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HP TouchSmart tm2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of HP TouchSmart tm2. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The portability and screen are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the energy efficiency and touchpad.

performance, screen, portability, usability, design

touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP TouchSmart tm2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HP TouchSmart tm2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of HP TouchSmart tm2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The usability and portability also get good reviews. Views are divided on the reliability. There are some negative comments about the energy efficiency and durability.

performance, portability, usability, screen, battery

price, durability, energy

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP TouchSmart tm2-1010ea Laptop PC (12.1-inch Touchscreen, Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel Pentium SU4100 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, ATI Radeon HDHP TouchSmart tm2-1010ea Laptop PC (12.1-inch Touchscreen, Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel Pentium SU4100 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, ATI Radeon HD

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for HP TouchSmart tm2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of HP TouchSmart tm2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the portability and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the durability.

performance, usability, price, size, portability


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP tm2t TABLET PC - