HP Touchsmart TX2-1020ea
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Touchsmart TX2-1020ea (Touchsmart TX2 Series)
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1200 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Touchsmart TX2-1020ea
HP isn’t calling its new Touchsmart tx2 a tablet, but with a screen that swivels and folds back on itself it certainly looks like one. We can forgive HP for not wanting to use the T-word though, since tablet PCs have never really taken off. Unlike previous touchscreen laptops, the Touchsmart tx2 can be navigated with two fingers on the 12.1in display a technique made popular by the iPhone. Good range of features, but we were hoping for more from HP’s multi-touch capable screen
60, Preis 60, Leistung 60, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80%
Stylish, comfortable and well-equipped, but not the fastest machine. Where most Tablet PCs are primarily aimed at corporate and field workers, HP's TouchSmart tx2-1020ea is a touchscreen laptop that targets the regular consumer. The 12.1-inch screen swivels and folds flat for tablet use. There's a stylus tucked into the corner of the chassis, so you'll be able to control the cursor and enter text directly on to the display itself, and the panel also responds to finger inputs. Comfortable, well-equipped and offering good build quality, the tx2 is an impressive laptop. We're not certain it makes a great Tablet PC, however, proving too unwieldy for comfortable one-handed use.
70, Leistung 50, Ausstattung 80, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 50% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: IT Reviews
Microsoft might have put a lot of money behind the concept over the years, but tablet PCs have always struggled to capture the imagination of the public. There's plenty to like about the TouchSmart tx2: it's attractive, well-designed, makes full use of Windows' built-in tablet features and is reasonably priced. However, if you've never been interested in tablet PCs, it's unlikely this one is going to give you a sudden enthusiasm for them, and we wish HP had made more of its multi-touch screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2009
Rating: price: 70%
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.
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-84 is similar to the ZM-85 but features a slower clocked HT link.
» 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 representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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 %
65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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