As I blogged a few days ago, I’m have made a bold decision – I’ve ordered a STYLISTIC Q550 slate PC as my main production PC for the months ahead.
I ordered early, before production started. Due to the huge number of customer pre-orders we received, all of which were given higher priority than Fujitsu internal orders, and because I wanted the UMTS-enabled version, I didn’t expect it to arrive before August.
In putting together my preferred specification, I gave some serious consideration to the required eco-system. I ordered a second battery, which is my standard practice for any mobile device, because it not only gives me the flexibility to travel without plugging into AC for an entire working day, but also because regular swaps between two batteries means for a longer effective life for each.
I decided to order a second cradle, plus a wireless mouse and keyboard set to complement the order, and simplify work in the office and at home. I deliberately skipped an optional second pen, as I am in the habit of not losing stuff, and since the portfolio case which comes with the Q550 has an integrated pen holder. I also decided to skip ordering an HDMI cable to connect to my display: I’ll consider purchasing that and an HDMI/DVI adaptor when the unit arrives.
Although the slate ships with Windows 7 Professional, the first thing I’ll do is install the Fujitsu standard Windows 7 Enterprise version preload. After that, I’ll add all the slate-specific extras, such as the Fujitsu Infinity Lounge software. Finally, I’ll get Office 2010 up and running – and be ready to sync and go.