HP Touchsmart tm2 - 1090eg

Specifications

HP Touchsmart tm2 - 1090egNotebook: HP Touchsmart tm2 - 1090eg (Touchsmart tm2 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 512 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.05kg
Price: 900 euro
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Average Score: 84.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 78%, features: 77%, display: 75% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 94%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the HP Touchsmart tm2 - 1090eg

85% Review HP Touchsmart tm2 Laptop/Tablet PC | Notebookcheck
A Tablet for Everyone? Whether you prefer to type or handwrite your texts, whether you rather navigate your computer per touchscreen or per touchpad, the HP delivers. On top of that HP promises performance on par with full size laptops and a battery life of up to eight hours. The following review will show, if the 12-inch device meets the expectations.
82% HP TouchSmart TM2 Review
Source: Laptop Logic English
A tablet PC is always a compromise – it obviously has to work well as a touch-screen device, but since a fair share of users will use it as a "regular laptop" more often than as a tablet, it has to offer good usability on that side too. HP has done well with the TouchSmart TM2 tablet. It's a good compromise between usability and exceptional battery life, even if its performance could have been better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Den Kopf verdreht
Source: c't - 21/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% emissions: 80%
86% Test: HP TouchSmart tm2-1090eg
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 81% features: 78% display: 88% mobility: 86% workmanship: 93%
85% Test HP Touchsmart tm2-1090eg Notebook / Convertible
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 79% display: 70% mobility: 89% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 84%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550: The HD 4550 is a faster clocked HD 4530 and therefore entry level graphics card. It was substituted by the HD 5430 with the same clock rates.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


SU7300: Slow clocked dual core processor with a low TDP of 10 Watt.» 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.


2.05 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 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


84.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)