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The Fujitsu LifeBook T902 sports a fast Intel Core i5 processor and the largest screen on our lineup of tablet PCs, at 13.3 inches. While this provides an unparalleled viewing experience, the device is conspicuously large and bulky, which impedes its overall portability. Lack of portability aside, the LifeBook T902 offers decent technical specifications and a conventional design that will appeal to the masses.

Equipped with the Windows 7 OS, this device is no harder – though no simpler – to use than competing tablet PCs. You can use either your fingertip or the included stylus to navigate the touchscreen and write text, draw or simulate a mouse. The screen itself is has a capacitive digitizer that senses and registers touch with very little pressure.

Windows 7 wasn't designed for touchscreen use; at times, using the tablet PC can feel a bit cumbersome. However, some people will likely appreciate the familiarity of Windows despite slight navigation hindrance.

Fujitsu laptops are reputably well built, and the LifeBook T902 is no exception. The device is sturdy and durable; although we didn't test this, we imagine it can easily withstand a few (small) bumps and drops.

The 13.3-inch WXGA LED display is beautiful and by far the largest screen on our lineup of tablet PCs. With a resolution of 1600 x 900 dpi and powered by Intel HD Graphics 4000, the tablet PC is ideal for watching or streaming video on the go. However, its bulky size may give some prospective users pause; its overall dimensions are 12.56 inches wide, 9.61 inches deep and 1.52 inches tall when the screen is closed. It also weighs 4.41 pounds, making it the heaviest unit we looked at.

One of the LifeBook T902's standout features is its speedy 3.3GHz Intel Core i5-3320 vPro processor with Turbo Boost Technology, featuring two cores and four threads. Each core can handle two tasks at once, making it faster and more efficient than other processors. You can customize this tablet by adding a Core i7-620M (dual core) for an additional cost.

Input and output ports include USB, FireWire (iLink IEEE 1394), Ethernet, VGA, a PC ExpressCard Slot, a memory card reader and audio jacks. There's also a nifty fingerprint sensor for security purposes, a modem, and a built-in microphone and webcam that are perfect for video chatting or teleconferencing. Lastly, the tablet PC has a dual-layer DVD and CD burner and reader disc drive, which is a feature you find on many laptops but few tablet PCs. Wireless options include Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth, which gives you plenty of ways to connect to the internet.

The LifeBook T902 comes with a one-year warranty, which is curious since many of Fujitsu's products come with a three-year warranty (the lower-end models). You can purchase an additional one or two years on your warranty, but the initial cost of the unit will increase significantly.

Fujitsu's tech support is good overall, and support options include toll-free telephone and email contact, and live chat. The Fujitsu website also provides useful resources that can help you learn more about the unit, including a user manual and knowledgebase. We especially liked the user forums. Here you can post a specific question or issue you have and receive feedback from other Fujitsu customers.

Summary:

The Fujitsu LifeBook T902 may feature an impressive Intel Core i5 processor, but the included amounts of RAM and hard-drive capacity are weak. Also, its size is closer to a hefty laptop than a portable tablet PC. However, the large screen may be a hindrance or a benefit, depending on what you're looking for. Either way, the device constitutes a solid tablet PC that's worth a look.

 
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Fujitsu LifeBook T902 Tablet PC

Pros
The LifeBook T902 has a fast, powerful Intel Core processor and high-quality screen resolution.

Cons
It has a small amount of memory and the screen is massive, hindering portability.

The Verdict
: 8.1/10

Despite its bulk, the large screen delivers an excellent viewing experience; this is an ideal tablet PC for frequent video playback.