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HP Pavilion tx2000 Entertainment Notebook PC

A new twist on mobility


See our review of HP's latest Tablet PC, the tx2000.

HP’s tx2000 combines the latest mobile technologies and innovative entertainment features with the convenience of handwriting capture and ultra portability. The next-generation touchscreen is more responsive to your touch and provides a natural handwriting experience. In a sophisticated design featuring the new HP Echo Imprint Finish and a silver keyboard, the tx2000 makes a great impression!

Truly mobile

Stay connected when traveling, in between classes, while away from the office or wherever your daily life takes you.

Carry it anywhere—weighs about 4.3 lbs*.
Twist the screen 180° to watch DVDs on airplanes** or in other confined spaces
Control media and navigate presentations using the mini remote or your finger.
Jump on the Internet at hotspots using built-in Wi-Fi.***

Uncompromised performance

If you thought high performance could only come from a big desktop PC, think again.

Improve productivity with the power of a desktop that’s ultra portable.
Run multiple applications seamlessly with a speedy, powerful, dual-core processor**** and advanced graphics card.
Store your large files, music, videos and photos on the high-capacity hard drive.
Enjoy rich graphics on a high-resolution screen.
Cruise the Internet at blazing speeds with a Gigabit-enabled network.*****

Simplified lifestyle

There may be no other PC that’s more “in touch” with what you need than the HP Pavilion tx2000. Simplify your work or entertainment, present marketing slide shows or pictures of your kids, and connect with classmates friends and family.

Touch the screen with your finger to navigate websites, select and control media and use any application.
Fold back the screen and easily surf in tablet mode with the rechargeable eraser pen or the touch of your finger.
Swipe your finger over the optional fingerprint reader to easily access protected data and online accounts.
Share your content easily with the touch screen that rotates up to 180˚.
Fold the screen into a tablet to jot down notes that can be converted into typed text.
Store and access your entertainment in QuickPlay – then access it easily at the touch of a button.

The HP Pavilion tx2000 Entertainment Notebook PC delivers simple solutions for a hectic lifestyle in a super portable and sophisticated new design.

*includes 4 cell battery + weight saver
** May require 6 cell battery or additional battery not included.
*** Wireless access point required and is not included. Wireless Internet use requires separately purchased Internet service contract.
**** Dual Core is a new technology designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology.
***** Internet access required.

See http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/hardwarereqs.mspx and http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx for details. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor can help you determine which features of Windows Vista will run on your computer. To download the tool, visit www.windowsvista.com/upgradeadvisor.

Services subject to change without notice. Not all services may be available at time of product launch.



Operating system 
The main control program of your system. See Productivity Software category for Office applications.
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
Upgrade to Genuine Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Upgrade to Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)

A faster processor supports more efficient operations and applications performance
AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-62 (2.1 GHz, 512KB+512KB L2 Cache )
AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-64 (2.2 GHz, 512KB+512KB L2 Cache )
The window to applications, the Internet and more
12.1" WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display(1280 x 800) with Integrated Touch-screen
Use more programs at once and make them run faster with more memory
2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)

Graphics Card 
Bring your favorite applications and games to life
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 6150

Choose the way you would like your HP PC to look.
FREE Upgrade to HP Imprint Finish (Echo) + Fingerprint Reader + Webcam + Microphone!!
HP Imprint Finish (Echo) + Fingerprint Reader + Microphone
HP Imprint Finish (Echo) + Webcam + Microphone
HP Imprint Finish (Echo) + Microphone

PC includes a network port for broadband Internet connectivity. Internet access sold separately
802.11b/g WLAN and Bluetooth
Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n
Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth

Broadband Wireless 
Browse the internet and get email on the Verizon Wireless broadband network, now in more locations.
Verizon Wireless V740 ExpressCard (Service Activation Required)

Hard Drive 
Store your applications, data, digital music and digital photos on your hard disk drive
160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

Primary CD/DVD Drive 
Optical drives can be used to store data, play music and movies, and burn your own CDs or DVDs
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
FREE Upgrade to LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support!!

TV & Entertainment Experience 
Includes online Program Guide. Review the TV schedule, record a single episode or an entire series.
No TV Tuner w/remote control
HP USB Digital/Analog TV Tuner
Primary Battery 
The right battery can keep you and your Notebook PC working longer
6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Security Software 
Stay protected from the latest online threats when connecting to the Web.
Norton Internet Security(TM) 2008 - 15 Month Subscription
Norton 360(TM ) - 12 Months
Norton Internet Security(TM) 2008 - 24 Month Subscription
Norton Internet Security(TM) 2008 - 36 Month Subscription

HP Featured Software 
Software to help you get the most out of your PC.
Computrace LoJack for Laptops, One Year
Computrace LoJack for Laptops, Three Years
Computrace LoJack for Laptops, Four Years

Productivity Software 
Get the tools you need to save time and improve your productivity
Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
Corel(R) WordPerfect(R) Office X3 (Now Vista compatible!)
Microsoft(R) Office Home and Student 2007
Microsoft(R) Office Basic 2007
Microsoft(R) Office Small Business 2007
Microsoft(R) Office Professional 2007

