HP Touchsmart TX2-1020ea


HP Touchsmart TX2-1020eaNotebook: 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
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 55%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Touchsmart TX2-1020ea

60% HP Touchsmart tx2-1020ea tablet PC
Source: English
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%
70% HP TouchSmart tx2-1020ea review
Source: Techradar English
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%
HP - TouchSmart tx2-1020ea review
Source: IT Reviews English
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.
Preis 70
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.

» 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.


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.

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.

3.9 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in 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

65%: 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.

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

» HP Touchsmart TX2-1099eg
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» MSI Wind U230-040
Athlon Neo X2 L335, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion tx2500z
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 2.1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1201T
Athlon Neo MV-40, 1.45 kg
» MSI Wind12 U230
Athlon Neo MV-40, 1.3 kg
» HP Touchsmart tx2z-1020us
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82, 2.1 kg
» HP Touchsmart TX2-1015ea
Turion X2 RM-74, 2 kg
» HP TouchSmart tx2z
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 2 kg
» HP TouchSmart tx2
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 2 kg
» HP Pavilion TX2520
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 2.1 kg
» MSI Megabook PR211
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 2.1 kg
» HP Pavilion tx2500z
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 2 kg

Devices 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
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-05-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)