Hands On with the HP TC4200 Tablet PC (From CTIA in New Orleans)

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Hands On with the HP TC4200 Tablet PC (From CTIA in New Orleans)

Our Editor in Chief of our notebook site, Mr. Andrew Baxter nabbed some photos of the HP-Compaq TC4200 Tablet PC.  Recently we posted several photos that were meant for press and came “straight from the source”.  Our opinion originally, was that the TC4200 appeared a bit thick.  After seeing it in person both Andrew and Brian felt differently.

Andrews Commentary:

“The HP Tablet TC4200 was a lot slimmer than I imagined it would be.  The media images that are available for this notebook make it look thicker and more beefy than it actually is.  The look is a very professional, all black exterior.  This convertible Tablet PC feels sturdy overall, the casing is of a sturdy plastic construction which ensures the weight is kept down but still provides adequate protection.  The keyboard is really nice and I’m a huge fan of the pointing stick being available, a la an IBM ThinkPad.  The weight is certainly more than a slate Tablet PC type of device, but considering this machine functions very well as a standard notebook and easily converts to a reasonably thin tablet, there’s a lot to like in the form factor.  With the new Intel Sonoma processor inside (up to 1.86 GHz available) and a 5400RPM standard (40GB or 60GB) hard drive, 512MB DDR2 RAM, and standard 3-year warranty all with a starting price of $1,599 there’s a heck of a lot to like with this HP TC4200.  Bottom line, I want one!”

Thank you Andrew for the pics and your impression of this Tablet PC.  Based on the specs, pictures and your description I think “I want one” too!  With the Sonoma-based processor and 5400RPM hard drive, I am betting this machine is a speed demon.

Barry

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