I’ve had my HP tx2000 tablet PC for just about a month now and I am still loving it. The ink is really great for taking notes in class and at work. Being able to use it just as my colleagues use their legal pad removes a barrier which is there in my workplace if you are using a laptop.
I’ve compiled a group of links which helped me set up my tablet PC to get the best experience.
You can find the entire bunch at del.icio.us under my tag of tabletPC.
If you are looking for a set of links about getting started with your tablet, check out the primer tag.
There are loads of other tags to break down the links, I think you’ll find this collection helpful for learning about your new tablet.
I got my HP tablet PC last nite and I love the tablet functionality. I will have to spend more time talking about it soon but I wanted to let you know it has arrived and it is loads of fun. I shared the functionality with my colleagues and classmates today and they were almost all amazed and blown away by the cool features. I love being able to send something to Onenote and Ink overtop of it.
Another cool feature is sending email with the body inked rather than typed out!
I am looking forward to meetings at my office for the first time in a while as I plan to take notes using One Note to better organize my thoughts. I look forward to making use of the “create task” feature of One Note.
I’ve been tracking the links I used for setup in del.icio.us and I will be sharing them soon.
Well that’s all for now, I hope to get Word 2007 set up for blogging so I can ‘ink’ a post or two.
Friday nite I decided to pick up the HP tx2000 which is a tablet PC from HP. If you have been following my Twitter Feed or reading along you may have noticed I have been looking for a new laptop for the past month. I have been torn between an EEE pc, HP tx2000, Macbook, and the HP UMPC 2133. I settled on the HP tx2000 due to the decent 12.1″ screen which is paired with an active and passive digitizer.
The tipping point was the review of the HP tx2000 on HardwareGeeks.com where the HP tx2000 won their “HardWare Geeks Editors’ Choice Gold Award“. Of all the reviews I have read this one covered the most important points to me and offered a fair amount of critique in the review. The review also focuses on the buttons available in the tablet mode which none of the other reviews touched on in as much depth.
I cannot wait to get mine! HP has a sick sense of humor in that they are sending my extra battery to me on this Tuesday though I won’t have the tablet until the following week!
While I wait for the tablet to arrive I am reading through the archives of jkOnTheRun and some other tablet specific blogs to get up and running with the knowledge specific to tablets. I am planning a roundup once I get enough information, it will be something of a primer for a Tablet PC. This may be delayed until shortly after the tablet arrives so that I can try out each of the tips.
Finally you can currently snag the HP tx2000 for $400 off with the coupon code NB0400 through March 9th. If you are a discover card holder you can also get 5% cash back on the purchase. Thanks to goes to Hardware geeks for the review and the coupon code.
Engadget broke the story on HP’s rumoured UMPC given a very minimalist name, the UMPC 2133, which is supposed to be entering the market during Spring 08 for a yet to be determined low price. I think this laptop looks gorgeous and if it comes in with even decent specs for ~$600-800 It will likely be in the running for my new laptop. The specs already floating around include a 8.9″ screen with 1366 x 766 (WXGA) resolution and a 95% size Querty keyboard and covered in an anodized aluminum casing .
Crave has some additional and exciting information regarding the price from an HP source.
In fact, according to one HP staff, “you won’t even need to consider this purchase. You’ll buy it like a handphone without a thought”. At this price range, we reckon it is unlikely to be a convertible tablet PC like the LifeBook U1010. Claiming that its UMPC will address several issues plaguing the current crop of pocketable portables, we were told that one of the key areas of improvement will be in battery life, though again no specific numbers were mentioned.
If this device is supposed to be purchased like a handset without much thought I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it will be between $5-800, which is at the lower end at least close to some smartphone prices.
Engadget: HPs UMPC 2133 Revealed – Additional Images