HP/Compaq TC4200 Tablet PC

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HP/Compaq TC4200 Tablet
  • 1.86GHz Dothan Pentium-M 750
  • Intel 915GM
  • Graphics Driver:
  • 1 x 512MB Samsung DDR2 PC3200
  • 8x DVD-ROM/24xCD-RW combo (external)
  • 60GB Hitachi 5400RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 12.1" XGA display (native 1024 x 768)
  • Intel's 2200BG 802.11 b/g WiFi card
  • Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet
  • 6 cell battery (10.8V, 4.8AH, 52WH)
  • 8 cell battery (14.4V, 3.6AH, 52WH)

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General Performance: The Winstones
"Real World" Application Performance

Business Winstone 2004 from Veritest uses scripts to test the performance level of a computer in business-related applications:

  • Microsoft Access 2002
  • Microsoft Excel 2002
  • Microsoft Frontpage 2002
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Norton AntiVirus Professional Edition 2003
  • Winzip 8.1

Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004 from Veritest uses scripts to test the performance level of a computer in multimedia rich environments:

  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
  • Adobe Premiere 6.50
  • Macromedia Director MX 9.0
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows Media™ Encoder 9 Version
  • NewTek's LightWave 3D 7.5b
  • Steinberg™ WaveLab™ 4.0f

Higher scores here indicate better performance. You can read more about Business Winstone 2004 on Veritest's FAQ page. And you can read more about Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004 on Veritest's FAQ page.

The scores are pretty consistent with the results that we have seen from similar 915XM-based systems on the market.

We turned off the ambient light sensor for all of our testing.

We also should note that our system came with a single SODIMM module, which means that dual channel technology was not being taken advantage of. This means that two SODIMM memory modules will increase the performance scores, but only a slight increase will be apparent. HP does ship TC4200 Tablets with a memory configuration of 1 x 512MB.

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