… Take my Tablet PC … Please!
– With apologies to Henny Youngman
Much to my surprise, a well known personality in the Tablet PC space wrote to me asking my opinion of the HP TC1100. I know that he is familiar with The Tablet Rationalizer tool, and my first inclination was to suggest he use it.
Reading his note again; he did not ask which Tablet PC to buy, but rather:
“Do you like TC1100? Would you recommend it to others?“.
Yes I like the TC1100.
… I take my Tablet PC with me everywhere, but it keeps finding its way back!
– sorry Henny
I’ve had my TC1100 for over a year and recently picked up my second Toshiba M200.
My take-it-everywhere machine is the TC1100. I rarely take the keyboard, but I am very glad to have the option when I foresee that I will need it. The rest of the time (most of the time), I travel light (3.1 pounds).
The point is, I take it with me everywhere and do so without reservation or regret. Any place I have taken it to use it in that mobile Tablet PC kind of application, I would do it again. Hence: “it keeps finding its way back“.
A few reasons I like the HP TC1100:
- Overall design – I like the asthetics. It “feels” like a well engineered piece of technology.
- Size / Weight – Not the lightest, it is for now, light enough and small enough that I do take it everywhere.
- Viewing angle – Except for direct sunlight, I can comfortably work with this little marvel in just about any posture I can still manage.
- Tiny footprint – Attach the keyboard (which I happen to like) and the space this takes on a flat surface is tiny. This matters at a meeting table, airplane tray, or student desk.
- Support – My experiences with HP support have been unremarkable. That is: When things come up, they handle it and I have no cause to complain.
Would I recommend it?
“I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. “
– Henny Youngman
If you think that you would like what I like about the TC1100, then definitely “go there”. In a very long winded comparison/review of the TC1100 and the Toshiba M200, I likened the TC1100 to a sports car – a svelte personal touring machine, and the M200 to a muscle car.
I will find and post that long comparison / review tomorrow.