My HP TC1100 Tablet PC

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This is probably as sad as it gets but I’m writing this blog on my new (to me anyway) TC1100 HP tablet. Having only ever experienced handwriting recognition on a PDA the accuracy of the tablet is incredible!

Unlike most tablet pc’s which are just a laptop with a swivel display, the HP is a hybrid as it has a detachable screen so works like either a laptop or a slate. This makes it ideal for meetings etc as you don’t feel like a fool carrying a full laptop into the room.

Couple this device with Microsoft OneNote and you get real productivity and having just upgraded to office 2007 I can use the rather neat new feature of sending the content of any office document straight to this blog.

If you’re in the market for a tablet PC I highly recommend the HP. Although this particular model has now been removed from the product line and replaced with the TC4400. This has a higher hardware spec but it’s not a hybrid so I think the TC1100 has the makings of a classic. Pick one up on ebay now whilst you still can!

If you would like any more info on the HP, feel free to get in touch.

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Hello…

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…and welcome to my blog!

Allow me to introduce myself. I’m a senior software developer from Birmingham in the UK. I work purely with Microsoft technologies, which for pretty much everyone nowadays that means .NET. Most of my development is done in C# producing bespoke business applications. For the last five years this was for an IT services company but I’m now working in the IT department on some exciting work for a large UK institution. I’m not going to name them here as although the majority of this blog will be about the projects I’m working on and the knowledge I gain (and mistakes I make!) with them they are entirely my own opinions.

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