HP Compaq tc4400 Tablet PC (12.1″)

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Product Name: HP Compaq tc4400 Tablet PC
Official Page: ww1.HP.com
Manufacturer: HP Compaq
Announced: May 9, 2006
Available: May 22, 2006
Price: Starting at $1600+ USD ($1649 at Amazon)
Markets: Worldwide

Models:
Note: Unless otherwise noted, all are pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, and all have Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG.
– EN356UT (ABA) : Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, 512Mb Memory, 80GB Hard Drive
– EN357UT (ABA) : Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, 1GB Memory, 80GB Hard Drive, Enhanced Outdoor Display
– EN358UA (ABA) : Intel Core 2 Duo T7200, 1GB Memory, 80GB Hard Drive, Enhanced Outdoor Display
– RA296AW (ABA) : Intel Core Duo T2500, 512MB Memory, 60GB Hard Drive
– RA301AT (ABA) : INtel Core Duo T2400, 521MB Memory, 60GB Hard Drive
– RA302AT (ABA) : Intel Core Duo T2400, 1GB Memory, 60GB Hard Drive, Enhanced Outdoor Display
– RC451AA (ABA) : Intel Core Duo T2500, 1GB Memory, 80GB Hard Drive, Enhanced Outdoor Display
– RL875AW (ABA) : Intel Core 2 Duo T7200, 1GB Memory, 80GB Hard Drive
– RM141UT (ABA) : Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, 1GB Memory, 80GB Hard Drive, Microsoft Windows Vista Business
– RM164UT (ABA) : Intel Core 2 Duo T7200, 2GB Memory, 120GB Hard Drive

Related Laptops:
– Probably replaced by HP Compaq 2710p
– Replaced HP Compq tc4200
– Non-Tablet PC Version: HP Compaq nc4400 and HP Compaq nc2400

Features:
– “Convertible” Tablet PC – Can change between a Tablet PC and regular Laptop form factor.
– Ambient Light Sensor
– Enhanced Outdoor-viewable Display (select models) for 67% more contrast in bright sunlight with no loss of battery life
– “HP Mobile Data Protection System 3D Hard drive is mounted directly to the notebook frame, reducing the transmission of shock to the hard drive. Uses three-axis digital motion detection with intelligent sensitivity to help protect the hard drive during normal use from shock and vibration.”

Manufacturer’s Description:
The versatile HP Compaq tc4400 Tablet PC adapts to the way you work with ultraportable mobility, superb performance, and productivity-enhancing features. Tablet functionality provides the flexibility to work when, where, and how you want.

 HP Compaq tc4400

Specifications:
CPU:
– Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 Cache), T7200 (2GHz, 4MB L2), T7400 (2.16GHz, 4MB L2)
– Intel Core Duo Processors T2300E (1.66GHz, 2MB L2 Cache), T2400 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2), 2500 (2GHz, 2MB L2), T2600 (2.16GHz, 2MB L2)
Chipset: Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset
Front-side Bus: 667MHz
Memory: DDR2 667MHz SDRAM
Memory Capacity: 512MB – 4GB (2 slots, dual channel supported)

Graphics/Display:
Display: 12.1-inch TFT LCD
Resolution: 1024×768 XGA
Touchscreen: Yes – Digitizer
Widescreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Graphics Memory: Up to 128MB (Shared)
Other: S-Video Out, VGA Out (DVI Out in optional Port Replicator/Dock

Storage:
Hard Drive: SMART Serial ATA (SATA) 60GB, 80GB, 100GB, 120GB 5400rpm
Optical: Internal – DVD/CDRW combo or Dual-Layer DVD Writer
Other:

Connectivity:
Wireless: Three Options:
– Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
– Broadcom 4311BG 802.11b/g WLAN
– Broadcom 4311ABG 802.11a/b/g WLAN,
Modem: 56K V.92 modem with digital line guard
Ethernet: Broadcomm 10/100/1000 BaseT (Gigabit)
Bluetooth: Optional HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth 2.0 Wireless Technology
Mobile Broadband:

Input/Output:
Audio Chipset: ADI High Definition CODEC
Speakers: Integrated Speaker
Audio I/O: Stereo headphone/line-out, stereo microphine line-in
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: No
PC Card: 1x Type I/II PC Card Slot
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital (SD), MultiMedia Card (MMC), or Smart Card
Other: Pointstick with two buttons and Touchpad with scroll zone, optional HP External MultiBay II (9.5-mm) or HP Advanced Docking Station, Infrared

Security:
Biometric/Fingerprint: Yes – HP Fingerprint Sensor
Other: HP ProtectTools Security Manager, Configuration Control Hardware, Memory Change Alert, Ownership Tag, Setup Password, Power-On Password, Drivelock, TPM Enhanced DriveLock, HP Disk Sanitizer, Kensington Lock Slot.

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Also FreeDOS, Windows 2000. Windows Vista Capable, Microsoft Windows Vista Business offered on newer models.
Linux: Ceritified for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 for x86 and Novell Linux Desktop 9 SP3 for x86
Other Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP Backup and Recovery Manager, HP Help and Support, HP Mobile Print Driver, HP Quick Launch Buttons, HP Qmenu Software, Microsoft Reader eBooks, Tablet PC Tour, HP Wireless Assistant, HP OpenView Radia Management Solutions, Sonic Digital Media Plus: RecordNow! (for optional DVD+/-RW and DVD/CDRW drives), MyDVD (DVD Authoring for optional DVD+/-RW drives), Synaptics Touchpad Driver, Symantec Norton Internet Security with complimentary 60-day live update, Intervideo WinDVD DVD Player
Warranty: 3 year worldwide limited warranty (see manufacturer’s website for full details)
Drivers:

Battery:
Options: Smart Lithium-Ion 6-cell, 8-cell, or 12-cell battery with HP Fast Charge technology (secondary batteries could possibly be mounted in optional docking station)
Battery Life: Primary: Up to 5.5 hours. Primary and optional secondary 8-cell: Up to 12.5 hours. Primary and optional secondary 12-cell: Up to 16 hours.

Dimensions:
Width: 11.22 inches (285mm)
Depth: 9.25 inches (235mm)
Height: 1.35 inches (34.3mm)
Weight: 4.6 pounds (2.08kg) (with 6-cell battery)

Articles/Reviews:
Craig Pringle – May 2006 – The TC4400 is not bad, but it fails to dazzle. A cursory search on Froogle seems to indicate that the TC4400 will be a similar price to the other Core Duo tablet on the market – the Toshiba M400. I prefer the Toshiba M400
Press Release (HP.com) – May 9, 2006
Press Kit (HP.com) – May, 2006, Adobe Acrobat file
More information at HP.com