Visit our Business Solutions website >>

HP Compaq Tablet PC Tc4200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of HP Compaq Tablet PC Tc4200. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the durability and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the sound and image quality. Comments are divided on the energy efficiency.

performance, usability, portability, price, durability

image quality, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq Tablet PC Tc4200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 107 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 86 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 26 of 86 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (21)

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Compaq Tablet PC Tc4200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of HP Compaq Tablet PC Tc4200 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and portability are generally positive. The durability and usability also get good reviews. Opinions are divided on the price, and some have doubts about the image quality.

performance, usability, durability, portability, design

image quality

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Tablet PC tc4200 ( PV984AW#ABA )HP Tablet PC tc4200 ( PV984AW#ABA )

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

HP Compaq tc4200

 

HP's next-gen convertible is a great notebook and an okay tablet.

Very long battery life Great processor speed• Wide viewing angle display

Limited shortcut button functionality Runs warm• Low stylus hover sensitivity

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

HP Compaq tc4200

 

If you've been wavering between notebook and tablet, waver no more: The HP Compaq tc4200 is a gem of a convertible. You get a full, powerful mainstream notebook—thanks to Intel's latest-generation Centrino platform—with the added bonus of a realistic...

Strong build. Intel's next-generation Centrino. Dual pointing devices

Lacks a built in optical drive

The HP Compaq tc4200 is an excellent choice if you're in the market for a convertible tablet. It has a terrific blend of components and performance with Intel's next-generation Centrino platform and a tough magnesium-alloy exterior.

Expert review by: (hot hardware)

Compaq TC4200 Tablet PC

 
Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Andrew Ku (hothardware.com)

HP/Compaq TC4200 Tablet PC

 

Now that we've got the IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad X41 Tablet PC review under our belts, we are going to backtrack a bit to take a look at the HP/Compaq TC4200. Although the IBM ThinkPad X41 Tablet PC hit the HotHardware lab first, the HP/Compaq TC4200 was...

So far we have reviewed two different Tables PCs, the TC4200 and the IBM X41. For all intents and purposes, we feel that these two convertible notebooks/Tablets cater to two different types of people. The X41 Tablet is really more for those on the...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Barry J. Doyle (TabletPCReview.com)

HP Compaq TC4200 Tablet PC - Our Full Review (specs, pics)

 
Jun, 2005

Expert review by: (pencomputing.com)

HP Compaq tc4200

 

With HP joining the Tablet PC convertible market late, you might expect the tc4200 to include technological advances or innovations, but such is not the case. It is simply a new ultralight notebook that HP sells both as a standard notebook and as a...

The tc4200's footprint of 11.2 x 9.25 inches is roughly the same as that of its primary competitors (Fujitsu T4000, Toshiba M200), and the same goes for its thickness of about 1.3 inches and its weight of 4.6 pounds. It is a handy machine

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

HP Compaq TC4200 review

 

An ageing beast that still performs to a tune

Features ; Battery life

Weight ; Feels too much like a laptop

It still represents a powerful and easy-to-use Tablet PC despite its ageing features

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Danny Allen (goodgearguide.com.au)

Hewlett-Packard Compaq TC4200

 

Strong performance

Nothing of note

The TC4200 is a well-rounded tablet with top-end features and usability.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Danny Allen (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Compaq TC4200

 

Have you noticed the surge in new Tablet PC products in recent months? They're just like normal notebooks, but with screens that can swivel around and...

Strong performance

Nothing of note

The TC4200 is a well-rounded tablet with top-end features and usability.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Stephen Tong (cnet.com.au)

HP Compaq Tablet PC tc4200

 

This latest tablet PC from HP Compaq is a decent improvement over its predecessors, though unresolved legacy flaws may dampen user enthusiasm.

Unique pen ejection feature ; Good battery life

No inbuilt optical drive ; No FireWire ; Monoaural audio ; Tad too heavy to carry around in one arm

Packaged with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, the tc4200 is loaded with software such as HP ProtectTools to manage security, Microsoft Works and Norton AntiVirus 2005. You have an option to burn CDs on the external drive either by using Sonic...

May, 2005

Product Specifications

The HP Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC is a full-function PC delivering performance and compatibility in an innovative form factor, while simplifying your computing needs with the added convenience of handwriting. The light and stylish design is meant for mobile professionals needing powerful and highly mobile computers that also offer enhanced security and reliability. IT managers will value the full portfolio of integrated security options, breadth of integrated wireless choices, and unsurpassed common accessories and consistency with the entire enterprise notebook line. With total cost of ownership in mind the HP Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC is the ideal choice for enterprise-wide deployment to highly mobile users desiring innovation and versatility.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):5.5hour(s)/5.75hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.2in/9.3in
Height:1.3in
Weight:4.6lbs
Width:11.2in/9.3in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English/English / Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Tc4200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Compaq Tablet PC

Input Device

Type:Digital pen / Digitizer / DualPoint / Jog Dial / Keyboard/Digital pen / Digitizer / Jog Dial / Keyboard / Pointing stick / Touchpad/Digital pen / Jog Dial / Keyboard / Pointing stick / Touchpad/Digitizer / Jog Dial / Keyboard / Pointing stick / Tablet Pen / Touchpad / Digital pen/Jog Dial / Keyboard / Pointing stick / Tablet Pen / Touchpad/Keyboard / Digitizer / Touchpad / Pointing stick / Jog Dial / Tablet Pen

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:Bell 103J / Bell 212A / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.21 / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.23 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.80 / ITU V.8bis/ITU V.21 / Bell 212A / ITU V.22 / ITU V.22bis / ITU V.29 / ITU V.32 / ITU V.32bis / ITU V.34 / ITU V.90 / ITU V.17 / ITU V.23 / ITU V.27ter / ITU V.8bis / Bell 103J / ITU V.92 / ITU T.30 / ITU T.4 / ITU V.250 / ITU V.251 / ITU V.80
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth/802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005

Processor

Clock Speed:1.73GHz/1.73GHz / 1.86GHz/1.86GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Number:740/740 / 750/750/760
Type:Pentium M

RAM

Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/40GB / 60GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Tablet PC
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900