Premium Photography Software 
Software that helps you make the most of your digital cameras and brings your pictures to life!
Corel(R) Paint Shop Pro(R) Photo X2

Display   Available 12.1" WXGA BrightView widescreen display with integrated touch screen
Dimensions   8.82 (L) x 12.05 (W) x 1.23 (min H)/1.52" (max H)
Weight   4.53lbs
Weight varies by configuration
Communications   Available 802.11b/g wireless LAN and Bluetooth or 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN with optional Bluetooth
Broadband wireless   Optional Verizon Wireless V740 ExpressCard (Service Activation Required)
Graphics   Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 graphics
PCI expansion   Expansion port 3 connector
Memory   From 2.0 to 4.0GB DDR2 SDRAM
Total memory slots   2 DIMM
Maximum memory expansion   4GB
Hard disk drive(s)   Up to 250 GB§ 5400 rpm Serial ATA hard drive
Primary battery   High Capacity 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery: up to 2 hours, 15 minutes battery life

Battery life varies depending on product configuration, product model, applications loaded on product, power management setting of product, and product features used by customer. As with all batteries, the battery's maximum capacity decreases with time and usage.
Front-side bus (processor dependent)   Up to 1600MHz system bus running in AC/DC mode
AC adapter   65W
Expansion slots   ExpressCard/34 Slot
I/O ports   3 Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0), expansion port 3, TV out (S-video), 2 Integrated Consumer IRs (remote control receiver), 5-in-1 digital media card reader, microphone-in, integrated stereo microphone, RJ-11 (modem), RJ-45 (LAN), VGA, built-in digitizer pen
Speakers   Integrated Altec Lansing stereo speakers
Software - full versions   HP PhotoSmart Essentials, Muvee AutoProducer Basic Edition 6.x (with 20-day-trial full version), Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.x, Microsoft Works 9.0, Microsoft Windows Media Player 11, HP Games Powered by Wild Tangent, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Sling Player from Slingbox, the Sims Life Stories laptop edition, Slingbox Flash Tour (Desktop icon only), HP Quickplay, Corel Painter Essentials 3
Software - introductory versions   Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 (includes 60 days of complimentary live updates; subscription required to continue receiving updates), Vongo (preinstalled), 30-day free trial of VONGO service
Trial Internet service   Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Edition 60-day trial
Basic warranty  
  • One year of hardware parts and labor coverage
  • One year of award-winning, toll-free, 24 x 7 support
  • 30-Days Free Software Support (Free 1 year Software Support with Product Registration) from date of purchase

    Limited software technical support is available only for software preinstalled on the computer by HP/Compaq.
  • E-mail response in as little time as an hour



            HP 2710P

I first saw the HP 2710P at Gnomedex 2007.  HP had a large presence, both by sponsoring the opening night's reception and with the new products that they were highlighting, one of which was their newest Tablet PC offering for business - the HP2710P. 

This is a no-nonsense Tablet PC, meant to work as you do and do so in a lightweight, easy to carry case.  It's a beautifully finished computer, with a 12.1" widescreen, decent resolution.  With this offering, HP has abandoned the touchpad and gone to a very sensitive pointing stick.



System features
See detailed specs
US Specs Here
Operating system
Genuine Windows Vista® Business
Processors available
Intel® Core™2 Duo ULV processor U7500 1.06 GHz 2 MB L2 cache 533 MHz front side bus
Memory slots
Hard drives
60 GB 4200 rpm SMART PATA
Audio, Slots, and Ports
High Definition Audio support w/24-bit DAC; Integrated mono speaker; Integrated microphone; Touch-sensitive controls for volume up, volume down, and mute; Stereo headphone/line out; Stereo microphone in
2 USB 2.0
1 IEEE 1394
1 microphone in
1 headphone/line-out
1 docking connector
1 battery connector
1 RJ-45
1 RJ-11
1 external VGA monitor
1 AC power
1 Express Card/54
1 secure digital
(An optional Integrated Smart Card Reader is available and replaces the Type I/II PC card slot)
Graphics and Input/Output devices
Graphics cards
Mobile Intel GMA X3100
Display size
12.1 in Illumi-Lite, WXGA UWVA, anti-glare with Digitizer
Input devices

