Review: Fujitsu’s new water- and dustproof tablet STYLISTIC V535

Yesterday, I shortly announced something new for today and there it is: the Fujitsu STYLISTIC V535. Fujitsu just announced and showed this device at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona and I already hat the chance to take close look on it. However, please be aware that I was only provided a prototype device which is also running on a prototype image.


The front of the STYLISTIC V535.

The V535 is clearly direct towards multiple industries since it’s built for rough environments. It’s water- and dustproof and therefore especially useful when it comes to logistics or manufacturing for example.

Before we unbox and shortly review the tablet, we start with a short look on technical specifications of the device I reviewed. A full list of available configurations can be found in the datasheet.

The CPU is Intel’s Atom Z3795 which provides up to 2.39 GHz of power. 4GB DDR3-RAM and 60GB flash storage support the tablet running Windows 8.1 64bit.

The 8.3-inch display is based on an IPS panel and provides strong and beautiful colors and the screen resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels is very good for such a small display.

The STYLISTIC V535 primarily meets the needs of different branches including transportation, logistics, manufacturing, healthcare and retail. Especially mobile users in those scenarios need a light weight device which doesn’t have to be treated like glass all the time. The front and the 8.3-inch display are protected by the famous Croning Gorilla Glass 3 making it dust- and water-proof. It’s rugged back ensure stability and makes the tablet drop-resitant from up to 1.8metres. The multi-touch display also offers data entry with gloves which is a key feature for healthcare for example.

As for the connectivity, the V535 can be ordered with 4G/LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, GPS and even GLONASS. The battery runtime is supposed to be about 8 hours and security features are TPM and support for Windows 8.1-specific security tools.

According to Fujitsu, the V535 meets the IP65 requirements for being dust- and water-proof and can be disenfected with typical IPA-solutions.

For the V535, Fujitsu also offers the Smart Shell conecpt making the back of the tablet exchangeable. in retail for example, the V535 can be ordered with a magnet card reader or support for cards with chips & PINs making the use ePayment solutions possible.

My package contained the tablet itself and docking station which is also provided by Fujitsu for comfortable use in the office.

The package of the V535 on the right and of the docking station on the left.

The V535 is charged via USB. A power cable is provided by Fujitsu, too.

The power cable


The V535 is protected in a special case.

The back clearly shows the battery and Webcam.

The back of the STYLISTIC V535

The back of the STYLISTIC V535

On the bottom, the tablet provides a docking port which is protected by a flap.

The bottom of the V535

The bottom of the V535

On the right side, all ports are located. These are USB 2.0, microSD, charging and headphones. Again, those ports are protected by a flap.

The right side of the V535 with the closed flap.

The right side of the V535 with the closed flap.

And the open flap.

And the open flap.

On the top, the V535 has a power and volume buttons.

The top of the STYLISTIC V535.

The top of the STYLISTIC V535.

As written earlier, Fujitsu also provides a docking station which is essential for working with the device in the office. The docking station also comes with its own power cable.

The docking station

The docking station

The cool thing about having the ports on the right side of the V535 is that the docking station brings additional ports to the tablets which enhances the number of USB ports and allows connectivity via Ethernet.

The back of the docking station

The back of the docking station

Like I said earlier, the device itself is still a prototype which means that the design is final but things can (and surely will) be different in terms of hardware or software.

Overall, the device makes a very good impression. It feels extremely stable and I even dropped it (by accident of course) without any consequences. Due to limited availability, I can’t really go further into dropping but having touched the device, it feels like the 1.8m maximum drop height seem realistic.

The Windows button is touch only which means that you need just to press it softly. This is a cool feature but also bears the risk that users touch it by accident which will happen often enough, I think. Maybe, an easy to press but still visibly distinct button would have been better here. However, this is just a detail and something, the user will learn after 10 minutes of use.

Also the number of ports is pretty low. The device is specialized for branches which probably won’t even use the ports and therefore the solution with the docking station is an acceptable solution.

