The TC1000 is a laplet designed by Compaq, before it was purchased by HP. It used the Transmeta Crusoe processor. Unlike many tablet PCs which can only operate either in traditional laptop configuration, or with the keyboard folded behind the screen, the display is fully detachable from the keyboard. The product was developed and manufactured using ODM model from LG Electronics, Inc. of South Korea.
The TC1000 was replaced by the HP Compaq TC1100 which features a faster Pentium M processor and an integrated digitizer from Wacom (the TC1000 used a Finepoint digitizer which required a AAAA battery and lacked pressure-input, being binary on/off only), among other small upgrades.
The TC1000 has won numerous industrial design awards. These include:
- 2003 IDEA Bronze Award - http://www.idsa.org/idea/idea2003/B200.htm
- 2003 IF Product Design Award - http://www.ifdesign.de/index_e
- 2003 ID Magazine Honorable Mention - http://www.idonline.com/
- 2003 Good Design Award - http://www.chi-athenaeum.org/gdesign/winners03.htm