HP tx2000 Tablet PC
Are you someone who likes to write on a notepad over using a keyboard? Well this new laptop from HP might just be for you.
Are you someone who likes to write on a notepad over using a keyboard?
There is a downside however. Like its predecessor – tx1000 – it’s just not fast enough. While the chip inside has increased from a 1.8 gigahertz to a 2 gigahertz AMD Turion, this hasn’t really done much to speed it up. Unlike last time, you can actually use this model as a tablet and write on the tablet. But you’ll only get around one or two lines before the tx2000 slows down like it’s brother and becomes useless.Then there’s the screen, and this is really the biggest problem the TX series have going for them. While the pressure sensitivity technology comes from the graphic tablet geniuses at Wacom, the screen is ultimately too glossy for use. What this means is the moment you step into a room where there’s an overhead light like say that of an office or your home, the screen reflects everything and makes it hard for you to see what you’re doing. While you’re struggling to find a good angle and perspective while you write, you might think to yourself “why didn’t they include a matte screen, anti-reflective coating or something that wasn’t so shiny” because I sure did. The Nvidia Geforce 6150 doesn’t help things much as the video chipset just isn’t fast enough. While good video isn’t a needed thing for a business grade laptop, HP haven’t actually changed the graphics since it’s predecessor was released last year, which is a shame since it really feels lacking more so now than ever. The sad thing about the HP tx2000 is that while some of the technology is excellent in it – pieces like the proper tablet technology & excellent keyboard and mouse -, it’s still a Tablet PC that is too slow to be a worthy competitor to over Tablet PC’s. If you do end up using one, you’d probably be better off using it as a laptop rather than as a tablet. Should you buy it?: If you can live with an over-glossy screen and writing in two lines at a time, it’s not a bad buy.
Website: HP tx2000 Reviewed by Leigh D. Stark