HP Touchsmart tm2 Series

HP Touchsmart tm2-2107TXProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, Intel Core i3 330UM, Intel Core i3 380UM, Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100, Intel Pentium U5400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.1 inch
Weight: 1.9kg, 2.05kg, 2.1kg, 2.2kg
Price: 700, 800, 900, 990 euro
Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 14 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 69%, features: 76%, display: 65%
mobility: 86%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 76%

 

HP Touchsmart tm2 - 1090eg

Specifications

HP Touchsmart tm2 - 1090egNotebook: HP Touchsmart tm2 - 1090eg
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 512 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.05kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 84.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

HP TouchSmart tm2-1050ef

Specifications

HP TouchSmart tm2-1050efNotebook: HP TouchSmart tm2-1050ef
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

HP TouchSmart tm2t review
Source: Engadget English
There are surely some things we'd change about the HP TouchSmart tm2 – we'd remove the battery bump, slim down the entire chassis, put in a normal touchpad, and speed up the Touchsmart software – but for an $899 starting price and now with its Core i3 upgrade, it's actually one of the better convertible laptops for students or just those that just want to reach out and touch a screen. Of course, slate-like tablets are the new thing, and some will opt to pick up an iPad and then a cheap laptop to get their computing fill, but there's still something appealing about having an all-in-one device that can do it all. We really just wish the touch interface did its thing a bit more briskly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2010
Rating: price: 80%
80% HP Pavilion TouchSmart tm2-1050ef
Source: Digital Versus English
The HP Pavilion TouchSmart tm2 is an ultra-portable convertible tablet PC. With an aluminium casing and all-rounder configuration, it has been designed to handle a variety of tasks: photo, video, design, office work. HP’s TouchSmart tm2 is a nice, well put together machine. We like its battery life, performance levels and the touchscreen which is pleasant to use. Overall the finish and usage is a success. It’s just a shame that it isn’t lighter, slimmer and quieter.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dauerläufer zum Mitnehmen
Source: e-media - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 60% mobility: 100%
60% HP Pavilion TouchSmart tm2-1050ef
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

HP TouchSmart tm2t

Specifications

HP TouchSmart tm2tNotebook: HP TouchSmart tm2t
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 65.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

50% HP TouchSmart tm2t
Source: Laptop Mag English
Even if the iPad didn’t exist, we wouldn’t recommend the HP TouchSmart tm2. Its touchpad is one of the worst we’ve used. But the fact that Apple’s slate is now available to the masses makes this convertible an even tougher sell. Consumers who know better will no longer tolerate a tablet that doesn’t change screen orientation automatically based on how you’re holding the device, and they’ll scratch their heads wondering why it takes so long for TouchSmart’s apps to load when there’s a Core i3 processor under the hood. And although we give HP credit for trying to build on top of Windows 7, the OS simply can’t compete with the iPad when it comes to touch-enabled apps. We still like the idea of a tablet with a full-size keyboard--and see the merit of stylus-based input for some--but this product disappoints.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
81% HP TouchSmart tm2t
Source: Computer Shopper English
Thanks to the Apple iPad, tablet computers are a concept recently discovered by countless consumers, but a contingent of die-hard road warriors and business-laptop users have been using them for years. Unlike most ultraportable convertible tablets, the tm2t includes switchable graphics, features strong battery life, and doesn't cost too much.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 81%
HP TouchSmart tm2t Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English
The HP TouchSmart tm2t has a lot to offer and is solidly built. It is a great student laptop in many ways: it offers an easy way to take class notes via the pen input, battery life is very good, the design is attractive and the aluminum construction makes it durable yet not too heavy to be portable. The main drawbacks to the tm2t is that it uses a low voltage processor, so it’s not the fastest PC out there, and some of the software drivers such as the touchpad and touchscreen are buggy and could do with some tweaking out of the box.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/24/2010
Rating: performance: 40% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%

 

HP TouchSmart tm2-1010ea

Specifications

HP TouchSmart tm2-1010eaNotebook: HP TouchSmart tm2-1010ea
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 68.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% HP TouchSmart tm2-1010ea Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
With the recent surge in the popularity of tablets thanks to the Apple iPad, you would expect the variety of tablet-laptops to have increased as well. Unfortunately, this is not yet the case. Here in the UK at least, the only easily available, sub-£1,000 options for a convertible tablet are the Packard Bell Butterfly Touch and Acer Aspire 1825 – and of course HP's TouchSmart tm2, which we're looking at today.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60%
66% HP TouchSmart tm2-1010ea review
Source: CNet English
The HP TouchSmart tm2-1010ea tries to be both a tablet and laptop, but it ends up falling between two stools. Unless you're dead set on owning a swivelling, convertible machine, we'd recommend you opt for a more powerful laptop, such as the cheap, 17.3-inch Samsung R730, which will better serve your media needs. On the other hand, if you're sure you want a tablet, the tm2-1010ea probably isn't what you're looking for, because it's fairly heavy and the touchscreen interface is slightly too clunky.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 66%
70% HP TouchSmart tm2-1010ea review
Source: Techradar English
With a strong range of touch software installed as standard, the HP TouchSmart tm2-1010ea has a sharp and well supported touchscreen display. Its solid build, incredible portability and impressive features round off this strong contender, making it a worthy award winner.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

