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Fujitsu ST5112 Tablet PC Hardware InkShow



I have had the pleasure of working with the Fujitsu ST5112 for the past few days courtesy of Allegiance Technology Partners.  This has been my first crack at really using a slate for more than just a few minuets (well, besides the Asus).  I have to say that the experience was definitely a treat.  The performance was better than expected with the Core Duo 1.2 processor, better than the 2.13 PM in my Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet PC.  I will say, that I have been used to a Tablet PC with a keyboard, and the time I had with the unit, I was still missing the keyboard – but I can see getting used to it.

I have tried to cover some of the basic functionality in the video.  I open some Office applications and give an overview of the external buttons and ports.  I also try to offer answers to many of the questions we see in the forums like screen viewing angles, external monitor hookup and lighting.

Also, we’re doing a trial with this unit to provide some perofrmance benchmark information.  I ran PC Mark 06 on the unit while I had it.  We are trying to incorporate requests from readers that have expressed some interest in these types of tests. This is just a trial to see how we can incorporate the results in our InkShows in the future.  The results are as follows:

HDD – XP Startup: 6.48 MB/s
Physics and 3D: 49.47 FPS
Transparent Windows: 117.72 Windows/s
3D – Pixel Shader: 12.29 FPS
Web Page Rendering: 1.57 Pages/s
File Decryption: 29.7 MB/s
Graphics Memory – 64 Lines: 294.88 FPS
HDD – General Usage: 4.16 MB/s
Multithreaded Test 1 / Audio Compression: 1232.36 KB/s
Multithreaded Test 1 / Video Encoding: 184.12 KB/s
Multithreaded Test 2 / Text Edit: 63.83 Pages/s
Multithreaded Test 2 / Image Decompression: 14.27 MPixels/s
Multithreaded Test 3 / File Compression: 2.73 MB/s
Multithreaded Test 3 / File Encryption: 14.44 MB/s
Multithreaded Test 3 / HDD – Virus Scan: 38.45 MB/s
Multithreaded Test 3 / Memory Latency – Random 16 MB: 5.9 MAccesses/s

If you have any questions you want answered, head over to the forums in the Fujitsu section, I’ll be there to answer what I can.


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