Well I got the HP tx2z Tablet PC on Friday. I had been kind of sick a few days during the week and was still a little under the weather during the weekend.
It took almost 1/2 hour to get the darn thing booted up the first time..it was stuck in a predetermined software install loop throwing crapware on there that I just went and uninstalled anyways.
It took me off an on until late Saturday night to get it configured how I liked it. I removed a lot of stuff including norton and the stupid MS trial works and even HP's stupid media whatever thingy. I don't listen to music while I work..ala Milt Kahl :)
The DVD thing might be interesting and I may reinstall that, but I definitely don't watch TV on my laptop =P
I fiddled around with the Quick Launch buttons, installing an older version that allowed customization only to find out that it didn't seem to work with this newer model. I think I'll try some chatting on the HP forums to see if they will support customizing those buttons in the future.
WoW seems to work okay, thought I don't play it much any more and I got the latest versions of Maya installed along with a trial of SBP2010 which I will likely buy soon.
I also got it setup to tether with my Razr V9. The latency with wap.cingular APN is 500 to 1200 ms, but the download rates are still decent with the 3G speed :) I only have media net so I can't use the isp.cingular APN. The wap one seems to allow me to play WoW, thought not too good with that kind of lag...thought it was fun to check out :)
I still need to get Open Office installed and I may have some more tweaking to do because it wouldn't connect to my Dad's WiFi router..which is bizarre cause it's the same router and DD-WRT firmware that I have, although he does have a WDS system that I setup for him and my Uncle.
Even all cleaned up, the thing still takes well over a minute to cold boot, but sleep and hibernate seem to work pretty well, so I'm not too concerned.
The tablet mode is pretty nice, but the digitizer could be a bit snappier...perhaps I should try changing modes from Auto (selection between touch screen and digitizer) and maybe that will work good.
The only thing I really really hate so far is Vista...this is my first time using it as I've clung to XP stubbornly and boy do I know why now...I may get used to it, but it seems like all the normal stuff that you actually use is hidden under a layer of fluff that you have to gnaw your way through. Aero does look pretty nice and I don't really feel the performance hit yet, though I can tell it's there...may be turning it off after a while.
I'll let you know what I think after a few weeks with the new toy...and by 'you' I mean all 10 of the SPAM bots that are trolling the site and the 1 real person, i.e. me so I guess I'm talking to myself. Of course I could be wrong...but until someone leaves a comment, I will simply wonder...