tx1420us deal... did I get a steal????

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  1. Dee Kakes

    Dee Kakes Pen Pal - Newbie

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    tx1420us has the TL-66 @ 2.3 GHz, 1 MB cache, 3 GB ram, Geforce Go 6150, 250GB, DVDRW, etc.
     
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    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    sorry to break it to you, but steal you did not get.

    The tx1000 uses a passive screen, which is not optimal for writing or drawing, think old school pda. It is best for basic navigation or manipulation of the OS with your fingers.

    Furthermore this model has build problems that causes failure of the components due to the nvidia/heating problem.

    The tx2000 also has the same problem, but uses dual digitizers, one passive, one active the tx2500 uses a different chipset that does not use the same chipset, so should not have the same type of component failure, but it also has a passive & active screen.

    The tx2 model uses a capacitive digitizer which gives very accurate pen use (similar to the active wacom pens in the tx2000/2500) but also has very responsive touch, like that found in the iphone.

    Furthermore the tx2 is available for $400 off today.
     
  3. Dee Kakes

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    I understand that the screen is a dated technology, but for casual note taking and a $500 budget, I'd be hard pressed to find a better deal on a convertible tablet that can still function as my everyday PC.

    I'm selling my Toshiba notebook (ZM-80 @ 2.1, 4gb, etc.) after I take delivery of the HP tablet, and will be left with only one PC. I do some light gaming, amongst other things, and at my budget this is certainly a steal for me.

    My "new-toy-glow-bubble" is unburstable, my friend!!
     
  4. Dee Kakes

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    I'm just saying that to me, goiing from a ZM-80 to a TL-66... from 4GB ram to 3GB... from 14.1" to 12.1"... and from a notebook to a tablet, without paying any extra out-of-pocket (sold my Toshiba for $550, bought the HP for $490) is not a bad deal.

    Even with the broken stylus.
     
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    well i like your glass 1/2 full attitude.

    But i'd advise extending the warranty if its at all possible.
     
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    Thats what i thought... But then i recieved my Sealed Refurb. Whith NO Stylus)
    i feel down down down......
    But Hey i got it for 650:) :) :) ;) :( :( :( :( :( :( No didnt work
     
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    Keep $399 in a safe place for a possible motherboard burnout.. or get it under warranty coverage. Ensure that the mobo is covered..
     
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    Steal, maybe not. The tx2 can be had for 650 (with coupon).
     
  9. Kyle Porter

    Kyle Porter Veteran Moderator Senior Member

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    There are better tablets you could have got for that price.
     
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    i feel like you are giong to get ripped off. oh well, your money.
     
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