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HP Pavilion tx1000 Tablet PC

Gateway CX210S Tablet PC
New HP Tablet PC uncovered in Vista product brochure and Gateway offers an $899 Tablet

It appears that Microsoft has jumped the gun a bit in revealing Hewlett-Packard's upcoming HP Pavilion tx1000 Tablet PC. Microsoft distributed roughly 5,000 Vista Launch Kits which featured a number of items including a 2GB SanDisk Cruzer Mini and a booklet entitled: "Windows Vista Partner Stories."

The booklet is the key in revealing detail's for HP's new Vista tablet which packs some nice media-centric features. The 12.1" tablet comes with the requisite fingerprint reader along with a 5-in-1 media reader, DVD burner with LightScribe, dual headphones jacks, Altec Lansing speakers, mini remote control, dual omni-direction remotes, optional HP Pavilion webcam and optional integrated WWAN.

Information on dimensions including weight, pricing and availability was not available for the new tablet. Stay tuned for DailyTech's CES 2007 coverage for more information on this tablet and numerous other tech items which will be unveiled in Las Vegas.

In other Tablet PC news, Gateway has trimmed the price of one its popular models: the CX210S. Gateway is now offering a $200 instant discount on the 14.1" tablet which brings the final price down to $899.

Your $899 will get you a Core Duo T2050 processor (1.6GHz), 512MB of 667MHz DDR2 memory, 80GB SATA HDD, CD-RW/DVD combo drive, 7-in-1 media reader, 802.11a/b/g wireless and an 8-cell battery. The CX210S comes with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition but is eligible for a Windows Vista upgrade.

If there is one downside to this new Gateway deal, it's that the tablet weighs in at a hefty 6.84 pounds with the 8-cell battery and optical drive. That's not exactly light for a device that you'd want to hold in your hands and write on.

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By ksherman on 12/29/2006 11:14:07 AM , Rating: 2
I like that gateway... if only I had the $$ I would probably get one.

Who the hell needs fingreprint shit?
By nurbsenvi on 12/29/06, Rating: -1
By Brandon Hill on 12/29/2006 11:53:02 AM , Rating: 2
I use it to sign onto my computer instead of typing in a password. Just swipe my finger and I'm in.

I also have certain folders password protected by fingerprint (tax information, certain documents, etc.)

By One43637 on 12/29/2006 2:53:37 PM , Rating: 2

by nurbsenvi on December 29, 2006 at 11:37 AM

Who the hell needs fingreprint shit? really
Hiding some child porn?

you know there are some of us out there that use laptops when we aren't in the office and have NPI that need to be protected....

RE: Who the hell needs fingreprint shit?
By TheMrWorf on 12/29/2006 6:07:33 PM , Rating: 2
fingerprints isn't secure enough for serious applications (IMHO) but is a great way to ease the pain of logging on to your tablet pc. Especially when you don't have a physical keyboard (like my Fujitsu-Siemens stylistic).

RE: Who the hell needs fingreprint shit?
By nurbsenvi on 12/30/2006 11:39:07 AM , Rating: 2
I still think it's unnecessary for most of people
I don't have anything to hide and even if I had something to hide I wouldn't trust fingerprint reader and I certainly wouldn't carry them around on laptop.

I remember beating fingerprint reader with windows safemode

By Lifted on 12/30/2006 3:21:55 PM , Rating: 2
Good luck doing that when it's integrated with the bios, and onboard security chip, and the HDD. Fingerprints alone still aren't enough for certain business purposes, but are well suited for small and home office levels of security.

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