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03-04-2003, 03:15 AM
What comes with the computer when you buy it?
Do I need to buy a keyboard, a stylus pen, and an adapter?
03-04-2003, 03:54 AM
I got mine from warehouse.com and all that was included, as well as a "case". My screen cover was packed with my docking station (!?), but I suppose that was just a convenience at shipping time. Somebody has said here that different things may be included depending upon vendor. I assume that means additional things. But the best policy would be to check with your vendor...
03-04-2003, 04:06 AM
It comes with a detachable keyboard, stylus pen, and AC power adapter.
03-04-2003, 04:12 AM
Moose, did you buy it from compaq website?
03-04-2003, 04:25 AM
<-- I have no TabletPC, but it lists that it comes with those things on the HP/Compaq website, and yes that is where I plan to buy it once my budget meets my level of desire ;)
Oh, and this IS Moose, with a new screenname. Got sick of the old one.
03-04-2003, 04:43 AM
recommend additional battery and highly recommend getting unit without wireless which has been defective in 3 consecutive models I recieved. Get a usb adapter which will give excellent signal strength anywhere in your house. thanks
03-04-2003, 05:11 AM
James, can you tell me where did u see that? Because when I click to customize, it only shows the unit with no keyboard and no adapter(though they should give us adapter). Oh wait... now the website says "Choose an additional keyboard for added convenience" :p guess i missed that, or it wasn't there when i first looked...
quote:recommend additional battery and highly recommend getting unit without wireless which has been defective in 3 consecutive models I recieved. Get a usb adapter which will give excellent signal strength anywhere in your house. thanks
Gee...Sammy, you still have that trouble? I feel really sorry for u, man.:-( Well, hope things get better. Good luck trying to get their customer service... I would try calling them again, they might be able to fix the bug now.. or have them replace the whole unit.
03-04-2003, 05:21 AM
oh... and does any one know if I should get an extra 512 MB RAM?? or is an extra 256 MB is sufficient? I mean, the max 768 MB RAM sounds useful, I don't want to switch my computers too many times(I'm about to ditch a 1 1/2 years old notebook already -.-'').
Lastly, why would u need external multibay for CD-Rom?? Isn't it USB??
03-04-2003, 06:50 AM
I'd get the extra 512MBs of RAM as it's not terribly expensive and it greatly increases performance. I'd recommend built in WiFi because, regardless of sammy's unfortunate incident, most users (80%+) receive perfectly functioning devices, and the built in WiFi conserves your battery much better, gets better range because of it's massive built in antenna, and does not protrude out of the device like a PC Card. You could order it without WiFi and then buy the MiniPCI card for $60 seperately and install it yourself if you're inginuitive and care to save $40 (maybe buy an extra pen or put it towards more RAM?), but I'd rather have the convenience of it all coming in one package and not having to wait for seperate components to arrive seperately and install them myself.
The external CDROM drive is the only way that you can get data on to the device unless you have a WiFi network and a CD drive on a desktop you can share. The multibay is USB2.0, which transfers at 100MB/sec, as opposed to USB1.1 which is only 10MB (or is it 1, I can't remember). Anyway. If you can share a CDROM on your network and install things that way then you're $350 ahead, but if not, then I'd suggest you get some kind of external drive. Third party companies make external PCMCIA and USB drives much cheaper than HP's multibay, but also not as expandable.
03-04-2003, 07:16 AM
quote:Oh wait... now the website says "Choose an additional keyboard for added convenience" :p guess i missed that, or it wasn't there when i first looked...
The extra keyboard would be used if you get a docking station. The Compaq Tablet is a 'convertible', and comes with a detachable keyboard so you can use the Tablet PC as a 'slate' (basiclly a notepad) when you just need to write on the screen. With the keyboard attached, it's a laptop.
03-04-2003, 07:32 AM
forgot to say to get memory upgrade. significant speed difference at minimal cost. Read the posts on this site about the faulty wireless performance. This is a crap shoot and you can save $100 and use a USB adapter wireless that will give excellent signal strength anywhere in the house. If you get the model with the faulty wireless you will be unhappy and will have to swap out tablet at a substantial time loss to yourself. It cost me dozens of hours in loading and unloading programs which most people seem oblivious to. thanks
03-04-2003, 08:34 AM
sammy... you could have tested the wireless before installing all of your programs and sensitive documents
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