The performance of the device is pretty good. I still have an unfinished image running on the device which I can feel. It’s still a little bit laggy but not in terms of slow programs. It’s more in graphical terms meaning that flows aren’t completely smooth yet. However, I think that Fujitsu sorts this out in the final image since it looks more like a software thing.

The display resolution of 1920 x 1200px is technically a good thing but also means that Windows has to be resized to be properly usable. For applications which aren’t ready yet, this may result in problems. However, in my experience, there was only one program which had issues with that.

The V535 with standard Windows Zoom functionality

The V535 with standard Windows Zoom functionality

And after setting the Zoom to 200%.

And after setting the Zoom to 200%

Since Fujitsu built in an IPS panel in the V535, the display offers a great and vivid range of colors. This allows a high level of brightness which is very useful when working in sunny environments.

The Intel Atom CPU is a clear signal by Fujitsu that the V535 is not about high performance only but also tries to combine slim design and a long battery runtime. For people, who need extremely high peformance, this tablet is obviously the wrong choice. However, if you search for a great trade-off between performance, battery runtime and mobility, the V535 matches a good equilibrium.

To give you the possibility to experience this device a little bit, I created a short video where I share my first impressions and perform some basic workflows with the device.

All in all, the V535 is a tablet which clearly focusses on its target group. It provides enough power for normal applications while ensuring mobility and enough battery runtime. In my review, the protoype had some weak spots regarding the smoothness and performance. However, Fujitsu clearly stated that this image and hardware is still a prototype and things like this may occur. I hope and am pretty sure that Fujitsu addressed this issues in the final version.

If you have any questions regarding, the Fujitsu STYLISTIC V535, please write a comment or send me a message via the contact form. To find out more about the device on Fujitsu’s site, please click here.

Disclaimer: This device was provided me by Fujitsu for this review. I will send it back after the review. The content was not influenced by Fujitsu in any way and completely reflects my opinion and experiences.

Review: Fujitsu 2.1-soundsystem DS S2100

When it comes to Fujitsu, a lot of people have different thoughts on what the company does. Most of you will think of their laptops or servers and services but did you know that Fujitsu also produces accessoires like displays and soundsystems?

This package contains Fujitsu stylish soundsyste DS S2100

This package contains Fujitsu stylish soundsyste DS S2100

Fujitsu sent me this cool soundsystem and I decided to shortly share my opinions on it with you. Before we do that, let’s take a short look at the specifications.

The 2.1 soundsystem comes equipped with a subwoofer and two satellites. The subwoofer provides 50 Watts of bass and the whole design is very different. Fujitsu itself likes to call it avantgarde.

With a weight of 4.5kg and the need of a power source, the soundsystem is clearly intended for fixed installation. In the ideal case, the subwoofer is placed on the bottom and the satellites and the control unit are places on the desk.

Audio is supplied to the system via the standard 3.5mm audio jack. The speaker system has two audio inputs which is pretty cool. You will see what they’re for later.

The package contains a lot of stuff

The package contains a lot of stuff

The package actually contains a lot of stuff. Besides the hardware and the power adapter itself, the DS S2100 comes with all cables you need to set up and use it.

Additionally, it contains two audio cables, the control unit and a quick start guide and manual on CD. The first installation may take some minutes since the concept of the whole system is different from typical installations.

The subwoofer is the central place where all cables are connected to. The control unit is connected to it and the satellites are connected it. Also the main audio source (your PC for example) is directly connected to the subwoofer.

The 2.1 system consists of two satellites and a subwoofer in the middle.

The 2.1 system consists of two satellites and a subwoofer in the middle.

The soundsystem is turned off and on with the button on the subwoofer, the audio volume however is controlled with the control unit (the silver/black thing in front of the subwoofer on the picture). Also, the bass strength can be controlled at the subwoofer directly.

A pretty cool feature on the soundsystem is the control unit which doesn’t only control the volume but provides an additional input and output.

The control unit is surrounded by a red light which indicates that the soundsystem is turned on.

The control unit is surrounded by a red light which indicates that the soundsystem is turned on.

