HP Pavilion tx1000 now available as a Tablet….or not as a Tablet

Hp_pavilion_tx1000If you’ve been waiting for the HP Pavilion tx1000 notebook that we saw last month, the wait is over. Warner at GBM tells us that the tx1000 series is available direct from HP and has more configurations than you can shake a stylus at. In  fact, I’m wondering if I’m reading the choices correctly because if I am, there’s going to be some confused customers.

I’ll let you hit up the product page for the typical choices, i.e.: RAM, hard drive capacity, processor and more. I want to specifically point out the two display options: a WXGA BrightView Widescreen or a WXGA BrightView Widescreen with Integrated Touchscreen, which is an additional $125 option. Is this a Tablet PC or isn’t it? I’d say yes, but will consumers realize that if they don’t take the touchscreen option they’ll be missing out on the Tablet PC functions included with their pre-installed Vista operating system? Here’s the even funnier part: the base model comes with Vista Home Premium, which actually has the Tablet PC functionality. I really hope I’m reading this wrong; can someone check my eyes on this one?


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