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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. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and price. The usability and portability also get good views, whereas there are some less positive views about the sound and image quality. There are some mixed views 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 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and portability. The durability and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the price. 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.

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Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Brian Nadel (cnet.com)

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

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: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

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

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)

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: 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

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

Audio system:HP Premier•Sound

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

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

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

Display

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

Graphics

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

Keyboard

Keyboard type:Dual-point
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Memory

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

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
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
Display:LCD
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
TV-out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65 / 90

Processor

Cache external:2
Chipset:Intel 915GM Express
Clock Speed:1.73GHz/1.73GHz / 1.86GHz/1.86GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
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

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Software

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

Storage

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

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

Video adapter, bus:PCI Express

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:4 / 6.11