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HP Compaq TC1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of HP Compaq TC1000. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The battery and usability also get good feedback, whereas the price and performance get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the connectivity and durability.

portability, usability, battery, design, screen

keyboard, durability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Compaq TC1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of HP Compaq TC1000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the battery and design are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the connectivity and durability.

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95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Compaq TC1000T Tablet PC 470045-236 (1.0-GHz Transmeta Crusoe, 256 MB RAM, 30 GB Hard Drive)Compaq TC1000T Tablet PC 470045-236 (1.0-GHz Transmeta Crusoe, 256 MB RAM, 30 GB Hard Drive)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Brian Nadel (

HP Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 review


HP Compaq Tablet PC TC1000

Flexible design; extremely small and light; excellent stylus; low base price.

Weak performance; dock costs extra.

The TC1000 isn't the speediest tablet we've seen, but if you're after style and flexibility, it's a winner.

Nov, 2002

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HP Compaq Tablet PC TC1000


The design team at Compaq pushed the envelope with the HP Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 ($1,800 street), attaining generally good results but with some drawbacks.

Expert review by : theVooner ( Review - Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 Review


Tablet PCs are here

When all is said and done, the Tablet PC is more than I thought it would be. I mean, how much fun is just another laptop that uses a pen-input system? Well, the Compaq TC1000 proved me completely wrong. It is amazing and extra cool. The ability to...

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Dave Bailey (it week)

HP Compaq TC1000


HP's Tablet PC is impressively versatile, but does its performance measure up?

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (

sucky computer




May, 2004

Consumer review (

Throw away the paper notebooks, this is a student's dream.


Highly Portable and Convertable

SLOW and poor pen reliablility

Jan, 2004

Consumer review (

Tablet Pc Champ?


Very long battery life,Design, Light Weight

Some initial model pens were bad, replaced by Compaq Support

Apr, 2003

Product Specifications

The ground-breaking Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 is the first ultra-portable computer that adapts to the way you work - providing all the power and productivity of a full-function Windows PC. The Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 is the first full-function PC that is versatile enough to adapt to your working style, delivering performance and compatibility in an innovative form factor offering unprecedented mobility and versatility. It also simplifies your computing environment with the added convenience of handwriting. The Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 will change the way you think about computers. Back at the office, use the Tablet PC TC1000 to easily incorporate notes and tasks from meetings. You can expand it with an optional docking station to a full desktop. Or you can add a full-sized keyboard, mouse, monitor and MultiBay for additional hard drive and optical drive needs. With the Tablet PC TC1000, you can work wherever and however you want. The Tablet PC TC1000 is also the first of its kind to allow you to effectively utilize a dual monitor out of the box. It also extends the desktop (dual monitor) in the docking station, allowing you to simultaneously access and view different applications. The Tablet PC TC1000 is a full-function PC, with the power of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, a superset of Windows XP Professional. The Compaq PC offers large storage capacity with quick access to local files and applications, as well as wireless and wired access to e-mail and other network resources. The TC1000 boasts a NVIDIA GeForce2 Go 100 graphics controller with 16 MB SDRAM dedicated just to graphics. This provides rich graphics to support business tasks as well as other applications. A 30-GB smart hard drive comes standard for storing e-mail, engineering drawings and copious notes. Larger hard drives of up to 60 GB are also available. The Tablet PC TC1000 provides you with the best of both worlds, enabling you to access it both as a full-function conventional PC and also as a piece of intelligent paper. With the Tablet PC, you can write and store information as "digital ink, " as if you were using paper - only better - with the new MS Journal application, which comes standard with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. You can draw pictures or sketch on your PC, use the ink-to-text utility with any Windows application and mark up a Microsoft Word document with handwritten comments. You can also store your annotations and send them to others, communicating quickly and discreetly using digital ink, even during meetings. The Tablet PC TC1000 elevates note-taking to a higher level, letting you format with different attributes including colors, bold and italics. You can even search handwritten notes using keywords to quickly locate information. Renaming files, filling out forms? No problem. The Tablet PC TC1000 input panel offers you the flexibility of onscreen keyboard and handwriting recognition. It also supports character recognition and speech recognition. The Tablet PC TC1000 is an innovative form factor offering unprecedented mobility and versatility for today's computing needs. The unique mobile keyboard fits neatly beneath the system, swings open for easy access, or can be completely removed, enabling you to remove barriers in the meeting room since there are no panel displays between you and others. With the Tablet PC TC1000, you have the versatility it takes to get things done comfortably, in any surroundings. You can even send discreet handwritten messages to others inside or outside of your meeting. With a nearly full-sized keyboard layout and point stick, it is also comfortable and transitions smoothly from tablet to notebook PC usage. The TC1000 is cased in tough magnesium alloy, 20 times more durable than plastic. At 0.8-inch thin and weighing just 3.0 pounds, it is one of the lightest, most portable computers in the industry. No other tablet packs the same quality and features into such a compact design. The Tablet PC TC1000 offers you the latest in wireless compatibility. It has integrated antennas to avoid damage and maximize design throughput, based on standard Mini PCI technology, PC cards and compact flash technology. The antennas connect you to a wireless network through Bluetooth or 802.11b or HP WL110 11 Mbps Wireless LAN PC Card. Together, the availability of integrated wireless LAN, optional PC card and optional Compact Flash gives you the freedom to roam while staying connected to your enterprise LAN. The TC1000 is equipped with the Transmeta Crusoe TM5800 1.0 GHz processor and 512 KB of integrated cache. This high-performance processor, combined with its code morphing software, will handle your most intense tasks at your desk and provide the best balance of performance and battery life when AC power is not available. The TC1000 is designed with standard PC components offering great performance and long battery life. A bridge battery allows for fast battery swapping. The Tablet PC TC1000 excels in visual graphics and audio quality to meet your presentation and performance needs in the conference room. For multimedia and storage applications, the TC1000 has two USB version 2.0 ports - the latest USB interface standard - up to 40 times faster than USB 1.1. The Tablet PC TC1000 is a direct result of extensive customer feedback, including focus groups, trade shows, customer visits, support calls, human factors studies and surveys of thousands of notebook users. The result is a tablet PC with unprecedented flexibility to adapt to the way you want to work. With the Compaq Tablet PC, you can choose the way you work, with innovative mobile keyboard, handwriting or voice recognition.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:10.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):26.4cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:Europe/Germany/Italy/United Kingdom/United States
Manufacturer:Compaq/Compaq / Hewlett-Packard/Hewlett-Packard
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Compaq Tablet PC/Compaq Tablet PC / HP Compaq Tablet PC/HP Compaq Tablet PC

Input Device

Type:Jog Dial / Keyboard / Pointing stick / Tablet Pen/Jog Dial / Keyboard / Pointing stick / Tablet Pen / Touch-screen/Keyboard / Pointing stick / Stylus / Touch-screen


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


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

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition


Clock Speed:1GHz
Type:Crusoe TM5800


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:768MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:30GB/40GB
Notebook Type:Tablet PC
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:16MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce2 Go/NVIDIA GeForce2 Go 100