Tablet PC2 review- HP tx1000

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Linda Epstein has published a review of the HP tx1000 Entertainment Notebook and it is a typically thorough review of the newest touch-screen notebook from HP.  The tx1000 is an entertainment powerhouse with a lot of design features geared to make the user experience an enjoyable one and Linda covers all of those features in great detail.  It’s a good review and one you shouldn’t miss if you are interested in this latest swivel-screen notebook from HP.  I have been evaluating this notebook for a few weeks now and will be publishing a video review of the tx1000 soon but in the meantime check out Linda’s review.

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Callie

“A typically thorough review”? “A good review”? Don’t think so! She lifts whole paragraphs from the press materials and intersperses some admittedly accurate hands-on observations with spiels of marketing-speak, and the mixed formatting and haphazard on the page is incredibly amateur! I would NOT make a purchasing decision based on such an amateur effort.

Also, is she’d done the least bit of research she’d realize that the tx1000 uses PDA-style passive recognition technology rather than true Tablet-style active technology. The digitizer is basically a super-sized version of what you get on an iPAQ, so it’s cheaper but also less accurate than a regular Tablet.

Lorie Ghamy

Hello dears

What about screen : plastic or glass like my old TC1000 ?

Thanks

Patrick

Hey Y’all,

Aaron: Yeah, it was a bummer, but I guess it was to be expected: they were marketing this as a laptop with a touch interface…and the digitizer is fine for just tapping on things…but the digitizer is way too insensitive for inking.

Scoobie: Yup, and that’s why I bought its bigger, non-tablet brother, the DV6000 instead…that, and the wobbly screen plus the fact that the digitizer created a haze over the screen.

Nikoo: I didn’t get to test that out in person, since I couldn’t find any way to calibrate or adjust the settings of the digitizer during my quick play…though I think the inking experience is also affected by the glossy coating of the screen – for the amount of weight you had to use on the screen, the stylus tip tended to ‘catch’ on the said coating.

John: Probably nothing active, maybe just through using a relatively insensitive digitizer.

JohnNull

My biggest question is about the palm rejection during inking. Does anyone know if it has such a thing?

Nikoooo

I am looking forward! Could you please investigate something? it is said in the forum of tabletPC review that the touchscreen is terrible at first, but after a few days of testing, recalibration in both orientations, everything smoothes up and it becomes really confortable.
The “long” thread is here: http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/showthread.php?t=5802
Else it seems that the battery is poor. What’s your feeling about this point?

Thanks for the good job so far ;-)

scoobie

My inking experience in store a couple of times on the HP TX has been awful. Ruled it out completely as a result

Aaron Walker

They gave it high marks except in the main area, the inking experience; saying it was the one weak link in an otherwise great device.

Kinda defeats the whole purpose of a tablet pc that they say fails miserably in the inking/note taking department. Might as well get a traditional laptop after reading the review.

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