HP has released a new tablet PC, the tx2500z. The 4.59 pound tablet boasts a 12.1 inch 1,280x 800 touch screen. Other features include an AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM processor, powerful ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics, memory configurations up to 4GB DDR2 RAM, a roomy 320GB hard drive, 802.11 b/g WiFi (optional a/b/g/), and a DVD burner. Optional items include Bluetooth and a fingerprint scanner.
I personally have an old HP TC1100 Tablet PC that I use more or less daily, and I refuse to part with it until something better (in my opinion) comes along. Since HP has dropped that form factor in favor of the heavier full laptop tablet versions I guess I will be holding on to it a bit longer. However, I can see how this type of tablet would be handy for those who want only occasional use from the tablet functionality.
The base price for the tablet is $1049, after the current $99 instant savings being offered.