The topic of today’s "User Opinions" article is the HP tx1000 Tablet PC. The tx1000 has moved its way to number one on our Most Popular Tablet PCs list. Since its release many users have commented on the pros and cons of this Tablet and we would like to share them with you. The opinions are chosen based on the value of the information (in our opinion) to our readers. We don’t necessarily pick only the "positive" opinions or only the "negative" opinions. We pick the opinions that we think will be most helpful to you as you shop for and compare Tablets.
HP Pavilion tx1000 notebook to Tablet PC convertible.
The HP Pavilion tx1000 is a Tablet PC notebook convertible. HP refers to it as an entertainment notebook that includes media control buttons, dual headphone jacks, a touch screen that works with any stylus or your fingertip and a new high-gloss finished 12.1" screen. It’s powered by an AMD Turion X2 processor, which provides enough power for watching movies or listening to music.
Excellent value and configuration
Pros: This is an excellent ultraportable, and I’ve been carrying them all since the original Toshiba 1000 (DOS 2.1 days). Although a bit hefty at 4.5 lbs, it feels like they threw in the kitchen sink. The tx1000 has a 2GHz AMD processor, 2GB RAM, 160GB hard drive, 8x DVD-RW, touchscreen, 802.11n, Bluetooth, Vista Ultimate 64bit and restore media, which makes for a fairly good tablet. Try getting those specs from Dell’s XPS M series for under $2300 (of course you will get a 2GHz Core 2 Duo as an improvement). Many of the complainers obviously haven’t used a touchscreen PDA much or they would know that it’s not as accurate as Wacom (besides, lose your stylus and you’re dead with Wacom). In fact, if you look at it more as a touchscreen enhanced notebook, and turn the screen over into Tablet mode, you can read/view anything with fingertip control, and even do light text input. Taken as a whole, this is an incredible bargain of an ultraportable, even if it didn’t have touchscreen features.
Cons: 1.) Option of Core 2 Duo would be nice 2.) Runs hot (unless you remember to set processor minimum frequency to 5%)
I think the laptop is great but bad 1st experience
Pros: I got this product just recently and I was amazed with the convertible notebook. It’s very stylish and lightweight. It weighs about 4.5lbs and it could probably be less if you took out the DVD drive, when you are not using it. Its got a nice full keyboard and a remote and a pen, which can be hidden in the notebook itself. I guess its also good that they did not load it with too much software that you may not use. I like the bright screen view and its easily adjustable. The tx1000 runs Vista home premium, so you’ll be able to watch your DVDs with remote capability. It has many easy touch buttons and the graphics and sound (Altec Lansing) are also a plus. Another plus was the price because it was $200 less than regular price and it already had 2GB of memory.
Cons: This laptop is great…with the slight exception of Vista. I haven’t even had a day with this laptop and I am already having problems with it..I guess I got a bit picky. I tried uninstalling two programs that I did not need. After a restart, I’ve noticed that the programs that I thought were gone were still on the program list. The program wasn’t there because I checked the program files, but they were still on the control panel program list. That’s when I decided to reset it back to factory settings. As it is doing its thing I get an error, like halfway in the reset process I wind up with a blank screen…now I am debating if I should exchange or return it. The fingerprint is placed in an awkward position by the screen. When you are in laptop mode you have to position your arm at an angle instead of a straight position. It’s accurate, but you may have to rescan a couple of times, it may be better just to key in your password. This laptop seems to generate a lot of heat and the keyboard is a bit rough and it may take some time getting used to. If you’re afraid of getting your fingerprints on the laptop…then you also have to get use to that. The web cam is great, but it would be better if it could rotate front and back of the screen.
Pros: I love it. I picked up the cheaper model without the touchscreen as I don’t see myself using that feature especially after years of training not to touch the screen. The 12" size is fantastic, I love the keyboard which is the main selling point. Just something about it that draws me to it. Hopefully down the line they will add a model with an Intel chipset and just maybe I will try the touch screen.
Cons: The touchpad that you use with your finger to move the mouse around the screen will take some getting used to. The 6-cell battery is nice, but I would prefer the 4-cell battery because it won’t stick out the back and I don’t usually use the laptop unless its plugged in.
Looks like a good Tablet,.. but only looks like!
Pros: Nice looking design and has a lot of inputs and outputs. Good touchpad and good performance card reader.
Cons: Screen really awful (reflects too much light). Buttons around the screen are so badly designed that you always press it. Fingerprint reader is really really bad. Took 3 or 4 times to recognize my fingerprints! Bad touchscreen functionalities (or do not cut your nails and it will work). VISTA is really a joke. Cheap cheap cheap keyboard. Software installed is a pain in the…
This is an amazing Tablet/notebook
Pros: This is a fantastic notebook/Tablet convertible. I read all the specs, knew what I was getting beforehand and my expectations were pleasantly surpassed. This is an amazing computer, and I am very happy with my decision. I don’t see why other users have been complaining, I mean come on, if you had taken 5 minutes to read before ordering, you would’ve know this computer does not use a Wacom digitizer. It uses a passive (touchscreen) one. This is a consumer-oriented Tablet, and it is much more useful to have a touchscreen to control this computer (media player, slide shows, etc). with your fingertip then having to fumble looking for the active pen.. and heaven forbid you lose that active pen, because your Wacom-enabled tablet becomes a regular laptop with a twisty screen. So please, read what you are getting instead of complaining about a product that is magnificent. The tx1000 is not at fault here.
Cons: None. zip. nada
This is a pretty good Tablet once you get used to character recognition
Pros: Great screen and good portability factor. Excellent "coolness" factor 😉 Crowd Pleaser (according to the tens of people that have asked me about it at my local Starbucks). Multimedia features are great as well.
Cons: Beware of greasy fingers.. Takes some days to learn to use the touchscreen features (character recognition) properly. Once you get used to the feeling of the touchscreen, it works smooth (99% + recognition).