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02-24-2003, 06:33 AM
Would you buy HP Tc1k if you had a choice right now or would you wait for 2nd generation?
I am going to CeBit in Hannover so I am gonna see lot and lot of 2nd generation devices there, Its just like 10 days away.. then another month for actual launches but I am that kind of person who easily gets disappointed.. I can see myself holding a TC1k and comparing it with new ones :/
Another thing thats holding me back is the pen and other problems, I live in India and compaq wont replace or send pens outside US.. so if my pen dies, my tablet will be nothing more than a footstep :/
So what would you do, My friend is in US right now so its my chance to get it (I cant ship it as custom duties here are 120%!!!) :-(
02-24-2003, 07:18 AM
I can't advise you except to say that my HPT1000 has been on backorder for a month, and no idea when it will ship.:-(
Unless you're getting standard configuration (30gig hd, 256RAM), it doesn't seem to be available
02-24-2003, 07:27 AM
One month? Where did you order it from? Pcmall.com, ecost.com, cdw.com everyone has them in stock.
02-24-2003, 08:36 AM
My advice is "go for it". The TC1000 is terrific. If the next generation comes out very soon, I wouldn't expect it to be dramatically better. The three things that I would like most to improve are speed, weight and battery life. Improving all three will require new processors and/or better batteries. I don't see either coming very soon. If these are your chief desires, you might look at the Fujitsu, though (sorry tc1k fans), if you don't mind that it's not as elegant and the keyboard is a separate piece. It's probably faster, weighs about the same and has almost as good battery life.
02-24-2003, 10:08 AM
You won´t be disappointed with the TC1k. But how do you get service if needed when you know you won´t even get a replacement pen?
I think there won´t be a revolutionary 2nd generation. "Revolutionary" would mean at least twice as fast as TC1k, 8 hours of operation and lighter without sacrificing any of the TC1k´s features. Maybe next year?
I´m dreaming of Video In/Out, integrated MPEG hardware encoder and Slot-In DVD. Together with 100 or 200 GB hard drive that would be a perfect personal entertainment and productivity center. 2 or 3 years from now?
For now the TC1k is definetly worth buying. Take the 60Gig/768MB model if available. At least 256 MB memory upgrade are a must if you take the 30Gig/256MB model.
02-24-2003, 04:00 PM
Last week I posted a similiar question to yours. I was waiting for the NEC but didn't like the small HD and Ram or lack of PC Card/Modem. I too thought that maybe I would wait for the second generation.
Then I just couldn't wait any longer (call it Tablet envy). On Thursday I ordered a 60G/512M model from CDW. I called after 6PM ET and still received it by 10:30 Friday morning!
I have had NO problems in my first 4 days with my TC1000 (However, I am not using a docking station or USB keyboard and haven't tried wireless yet). Pehaps the delete key on the keyboard is a bit sensitive and I've accidently lost a few emails that I didn't mean to delete (somebody's way of reminding me not to use the keyboard perhaps?).
As somebody else posted if you tried to take it back from me now you'd have to "pry it from my cold dead hands." Certainly it's not the peppiest computer I've ever owned but man do I love it! The way I'm planning it, I have this one, will skip Gen 2 and by Gen 3 MS will have everything worked out and my TC1000 should have had a long and productive life. As somebody who was where you were just 5 days ago, I can assure you that you'll only kick yourself for waiting this long! GO FOR IT!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!
02-24-2003, 04:20 PM
There will always be a bigger better faster lighter brighter model 3~6 months away! That's the nature of this beast. I'm using my TC1000 every day as my primary machine and will not give it up (even to let HP work on the little problem it has with the dock.)
I don't take paper to meetings any more. My task list is done when I leave the meeting and in ink (TabletPlanner). And, when combined with MindManager (soon to be in ink), I can lead a team through a very dynamic conversation and come away with it completely documented without slowing the process. It's very impressive.
02-24-2003, 08:08 PM
I love mine too -
As for waiting for the next generation, I agree with the others here - there's always something new on the horizon. The current model seems perfect to me, with two exceptions. It's bit slow on start up (of course I think my desktop is slow on start up too - maybe I'll race them some day and see if the TC1000 can beat the desktop), but with upgraded RAM the programs I use run quickly. The second thing is I'd like an integrated CD Rom/DVD.
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