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HP TouchSmart tm2-1050ef

Specifications

HP TouchSmart tm2-1050efNotebook: HP TouchSmart tm2-1050ef (Touchsmart tm2 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 900 euro
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Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 60% mobility: 100%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP TouchSmart tm2-1050ef

HP TouchSmart tm2t review
Source: Engadget English
There are surely some things we'd change about the HP TouchSmart tm2 – we'd remove the battery bump, slim down the entire chassis, put in a normal touchpad, and speed up the Touchsmart software – but for an $899 starting price and now with its Core i3 upgrade, it's actually one of the better convertible laptops for students or just those that just want to reach out and touch a screen. Of course, slate-like tablets are the new thing, and some will opt to pick up an iPad and then a cheap laptop to get their computing fill, but there's still something appealing about having an all-in-one device that can do it all. We really just wish the touch interface did its thing a bit more briskly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2010
Rating: price: 80%
80% HP Pavilion TouchSmart tm2-1050ef
Source: Digital Versus English
The HP Pavilion TouchSmart tm2 is an ultra-portable convertible tablet PC. With an aluminium casing and all-rounder configuration, it has been designed to handle a variety of tasks: photo, video, design, office work. HP’s TouchSmart tm2 is a nice, well put together machine. We like its battery life, performance levels and the touchscreen which is pleasant to use. Overall the finish and usage is a success. It’s just a shame that it isn’t lighter, slimmer and quieter.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Dauerläufer zum Mitnehmen
Source: e-media - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 60% mobility: 100%
60% HP Pavilion TouchSmart tm2-1050ef
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


SU7300: Slow clocked dual core processor with a low TDP of 10 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.2 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

HP reviews


73.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

HP TouchSmart tm2t
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-04- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)