NEED A HELPING HAND !!: HP tx2600au vs Fujitsu T5010

Discussion in 'What Tablet PC Should I Buy?' started by rjoudrey, May 6, 2009.

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  1. TenX

    TenX 3D Animation Student

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    hi to all,

    i am a CG student in Australia (3D base), and i had been thinking to upgrade my laptop with a tablet PC, so i can work in different places without bring out my 6x8 wacom.

    and i had come to a conclusion between the HP tx2600au and Fujitsu T5010

    HP tx2600 cost $2,299 aud = $1545.85 usd

    tx2600's spec.

    Processor, operating system and memory
    Operating system installed
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium

    Processor type
    AMD Turion™ X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-72
    • 2.10 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache

    Standard memory
    3072 MB

    Memory type

    Memory layout
    (1 x 1024 MB + 1 x 2048 MB)

    Maximum memory
    Supports up to 4 GB DDR2 memory

    System features

    Internal storage
    320 GB

    Hard disk drive speed
    5400 rpm

    Optical drive type
    LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±RW with Double Layer Support

    Lightscribe included

    Display size
    12.1" WXGA High-Definition HP Brightview Wide Touchscreen Display (Pen input optimized)

    Graphic subsystem name
    ATI™ Mobility Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics

    External I/O ports
    3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA port, RJ-11 / Modem, RJ-45 / Ethernet, 1 Headphone jack with SPDIF, 1 Headphone jack (additional), 1 Microphone jack, Consumer IR, S-Video Output, AC Adaptor, Integrated Fingerprint reader

    Expansion slots
    1 ExpressCard/34 Slot

    Speakers and microphone
    Altec Lansing® speakers

    Remote control
    HP Mini Remote Control 3.0 (34mm Express Card Version)

    Network interface
    Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN

    High speed 56K modem

    Wireless technologies
    Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n
    Dimensions / weight / warranty
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    22.40 cm (W) x 30.60 cm (D) x 3.26 cm (min H) / 3.87 cm (max H)

    1.93 kg (Touchscreen, weightsaver, 4cell)

    Battery type
    4-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery

    1 year, parts and labour

    Software included
    Microsoft® Office 2007 Pro (60 day Trial), Muvee AutoProducer Basic Edition (with 20 Day Trial Full version), Adobe® Acrobat® Reader, Symantec™ Norton Internet Security (60 days live update), Symantec™ Norton Anti-Virus™ Definition Files update, HP QuickPlay Windows 3.7, HP Games Powered by Wild Tangent, HP PhotoSmart Essential, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Cyberlink Youcam, Microsoft® Office OneNote 2007 (Drop in the Box CD)


    Fujitsu T5010 cost $3,170 - $3,499 AUD = $2131.51 - $2352.73 USD

    T5010's Spec

    Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology
    - Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T940016 (2.26GHz, 3MB L2 cache, 1066MHz)/
    Intel Core™2 Duo Processor P860016 (2GHz, 3MB L2 cache, 1066MHz)
    - Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
    - Intel® WiFi Link 5300AGN (3x3) network connection

    Operating System
    Genuine Windows Vista® Business
    (or Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium)

    13.3-inch Superfine WXGA TFT18 with active digitizer (1280 x 800 pixels, 300 nits Brightness, 500:1 Contrast Ratio)

    Modular Bay Device
    Dual Layer Super Multi Writer

    2GB DDR3 1066MHz

    Max. Memory Supported
    4GB DDR3 1066MHz, Dual Channel

    Hard Disk

    v2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)

    Up to 3.90hrs (6cell Li-Ion 5800mAh)

    Approx. 1.98kg (w/ weight saver option)

    Hard Disk Drive
    SATA-150 5400rpm, S.M.A.R.T support, Two Partitions - 50/5010, protected by Fujitsu 3D Shock Sensor12

    Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with Intel® Clear Video Technology and DVMT 8 5.0 delivers low-power, high-performance 2D/3D graphics with Shader Model 4.0, video and display capabilities at a max. shared memory of 825MB/ 313MB

    High Definition (HD) Audio
    RealTek ALC269 HD audio codec with Dual Built-in Stereo Speakers
    HD Audio-in: External Mic-in, Dual Built-in Stereo Microphone
    HD Audio-out: Headphone-out

    Bluetooth® v2.1+EDR, 1000/100/10Mbps, Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express® x 1 and Intel® WiFi Link 5300AGN (3x3) network connection with three antenna. Separate ON/OFF switch for wireless network connection. Built-in 1.3 Mega Pixel camera