If you put in some audio source here, the main audio source will be muted and the soundsystem automatically plays the audio from the audio source connected to control unit. This is very useful if you want to connect a smartphone or MP3 player for example.

Also, you will find a headphone port there. When you connect your headphones to it, the speakers are turned off and everything is directed to the headphones. This is useful when you want to hear something on your headphones without having too much work to achieve this.

The audio quality of the DS S2100 is pretty good. It provides a pretty loud maximum level and clear and crisp sound. The bass is strong and all in all, music and videos sound nice on the system. However, you shouldn’t consider this system when you need extremely loud sound. I would say that for a normal room, the DS S2100 delivers more than enough power. When it comes to big halls or something similar for example, the 2.1 system is obviously too weak.

In general, I’m very satisfied with the Fujitsu DS S2100. The quality of the hardware is very good and the design is also pretty cool. I love the concept of the control unit but I don’t understand why the On/Off-button is placed on the subwoofer. It would have been better placed on the control unit.

The DS S2100 isn’t available everywhere and you should check your local Fujitsu subsidiary if you can’t find it right away. In Germany, it’s currently sold at 80€ ca. which is a very fair price for what you get.

For more details on the system, check out the datasheet.

Disclaimer: This soundsystem was provided me by Fujitsu as part of the Digitual Influencer Program. There was and is no obligation to write this review and furthermore no rules or wishes about the content of this article. It is completely based on my work and reflects my own opinion.

The ways of efficient working

Since I’m part of Fujitsu’s Digital Influencer Program, we are sometimes given the chance to participate in mini activites.

Those mini activites usually stimulate our minds to think about challenging topics. One of them is efficient working.

This year's slogan: 'Human Centric Innovation'

Last year’s slogan: ‘Human Centric Innovation’

Innovation’s goal is always increased efficiency. New solutions make working easier and therefore increase our productivity.

Even with new products, we still need strategies to get our work done efficiently. There is a lot of literature and models on that topic and everyone has his own way to deal with that.

I personally made the experience that many people waste more time on organizing and developing strategies rather than simply performing the work.

Therefore I don’t really follow strategies to do my work. Of course, I use ToDo-lists but they are very temporary for me. I create them if I have multiple tasks due at the time but only on a short term basis.

The best solution for me is to simply get my stuff done. This may sound weird to you but it’s honestly the best way for me. I only shift away my work if I can’t do otherwise (which happens often enough) but I still try to get it done ASAP. And although that isn’t a patentable solution, it’s the best for me.

But how about you? What do you do to improve your work efficiency? Let me know in the comments!

Fujitsu launches four new LIFEBOOKs introducing its first-ever PalmSecure-models and Intel Broadwell CPUs

Today, Fujitsu announced the launch of four new devices of which two will be available with a PalmSecure option. Although, there were some laptops with PalmSecure before, the new series will be the first one to provide this feature from beginning in a normal configuration.

The company also introduces its first-ever Broadwell-based notebooks supporting Intel’s newest CPU generation. While the first three devices will be widely available, the last one can only be ordered on project-basis.

The LIFEBOOKs U745, S935 and T725 will be shown at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in March and are partly successors of current devices.

u745 - Copy

The LIFEBOOK U745 follows the steps of the U904 and offers a wide field of configuration options. Based on a HD+ (1.600x900px) display you can order it with several Intel CPU’s and hard drive options. You can also choose NFC to be available.

A full list of available configuration can be found here and here.

s935As a successor of the S904, the LIFEBOOK S935 is sticking to the 24 hours-battery runtime but now also provides PalmSecure and NFC.

With a weight of 1.25kg, Fujitsu again offers a lot of configuration and IGZO-displays with a resolution of up to 2.560x.1.440px.

A full list of configuration options can be found here and more information here.


The LIFEBOOK T725 is something you could see as Fujitsu keeping connections to its root. The 12.5-inch 2in1 can be used with a port replicator model which is shared by 8 models. It also provides the modular bay letting you replace the optical drive by either a second battery or hard drive for example.

