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Fujitsu Stylistic Q584 Tablet Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 08/28/2014

Retina by Fujitsu. The big eye-catcher of the Fujitsu tablet is the high-resolution and razor-sharp display (2560x1600 pixels). Furthermore, you get a stylus pen, security and business features as well as an LTE modem. Is this the perfect business tablet?

For the original German review, see here.

When you look at the price of more than 1,000 Euros (~$1313), you can already see that the Fujitsu Stylistic Q584 is no device for the consumer market. Common business features like a fingerprint reader, TPM 1.2, LTE modem and a stylus pen make it interesting for business customers. Our review shows if the tablet can convince.

Competitors for the Q584 are, for example, the Toshiba WT310, the Toshiba Portégé Z10t (Convertible) and the previously reviewed HP ElitePad 1000 G2.

Case & Connectivity

The Q584 has a white case that is surrounded by a silver frame. The material of choice is plastic; considering the high price of the tablet we would have expected better materials. The recently reviewed HP ElitePad 1000 G2, for instance, has an aluminum chassis, and the tablet targets the same customer group. Fujitsu calls the Q584 semi-rugged and also advertises water as well as dust resistance. Still, there is some criticism in regard to the stability and build quality: Force on the back of the device can result in visible picture distortions. You can also slightly twist the tablet, which results in creaking sounds. We would have expected a better performance from a device for 1,200 Euros (~$1575). 

The ports of the tablet use covers for protection against dust and water – except for the docking port. Good: Fujitsu included a full USB 3.0 port (no mini or micro USB). However, there is no video out. You can use the corresponding micro-USB adaptors from Fujitsu if you need Gigabit-Ethernet, HDMI or VGA connectivity. The optional docking station (around 76 Euros, ~$99) provides two additional USB 2.0 ports, VGA and HDMI as well as Gigabit-Ethernet.

The operating system is Windows 8.1 Professional – but in the 32-bit version. A recovery DVD is provided.

Fujitsu offers a white tablet. (Picture: Fujitsu)
Fujitsu offers a white tablet. (Picture: Fujitsu)
(Picture: Fujitsu)
(Picture: Fujitsu)
The docking station is an optional accessory. (Picture: Fujitsu)
The docking station is an optional accessory. (Picture: Fujitsu)
Left side: combined stereo jack, power button, volume rocker, button for the Feature Manager (Picture: Fujitsu)
Left side: combined stereo jack, power button, volume rocker, button for the Feature Manager (Picture: Fujitsu)
Right side: stylus pen, MicroSD, SIM card slot, USB 3.0, micro USB port, AC power
Right side: stylus pen, MicroSD, SIM card slot, USB 3.0, micro USB port, AC power

Input Devices

The Q584 with the optional keyboard (Picture: Fujitsu)
The Q584 with the optional keyboard (Picture: Fujitsu)

The touchscreen of the Q584 works without problems and executes inputs without delays. You can operate the device via fingers and stylus pen. If you don't want to use the Windows on-screen keyboard you can buy an attachable keyboard, but Fujitsu charges more than 200 Euros (~$262) for it. It should be a very high-quality component to justify this price.

Webcams

The Q584 has two webcams. The front camera has a resolution of 2 MP and takes slightly lifeless pictures. The camera at the rear has an 8 MP sensor and is supported by a flash. The module takes decent pictures in well-lit environments.

Front camera (2 MP)
Front camera (2 MP)
Rear camera (8 MP)
Rear camera (8 MP)
Reference camera (Canon Powershot SX220 HS, 12 MP)
Reference camera (Canon Powershot SX220 HS, 12 MP)

Display

One highlight of the Q584 is the high-resolution 10.1-inch display. It has a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels. We can measure a display brightness of 290 cd/m² – a good result, although we would have expected more. The tablet was designed to be used outdoors and should not have issues in very bright environments, either. Not to forget: For the price of the Q584 you can expect a higher brightness. Contrast (753:1) and black value (0.43 cd/m²) are decent.