    User Interface
    Spill-resistant Keyboard : 84-key, 19mm key pitch, 3.0mm key stroke
    Intelligent Touch Pad with configurable vertical and horizontal scroll functions
    Fingerprint Sensor with vertical scroll functions

    Card Slot PC
    Card Type II
    Secured Digital / Memory Stick®

    Connector Interface
    USB 2.0 x 3, IEEE 1394, VGA (external display), RJ45 (LAN), HDA-in, HDA-out, Power Adapter DC-in, Port Replicator Interface

    Quick Launch Panel
    Tablet PC buttons and 2 Programmable Application Launch Buttons

    BIOS Lock, 2-password Hard Disk Lock, LifeBook lock, Anti-theft Lock Slot, Dedicated Smartcard slot, Fingerprint Sensor, Trusted Platform Module v1.2 (Optional)

    319mm (W) x 244mm (D) x 36.5 - 38.5mm (H)

    Bundled Accessories
    AC Adapter Input AC 100~240V, Output DC 19V 80W

    Bundled Software
    Softex Omnipass, CyberLink PowerDVD™, CyberLink PowerDirector™, Roxio Easy Media Creator, Arcsoft Camera Capture, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Fujitsu UpdateNavi , Fujitsu 3D Shock Sensor Utility, Fujitsu Power Saving Utility, Fujitsu Hardware Diagnostic Tool, Fujitsu Display Manager, Sun Microsystems Java Runtime, Microsoft Office Professional 2007 60-day Convertible Trial

    Other Software
    1 year Full Licensed Norman Virus Control with Sandbox Technology and Norman Personal Firewall, Acronis True Image

    Port Replicator Connector Interface:
    USB 2.0 x 4, Power Adapter DC-in, Line Out, DVI-D, VGA (external display), RJ45 (LAN),
    Power Adapter DC-in, HDMI port

    i want to get the T5010 due to Processor, RAM, and that 13 inch, but it is a bit overprice, and the tx2600 is fine but i hear there are some problem with it.

    As i am buying a laptop and i want it to last for a long time, just want to know which one best to get or is there anyway to get it cheaper.
  2. bait

    bait Pen Pal - Newbie

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    i first bought the tx2500, then returned it and now i have the t5010. the difference in overall quality is huge. the t5010 is a much better machine. the price difference is worth it in my opinion. it's runs so much cooler and quieter, while providing better performance (unless you're doing 3d gaming type of stuff). if you want it to last, my opinion is go with the fujitsu.
  3. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    as bait said the t5010 is simply a better constructed machine.

    If you can afford it go for it.

    bad viewing angles
    can't be used outdoors
    cheap plastic casing
    amd processor (more heat, less battery life)

    led backlight
    option of outdoor viewable screen
    bidirectional hinge
    modular optical drive (and the option of modular batteries)
    better construction build
    better customer service

    what the tx2500 does have over the t5010 is the graphics card and its a slight difference.
  4. Jor-dan

    Jor-dan Tablet-Loving Student

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    I would advise against the tx2600. You can get a much better tx2500 from HP for a lot less. The 2600 is a scam, from what I can tell.
  5. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    Jordan what in heavens name are you talking about. The tx2600 isn't a scam its an updated tx2500 model w/ slightly different components.

  6. Maximos

    Maximos Pen Pal - Newbie

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    question: How are you running Windows 7?
  7. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    currently running the pdc pre beta.
  8. Jor-dan

    Jor-dan Tablet-Loving Student

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    if there are any upgrades, they aren't listed in the specs! I'll admit I don't know everything about the model, but they're just selling old components off! The processor is a 2.1 GHz Turion w/ 1 MB L2 cache! The tx2510 is a 2.1GHz turion Ultra with 2MB L2 cache!

    Sure you're getting an extra 70 gigs in the HDD, but they're throwing in an old 4-cell battery from the previous series.

    So if you want a cheaper processor, and less battery life, for $1500 usd, while the tx2510 is $1000-$1100, go for it.

    Maybe I'm missing an important chunk of info, please clue me in. But from specs and price, it's a rip-off.
  9. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    prices of machines are generally more expensive in other countries than they are in the US, that's what the machine costs in Australia regardless if the OP buys a tx2500 or tx2600 and it appears that hp has discontinued the tx2500 in australia. The tx2600 is it.
  10. Jor-dan

    Jor-dan Tablet-Loving Student

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    I assumed and hoped as much. Nevertheless someone in another thread found almost the exact same configuration of "tx2600 series" tablet at a sam'e club in north America... $950. That's how much I paid for an HP CTO that was even better!

    Just make sure you check the price of a config-to-order and check for coupons on tablet pc review's deals page. You might get ripped off elsewise
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