The display has a pretty low resolution of 1.366x768px and again offers a lot of configurations although NFC will not be available.

The full list can be seen here.


The LIFEBOOK T935 will success the LIFEBOOK T904 and be only available on project-basis, meaning that Fujitsu only produces on order.

It keeps its 2.560×1.440px IGZO-display but also can be ordered with newest hardware, PalmSecure and NFC.

More information can be found here.

So far there are no full informatio on pricing and availability. We will keep you updated!


CES: Intel presents new Broadwell CPU generation

Today, Intel officially announced the fifth generation of Intel Core CPUs based on a 14nm architecture.


The portfolio consists of 14 new CPUs and is based on the Broadwell-chipset.

10 out of 14 chips have a TDP of 15W. Those chips also include a GPU with Intel’s well known HD Graphics.

The other 4 have a TDP of 28W but also provide Intel’s new Iris Graphics.

According to Intel the portfolio is designed to provide chips for Notebooks, 2 in 1s, Ultrabooks, Chromebooks, All-In-One and Mini-PCs.

Of course, Fujitsu will use the new Broadwell generation from some point on, too. As soon as we get knowledge of that, we will inform you too, of course!

Until then you can get more information here. A table of all chips with technical details is listed here for the i7, here for the i5 and here for the i3.

Happy new year 2015!

This is just a short post to say Thank you to all my readers, supporters (especially Fujitsu) and everyone who participated in making this blog possible.

I really enjoy blogging for you and I hope that 2015 will bring a lot of news and reviews. Happy new year!

STYLISTIC Q555: Fujitsu launches new versatile tablet

During Fujitsu Forum 2014, Fujitsu launched a new tablet-PC: the STYLISTIC Q555.

The new STYLISTIC Q555 as shown at the Fujitsu Forum 2014

The new STYLISTIC Q555 as shown at the Fujitsu Forum 2014

Based on Intel’s Quad Core Atom CPU with 2.4 GHz (BayTrail-T chipset) and up to 128GB of eMMC storage, the Q555 is a nice tablet for general business tasks with a battery runtime of up to 10 hours.

A dual digitizer supports both pen and finger input and possible configurations include a fingerprint or SmartCard scanner. As for the connectivity, LTE and NFC are available.

The back of the STYLISTIC Q555

The back of the STYLISTIC Q555

If you need a physical keyboard, Fujitsu provides a dockable solution. You can also get a cradle which is basically a stand with additional ports.

I asked Markus Seifart from Fujitsu to give us a short insight into the device in the following video:

The Q555 is at the moment only available on project basis which means that you have to contact a partner to order the device with your desired configuration.

More information on the Q555 can be found here.

Fujitsu Forum 2014 Day Zero: Innovation and coffee

Fujitsu Forum officially opens its doors tomorrow but journalists and bloggers already got some insights tonight which I want to share with you.

The entrance of the ICM Munich

The entrance of the ICM Munich

After my arrival which was a little bit too early, I spent some time at the press room where I was already confronted with Fujitsu’s first demo: a coffee machine which uses your Palm veins to identify you.

Fujitsu's combined PalmSecure scanner for two factor authentication

Fujitsu’s combined PalmSecure scanner for two factor authentication

Now, as you may remember, I reviewed the technology just days ago and found out that it’s extremely fast.

However, in a modern world one factor-authentication is not enough. Modern security algorithms require two factors. In this case, the scanner first asks for your card and then asks you to provide your hand.

This way also offers a great feature concerning data privacy. Instead of having to record palm vein patterns on a central server, you can for example take the card itself.

To show you this techonology in action, I captured a short video with Isabelle from Fujitsu:

Afterwards, the actual event began and Duncan Tait started the official press conference where he talked about Fujitsu’s current structure and the market situation.

After this short introduction, Dr. Joseph Reger, CTO of Fujitsu, gave us some insights on his current topics:

Dr. Joseph Reger talking about digitalizing business

Dr. Joseph Reger talking about digitalizing business

His main topics were the Internet of Things, Social Innovations, Digitalizing Business and in the end he presented his news highlights.


