eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform

Fujitsus LifeBook T4215 is a 4.3-pound tablet PC featuring Intels Core 2 Duo dual-core processor.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Bidirectional Rotating Screen

As a convertible tablet PC, the LifeBook T4215 has a display that can rotate and become a slate. Unlike many tablet PCs, the LifeBook T4215s display features a bidirectional hinge that turns the screen in both directions.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Full-sized Keyboard

The LifeBook T4215 features a full-sized keyboard with a touch-pad mouse.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Customizable Buttons

Four customizable buttons on the LifeBook T4215s display allow the user to control the tablet PC when it is in slate mode.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Front Edge

The front edge of the LifeBook T4215 features a media card reader.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Right Side

The right side of the LifeBook T4215 features a DVD burner.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Left Side

The left side of the LifeBook T4215 features a PC card slot and one of the machines three USB 2.0 ports.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Digitizer Pen

The LifeBook T4215s digitizer pen is stored in a slot right next to the display.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Fujitsu Upgrade Advisor

Before installing Vista on the T4215, we used Microsofts Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor to scan the machine to determine what issues we might run into during the upgrade process. In order to ensure a smooth install, we had to uninstall Norton Internet

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Vista Performance

After we installed Vista on the LifeBook T4215, we scanned the machine to determine its Windows Experience Index. Due to the video card, we got a score of 2.3, with 5 being the highest possible score.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Fujitsu Sticky Notes

With Vista installed, we were able to handwrite sticky notes using the LifeBook T4215s digitizer pen.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Journal

We were also able to use the journal feature in Vista to hand-write notes.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Checking Compatibility

Before installing Vista on the X60 Tablet, we used Microsofts Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor to scan the machine to determine what issues we might run into during the upgrade process. In order to ensure a smooth install, we had to uninstall Symantec An

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Lenovo Upgrade Advisor

The Vista Upgrade Advisor found that the business SKU of Vista would be best for our machine.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Hardware Scan

After installing Vista, we scanned our hardware to see its Windows Experience Index score. The ThinkPad X60 Tablet scored a respectable 3.0.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Lenovo Sticky Notes

After installing Vista, we were able to use the sticky note application to hand-write notes to ourselves.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-through: Vista as a Tablet Platform - Handwriting Recognition

With Vista installed on the X60 Tablet, we found the handwriting recognition to be much better and smoother.

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