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HP TouchSmart tx2

Specifications

HP TouchSmart tx2Notebook: HP TouchSmart tx2 (Touchsmart TX2 Series)
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 68.33% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 65%, features: 80%, display: 66% mobility: 35%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the HP TouchSmart tx2

HP TouchSmart tx2-1275dx
Source: CNet English
The HP TouchSmart tx2-1275dx represents a minor update to the company's consumer tablet. Compared with the TouchSmart tx2z we reviewed earlier this year, which carried a baseline price $999 that quickly rose as you upped the specs, the retail-only TouchSmart tx2-1275 is a fixed configuration model priced at a reasonable $849. A fair price, an attractive design, and multitouch support may allow tablet shoppers to overlook the HP TouchSmart tx2-1275dx's middling performance and poor battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2009
Rating: performance: 50% features: 90% mobility: 50%
80% HP TouchSmart TX2
Source: PC Authority English
HP's Touchsmart TX2 comes kitted out with a capacitive panel that can track several fingertips doing different things at once. Although the screen is sophisticated enough to handle lots of gestures, the software can interpret just a few - tapping, double tapping, zooming text or rotating pictures and opening the MediaSmart 2.0 application. Fortunately, it's a good enough laptop in its own right that it doesn't have to rely on multi-touch to get it recommended
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% HP Touchsmart TX2 tablet PC
Source: vnunet.com English
Unlike standard notebooks, tablet PCs such as this HP Touchsmart TX2 feature a screen that can swivel and fold back on itself. The screen is touch-sensitive, which means you can then write directly on the display with a stylus or use a finger to tap on icons and buttons, rather than having to use a keyboard and mouse. Its multi-touch gestures are interesting, but they're not enough to make the Touchsmart TX2 stand out.
60
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% HP Touchsmart TX2 review
Source: PC Advisor English
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.
3 von 5
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
HP TouchSmart tx2 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
After everything is said and done it's tough to be overwhelmingly positive or negative about the HP TouchSmart tx2. On one hand, HP succeeded in bringing us an affordable multi-touch notebook loaded with cool entertainment features and a slick interface to keep consumers happy. On the other hand, the new multi-touch interface doesn't always respond exactly as it should and you may end up touching the screen multiple times before the screen finally does what it should have done the first time you touched it.
Preis gut, Verarbeitung gut, Leistung sehr gut, Emissionen gut
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%

Foreign Reviews

76% HP Touchsmart tx2, convertible
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 76%
75% HP TouchSmart tx2 in prova
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
59% HP TouchSmart tx2
Source: Laptopy.info.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 59% performance: 55% display: 66% mobility: 20%

Comment

ATI Radeon HD 3200: Onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip (on RS780M chipset) based on the HD 2400 graphics core. It also features the UVD video engine to decode HD videos. Beware: Under Windows XP the HD 3200 may have no 2D accelleration because of a driver problem.

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.


AMD Turion X2 Ultra: The AMD Turion X2 Ultra is part of the Puma platform and a mixture of the old K9 core (form the Turion 64 X2) and some parts of the K10 architecture (memorycontroller, hypertransport, crossbar switch from the Phenom). Because of the increased L2 cache ("Ultra" CPUs) and the improved memory controller, the performance increased a bit. Still a similar clocked Core 2 Duo is noticably faster.


ZM-86: Mixture out of two K8 based cores and K10 uncores (e.g. memory controller). Offers improved power saving functions compared to older Turion CPUs but still not as good and fast as a Core 2 Duo. The ZM-86 is the fastest CPU of the ZM series and a middle class CPU in 2008.» 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 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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


68.33%: 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 Pavilion tx2500z
Radeon HD 3200
HP TouchSmart tx2z
Radeon HD 3200

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

HP Touchsmart tx2z-1020us
Radeon HD 3200, Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82
HP Touchsmart TX2-1015ea
Radeon HD 3200, Turion X2 RM-74

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

HP Touchsmart TX2-1099eg
Radeon HD 3200, Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 3.9 kg
HP Touchsmart TX2-1020ea
Radeon HD 3200, Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84, 3.9 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-01-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)