After weeks of not having a computer, I finally decided to get a laptop, and it's a leap from using a desktop machine. I've always felt laptops and tablets were too limited when it comes to upgrades, but this time, mobility is more of a priority, and "upgradability" at the bottom of my list. It's definitely more convenient to bring my own computer to campus.
I'm impressed by the features offered by the HP Pavilion tx1000z series. I have tried its tablet capability at a local store, and really couldn't compare it to other tablets. It doesn't have the Wacom technology that some tablets offer, but it seemed adequate for a novice tablet user like me. It has a touch screen, which, from what I understand, not all tablets have. Being able to use my fingers is definitely more convenient at times.
Here are the specs of the customized tx1000z I ordered:
- Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
- AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-64(2.2GHz/1MB)
- 12.1" WXGA BrightView w/Integrated Touch-screen
- 2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
- NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 6150
- HP Imprint Finish + Fingerprint Reader + Webcam
- 802.11a/b/g/n (draft 802.11n) WLAN and Bluetooth
- 160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
- LightScribe DVD+/-RW w/Double Layer
- 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
I opted for Vista Home Premium since they only offered the 64-bit version Vista Ultimate. Maybe an upgrade at a later time.
Tags: HP, Pavilion, Tablet, tx1000z