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HP TouchSmart tx2

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HP Touchsmart TX2

Techworld
18 November 2009
  • Summary: As far as Tablet PCs go, the HP TouchSmart tx2 gets enough right to warrant a look. This media-friendly tablet tries to take the TouchSmart desktop experience on the road, but at this point the size of the device and the software's limitations mean its touch capabilities are more a gimmick than a useful addition.
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Machines that Go Bing!
2 October 2009
  • Conclusion: The TouchSmart tx2 screen is a backlit 12.1-inch LED affair with a resolution of 1200 x 800 pixels. The multitouch feature can read up to two fingers or a stylus. That doesn’t seem to compare too well with Dell’s Latitude XT notebooks which can track up to five digits but bare in mind that there is virtually no mainstream software out there capable of using this feature.
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Overall 6
6.0

HP TouchSmart tx2

maximum pc
1 July 2009
  • Excerpt: We’re unabashed fans of HP’s Touch-Smart desktop machines, so we were really looking forward to getting our digits on the new technology in a convertible touch-screen notebook PC. But our eager anticipation only made the reality of the TouchSmart tx2 all that more disappointing. This is the first convertible touch-screen PC designed for the consumer market, and its underlying hardware—which in our review unit included AMD’s best mobile CPU—delivered enough horsepower for...
  • Pros: Outstanding touch screen; excellent handwriting recognition.
  • Cons: Heavy for an ultra portable; loud under load; poor performance; expensive.
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Overall 8
8.0

HP TouchSmart tx2z

MobileTechReview.com
28 May 2009
  • Conclusion: The HP TouchSmart tx2z is a great deal-- it's got serious processing power and most of the trimmings of a full sized notebook in a 12" tablet chassis. We love the multi-touch technology from N-trig and it really shines in Windows 7. Multi-touch is the way of the future in the Windows world, and the tx2z is ready now. HP's Reaction Imprint finish looks great and build quality is very good.
  • Pros: Great price for the features, N-trig active digitizer with capacitive multi-touch is great., Great value for the price. The TouchSmart tx2z has the power and features of a standard notebook packed into a 12" tablet PC. The dual purpose N-trig digitizer brings us the best of both worlds: an active pen and capacitive multi-touch. Ready for Windows 7 touch. Fast CPU, large hard drive, dual layer DVD burner, WiFi, Bluetooth and ATI graphics make this an all-around machine...
  • Cons: noisy fan, courtesy of AMD CPU, battery life is so-so., Fan is loud when the notebook is plugged in and working moderately hard. Limited display viewing angle and some graininess.
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HP Touchsmart TX2 review

Techworld
28 January 2009
  • Summary: As far as Tablet PCs go, the HP TouchSmart tx2 gets enough right to warrant a look. This media-friendly tablet tries to take the TouchSmart desktop experience on the road, but at this point the size of the device and the software's limitations mean its touch capabilities are more a gimmick than a useful addition.
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Overall 5
5.0

HP TouchSmart tx2

PC World
27 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Touch screens have mostly been limited to business-minded Tablet PCs. But HP's TouchSmart tx2 gets props for bringing touch to the masses.
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Overall 6
6.0

HP TouchSmart tx2

maximum pc
23 January 2009
  • Excerpt: We’re unabashed fans of HP’s TouchSmart desktop machines, so we were really looking forward to getting our digits on the new technology in a tablet-style notebook PC. But such eager anticipation only made the reality of the TouchSmart tx2 all that more disappointing. This is the first tablet PC designed for the consumer market, and its underlying hardware—which in our review unit included AMD’s best mobile CPU—delivered plenty of horsepower for this machine’s...
  • Pros: Outstanding touch-screen; excellent handwriting recognition.
  • Cons: Outstanding touch-screen; excellent handwriting recognition.
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HP TouchSmart tx2z Review

Tablet PC Reviews
22 December 2008
  • Excerpt: The newest 12-inch convertible notebook tablet from HP is no ordinary ultraportable laptop. The HP TouchSmart tx2z is the first consumer notebook and tablet PC that offers on-screen multi-touch control.[...
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Overall 6
6.0

HP TouchSmart tx2z

LAPTOP Magazine
19 December 2008
  • Summary: The HP TouchSmart tx2z is certainly innovative, and its brighter, more-accurate display is an improvement over the tx2500z. Plus, it offers a cool design and very good speakers. However, the multi-touch experience—which adds a $300 premium over the tx2500z—proved somewhat of a letdown; it just wasn’t fast or responsive enough. Nevertheless, the TouchSmart tx2z is a solid Tablet PC that offers a good balance of performance and battery life.
  • Pros: Specially designed touch interface for multimedia, Several gestures work on any application and Web page, Attractive design, Good battery life,
  • Cons: Finicky touch performance, Slow boot time and hard drive, No multimedia buttons,
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
18 December 2008
  • Excerpt: With its advanced touch screen and the slick media apps that make use of it, the HP TouchSmart tx2z makes the tablet PC not so niche.
  • Pros: Gesture-enabled touch screen, Slick MediaSmart multimedia apps, Sharp, bright screen, Excellent speakers
  • Cons: Heavy for extended tablet use, Small mouse buttons, Tablet and touch screen abilities drive up price
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