Docking Solutions
HP 2700 Ultra-Slim Expansion Base with 7mm DVD+/-RW SuperMulti Drive
101/102-key compatible keyboard with HP DuraKeys
Communication features
10/100/1000 NIC
56K modem
Intel 802.11a/b/g
Bluetooth 2.0
Security management
HP ProtectTools Security Manager; HP Fingerprint Sensor; Configuration Control Hardware; Memory Change Alert; Ownership Tag; Setup Password; Power-On Password; TPM 1.2 Embedded Security Chip (disabled where use is restricted by law); TPM Enhanced DriveLock (disabled where use is restricted by law); HP Disk Sanitizer; HP 3D DriveGuard; Kensington Lock Slot; Windows Security Button (pen-activated Ctrl-Alt-Del)
Product specifications
Dimensions (w x d x h)
11.42 x 8.35 x 1.11 in (290.00 x 212.00 x 28.20 mm)
3.7 lb (1.68 kg)
Power and Battery
6-Cell Lithium-Ion
Power supply
External 65-watt Smart AC adapter, 6-foot (1.8-meter) power cord included. Total length including external AC adapter is 12 feet (3.66 meter). HP Fast Charge.
Service and Support
Warranty - year(s)
HP Services offers limited 3-year standard parts and labor warranty, pick-up or carry-in, and toll-free 7 x 24 hardware technical phone support (depending on model); 1-year limited warranty on primary battery. On-site service and warranty upgrades are also available.


*Except where noted, all prices are estimated U.S. HP prices. Actual prices from other locations or websites may vary.

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† Not all Windows Vista features are available for use on all Windows Vista Capable PCs. All Windows Vista Capable PCs will run the core experiences of Windows Vista, such as innovations in organizing and finding information, security, and reliability. Some features available in premium editions of Windows Vista -- like the new Windows Aero™ user interface -- require advanced or additional hardware. Check www.windowsvista.com/getready for details.

Certain Windows Vista product features require advanced or additional hardware. See http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/hardwarereqs.mspx and http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx for details. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor can help you determine which features of Windows Vista will run on your computer. To download the tool, visit www.windowsvista.com/upgradeadvisor.


HP Compaq Tablet PC tc4200

image of an hp compaq tablet pc tc4200

I had the privilege of seeing this model during an interview with some of HP's Tablet team at the Consumer Electronics show.

Boasting a 12.1" screen, it's a new member of HP's Tablet PC family that already includes Tablet's only hybrid model as well as a rugged model suitable for use almost anywhere.

The HP Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC is a full-function PC delivering performance and compatibility in an innovative form factor, while simplifying your computing needs with the added convenience of handwriting. The light and stylish design is meant for mobile professionals needing powerful and highly-mobile computers that also offer enhanced security and reliability. IT managers will value the full portfolio of integrated security options, breadth of integrated wireless choices, and unsurpassed common accessories and consistency with the entire enterprise notebook line. With total cost of ownership in mind the HP Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC is the ideal choice for enterprise-wide deployment to highly mobile users desiring innovation and versatility.

  • Mobility: This ultraportable, power-packed tablet adapts to the way you work, simplifying the on-the-go professional experience. Plan for all-day computing using the uniquely designed HP Travel Battery2 , offering the convenience of charging while docked and providing up to an additional 4 hours of battery life. Recharge quickly with HP Fast Charge Technology, which recharges the battery up to 90% within 90 minutes. And, with enhanced standby time (up to 1 week), you'll be mobile and productive for days on end.

  • Versatility: This sleek tablet PC offers a 12.1-inch display with wide-viewing angle on anti-glare protective glass and has a digital eraser pen with tether and clip, so you can write more like an actual pen. Mobile users will appreciate the performance and extended battery-life of this tablet. Users also choose the integrated industry standard wireless1, technologies that work best for them. The optional HP External MultiBay II2 allows users to utilize a variety of optical drives or a second hard drive2 for increased storage capacity and data back-ups.

  • Security: HP ProtectTools provide enhanced security capabilities to help protect against unauthorized access to networks and business critical data and enable IT managers to manage their security solutions in a simple, easy-to-use manner. HP Drivelock helps prevent the data on your hard drive from being compromised even if your computer is lost or stolen, and optional integrated Smart Card Reader and a TPM Embedded Security Chip are available. Norton AntiVirus software comes standard with this tablet.

Ease of use: This tablet PC display features an easy-to-use scroll up, scroll down and enter jog dial as well as pen activated programmable buttons, as well as an ambient light sensor that optimizes panel brightness in changing work environments. The tablet PC attaches and detaches effortlessly to the HP Docking Station2 or HP Advanced Docking Station2 making your tablet a truly mobile desktop.

  • Reliability: The HP Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC is designed to meet tough business standards by providing users with a variety of reliability features and a durable design that will give them confidence in their computer. The HP Mobile Data Protection System helps protect the hard drive from shock and vibration and helps reduce the risk of data corruption. Combined with scratch-resistant in-mold lamination, a spill-resistant keyboard and the HP Panel Protection System that helps prevent the display from scuffing and scratching, your tablet PC will look newer longer.

  • Connectivity: Wireless connectivity and enhanced battery life help you get connected and be productive wherever your work takes you. This tablet PC's dual antennas help you work efficiently with a more reliable connection to your network. 1 Easily identify, manage and turn on and off your wireless devices using the HP Wireless Assistant, optimizing battery life.

  • Warranty: Three-year limited hardware warranty

  • HP Care Pack: Extend or upgrade your warranty

1. Wireless access point required and is not included. Availability of public wireless access points limited. Wireless Internet use requires separately purchased service contract. Wireless Internet use requires separately purchased Internet service contract.
2. Sold separately

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