264
cd/m²
286
cd/m²
282
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
324
cd/m²
304
cd/m²
278
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
296
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 324 cd/m² Average: 290 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 81 %
Center on Battery: 324 cd/m²
Contrast: 753:1 (Black: 0.43 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.82 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 4.37 | - Ø
Gamma: 2.4
Fujitsu Stylistic Q584
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Toshiba WT310
HD Graphics 4000, 3339Y, Toshiba THNSNF128GMCS
Toshiba Portege Z10t
HD Graphics 4000, 3339Y, Toshiba THNSNF256GMCS
HP ElitePad 1000 G2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3795, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
Screen
8%
17%
16%
-33%
Brightness
290
310
7%
277
-4%
298
3%
323
11%
Brightness Distribution
81
78
-4%
73
-10%
88
9%
86
6%
Black Level *
0.43
0.3
30%
0.26
40%
0.32
26%
0.43
-0%
Contrast
753
1087
44%
1158
54%
963
28%
833
11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.82
5.11
-34%
4.33
-13%
4.1
-7%
8.73
-129%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.37
4.16
5%
2.75
37%
2.89
34%
8.56
-96%
Gamma
2.4 100%
2.42 99%
2.29 105%
2.34 103%
2.98 81%
CCT
6771 96%
6184 105%
6785 96%
6546 99%
7483 87%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
44.69
44

* ... smaller is better

The color presentation is already convincing ex-works with an average DeltaE 2000 deviation of 3.82. This means the tablet is very close to the ideal value (DeltaE smaller 3). The display does not have a blue cast. The results could probably be improved by calibration, but we could not test it because the measuring software crashed.

CalMAN – ColorChecker
CalMAN – ColorChecker
CalMAN – Grayscale
CalMAN – Grayscale
CalMAN – Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN – Saturation Sweeps
The Q854 outdoors
The Q854 outdoors

Fujitsu equipped the tablet with an IPS panel. This means you can see the display content from every viewing angle. Using the tablet outdoors is possible as well, but you should avoid environments that are too bright.

Performance

The Fujitsu Stylistic Q584 is designed for business customers. It offers common security features like a fingerprint reader and a Trusted Platform Module. Internet connections on the road can be established via LTE modem. The tablet is listed for almost 1,500 Euros (~$1969) in the Fujitsu shop, but several online retailers sell it for around 1,200 Euros (~$1575).

Processor

Fujitsu equipped the Q584 with an Atom Z3770 quad-core processor (Silvermont architecture). The CPU has a nominal clock of 1.46 GHz that can be raised to 2.4 GHz via Turbo Boost. The TDP is below 4 Watts. The CPU is almost able to maintain its maximum speed in the Cinebench CPU tests. We measured 2.26 GHz in single-thread as well as multi-thread tests – both on mains and battery power.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
997
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
2848
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
2024
Help
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Fujitsu Stylistic Q584
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, 128 GB eMMC Flash
997 Points ∼14%
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
773 Points ∼11% -22%
Schenker Element 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
965 Points ∼14% -3%
HP ElitePad 1000 G2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3795, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1234 Points ∼18% +24%
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Fujitsu Stylistic Q584
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2848 Points ∼8%
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
1467 Points ∼4% -48%
Schenker Element 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3301 Points ∼9% +16%
HP ElitePad 1000 G2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3795, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4106 Points ∼12% +44%

System Performance

All in all, the tablet is fast and runs smoothly; however, we are also a bit disappointed because we would have expected a subjectively faster device for this price. The reason for this is the hard drive in our opinion. Fujitsu only uses standard eMMC storage, which can be found in the majority of tablets. A couple of weeks ago we reviewed the significantly cheaper Wortmann Terra Pad 1060. This tablet has a real Solid State Drive (SATA) and provides a better performance in practice, despite the slower processor. Fujitsu charges more than 1,000 Euros (~$1313) for the Q584, so we would have expected more than just common eMMC storage. The results of the PCMark benchmarks don't show any surprises. We expect results in the low 1000 points range with these components and the Q584 confirms that.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1088 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
1036 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
1097 points
Help

Storage Devices

The storage solution inside the Q584 is an eMMC module from Samsung with a capacity of 128 GB. Around 100 GB can be used for your own data, but 30 GB of the 100 GB is occupied by the Windows installation. Considering the price of the tablet, 128 GB is not really generous and there could have been a bigger drive. The eMMC module provides decent transfer rates in general, but the results are not impressive by any means. A couple of weeks ago, we reviewed a much cheaper Windows Tablet with the Schenker Element 3G that uses eMMC storage as well. However, the storage of the Schenker tablet is faster.

