Wednesday, January 09, 2008



After seeing all the hot devices coming out of CES this year (or not -- the offerings seem rather sparse), I've decided the Tablet PC to watch this year is the TX2000 (http://h71036.www7.hp.com/hho/cache/572546-0-0-225-121.html) from HP.

It's a refresh of the TX1000 line, which was primarily an entertainment notebook with a convertible screen, but not the best tablet since it only had a passive digitizer touchscreen. However, the TX1000 had a lot of exposure in the stores and a reasonable price tag.

The refresh upgrades the model to full tablet status by adding a Wacom pen interface for superior inking. The specs are also beefed up, as well as the price. However, it remains on the low end of the tablet price scale. If it retains the same retail presence as the 1000, I think this baby will do a lot to expand the presence of Tablet PCs. Definitely need to keep an eye on it once it hits stores.



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HP TX2000 is the Tablet PC to watch


7 Comments:

  1. Looks definitely interesting. Hopefully it will make the way to Europe as well :-)

    By Anonymous Achim, at 1/10/2008 06:24:00 AM
     

  2. The only chink in the TX2000's armor I can find is battery life. If you go to HP's site and start configuring a machine, the 8-cell battery upgrade states that it provides "up to 2 hours, 15 minutes of battery life" based upon "MobileMark 2007 battery benchmark[s]." And that's the extended capacity battery!

    Still a sweet looking machine, but the lack of battery life will be a deal breaker for most Tablet PC users.

    By Blogger Big Wes, at 1/11/2008 10:08:00 AM
     

  3. I really don't think battery life is a deal-breaker for most people. I went from using the tablet with the longest battery life (Electrovaya SC500) to a monster that offers 1-3 hours (Toshiba R25, depending on settings), and while I miss the convenience of never needing an outlet, I haven't hit a point where I feel a spare battery would be a necessity rather than a luxury. Regardless, a TX2000 and spare battery is still cheaper than most other options.

    BTW, the HP site also lists the 6-cell as offering up to 2 hours, 15 minutes battery life, so I think we'll have to wait for independent testing to get an accurate reading on this.

    By Blogger Sumocat, at 1/11/2008 11:47:00 AM
     

  4. Hi Sumocat

    Electrovaya seems like a great note taking device. If I want to carry it light without carry any outlet. Can I trust the device with more than 8 hours battery life? Is it a good note taking device?

    By Anonymous Free Willy, at 1/11/2008 06:26:00 PM
     

  5. Hi Willy,

    My old SC500 delivered a rock solid 8-hour day in its prime (not any more). The first models were packing serious power - 140 whrs. The new batteries are slimmed down to half that, but they're using more efficient processors too, so expecting six hours is reasonable.

    Coincidentally, Electrovaya just announced an upgrade to the line (read it on GottaBeMobile). Looks like they're offering an even trimmer battery option along with their standard 75whr battery. Kind of a shame we haven't seen a bigger battery though. Supposedly they had a 92whr battery in the pipe, but it never came around.

    By Blogger Sumocat, at 1/11/2008 11:13:00 PM
     

  6. Honestly, your Electrovaya mod tablet is simply so cool even after you have changed to Toshiba. It is simply a very attractive machine, truly your unique signature. Before your reply, I only thought its high price was the only inhibiting reason I may not buy it. Now, its slimmed down battery version really discourage me from doing it.

    Thanks for the quick reply as well!

    By Anonymous Free Willy, at 1/13/2008 12:50:00 AM
     

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    By Blogger Andreya, at 10/31/2008 01:11:00 AM
     

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