If I could, I'd give it -5 stars. Defective unit, and HP knows it!
M. Coleman, Amazon
18 March 2013
Summary: In the beginning, I was so excited about this computer! I bought it in late 2009 straight from HP and was overly excited about the, seemingly, infinite things I could do with this computer. I was excited about the technology--even before the the Windows 7 upgrade, it was cool. From the start, I had minor problems--the computer would shut off on it's own in a very odd way. Battery wouldn't be dead or anything, but it was frequent.
Summary: Dont trust this seller! This laptop came totally ruined and it didnt even turn on. i wasted money trusting this lier. he promised alot of bull shit and this laptop wouldnt even turn on. when i contacted him all he said is that i could return it and i was not willing to pay to return it again because it was his damn fault. i am usually a happy customer but his service is beyond and worse then crap.
Summary: Pros: - Touchscreen - Screen swivel (cool for showing someone across from you what's on the screen) Cons: - Runs hot. Reviews have said before and I'll second it - I've suspected for a while that these laptops run way hotter than should be allowed. - Horrible repair service - I bought the three year warranty and it's spent almost an entire year in the shop - over 4 repair trips.
Summary: I purchased my TX2Z in March of 2009. It ran a bit slow due to bloatware and Vista but I was able to clean it up to make it at least as fast as my old Windows XP laptop. It also ran loud due to constant blowing by the CPU fan. In February 2011, the computer failed, showing only a black screen with blinking lights on the keyboards.
Summary: Most of these hp products have chinese parts in them. I have a similar hp touch smart txt2z with a touchscreen and after an year i got only horizontal lines on the display. I checked for the part and it all lead me to a chinese store on ebay. Never buy these as they are low quality products and parts from hp.
Summary: I have had a HP tx2z touchsmart laptop for about a year now, I also bought the 2-year accidental protection plan (about a third of the laptop in cost). When I first bought it I had one issue with the touch screen that took about 3 weeks to get fixed and two hour long calls to HP. About a month ago I started having bad heat issues and my video card started going bad. I have spent 6 calls, 1+ hour each, on the phone with HP.
Summary: Fresh out of the box, the HP Touchsmart tx2z is terribly slow due to bloatware. But even after removing everything (I recommend CCleaner.) and upgrading to Windows 7, boot time takes about 3 minutes (slow! especially for 2.30 GHz and 4GB RAM). Performance is okay, but is disappointing compared to other laptops with the same or similar specs. (It also feels cheap compared to other laptops at this price point.) This laptop does tend to run hot, and the fan will get loud.
Summary: I've had this computer for about a month now and it is great. It so great not having to use yout mouse for everything and it's fun being able to interact with the computer. People say there are all kinds of problems with this computer, but I have yet to find one. I can burn disks, watch videos, and write notes. There's even a special kind of word program and notepad that is on here. I would suggest this computer for people who can't type or have issues with their wrists.
Summary: In April of 2008 I purchased the predecessor to the TX2 ( the TX2000). A couple of months after the warranty expired, I began to have spontaneous reboots and video problems and finally it became unusable. I contacted the HP support desk, via their online chat, and after all trouble shooting was completed, I was informed that the machine would need to be sent in for repair, to the tune of $400. I now have an $1100 dollar brick on my desk.
Summary: I purchased this laptop in October from HP's website. It came with a lot of bloatware, which really slowed it down. After removing many of the third party applications pre-installed on the laptop it was much more responsive. When I bought the laptop, it qualified for a free upgrade to windows 7 and after installing Windows 7 it was like a whole new computer. It boots up faster and seems more responsive than with windows vista.