HP TouchSmart tm2-2050er

Specifications

HP TouchSmart tm2-2050erNotebook: HP TouchSmart tm2-2050er
Processor: Intel Pentium U5400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 990 euro
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 56.5% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

HP TouchSmart TM2
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Yes I know it’s been a long time since I have reviewed any HP PC’s but once a company changes agencies it often takes a long time to get involved again. It is a little ‘curates egg’ like and I think you would definitely want to try it before you buy as the back heavy nature of the unit could be a problem for some, it has to back heavy to accommodate the twist screen action of it. The final drawback is the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/18/2011
60% HP TouchSmart TM2 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Unfortunately, at this price the HP TouchSmart TM2 is too slow to be a decent laptop, and way too heavy and clumsy to be desirable as a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
53% Обзор планшетного ноутбука HP TouchSmart tm2-2050er
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 53% performance: 47% display: 36% mobility: 53% emissions: 55%

 

HP TouchSmart tm2-2050us

Specifications

HP TouchSmart tm2-2050usNotebook: HP TouchSmart tm2-2050us
Processor: Intel Core i3 330UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: HP homepage

 

HP TouchSmart tm2-2050us 12.1-inch Touchscreen Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English

With a price of roughly $900, the HP TouchSmart tm2-2050us is a very affordable option for those looking at an ultraportable laptop that can also double as a tablet PC. Performance is solid thanks to the new Core i3 ultra-low voltage processor and it has a surprisingly larger hard drive. It isn't without its faults though including a touchscreen that is very glossy that can be difficult to see in certain light and a battery pack that adds a bit too much bulk.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 60%

 

HP Touchsmart tm2-2107TX

Specifications

HP Touchsmart tm2-2107TXNotebook: HP Touchsmart tm2-2107TX
Processor: Intel Core i3 380UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: HP homepage

 

합리적인 가격대의 똑똑한 태블릿 PC - HP TouchSmart Tm2 2107TX (통합편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/15/2010

 

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

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.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450: Entry level DirectX 11 graphics card with a similar clock speed (and performance) as the HD 4570 but at a lower power consumption.

» 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.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

SU4100: Entry-level dual core processor for slim and light subnotebooks. Due to the Pentium name, the CPU may have less power saving features than Core 2 Duo processors.

Intel Pentium:

U5400: Entry level dual core CPU of the Arrandale series. Does not support Turbo Boost (for the CPU), Hyperthreading, Virtualization and AES. Due to the slow clock speed, the performance is only sufficient for non demanding applications.

Intel Core i3:

330UM: The Core i3-330UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops without Turbo Boost and AES functions. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.

380UM: The Core i3-380UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops without Turbo Boost and AES functions (compared to the i5 and i7 UM CPUs). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.


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.


1.9 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.

2.2 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.


72%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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

» Asus UL20FT-2X073V
Core i3 330UM
» HP TouchSmart tm2-2050us
Core i3 330UM
» Fujitsu Lifebook T730
Core i3 350M
» Asus UL20FT-A1
Core i3 330UM
» Fujitsu LifeBook TH700
Core i3 330M
» HP EliteBook 2740p
Core i5 540M
» Lenovo ThinkPad X201s
Core i7 640LM
» HP EliteBook 2540p
Core i7 640LM
» Lenovo ThinkPad X201
Core i5 540M

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee Slate B121
Core i5 470UM, 1.2 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook P771-0M0001AT
Core i7 2617M, 1.3 kg
» Getac V200
Core i7 620LM, 3.3 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook P770A
Core i7 640UM, 1.4 kg
» Asus Eee Slate EP121-1A011M
Core i5 470UM, 1.2 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-S9
Core i5 520M, 1.3 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook C1
Core i5 520M, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X201s 5143-4JG
Core i7 640LM, 1.37 kg
» Motion J3500
Core i5 540UM, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X201i
Core i3 330M, 1.4 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook P770
Core i7 640UM, 1.4 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Asus VivoBook S200E-C157H
Pentium 987, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Asus 1015E
Celeron 847, 10.1", 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)