Later on, Joseph ca”s me back to hold an open discussion which was extremely interesting.

Under the title “What’s on the CTO’s mind?” he just walked around the room and let the journalists ask him several questions.

Since one topic was the amount of growing machine-to-machine communication, I asked him on his opinion on net neutrality which he responded in a very interesting way.

When talking about content providers, he defends net neutrality since this concept shouldn’t be misused to make money.

However, when it comes to essential services, there should be a common regulation. Just imagine two cars communicating with each other in a very critical situation and the connection is busy. In this case, a priority system could be very useful.

A 3D version of Joseph Reger

A 3D version of Joseph Reger

He concluded his talk with making clear that IT becomes more and more important to everyone of us and used a 3D-statue of him to paint an image of that.

All in all, the first day was very interesting and gave us great insights into what Fujitsu is to show at this year’s forum.

Stay tuned for more and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Fujitsu PalmSecure: Vein scanner and Workplace Protect review

Thanks to Fujitsu I got the chance to review one of Fujitsu’s newest technologies: PalmSecure.

Fujitsu's PalmSecure vein scanner

Fujitsu’s PalmSecure vein scanner

While fingerprint scanners are currently the most widespread biometric authentication method, they are not always secure.

Other biometric factors could be your eyes, your voice or your face. Or in this case: your palm veins.

Vein patterns are very unique and so they are a very reliable authentication key.

Fujitsu’s PalmSecure technology isn’t only more reliable, it is also contact-less and therefore more hygienic.

Especially in situation like virus outbreaks, technologies like PalmSecure offer a good solution.

This stand makes it easier to use the scanner.

This stand makes it easier to use the scanner.

However, contact-less also means that you have to position your hand correctly. Therefore, Fujitsu also provides a stand in this case.

You can also find PalmSecure in other forms, an example would be this solution:

This picture shows a laptop with a built-in scanner.

This picture shows a laptop with a built-in scanner.

I shot a short video demonstrating this technology and Fujitsu’s Workplace Protect:

If you want to find out more about PalmSecure, click here. Also, click here to get more information on Fujitsu’s Workplace Protect solution.

Disclaimer: Fujitsu provided me this device for free for a limited time to review it. 

What being a Fujitsu Digital Influencer and Silver Insider means for FujitsuFans

Since I ran this blog I always made clear, that I’m representing my own opinion. However, since 2010, I participated in several Fujitsu projects and visited the company which can be interpreted wrongly.

The Oktoberfest at the Fujitsu Forum 2013

The Oktoberfest at the Fujitsu Forum 2013

I also received some devices from Fujitsu either to test them or as part of projects in which these devices were reviewed.

All this time, I paid attention to clearly stay with my view on Fujitsu related topics, especially when my information source was Fujitsu itself. It was and still is the highest priority to deliver you honest news from an unbiased point of view.


You may have seen this badge in the right sidebar of this blog and you may have wondered what this means.

Fujitsu has a special program for bloggers and tech-related people from all over the world where said persons are engaging in several projects like Master Your Business. Those project usually consist of the participant who receives a device to test and review. There are also some tasks which require the participant to discuss a feature of the device or office related topics. Those tasks are usually solved at the platform itself.

Members who are very comitted to projects like MYB have the chance to become a Silver Insider which is a higher rank than a normal Insider or Digital Influencer. This doesn’t mean that the person wrote more articles which are friendly to Fujitsu or made special advertisements. This means that the person took time to cover Fujitsu related topics in a detailed manner and covered multiple point of views.

For me and FujitsuFans, being part of Fujitsu’s Silver Insider program is very important. It allows me to serve you neutral news and still get information very early and directly from the source. There is at no point any obligation to blog about Fujitsu in a positive way and disclosure is a very important topic, too. Fujitsu activley asks us to disclose our relationship in order to avoid misunderstandings.

I wrote this article now because the Digital Influencer program is pretty new and I thought this may be a good point to clarify some things. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to comment on this article or send me an e-mail via the contact form.

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