As a TC1100 fan, I was looking up installing Windows 8 on my machine. Although installing the wifi card is a bit tricky you can still do it. And for fun I checked up on the TC1100 wiki page only to see the reference to popular culture section deleted! WTH? So I grabbed an old version and placed it here.
BTW, if you are lucky enough to have one, and want to put Windows 8 on it. Its not fully working yet. Many people are having issues with the wifi and so far the top control buttons do not work. But give it some time. I think Windows 8 on this tablet would be amazing!
At some point, I really should write a post on why the TC110o has the cult reputation that it does. Its more then just the fact its both a convertible and a slate, and its more then just good design, and more then despite its age, the components are just good enough to keep it useful even today … but that will be another post another day.
If I can find some time, I may gather what the web has said about the coolness and cult value of the classic TC1100.
- Biggest win. The TC1100 was used by Sheldon on the TV show Big Bang Theory.
- The TC1100 was used by Paul Ballard in the Dollhouse (TV Series) second season episode Belle Chose
- The TC1100 was used by Tom Cruise‘s character, Vincent, in Collateral.
- The TC1100 was also seen in the movie Alien vs. Predator.
- The TC1100 was also used by Dr. Cameron in an episode of House MD
- The TC1100 can also been seen in the film The Island starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johannson.
- The TC1100 was also used by characters in the TV show Alias
- The TC1100 was also used by characters in episodes 18, 19 and 22 of season 3 and 4, and episode 13 of season 5 of 24
- The TC1100 was also used by characters in the TV show CSI: Miami
- The TC1100 was also used by Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin) in the TV show Bones
- The TC1100 was also used by characters in the TV show My sweet 16 on MTV
- The TC1100 was also seen on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in a skit with Jefferson Han
- The TC1100 has been seen on the TV show “Las Vegas” in various shots around the bars.
- The TC1100 was also seen on the TV show “Knight Rider” in various parts of the show.
- The TC1100 was also seen on the in flight safety video for Singapore Airlines
I’m going to through this image of the iPad vs the TC1100 just for fun. I would not call it an apples to apples (get it?) comparison, but I still dig it.