Fujitsu limiting legacy support for Tablet PCs

FujitsuP1620German blog Tablet-Profi has spotted a change in Fujitsu’s statement of Windows 7 support that bodes poorly for some Tablet PC users.

Wording has changed from “supported” to “limited support” for following Lifebooks: P1610, P1620, T4220.

Full support is still true for T1010, T5010, STYLISTIC ST6012.

They go on to note that the “limit” is evident in the fingerprint reader on their P1620. It’s recognized but doesn’t work. I’m running into the same problem on my Toshiba Tecra M7 (and briefly on my Satellite R25), leading me to believe the support gap is on the scanner side. Everything else seems to be working though, so as long as you don’t need the convenience of a biometric fingerprint password, you should be in pretty good shape.

Comments

  1. Steve says

    Funny, all it took to get the fingerprint reader working on my P1620 and T4215 with W7 Home Premium was to download and install the Authentec driver.

    http://www.authentec.com/default.cfm

    Now this won’t save all my passwords like the software that came with the tablets but it’s no where near the resource hog either. I’m happy with it.

  2. Gordon says

    Me too. My P1620 is fully functional except for auto rotate. Since I can’t stand auto rotate it’s been a very pleasant experience.

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