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Fujitsu shares the philosophy behind the Stylistic Q550 slate (video)

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At first glance, the sight of Meinolf Althaus holding a hammer over a slate brings me back to Fujitsu’s earlier claim of “slate-beating”, but it’s all part of a presentation explaining the philosophy that guides their slate-making decisions with the upcoming Stylistic Q550 being the target. Of the lesson, not the beating.

So, not a whole lot of technical data here, nor is it clear how Fujitsu will make the Q550 intuitive to use. I agree with everything Althaus says, but theory and practice are two different things. The one screenshot of the overlay UI does not convey much, nor would anyone familiar with such systems believe an overlay automatically equals a good tablet experience. Hope to get concrete details soon. Good to hear the pen will play a key role though.

Via Engadget

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

7 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    01/28/2011 at 6:04 pm

    It’s got a pen. It’s lightweight. It’s probably got good battery life.

    ’nuff said.

    I don’t care about the overlay. I just want a lightweight tablet with long battery life and a pen.

  2. Anonymous

    01/28/2011 at 6:04 pm

    It’s got a pen. It’s lightweight. It’s probably got good battery life.

    ’nuff said.

    I don’t care about the overlay. I just want a lightweight tablet with long battery life and a pen.

  3. Anonymous

    01/29/2011 at 1:06 am

    I want that! Or the EP121 from Asus! Please be Wacom! Does anyone know?

  4. Bs Counter

    01/29/2011 at 4:21 am

    Finally, someone gets it. I think..

  5. Anonymous

    01/29/2011 at 7:45 am

    He’s like a tech version of Arnold, I love it.

    And yes, I’d like to chime in with that one question: Is it Wacom or NTrig. If it’s NTrig, don’t bother.

  6. RJ

    01/29/2011 at 2:55 pm

    I’m pretty sure its N-trig. At CES N-trig was mentioned to be the digitizer for this device.

    But I held alittle hope that maybe they swtiched to Wacom since the Pen clearly doens’t look like N-trig digital Pencil used with the Slate 500 and T-580. It even looks like it has an eraser which would surely indicate Wacom since N-trig doesn’t offer an Eraser.
    BUT….at the start of the video you can hear the annoying contact noise the pen makes with the screen surface. Without doubt thats the same nose the N-trig pencil makes on the Slate 500…so if anything its just a new type of N-trig pen…that happens to have the same major flaw their digial pencils have.

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