Fujitsu Stylistic st4110 Tablet PC
Search ebay for this st4110
They are 800Mhz 10inch touch screen Tablet Pc's for about 300 bucks. Thats a screen and computer for almost the same price as a screen. If i had the money I would buy a couple and have like 3 screens in my car each with there own computer.
Anyways, anyone ever use one of these Tablet Pc's? I searched the forum but didn't find any posting with "st4110"
Be careful which TabletPC you choose for a CarPC
O.K. Someone needs to chime in here with some hard facts:
Originally Posted by pRoFiT
1. Fujitsu has several dozen tablet PCs. Some model numbers end in 0, 1, and 2, i.e. ST4120, ST4121 or ST5130, ST5031, ST5032. As far as I can tell if it ends in 0 it has a [HL]10 inches[/HL] [HL]indoor [/HL]screen. If it ends in 1 its a [HL]10 in with[/HL] [HL]outdoor [/HL](front-lit screen). If it ends in 2 it has a [HL]12 inch indoor screen[/HL].
2. Fujitsu decided to follow the Microsoft plan for Tablet PCs there for all Stylistic tablets after the 3500 have the Electromagnetic (active) digitizer with a magnetic pen as Turbocad said earlier. I also found out it has to be their pen, pens from other TabletPC-compliant systems rarely work and a pen from a pocket organizer or pocketPC is totally out of the question. These are nothing like touchscreens. No Fujitsu pen, No pointer. On the 3500s it was touch, but had palm rejection for writing and therefore required a fingernails touch as opposed to a finger or fingertip.
3. Another thing Turbocad brought up was disassembling and add-ons. The 4110 like my 4121 only has USB 1.1, IRDA 1.1 and no bluetooth. What thet do have is not one but two robust USB connectors (tight-fitting and well powered). I have eight devices running off one port with no problems. I, like Turbocad have disassembled my units several times and they are well-built (unlike a Lilliput with its weak internal connectors.) And if anyone tells you the can't be modded they're wrong. I went another route than Turbocad, I bought docking stations for each of my cars. If you look at the first picture in Turbocads post it shows the tablet locked in the desktop dock. I disassembled the dock, and stuck the 8"x 6" base's guts into my dash and ran an extension cable to the slotload DVD-RW that I crammed into my headunit.
Given the above you probably will never hear about anyone with a 4110 cause it sucks for a car environment. Search for "fujitsu" or "TabletPC" for more info.
I use a 4121 and Turbocad uses a 5021 - both 10 inch front-lit screens. I will say this, they have dramatically improved the internal soundcard to the point where instead of adding a line driver with my previous 3500, I have to turn down the wave volume to 35% so it doesn't distort (I'd estimate the line out has a good 2-4V signal). The USB as mentioned earlier has a lot more amperage than most 1.1 PC devices. The outdoor screens are phenominal in my convertable although it does add a significant amount of light in the car at night, so a dark night skin is recommended.
Overall, of the dozen or so TabletPCs that I've owned, the Fujitsus were by far the best value, most reliable, solid, rugged, light and long-lasting.
P.S. Hey Turbocad, I thought you had a ST5031 ??????
pRoFit.... are you there? :)
WARNING: Thread hijack in progress... sorry
pRoFit, Been trying to get ahold of ya for a couple of weeks, need to ask you something about the mods you made to the RR Skin Editor, Tried a couple email addresses, and PM'ing ya.
You can email me at my johnwpb gmail.com account, or use that same email address for MSN. Johnwpbfl on Yahoo IM, or johnwpb13 on AOL IM.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread, already in progress....
Wow, that is a really nice install man! I have a couple old Fujitsu tablets here that I used to use for Home Automation stuff, never though about putting RR on them. They are older, and the screens def do not show well in the daylight. The are also running 98, and cant not find TS drivers for XP for them. The only advantage of that is the screes are standard touchscreen, and no need for a stylus. Major drawback are the usb 1.0 ports.