Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

Fujitsu's business tablet lacks many exclusively business features

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Although some manufacturers choose to add custom skins and functions to the open-source Android operating system, Fujitsu has left it largely untouched on the Fujitsu Stylistic M532.

In our opinion this is a sensible idea - by ignoring a custom skin and various bells and whistles in favour of "going native", Fujitsu has left less for the processor to crunch through, and the result is an extremely swift, satisfying experience.

Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

All that has been added, besides the red Fujitsu wallpaper, are a few business-focused apps that reaffirm the target audience for this tablet. The most important of these is a full copy of Norton Tablet Security, complete with a year's subscription.

The app includes an anti-malware scanner, which will make sure any apps you download aren't harbouring embedded viruses - something that is unfortunately now a factor in the Google Play market. The app also offers you web protection for safe browsing and Norton Anti-Theft - which you can access from any web point in order to track your device if it is lost or stolen.

Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

Although you can get this app on any Android tablet, the free year's subscription is a definite sweetener that Fujitsu has thrown in.

Given the tendency (especially from budget manufacturers) to cram hardware full of unnecessary software, the blank canvas of the Fujitsu Stylistic M532 is refreshing. You can press and hold any app you've downloaded to place it on one of the five home screens, and the usual ICS widgets are available for you to customise the tablet any which way you want.

Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

If you plan to use this tablet for a lot of typing, then you'll be glad to hear the on-screen ICS keyboard is as intuitive and comfortable as ever and the reassuring buzz of haptic feedback is nicely balanced for each touch.

During day-to-day usage, the operating system was snappy and responsive. Apps loaded up quickly and we didn't have any trouble with unexpected crashes or force closes.

Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

Another good point of usability was the prompt response from the accelerometer when we swapped from using the Fujitsu Stylistic M532 in landscape to portrait mode. Where we did notice a delay was when loading up HD video from the native YouTube app.

Browser

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 packs the standard Android browser with Flash compatibility that will benefit anyone who routinely cruises the web or social networks looking for video. However, if you fancy a change from the standard Google offering, you can head to the Google Play store and download any number of alternatives.

Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

The Android browser features tabbed browsing so you can easily swap between several different pages and at any time use the Fujitsu Stylistic M532's multi-touch support to pinch and zoom in on text or pictures.

Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 uses 802.11n Wi-Fi but, as we already mentioned, it also boasts 3G support if you fancy browsing on the move. You'll have to kit the tablet out with a SIM card and data plan to use the 3G, but especially for business users this is an invaluable addition that means you're not at the mercy of coffee shops or hotel lobbies when out and about with this tablet.

Fujitsu Stylistic M532 review

Bluetooth connectivity is also present and accounted for, meaning you can attach wireless peripherals to the Fujitsu Stylistic M532 such as headsets for VOIP use.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity32 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelULP GeForce
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
GPSYes
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyUMTS, HSPA+
Product FamilySTYLISTIC M
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Processor ModelT30S
Operating SystemAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Brand NameFujitsu
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.40 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 3
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Number of Cells2-cell
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)560 g
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreQuad-core (4 Core)
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyHi-bright
WWAN SupportedYes
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Cellular Generation3G
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Height8.6 mm
Width262.6 mm
Depth175.4 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyLPDDR2
Product SeriesM
ManufacturerFujitsu
Product ModelM532
Product NameSTYLISTIC M532 Tablet
Product LineSTYLISTIC
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberVFY:M53200MPAD1IN
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.fujitsu.com
Marketing Information

Work and Enjoy with Confidence

The Fujitsu STYLISTIC M532 is the perfect choice for business and private use by mobile professionals. The ultra-slim 25.7 cm (10.1-inch) media tablet can smoothly be integrated into your company's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), ensuring secure access to your business applications for productivity from anywhere. Corporate exchange email, calendar and contacts can easily be managed with the ready-to-use software while sensitive data remains safe behind corporate firewalls. Moreover, rich multimedia features let you unwind from work.

Package Contents
  • STYLISTIC M532 Tablet
  • AC Adapter
  • 1 x Micro USB to USB Cable
  • Cleaning Cloth
Limited Warranty1 Year