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.

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Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

2 COMMENTS

  1. 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. 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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