The topic of today’s "User Opinions" article is the HP tx2500 Tablet PC. The tx2500 has moved its way to the number one spot on our Most Popular Tablet PCs list in no time. The tx series tablets have been a consumer hit and the tx2500 is no different, especially with its new AMD Puma processor.
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The tx2500 has been the talk of the community since its release and some users have commented on its pros and cons, which we would like to share 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 believe will be most helpful to you as you shop for and compare Tablet PCs.
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The HP tx2500 tablet features an AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology processor, up to 4GB DDR2 system memory, ATI Mobile Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics and a 12.1" WXGA touchscreen/active digitizer display. It still maintains the same solid design and features as its predecessor, the tx2000 as well, but has the great processor/ graphics upgrade.
Great value for the price
Pros: I was surprised with Vista being so fast! I even upgraded to 64bit OS. It comes with 64bit Internet Explorer which is pretty fast. Handwriting recognition is excellent. After completing the training session it was able to recognize my cursive handwriting 100%. Overall great features for the price!
Cons: No firewire port and it gets very hot under the top right side of the laptop.
The Tablet that took over the world
Pros: A very stable and well built machine. It manages to integrate the best of a tablet and an entertainer. I love the design and believe that the next generations will be even better.
Cons: It does run hot, but only when doing a lot at once, and yes the screen is a bit hard to see in very bright lights. Overall, the pros far outweigh the cons.
Bad customer service, poor security features, too glossy screen, buyers beware
Pros: It has a nice design, service and ease of use.
Cons: Parts break too easily, repairs are VERY expensive, at minimum $300 US everytime. When you open the screen from the corner you can see ripples in it… no software included; all of them are only demos. DO NOT BUY! Try to stay away from tablets, unless you’re a millionaire.
Great tablet PC. Runs hot though
Pros: Sturdy bezel and hinge. Nice built in features such as fingerprint reader and webcam/mic. Keyboard is very well built and types easily. Like a desktop. Not too glossy screen. Just fine. A bit grainy but doesn’t get in the way at all. Excellent handwriting recognition and excellent active digitizer/touchscreen. Easy storing of the pen in the side slot. Removable DVD drive with replacement hollow plastic insert to save weight for road trips. Works great with Warcraft 3 and other games. Really fast computer overall (2.4GHz).
Cons: Small speakers aren’t very good. Not loud enough. Webcam video does not rotate with screen orientation. Gets really hot sometimes.
Good, solid product but some minor problems
Pros: My initial impressions, have had it for only 24 hours. Keyboard and trackpad are great. Performance appears good so far. Fingerprint reader works well (took 2-3 minutes to get used to it), its a great convenience. Tablet features are neat – works with finger or stylus, pretty robust. Vista’s handwriting recognition works well – I browsed for 15 minutes without using the keyboard at all. Feels sturdy and reliable.
Cons: Runs hot and is noisy! This is the most annoying thing. You can feel the hot air if you keep it on your lap. Not something you want lying on the side of your bed as you go to sleep. Glossy screen reflects a lot of light (you can do your hair if you wish), poor usability in sunlight. Feels sturdy and reliable (not slick and friendly). Sits weirdly (don’t know if this is only with the 8 cell battery though). Pen installation with the thread etc is a little flaky. Pen popped out on its own once!