Summary: The HP TouchSmart tx2-1020ea is attractive, robust and offers decent performance, but its multitouch capability is disappointing. The majority of multitouch gestures will only work within HP's MediaSmart suite of applications, and the tx2-1020ea can't recognise those made using three or more...
Pros: Robust and stylish design; makes full use of Vista's tablet PC features.
Cons: Only supports two-fingered multitouch gestures; expensive.
Excerpt: HP's TouchSmart tx2z isn't the first notebook to offer iPhone-esque multi-touch functionality (that would be the Dell Latitude XT), but it's the first geared toward consumers--and with a more reasonable price to match.
HP launches Touchsmart tx2, hopes to flip tablet PC market
21 November 2008
Conclusion: Yesterday, HP launched its multitouch-capable TouchSmart tx2 and dubbed it the first multitouch tablet on the market. Touch screens and multitouch capability are the industry's designated "hot" technologies for 2009; device manufacturers are scrambling to incorporate fingertip features into form...
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...
Excerpt: HP’s TouchSmart TX2 is a Tablet PC – a format launched by Microsoft a couple of years ago, which never really caught the public’s imagination. Unlike slate-style tablets, there’s also a full keyboard, letting you use the TX2 as a regular laptop.
Excerpt: The tx2-1020ea is similar in design to the tx2130ea, with both being tablet touchscreen laptops. The case is sturdily built, with rounded edges and a smart, glossy metallic finish. The keyboard and touchpad are both of a good standard.
Excerpt: Since their inception tablet PCs have been given a bit of a bad wrap. Can HP change their fortune with the multi-touch capable tx2? The concept behind tablet PCs is very noble. Take a regular notebook and enable the screen to turn and fold onto the keyboard.
Pros: World\'s first consumer multi-touch notebook/ tablet PC. Solid build and decent specs.
Cons: Quite pricey and there is only limited multi-touch functionality.
Summary: HP's TouchSmart tx2 is its next-generation tablet PC, stuck in last generation's body.
Pros: Cheap for a tablet, Responsive stylus
Cons: Temperamental touch capability, Multi-touch is token only, Low battery life, No Bluetooth, Right-facing hot air vent, Noisy when under load, Tinny speakers, Greasy looking screen, Inlaid screen makes touch difficult in the corners, Tiny function keys