128 GB eMMC Flash
Sequential Read: 128.2 MB/s
Sequential Write: 40.18 MB/s
512K Read: 121.5 MB/s
512K Write: 31.88 MB/s
4K Read: 12.93 MB/s
4K Write: 5.346 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 27.64 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 6.417 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Read Seq (sort by value)
Fujitsu Stylistic Q584
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, 128 GB eMMC Flash
128.2 MB/s ∼4%
HP ElitePad 1000 G2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3795, 128 GB eMMC Flash
82.4 MB/s ∼3% -36%
Schenker Element 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
162.9 MB/s ∼5% +27%
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
262.2 MB/s ∼8% +105%
Toshiba Portege Z10t
HD Graphics 4000, 3339Y, Toshiba THNSNF256GMCS
486.7 MB/s ∼15% +280%
Toshiba WT310
HD Graphics 4000, 3339Y, Toshiba THNSNF128GMCS
490.1 MB/s ∼15% +282%
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Write Seq (sort by value)
Fujitsu Stylistic Q584
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, 128 GB eMMC Flash
40.18 MB/s ∼2%
HP ElitePad 1000 G2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3795, 128 GB eMMC Flash
24.55 MB/s ∼1% -39%
Schenker Element 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
46.87 MB/s ∼2% +17%
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
121.7 MB/s ∼5% +203%
Toshiba WT310
HD Graphics 4000, 3339Y, Toshiba THNSNF128GMCS
217.8 MB/s ∼8% +442%
Toshiba Portege Z10t
HD Graphics 4000, 3339Y, Toshiba THNSNF256GMCS
450.3 MB/s ∼17% +1021%
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 - Read 4k (sort by value)
Fujitsu Stylistic Q584
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, 128 GB eMMC Flash
12.93 MB/s ∼21%
HP ElitePad 1000 G2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3795, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9.252 MB/s ∼15% -28%
Schenker Element 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
11.75 MB/s ∼20% -9%
Toshiba Portege Z10t
HD Graphics 4000, 3339Y, Toshiba THNSNF256GMCS
16.23 MB/s ∼27% +26%
Toshiba WT310
HD Graphics 4000, 3339Y, Toshiba THNSNF128GMCS
17.11 MB/s ∼28% +32%
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
24 MB/s ∼40% +86%

Graphics

Graphics are handled by the Intel HD Graphics GPU. It supports DirectX 11 and runs with up to 667 MHz. The results of the 3DMark benchmarks show that the GPU is at the lower end of the performance ranking. The WT310 and the Portégé show better values due to their faster processors.

3DMark 11 Performance
207 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
9174 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
877 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Fujitsu Stylistic Q584
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, 128 GB eMMC Flash
207 Points ∼1%
Schenker Element 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
184 Points ∼1% -11%
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
201 Points ∼1% -3%
HP ElitePad 1000 G2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3795, 128 GB eMMC Flash
233 Points ∼1% +13%
Toshiba Portege Z10t
HD Graphics 4000, 3339Y, Toshiba THNSNF256GMCS
490 Points ∼2% +137%

Gaming Performance

Modern 3D games that were designed for desktops and notebooks hardly run on the Q584 at all. Only a couple of games can be played smoothly – with low resolutions and reduced quality settings. However, titles for the Metro-UI of Windows are no problem.

low med. high ultra
Trackmania Nations Forever (2008) 75.120.57.7fps

Emissions

System Noise

The Q584 neither has a fan nor a conventional hard drive, so it is completely silent.

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

You can feel that the Q584 does not have a fan. Two spots already surpass the 40 °C mark during idle, while the stress test can result in temperatures around 50 °C. The docking station was attached during our temperature measurements.

Our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) does not show any differences between mains and battery power: The processor runs with a fluctuating clock below 1 GHz, while the GPU is steady at 311 MHz. The CPU temperature leveled off at around 72 °C. Our stress test represents an extreme scenario that is not usual in practice. Our benchmarks show that there shouldn't be any problems with throttling during everyday tasks.

