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Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 review

6.5/10 AVG.
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6.5/10
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The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Windows
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
10.1"
Camera
1+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


V3

Overall, the Stylistic Q550 is a decent attempt to offer a compact tablet with full Windows compatibility. Its performance is only on a par with a netbook, but its security features and compatibility with enterprise management infrastructure should have some appeal for large organisations.

- Daniel Robinson, V3
Pocket-lint

The Q550 makes a lot of compromises and they may not be the right ones for you. You get business security features and full-size ports in compact but sturdy package - but not the full power to go with them. Although it doesn't compete with the price of Android tablets or the iPad, it's one of the ch...

- Chris Holmes, Pocket-lint
The Register

There’s no denying that the Q550 comes with all the bells and whistles and the digitising kit will appeal to some but the fundamental gutlessness of the underpinnings makes it hard for me to give it an unqualified recommendation. I’m not even sure that business users won’t get a bi...

- Alun Taylor, The Register
TechRadar

Everything about the Q550 has been designed with business usage in mind: the 10.1-inch screen has no Super-TFT coating, meaning you can use it in brightly lit areas. A stylus is included with the tablet so that you can navigate the Windows interface. And there's a fingerprint scanner in place for ex...

- TechRadar Team, TechRadar
TrustedReviews

The Fujitsu Q550 is a genuinely interesting tablet, and one that will appeal to buyers other than the business crowd Fujitsu's gunning for. As a graphics tablet to use out in the field, it's an excellent device thanks to its matt screen and digitizer. However, it's also not particularly powerful giv...

- Andrew Williams, TrustedReviews


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Screen Size
10.1"

The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Atom Z670 Oak Trail 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
1+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 1+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
30/62 GB

Internal memory is 30/62 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
5240mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5240 mAh battery. Fujitsu's performance ratings are 8 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Stylistic Q550 Specs

Overview
Release date March 1, 2011
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
HSDPA, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Secondary OS No
Processor Atom Z670 Oak Trail 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 30/62 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included AC Charger, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5240 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.2 x 27.5 x 16.2 cm (7.6 x 10.8 x 6.4 in)
Weight 690 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 10.1 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features Push Email
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WMA, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Mono
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm No
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, JPG, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
More
Additional comments Security features include Advanced Theft Protection, Full Disk Encryption, Smartcard Reader and fingerprint sensor
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V3

Removable battery, good security including self-encrypting SSD, sluggish performance

from V3

Overall, the Stylistic Q550 is a decent attempt to offer a compact tablet with full Windows compatibility. Its performance is only on a par with a netbook, but its security features and compatibility with enterprise management infrastructure should have some appeal for large organisations.

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Overall, the Stylistic Q550 is a decent attempt to offer a compact tablet with full Windows compatibility. Its performance is only on a par with a netbook, but its security features and compatibility with enterprise management infrastructure should have some appeal for large organisations.

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Pocket-lint

The Q550 doesn't make the most of the Windows features that you want a tablet PC for in the first place

from Pocket-lint

The Q550 makes a lot of compromises and they may not be the right ones for you. You get business security features and full-size ports in compact but sturdy package - but not the full power to go with them. Although it doesn't compete with the price of Android tablets or the iPad, it's one of the...More

The Q550 makes a lot of compromises and they may not be the right ones for you. You get business security features and full-size ports in compact but sturdy package - but not the full power to go with them. Although it doesn't compete with the price of Android tablets or the iPad, it's one of the cheapest Windows tablets with both pen and touchscreen interfaces. Unfortunately, keeping the price down means it's short on memory and storage. Performance is the real problem here; the Atom Z series was promised as the right chip for tablets with full features and good battery life and here it only delivers the reasonable battery life.

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The Register

Decent resolution, stylish, feels very solid

from The Register

There’s no denying that the Q550 comes with all the bells and whistles and the digitising kit will appeal to some but the fundamental gutlessness of the underpinnings makes it hard for me to give it an unqualified recommendation. I’m not even sure that business users won’t get a...More

There’s no denying that the Q550 comes with all the bells and whistles and the digitising kit will appeal to some but the fundamental gutlessness of the underpinnings makes it hard for me to give it an unqualified recommendation. I’m not even sure that business users won’t get a bit impatient with the essential turgidity of the thing, though at least they won’t have to cough up £800 for the privilege.

