HP Compaq tc4200 Tablet – Information

– Replaced by HP HP Compaq tc4400
– tc4400 replaced by HP Compaq 2710p

MFR’s Description: 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.

HP Compaq tc4200 Tablet PC

Reviews located at the bottom of the page.

Company/Manufacturing Information
Company:HP Compaq
Company Website:hp.com
Model Name:HP Compaq Tablet PC
Product Page:hp.com/products/tabletpc
Type:Convertible – Laptop/Tablet
Cost (MSRP/Street):Starts at $1599
CPU/Processor & Chipset
Processor Company:Intel
Processor Model:Pentium M 740 – 760
Processor Speed:1.73GHz – 2.00GHz
Bus Speed:533MHz
Cache Size:2MB
Cache Type:L2
Systemboard Chipset:
Display and Graphics
Graphics Chipset:Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Screen Type:TFT LCD
Screen Size:12.1″
Resolution:1024×768 XGA
Video Memory:Upto 128MB Shared
Video Out:VGA, S-Video
Memory Capacity:2GB (2x1GB)
Memory Slots:2
Memory Type:DDR “II SDRAM
Memory Speed:533MHz?
Shared With Video:128MB
Hard Drive Interface:
Hard Drive Capacity:40GB – 80GB (5400rpm
Hard Drive Physical Size:
Optical Drive:Optional/External – “MultiBay”
Harddrive Shock Protection:
Battery Type:Lithium-Ion
Default Battery Size:6-cell
Mfr Estimated Runtime:
Dimensions, and Weight
Height:1.35″ (34.3mm)
Width:11.22″ (285mm)
Wireless:Intel® Pro/Wireless 2200BG, Intel® Pro/Wireless 2915ABG
Wireless Type:802.11b/g or 802.11a/b/g
Ethernet:NetXtreme Gigabit PCI Express
Tablet:Digital Eraser Pen with tether and clip
I/O Ports
USB Ports:3xUSB 2.0
Firewire (IEEE 1394):
PS/2, Serial, Parallel:
Infrared:“Fast IR”
PC Card Slots:1x Type I/II CardBus
Flash Memory Card:Secure Digital (SD)
Port Replicator:“MultiBay”
Other I/O:
Audio Chipset:Sound Blaster Pro compatible
Audio I/O:Built-in Speaker, Stereo Headphone/line out, stereo microphone in
Installed OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet Edition 2005 and Windows XP Service Pack 2
Included Software:Various HP Software, Microsoft Reader for Tablet PC
Sonic RecordNow!
Symantec Norton Antivirus with complimentary 60-day live update
Intervideo WinDVD – DVD Player (for optional DVD+/-RW, DVD/CDRW and DVD drives)*
Protection and Security
Fingerprint Reader:No
Hardware Passwords:Power-On, DriveLock, Setup
Other:Optional Smart Card Reader, Optional HP TPM Embedded Security Chip
PV984AW#ABA1.86GHz Pentium M 750, 60GB Harddrive
PV985AA#ABA1.73GHz Pentium M 740, 40GB Harddrive
Warranty, Misc
Warranty:3 years parts, 3 years labor, 0 years on-site

Reviews – These are excerpts – Click on links to read full reviews

NewsFactor – November, 2005 – 2.5 out of 5 – If you are looking for just a notebook, there are definitely better options for the price. And with much lighter Tablet PC options like the Lenovo X41, HP’s new system is just too heavy.

ZDNet.com.au – October 2005 – Comparison of five “convertibles” – the tc4200 is included.

CNET – Top 100 – The Best in Tech 2005 – October 2005 – The 12.1″ HP Compaq tc4200 was selected as the best Tablet PC.