HP recently released the new Tx2000 which is in very similar to the entry level Tx1000 Tablet PC.
The major drawback of the Tx1000 was the lack of a digitising tablet. The Tx1000 only has a touch screen, which is not very practical in a full size tablet PC because in normal writing posture, your hand will create multiple touch points on the screen, making it difficult to use.
Hat’s off to HP who listened and built a digitising tablet and a touch screen into the Tx2000. The tablet pen is a battery powered model and not a Wacom pressure sensitive digitiser, no doubt to keep the price down.
Correction: This Tablet PC does use a Wacom capacitive touch digitising system. The pen does not use a battery and the touch screen function works with a nice light touch.
HP have released a video series for the launch featuring Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs (Discovery channel).
Not really sure if it’ll sell more Tx2000s but it’s a bit of fun anyway!
Check out the full video series here.
HP Pavilion Tx2000 Key Features:
- Full on entertainment machine
- Looks pretty cool
- AMD Turion™ 64 TL-64 2.20 GHz Processor
- 2Gb DDR2 RAM
- 12″ Wide screen display
- Touch screen and active digitizer
- NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6150
- 8X DVD±RW Double Layer, Lightscribe
- Weight: 1.96 kg
We’ll have them in the shop soon for AUD $2199.00 Inc GST.
The Tx2000 is a great way for home users to get started with a Tablet PC.