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HP Compaq Tablet PC Tc4200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 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. Views about the battery and price are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good opinions. Many are negative about the sound and image quality, and there are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency.

performance, portability, usability, price, battery

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 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HP Compaq Tablet PC Tc4200


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of HP Compaq Tablet PC Tc4200 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the design and portability. The durability and usability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the price, and there are some negative opinions about the image quality.

performance, usability, durability, portability, design

image quality

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

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Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Brian Nadel (

HP Compaq tc4200 review


HP Compaq tc4200 Completely new--inside and out--the convertible HP Compaq tc4200 tablet has a high-strength magnesium base and uses the latest Sonoma technology to deliver high performance with excellent battery life. On the downside, it will...

Good performance and battery life; responsive keyboard; three-year warranty; screen-brightness sensor.

A little heavy for holding in one arm; three-prong AC adapter; no FireWire, parallel ports, or optical drive.

First of the third generation of tablet PCs, the HP Compaq Tablet PC tc4200 convertible has a lot to like, from its top-shelf performance to its nearly five-hour battery life.

May, 2005

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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 : Cisco Cheng (

HP Compaq tc4200


The HP Compaq tc4200 is an excellent choice if you're in the market for a convertible tablet.

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

Lacks a built in optical drive.

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Feb, 2005

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Compaq TC4200 Tablet PC

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Andrew Ku (

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 (

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

Jun, 2005

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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 : staff (

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 (

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 (

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

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 system:HP Premier•Sound

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):5.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):5.5hour(s)/5.75hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 4:3
Display Diagonal:12 / 15.4
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1280 x 800

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65 / 90

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon X600
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 128


Country Kits:United States
Localization:English/English / Spanish
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


Keyboard type:Dual-point
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:0.5
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade:2


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


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


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
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth/802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

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

Other Features

Audio system:HP Premier•Sound
Dimensions (WxDxH):11 x 9 x 1 / 92.8 x 10.4 x 1.1
Expansion Slots:1 x SD
Graphics:GMA 900
Graphics adapter:GMA 900
Infrared data port: Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:Intel Wireless LAN 802.11b/g, Bluetooth

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 xdocking
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65 / 90


Cache external:2
Chipset:Intel 915GM Express
Clock Speed:1.73GHz/1.73GHz / 1.86GHz/1.86GHz/2GHz
Motherboard chipset:Intel 915GM Express
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor frequency:1.86
Processor front side bus:400 / 533
Processor Number:740/740 / 750/750/760
Type:Pentium M


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


Cable lock slot:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Bundled software:InterVideo WinDVD Creator, HP Client Manager, HP ProtectTools HP One-Touch Button, HP Mobile, Synaptics Touchpad, HP Help, HP Wireless Assistant, Sonic RecordNow!, InterVideo WinDVD / InterVideo WinDVD Creator; HP Client Manager, MS Reader eBooks, Zinio HP One-Touch Button, HP Mobile printerdriver, Synaptics Touchpad, HP Help, HP Qmenu, HP Wireless Assistant Microsoft Reader, Sonic RecordNow!, InterVideo WinDVD, HP Tablet PC Tour
Operating system installed:Windows XP Professional
Pre-installed software:Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005


Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:60

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


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


Video adapter, bus:PCI Express

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:4 / 6.11