I just keep getting more excited about the new line of tablets from HP. You all know my fascination with HP gear to begin with, but here are a few more reasons, the things I don’t like about it so far (it’s not out yet), and my asks. This machine looks as powerful as my nc8430, in a tablet!
- Engadget rumors say they may sport LED displays
- Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage Processor
- Up to 4 GB of memory
- 100 GB HDD 4200 rpm SMART PATA
- 12″ display (so it’s portable)
- Did I mention it has a tablet display?
- Integrated EVDO
- The Overview page describes an integrated webcam and dual-microphone array which will be perfect when using Live Server and LiveMeeting 2007!
- 4200 rpm SMART PATA? 4200? Powersavings I guess?
- 2 USB ports? I’d gladly trade the FireWire port for USB
- No smartcard reader, which I could live with if it had PCMCIA instead of Express
- No touchpad?
- Integrated Video RAM, which is ok given the 4 GB max
- HP has an awesome multibay II module which they seem to never use in laptops and the external adaptor either requires an AC plug or a special port that they also never seem to use. I would love to see the multibay II in the expansion base!