HP TouchSmart tx2z
SpecificationsNotebook: HP TouchSmart tx2z (TouchSmart tx2z Series)
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1000 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the HP TouchSmart tx2z
The HP TouchSmart tx2z stands alone as a rare example of a consumer-focused convertible tablet PC. We're not sure if this is because non-business-related laptop users don't see the value of a touch-screen tablet, but hopefully they'll catch on soon. The HP TouchSmart tx2z Tablet PC has the features, functions, and price to convert consumer laptop users to tablet users. We just wish it could live a little longer away from an outlet.
70, Preis 80, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% features: 80%
Source: PC Mag
Building on the success of its TouchSmart IQ816, an all-in-one desktop with a massive touch screen, HP decided to make a mobile version. Since the HP Pavilion tx2000z already had touch and tablet features built in, it was the obvious candidate to inherit the IQ816's intuitive interface. The HP TouchSmart TX2z takes its touch capabilities further. It's the first Windows-based multitouch (responsive to specific gestures made with more than one finger) tablet, trumping the IQ816's single-touch functions. Being the first to market, however, does not guarantee success. Its fan noise is almost unbearable, the multitouch functions are buggy, and a bloated software suite is crippling. Between the fan noises, a heavy chassis, a bloated software suite, and the sweltering processor, it's tough to recommend the TX2z as a primary laptop, let alone a tablet.
40, Mobilität 40, Emissionen 20
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 40% mobility: 40% emissions: 20%
Source: Computer Shopper
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.
8 von 10, Display sehr gut, Mobilität mangelhaft, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% display: 90% mobility: 50%
Source: Laptop Mag
3 von 5, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% mobility: 80%
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.
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.
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.
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 %
62.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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