 31.6 °C32 °C33.2 °C 
 32 °C37.2 °C35.3 °C 
 37.8 °C41.7 °C39.6 °C 
Maximum: 41.7 °C
Average: 35.6 °C
33.2 °C33.1 °C31.6 °C
38.2 °C36.1 °C31.7 °C
40.7 °C38 °C36 °C
Maximum: 40.7 °C
Average: 35.4 °C
Power Supply (max.)  36.8 °C | Room Temperature 24.3 °C | Voltcraft IR-360

Speakers

The stereo speakers of the Q584 are at the bottom edges of the two sides. The sound quality is just average and lacks bass, which could be expected. We noticed that the maximum volume is comparatively low.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The Q584 has a pretty high idle consumption of up to 8.8 Watts. We usually see these values for 15.6-inch notebooks. We suspect that the high-resolution display is the main reason for the high power consumption. The tablet is more frugal during our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark running for at least one hour) compared to medium workloads (3DMark06 running). The reason for this behavior is simple: CPU and GPU are heavily throttled. The docking station was attached during our measurements.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.2 / 1.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.1 / 7.6 / 8.8 Watt
Load midlight 14.6 / 13.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

The realistic WLAN test opens a new website every 40 seconds with the Balanced energy profile and a brightness of around 150 cd/m². The Q584 manages a runtime of 5:16 h. The WT310 (4:01 h) and the Portégé (4:58 h) have to be recharged sooner. A much longer runtime is provided by the ElitePad (7:17 h). Note: We usually use the energy-saving profile for the WLAN test, but the Q584 only has the Balanced profile.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Surfing
5h 16min
Battery Runtime - WiFi (sort by value)
Fujitsu Stylistic Q584
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3770, 128 GB eMMC Flash
316 min ∼12%
Toshiba WT310
HD Graphics 4000, 3339Y, Toshiba THNSNF128GMCS
241 min ∼9%
Wortmann Terra Pad 1060
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2805, 64 GB SSD
290 min ∼11%
Toshiba Portege Z10t
HD Graphics 4000, 3339Y, Toshiba THNSNF256GMCS
298 min ∼11%
Schenker Element 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
325 min ∼12%
HP ElitePad 1000 G2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3795, 128 GB eMMC Flash
437 min ∼16%

Verdict

Overall, Fujitsu's Stylistic Q584 is a pretty successful Windows tablet for business customers. The majority of private users will probably avoid is because of the price. The Q584 is fast, silent and runs smoothly. The battery runtimes are on a level with comparable tablets. Furthermore, you get several security features as well as an LTE modem. We really like the razor-sharp display, but we have to criticize the case: It is not appropriate for this retail price. We would have expected a sturdier chassis with a better quality.

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In review: Fujitsu Stylistic Q584. Test model courtesy of Fujitsu.
In review: Fujitsu Stylistic Q584. Test model courtesy of Fujitsu.

Specifications

Fujitsu Stylistic Q584 (Stylistic Series)
Processor
Intel Atom Z3770 1.46 GHz
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Core: 311-667 MHz, 10.18.10.3323
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3, soldered
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 2560x1600 pixel, Dual Digitizer, Panasonic VVX10T025J00, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 70 GB free
Soundcard
Intel SST Audio Device
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: combined stereo jack, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Position sensor, NFC, GPS
Networking
Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, Sierra EM7305 LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 267 x 180.8 ( = 0.39 x 10.51 x 7.12 in)
Battery
36 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2 MP (front), 8 MP with flash (rear)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard Light: no, Stylus Pen, Cyberlink YouCam 5, McAfee Multi Access Internet Security (trial), MS Office 365 (trial), 36 Months Warranty
Weight
660 g ( = 23.28 oz / 1.46 pounds), Power Supply: 231 g ( = 8.15 oz / 0.51 pounds)
Price
1449 Euro

 

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Pro

+Silent operation
+Runs smooth and without hiccups
+High display resolution
+IPS panel
+36 months warranty
+USB 3.0 port (no mini or micro USB)
 

Cons

-Only 128 GB storage
-Expensive
-No high-quality case materials

Shortcut

What we like

The high-resolution display.

What we miss

A better case.

What surprises us

Fujitsu only equips the tablet with a plastic case despite the price of more than 1,000 Euros (~$1313).

The competition

HP ElitePad 1000 G2, Toshiba WT310, Toshiba Portégé Z10t, MS Surface 2 Pro, HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2.

Rating

Fujitsu Stylistic Q584 - 08/21/2014 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
71%
Keyboard
0 / 80 → 
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
62 / 65 → 95%
Weight
81 / 88 → 85%
Battery
88%
Display
81%
Games Performance
32 / 68 → 47%
Application Performance
31 / 76 → 41%
Temperature
76%
Noise
100%
Audio
45 / 91 → 49%
Camera
38 / 85 → 45%
Average
66%
76%
Tablet - Weighted Average
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Sascha Mölck, 2014-08-28 (Update: 2014-08-30)