Well, I'm the one who put together the group buy on the CF-01's, so my knowledge of the CF-01 is greater than that of the Stylistic, but here's what I can tell you. (Look here for more details on the Panasonic, or see the CF-01 BBS here .)
PRICE: The Panasonic is slightly more expensive. The Stylistic is about $150. We are now splitting up the CF-01 package so you can get a Panasonic for about $200. (See Details below.)
CONDITION: Here the Panasonic has a huge advantage, as it is brand new and factory sealed with the 3 year Panasonic warranty card. By comparison, the Fujitsu units are very well used, having been retired from industrial use where some/all of them probably took a beating. They have no warranty. As could be expected, reports have varied on the condition of the Stylistics that have been received ... one person's looked almost mint, but another's had a cracked case and appeared to have been dropped, and another had the port cover missing. All of the Panasonics are in the same condition: brand new and mint.
STYLISTIC'S ADVANTAGES: The Stylistic uses a Pentium 120 vs the Panasonic's AMD 133. While one report (above) says the two units are about equally fast in actual use, the AMD bench-tests closer to the speed of a Pentium 90, so theoretically the Stylistic shoud be just slightly faster. Also the Stylistic is shipped with slightly more memory (32 mb vs. 24), although of course you can add memory to either. The Stylistic also has a sound card, whereas with the Panasonic you must buy a PCMCIA sound card. (If you want to play MP3's, get a Stylistic.)
PANASONIC'S ADVANTAGES (besides being new): It is half the weight and considerably smaller than the Stylistic - much closer in size to a CE handheld unit, yet with about the same screen size as the Stylistic. Also, a docking station/stand is inexpensively available for the Panasonic, which adds a bunch of additional ports, monitor output, and onboard floppy drive. (It also allows the unit to be used upright or double as an electronic picture frame when not in use.) Also the Panasonic has a Windows 95 preinstalled (upgradeable), whereas the Fujitsu's hard drive has been wiped clean. And the Panasonic does not require a special stylus like the Fujitsu does.
Frankly they're both bargains. The Fujitsu's larger size (and as-is condition) make it less desirable for my particular needs (wireless networking, portability, and websurfing). On the other hand, I must admit some curiousity about it. I almost bought one myself, just to get a chance to play with one. In fact, I still might, down the road, especially if the price drops further. But it would be as a toy, not to replace the Panasonic. For daily use, I can't see using the Stylistic when the Panasonic is smaller, lighter, and newer.
I promised price details of the Panasonic CF-01 group buy. (Please understand that it is not my intention to step on the toes of the Stylistic group buy by providing this info, but according to Reldridg's post the Stylistic buy is over as of this morning anyway, and clearly this info is relevant to the thread.)
You're looking at about $360 for a complete Panasonic CF-01 kit, or about $200 without the docking station. The complete kit includes the unit, charger, battery, docking station, and manuals. (Full details/pictures here.)
Alternatively, you can get the Panasonic without the AC adapter and docking station for about $200. This would require getting an AC adapter to power/charge the unit with. The Panasonic's input is DC 15 volt/2.6 amp (and battery output is only 12v so there's some leeway there), so it's nothing particularly unusual. Parts surplus places often sell various orphaned AC adapters cheap, which could be easily modified to fit the Panasonic's plug size. On a quick search I saw one for $29 that looked promising on one website; I'll bet one could be found for less if you looked a bit.
You can also get a docking station separately for $185, including the AC adapter/charger. The advantage of getting a second docking station is that you can keep one in your office or another room in your house (or even in your car!), and dock the unit in two different places for storage/use/recharging.
The group buy on the CF-01 is pretty much over, I am just selling off remaining units. Once they are gone, ebay will be the only source, where they're going for $410+ with docking station (and not available without). The piecemeal prices (unit alone or docking station alone) may change +/-10% as we are still working the details out, but the $360 kit price is a sure thing. Complete kits are shipping now; split-up units will ship in about a week and availability may be quite limited.
Anybody who would like more info can Pmail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to this thread when emailing me.