T938

Discussion in 'Fujitsu' started by Tandemcha, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. atragon

    atragon Pen Pal - Newbie

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    And they're still sticking with 16:9 displays. I'd love to see one with a 3:2 display. I'm rather fond of my T4220, but it's getting rather long in the tooth.
     
  2. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Wait! The Q584 was an atom based tablet that was readily available from Fujitsu and ultimately on the eBay store.
     
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  3. Starlight5

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    ... and outdated AF, to be honest. Wanted to comment on @kneehowguys post, but expected him to correct his statement before someone points it out.
     
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  4. AntonioFuji

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    I have a T902 for years and running Ubuntu (no windows). I am quite happy with it. Essentially all the features work. In the past I had to employ sometime to make things like disable enable touch screen, which I ended up setting up as easily remembering scripts.
    I find the quality of the product pretty good. I normally have it with additional battery so it is a bit heavy. Nevertheless my previous experience of a convertible was a HP which after a while did not hold in place in tablet mode. Horrible to write with it. The hinge rotation of the Tseries is quite good, working as the first day. Now I am thinking of replacing my T902 by a newer convertible. Of course, I am considering a new Fujitsu Tseries. If you have recent experience and suggestions, I would be most grateful.
     
  5. AntonioFuji

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    Acer switch 7 does not have too good reviews. It has innovative features. The strength of GPU is not relevant for me.
     
  6. Starlight5

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    @AntonioFuji Fujitsus may be good machines - but once they go out of warranty, one may regret purchasing a Lifebook instead of Thinkpad, Elitebook or Latitude.
     
  7. Rondo60

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    Why do you mean about Fujitsu once they go out of warranty?
     
  8. Starlight5

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    @Rondo60 Fujitsu themselves don't sell parts, they only offer repair service - which costs an arm and a leg. Buying parts elsewhere is typically expensive, while cheaper used parts are very hard to source. Even within warranty, on-site service is only available in US & Canada, not internationally.

    Lifebooks traditionally have pretty nice hardware, but their designs are sometimes flawed (e.g. T904/T935/T936 hinge), and due to restrictive policy toward end user repairs consequences of some hardware problem are much more drastic than with more repair-friendly brands. If you notice your hinge starts to fail, would you rather ship the device to depot, possibly having to fight your way proving that it's not a result of you mishandling it - or just order a replacement hinge for the price of shipping your laptop to the depot or even less, without disrupting your workflow? I bet the answer is obvious.

    I personally moved to Thinkpads - because trackpoint on business convertibles (unlike Fujitsu&Toshiba who only put it on traditional laptops for some obscure reason), international on-site service, cheap and easy to source parts with detailed service manuals readily available.
     
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  9. planalp

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    The T938 has NO Wacom driver that I can find... the AES pen that they now use is seriously crippled by no ability to set up buttons and no eraser on the top.

    Support was totally unhelpful and wanted me to run their hardware diagnostics. The support person obviously did not have any experience using the T938 pen with the side buttons.

    Often I hook my T938 (and previous T935) laptops to a large Wacom screen, and then there's no driver issue but I am not using a screen or pen from Fujitsu.

    I have always found Fujitsu hardware extremely rugged (no hinge issues), never a hardware failure. But they seem to have dropped the ball on pen computing.

    They had a fine driver for the EMR pen in the T935, and right now in disgust I am going back to using the T935 as I do not have a large screen with me.

    Roy Planalp, T935/Win 7/16 GB/4 TB SSD.
    T938/Win 10/16 GB/ 2TB SSD
     
  10. Rondo60

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    Thanks for the AES pen info- I will stick with my T935- I use a 2 button pen with eraser and like how I can configure it.
     

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