Pros Performance, Versatility, Battery Life
Cons No Optical Drive, Imaging Difficulties
Summary Mine's a 2 GHz duo, 1.5 Gb RAM, with BlueTooth. I've purchase 6 - 10 of these and been using one since Nov 2006. IMHO the current model is still the best available tablet (compared against Acer - no longer manufacturing tablets, Toshiba - heavy, very hot, low battery life, and the OS is cluttered with proprietary utilities of dubious value, Fujitsu - heavy, large, and expensive). Disappointed the latest review of the Fujitsu Lifebook didn't include a comparison especially since it included a Dell and they don't even offer a tablet. Don't know what kind of scale the reviewer that cited poor battery life used, I've gotten 5 hours with both WiFi and BlueTooth going, 14 hours with the extended battery and it will recharge both to full in under 2 hours. Sacrificed the optical drive because it seems to add too much weight and size to the tablets that have them built-in but don't really miss it since USB memory key are inexpensive and I didn't get it to watch DVDs on. Use it with Dragon NaturallySpeaking and BlueTooth for wireless speech recognition, very cool. I would also suggest Microsoft OneNote as madatory for any tablet to really take advantage of the tablet's note taking capabilities. Only problem was difficulty Imaging the Tablets for deployment in coporate environment, it was incompatible with ghost, drive image, and various Linux utilities we tried on our PXe server. Ended up having to use the Acronis product.We've been deploying them for around 9 months with no service issues. Very Happy
Pros I can't tell....its broken
Cons "next day on site service"
Summary We got this laptop for our company. After about 3 months it suddenly died, doesn't even light up. We tested with another power supply, still nothing. We had paid for next day on site service but its been close to a month. They basically say "the part will be here in five days" and then in 6 days I call back and they say "six more days". We have to wait 30 days for the laptop warranty to kick in and they will send a replacement laptop. In the meantime I have a sales person who can't do her job on an old laptop because it keeps freezing up. We've ordered a Dell (they always show up the next day from our experience) but it won't be here until next week.
So my experience with HP is basically negative. I don't care about the cost of the laptop, I just need to know if it is broken, I am going to minimize the downtime for an employee. If that is your requirement, then don't depend on HP.
"Bogus comparison..."on by mik63
Cons only 12" screen
Summary I am just commenting that doing performance comparisons in this day and age without, as a minimum, the same RAM size is absolutely ridicolous !!
IF CNET keeps doing this they will end up being discounted as unprofessional.
Pros Rugged, very responsive keyboard and pen input, no batteries in the pen, fast for business use.
Cons Small 100gb hard drive, not great for high end games.
Could have been sold with more RAM. (I personally upgraded it to 4gb, which solved the RAM problem. If you aren't in the knowledge with RAM, check out crucial.com)
Summary What can I say? It was a amazing purchase then, and still is for me now, with a new SSD and 4gb RAM. I've had no problem with it at all.After having this tablet convertible for many years, I have upgraded it with 4gb of RAM and a massive 512gb SSD, and it is now in comparison with retail computers today. It was amazing when I got it, and even more amazing when I upgraded it.
Updated on Dec 26, 2011
Pros VERSATILE! WITHOUT CD/DVD RUNS COOLER. I OWN 2 1 XP 1 VISTA. XP T2300 @1.66 GHz 55.8 GB HDD 1.5 GB RAM VERY FAST! VISTA T2500 @2.00GHz 55.8 GB HDD 2 GB RAM SUPER FAST! IT GIVES OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A BETTER CD/DVD PLAYER BURNER.
Cons NO CD/DVD PLAYER. NOT MULTI TOUCH.
Summary EASIER TO PLACE IN VEHICLE TO SURF. A NICE COMPACT SIZE FOR ANY OCCASION. THE IMAGES ON BOTH WERE EXCELLENT. I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS!!!!!!!!