HP’s new convertible Tablet PC


Hp_tc4200Today is HP’s big day for product announcements and I am happy to say they have finally introduced a convertible Tablet PC to their thin line.  The tc4200 runs on a Celeron M processor and can handle up to 2 GB of memory.  With an integrated SD slot and a digital eraser pen the tc4200 is ready to work as both a slate or a laptop for convenience.  Full specs after the jump.

(via Tablet PC Buzz)

processor, operating system and memory
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet Edition 2005 and Windows XP Service Pack 2
Intel® Pentium® M processors 730 to 7701 or
Intel Celeron® M processor 3701
256-MB DDR II SDRAM, upgradeable to 2048-MB maximum
12.1-inch XGA wide viewing angle display with digitizer and protective sparkle-free glass
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Hard Drive
40-GB (4200 rpm) or 40-GB, 60-GB, 80-GB (5400 rpm) SMART Hard Drives
audio and ports
Integrated 16-bit Sound Blaster Pro compatible audio
Integrated speaker
External volume up, volume down, and mute buttons
Stereo headphone/line out
Stereo microphone in
NetXtreme Gigabit PCI Express Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000 NIC)* with HP power down NIC technology

56K modem** with digital line guard

* NOTE: The term "10/100/1000" or "Gigabit" Ethernet indicates compliance with IEEE standard 802.3ab for Gigabit Ethernet, and does not connote actual operating speed of 1 Gb/s. For high-speed transmission, connection to a Gigabit Ethernet server and network infrastructure is required.

** NOTE: Designed for downloads from 56K modem compliant sources. Maximum achievable download transmission rates currently do not reach 56 KB/s, and will vary with line conditions. Modem availability is subject to country regulatory approval.

PC Card Slot
Type I/II PC Card slot – Supports 32-bit CardBus and 16-bit PC Cards
Removable media
One Secure Digital Slot
MultiBay devices
Optional External MultiBay providing access to common MultiBay drives with notebooks offered by HP, such as a diskette drive, DVD/CD-RW combo, DVD, CD-RW and CD
I/O Ports And Connectors
Three (3) USB 2.0, RJ-45 (NIC), RJ-11 (Modem), VGA, IR port
Digital Eraser Pen with tether and clip
Docking Solutions
Support for new HP docking solutions and HP Travel Battery
additional software
Adobe Acrobat Reader
HP Local Recovery provided by Altiris*
HP One-Touch Button Software
HP Mobile Print Driver
Synaptics Touchpad Driver
HP Help and Support
HP ProtectTools Security Manager:
    BIOS Configuration for HP ProtectTools
    Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools
HP Qmenu Software
HP Tablet PC Tour
HP Wireless Assistant
Microsoft Reader for Tablet PC
Sonic RecordNow! (for optional DVD+/-RW and DVD/CDRW drives)*
Symantec Norton Antivirus with complimentary 60-day live update
Intervideo WinDVD – DVD Player (for optional DVD+/-RW, DVD/CDRW and DVD drives)*

* NOTE: Software is loaded on the hard drive and must be installed by running the Software Setup utility.

Configuration Control Hardware
Memory Change Alert
Ownership Tag
Setup Password
Power-On Password
Enabled for PC Smart Card options
Kensington Lock Slot
Professional-grade design starting at 4.5 lb/2.0 kg
Dimensions (H x W x D)
1.35 (at front) x 11.22 x 9.25 in (34.3 (at front) x 285 x 235 mm)
External 65W adapter
6-cell high capacity Lithium-Ion (52Wh)

1Intel’s numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.



Doesn’t help to have more than 1GB Ram if you haven’t loaded Server. XP can only access 1GB according to my IT specialist. This confirms our struggles to use the 2GB Ram on three HP NW8000 at work. Daniel


Geez, do they? I’ve been living with 1GB in mine =/

*feels so behind the techonolgy curve*



“And up to 2GB RAM in a Tablet?”

correct me if I’m wrong but dont most modern Tablets support 2gigs?


This has been getting bashed so much, but I like it. First thing to keep in mind: it’s HP. They’re not gonna go out on a limb and be innovative. But it looks like a solid Tablet to get more into the market and hopefully bring more people into the Tablet world. And up to 2GB RAM in a Tablet? *drools*

Wish my U70 could have more than the 512 that’s in there.



Seems a bit dated in specs and styling (especially in light of the “ancient” TC1100).

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