprint sensor (select models), dedicated SmartCard reader slot, imbedded Trusted Platform Module, security application panel, and a Kensington lock slot; your data and assets are more secure. In addition, new features such as a display with up to 180 degree viewing angles and a built-in dual mic array with noise cancellation software empowers you to work wherever your work takes you.

Product Details

Product Description: Fujitsu Stylistic ST5020 - 12.1" - Pentium M 733 - Win XP Tablet PC 2005 - 512 MB RAM - 60 GB HDD, Fujitsu Stylistic ST5020 - 12.1" - Pentium M 733

System Type: Tablet PC - slate

Operating System: Win XP Tablet PC 2005, Win XP Tablet PC, Win XP Tablet PC - Italian

Processor: Intel Pentium M 733 / 1.1 GHz ULV / 2 MB Cache, Intel Pentium M 733 ULV / 2 MB Cache

Memory: 512 MB DDR, DDR, 256 MB DDR, 1 GB DDR

Storage: 60 GB HDD / 4200 rpm, 80 GB HDD / 5400 rpm, 40 GB HDD / 4200 rpm, 80 GB HDD / 4200 rpm, 60 GB HDD

Display: 12.1" 1024 x 768 / XGA

Graphics: Intel Extreme Graphics 2

Networking: Bluetooth , Gigabit Ethernet , fax / modem

Security: Fingerprint reader, SmartCard reader

Dimensions (WxDxH): 32.4 cm x 22 cm, 32.4 cm x 22 cm x 2.2 cm, 32.4 cm x 22 cm x 2.5 cm, 32.4 cm x 22 cm x 2.1 cm

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, German / Germany, Swedish / Sweden, French, Italian / Italy, France, French / France, Spain, Italian

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty, 2 years warranty, 1 year warranty

Battery: Up to 6 hour(s), 9-cell, 9-cell - up to 9 hour(s), 6-cell

Weight: 1.6 kg


MPN: LKN:GBR-163100-006, S26391-K163-V100, LKN:GBR-163100-007, LKN:GBR-163100-004, LKN:GBR-163100-005, LKN:GBR-163100-009, LKN:GER-163100-001, LKN:SWD-163100-001, LKN:FKR-163100-003, LKN:FKR-163100-002, LKN:DAN-163100-001, LKN:BNL-163100-001, LKN:GER-163100-002, LKN:BNL-163100-003, LKN:ITL-163100-001, LKN:FKR-163100-007, LKN:GBR-163100-010, LKN:FKR-163100-010, LKN:FKR-163100-001, LKN:BNL-163100-004, LKN:SPA-163100-001, LKN:FKR-163100-011, LKN:FKR-163100-004, LKN:BNL-163100-005, LKN:ITL-163100-002

System Type: Tablet PC - slate

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition - Italian

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty, 2 years warranty, 1 year warranty

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Pentium M 733 / 1.1 GHz, Intel Pentium M 733

Cache: L2 - 2 MB

Power Efficiency: Ultra Low Voltage (ULV)

Front Side Bus: 400 MHz

Chipset: Intel 855GME

Features: Enhanced SpeedStep technology, power-optimized processor system bus

Platform Technology: Intel Centrino


RAM: 512 MB, 256 MB, 1 GB

Max RAM Supported: 2 GB

Technology: DDR SDRAM

Speed: 333 MHz / PC2700, 333 MHz

Form Factor: SO DIMM 200-pin

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots: 1, 0


Hard Drive: 60 GB HDD / 4200 rpm, 80 GB HDD / 5400 rpm, 40 GB HDD / 4200 rpm, 80 GB HDD / 4200 rpm, 60 GB HDD


Type: 12.1"

Resolution: 1024 x 768 ( XGA )

Widescreen: No

Features: Transmissive

Colour Support: Up to 16.2 million colours

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: Intel Extreme Graphics 2

Memory Allocation Technology: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 2.0

Sound: Speaker , microphone

Codec: STAC9753A

Compliant Standards: AC '97


Type: Digitizer, Tablet Pen


Wireless: Bluetooth, 802.11b/g, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, Bluetooth, 802.11a/b/g

Network Interface: Gigabit Ethernet

Wireless Controller: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG

Compliant Standards: IrDA 1.1, IrDA 1.1, Bluetooth 1.2


Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.92, ITU V.90

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps


Technology: Lithium Ion, 9-cell Lithium Ion, 6-cell Lithium Ion

Capacity: 4800 mAh, 7200 mAh

Run Time: Up to 6 hour(s), Up to 9 hour(s)

AC Adapter

Input: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 2 x memory ¦ 1 x CardBus ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 2 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x infrared - IrDA ¦ 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x keyboard / mouse - infrared ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)

Memory Card Reader: Yes ( SD Card, Memory Stick, MultiMediaCard )


Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Norton Ghost 2003, Fujitsu HotKey Utility, Security Application Panel, Softex OmniPass


Security: Fingerprint reader, SmartCard reader

Compliant Standards: ACPI 2.0, ETSI, UL, TUV, cUL, EN 60950, ICES-003, EN55024, CISPR 22, EN55022 Class B, FCC Part 15 B, FCC Part 15.247, RSS-210, FCC Part 15 C, UL 1950 Third Edition

Localization: English / United Kingdom, German / Germany, Swedish / Sweden, French, Italian / Italy, France, French / France, Spain, Italian

Features: Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA) module, Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 32.4 cm

Depth: 22 cm

Height: 2.2 cm, 2.5 cm, 2.1 cm

Weight: 1.6 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 85%

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: Limited warranty - 3 years - pick-up and return, Limited warranty - 2 years - on-site, Limited warranty - 1 year, Limited warranty - 3 years, Limited warranty - 2 years - pick-up and return


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