Fujitsu LifeBook T4220 Tablet PC

GCN Lab review


THE LIFEBOOK T4220 is almost like a big brother to the P8010. If you are looking for a laptop PC with more features than a standard ultraportable, the T4220 is a good choice.

MAIN STORY: Portability meets performance

First, the T4220 is extremely secure, a boon for feds. Besides the standard fingerprint sensor, it also has a dedicated smart-card slot and embedded Trusted Platform Module. There also is a security panel comprising five buttons along the bottom of the monitor, where it is easily reachable whether the T4220 is in tablet or laptop configuration. The buttons work like a tumbler lock. You can set up the system to request a password number ' such as 4231 and the Enter button ' and the laptop won't work unless it is entered correctly. This additional level of authentication without much extra effort is something feds traveling with sensitive information will appreciate.

The T4220's 12.1-inch indoor/ outdoor widescreen display is an important feature for a tablet because they are often used outdoors in harsh sunlight. We tested displays in the lab and outdoors, and although data on the screen was always more difficult to see outside, it was much easier with the T4220 than with other displays. The $2,119 price is good if you need a highly secure laptop or tablet that can be used outside.

Fujitsu Computer Systems, (800) 831-3183,

About the Authors

John Breeden II is a freelance technology writer for GCN.

Greg Crowe is a former GCN staff writer who covered mobile technology.

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