HP TouchSmart tx2z

Specifications

HP TouchSmart tx2zNotebook: 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
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 62.5% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: - %, features: 80%, display: 90% mobility: 57%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 20%

Reviews for the HP TouchSmart tx2z

70% HP TouchSmart tx2z Tablet PC - 2.4 GHz, 400GB HD, 4GB RAM
Source: CNet English
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%
40% HP TouchSmart TX2z
Source: PC Mag English
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%
80% HP TouchSmart tx2z
Source: Computer Shopper English
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%
60% HP TouchSmart tx2z
Source: Laptop Mag English
3 von 5, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% mobility: 80%

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 is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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


62.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

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

» HP Touchsmart tx2z-1020us
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82
» HP Touchsmart TX2-1015ea
Turion X2 RM-74
» HP Pavilion TX2520
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80
» MSI Megabook PR211
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80
» HP Pavilion tx2500z
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» MSI Wind U230-040
Athlon Neo X2 L335, 1.5 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1201T
Athlon Neo MV-40, 1.45 kg
» MSI Wind12 U230
Athlon Neo MV-40, 1.3 kg
» HP Touchsmart TX2-1099eg
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 3.9 kg
» HP Touchsmart TX2-1020ea
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84, 3.9 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Acer eMachines G627-202G25Mi
Athlon 64 TF-20, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Asus X5DC-SX025V
Celeron 220, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Acer Ferrari One 200-1799
Athlon 64 X2 TK-42, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Acer Ferrari One 200-312G25n
Athlon X2 L310, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba A505D-S6968
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84, 16.0", 2.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T115D
Athlon Neo MV-40, 11.6", 1.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1320
Athlon Neo MV-40, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Acer Ferrari 200-314G25i
Athlon X2 L310, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire 5532-5535
Athlon 64 TF-20, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dm3-1020ea
Athlon Neo X2 L335, 13.3", 2 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge NUE6WGE
Turion Neo X2 L625, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» MSI X430
Athlon Neo MV-40, 14.0", 1.6 kg
» HP Pavilion dm3-1130us
Athlon Neo X2 L335, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X100e - 2876-27G
Athlon Neo MV-40, 11.6", 1.47 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324
Turion Neo X2 L625, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X100e
Athlon Neo MV-40, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote LJ61-RB-010
Turion X2 RM-72, 17.3", 3.4 kg
HP TouchSmart tx2z
HP TouchSmart tx2z
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-01-20 (Update: 2012-07-18)