HP's Entertaining Pavilion

An alternative to pricier PC tablets, the HP Pavilion tx1000 showcases all the important bells and whistles, even if the touch pad could be improved

Editor's Rating:

The Good: User-friendly entertainment capabilities; capable PC features; portable

The Bad: The touch pad and touch screen take getting used to

The Bottom Line: If you're looking for a consumer-friendly tablet PC at a fair price, look no further

After two weeks of poking and prodding a review version of Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) HP Pavilion tx1000, I became quite attached to the device. It's chock-full of user-friendly entertainment capabilities. And it's no slouch when it comes to tablet functions; the tx1000 boasts a bright 12.1-inch touch-ready widescreen display that doesn't require a stylus. For those on the market for a tablet PC—folks who are big on entertainment and tight on budget—this one is well worth considering.

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