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TechRadar

A tablet suitable for business users only

from TechRadar

Everything about the Q550 has been designed with business usage in mind: the 10.1-inch screen has no Super-TFT coating, meaning you can use it in brightly lit areas. A stylus is included with the tablet so that you can navigate the Windows interface. And there's a fingerprint scanner in place for extra security.

Read full review

Everything about the Q550 has been designed with business usage in mind: the 10.1-inch screen has no Super-TFT coating, meaning you can use it in brightly lit areas. A stylus is included with the tablet so that you can navigate the Windows interface. And there's a fingerprint scanner in place for extra security.

Read full review

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TrustedReviews

The matte screen and digitizer make the Q550 an excellent graphics device

from TrustedReviews

The Fujitsu Q550 is a genuinely interesting tablet, and one that will appeal to buyers other than the business crowd Fujitsu's gunning for. As a graphics tablet to use out in the field, it's an excellent device thanks to its matt screen and digitizer. However, it's also not particularly powerful...More

The Fujitsu Q550 is a genuinely interesting tablet, and one that will appeal to buyers other than the business crowd Fujitsu's gunning for. As a graphics tablet to use out in the field, it's an excellent device thanks to its matt screen and digitizer. However, it's also not particularly powerful given its price. It demands some patience, but for arty types it arguably has more to offer than an iPad 2.

Read full review

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Computer Shopper

Despite finicky gesture support, the Q550 performs well and packs business-ready features and security

from Computer Shopper

The somewhat clumsy touch input requires a little patience, making this device less than ideal for entertainment, simple e-mail, texting, and social-media use. iPads and Android tablets are much more suitable for these types of personal applications. But we have no qualms recommending the Stylist...More

The somewhat clumsy touch input requires a little patience, making this device less than ideal for entertainment, simple e-mail, texting, and social-media use. iPads and Android tablets are much more suitable for these types of personal applications. But we have no qualms recommending the Stylistic Q550 Slate PC as a fully equipped, industrial-strength, workforce appliance.

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TabletPCReview

A slick and sturdy tablet – until you actually start using it

from TabletPCReview

We commend Fujitsu on the design and build quality of the Stylistic Q550; it really is a slick and sturdy tablet – until you actually start using it. And we applaud the inclusion of its touch utilities, which do improve the user experience to a degree. We must fault Fujitsu on its outfittin...More

We commend Fujitsu on the design and build quality of the Stylistic Q550; it really is a slick and sturdy tablet – until you actually start using it. And we applaud the inclusion of its touch utilities, which do improve the user experience to a degree. We must fault Fujitsu on its outfitting the Stylistic Q550 with an underpowered, single-core Intel Atom processor. Wrestling with Windows 7 on a touch screen is difficult enough without being left wondering if a click was on target as you wait for a command to be recognized. Unless your business has software built to run on a Windows 7 tablet, you are better off waiting a few months for Windows 8.

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GottaBeMobile

The first rugged, sealed and lightweight Windows tablet

from GottaBeMobile

Despite what is a deal-breaking lack of performance for me, the Q550 is the first rugged, sealed and lightweight Windows tablet I’ve used. Others have hit two of those points but not all three. This, along with the excellent battery life, gives the Q550 a small but solid niche to serve. If...More

Despite what is a deal-breaking lack of performance for me, the Q550 is the first rugged, sealed and lightweight Windows tablet I’ve used. Others have hit two of those points but not all three. This, along with the excellent battery life, gives the Q550 a small but solid niche to serve. If you need a tough Windows 7 tablet that weighs under 2 lbs. and provides enterprise-level amenities, the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 delivers. It just delivers by ground mail instead of next day air. On a final note, while I’m not letting Fujitsu off the hook for shipping the Q550 with this meek processor, it’s only fair to point out that both Intel and Microsoft made grand claims about Oak Trail. This was the platform that was supposed to make Windows 7 tablets “happen” in 2011. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claimed Oak Trail would change things. Companies, such as Fujitsu, were banking on this new platform to deliver on that promise. Well, it’s here and I think it’s ruined what should have been a great tablet. Or should I blame Microsoft for their delusion that their fat OS could run properly on such a slim processor? Oh, but I’m sure things will be much better with “Cloverview” (or Windows for ARM or whatever comes after that…).

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