Conclusion: The Touchsmart tm2 pleases the eye with its patterned aluminum surfaces combined with black plastic elements and puts even more on the scoreboard for its stability and overall finish. Typing is made easy by its wedged shape. However, in tablet mode, this design feature does not seem as nice. Data can be input in more than the two usual ways, keyboard and touchpad: the tm2 offers a touchscreen on top of that.
Pros: Elegant Design, Decent Application Perfomance, Comfortable Input via Touchscreen, Switchable Graphics, Good Battery run-time, Elegant 12.1 inch device with good performance and comfortable pen input
Cons: Glossy Screen, Tilted Position When Used as a Tablet, Touchpad, At least the option for a matt display
Summary: HP has once again shown why they consistently have the most popular consumer tablet PCs on the market. Yes, the Apple iPad may be king of the media tablets, but if you’re a consumer looking for a Windows-based convertible notebook with full tablet PC functionality then the HP TouchSmart tm2 is practically the only tablet worth considering … at least for now.
Summary: The HP Pavilion tm2t offers good performance, battery life, and features for the price. On the other hand, those who have used an iPad will scratch their heads when this tablet doesn't change screen orientation based on how you're holding the device. They'll also wonder why it takes so long for the TouchSmart apps to load when there's a Core i3 processor under the hood and why there isn't an app store.
Pros: Sleek aluminum design, Bright, responsive touchscreen, Good graphics performance, Accurate and smooth pen input, Strong battery life
Cons: Slow TouchSmart software, No accelerometer for switching display, Mediocre touchpad
Conclusion: The HP TouchSmart tm2t offers an intriguing combination of tablet-style touchscreen functionality and portability with hardware power more akin that of to a larger laptop. If you’re in need of both of these things, then the TouchSmart tm2t should prove to be a good choice. If small size and battery life are primarily what you’re after, though, you’ll probably find a lot more value in a conventional netbook.
Excerpt: The HP Pavilion tm2t is a convertible laptop to Tablet PC notebook that was released at the beginning of 2010. The tm2 is the first HP consumer Tablet PC to feature an Intel processor, in the past the tx series of HP tablets featured AMD processors.
Conclusion: We gave the HP TouchSmart TM2 our Editor's Choice award not because it's the Cadillac of tablet PCs. If money is no object, we'd probably opt for the ThinkPad X200t . Though touch works better on the HP, the Lenovo's bright, barely-grainy non-glare display is luscious and the machine weighs less. But the X200t costs twice as much, and for the money the HP TM2 can't be beat.
Pros: Attractive, high quality design, sharp no-grain screen, Wacom digitizer, runs long and cool., Attractive design, brushed metal casing, excellent build quality. Absolutely no grain in the display and it's got great contrast and is sharp. Supports both pen and touch and uses the industry standard Wacom technology. Very good battery life, runs cool and quiet. Strong performance for a CULV laptop. Has a good selection of ports including HDMI and 3 USB ports. A fast 7200 R...
Cons: Screen glare., No internal optical drive, some drivers could use bug fixes (likely we'll see them) to handle glitches like twitching login field when it wakes from hibernation/ failure to re-init the fingerprint scanner in tablet mode (slide the power switch to sleep it then wake it up and all is back to normal), touch screen seems to go to sleep requiring a poke or two to wake it.
Summary: Yes I know it’s been a long time since I have reviewed any HP PC’s but once a company changes agencies it often takes a long time to get involved again. Now of course almost everything is Notebook, Netbook or touchscreen Tablet, here all three.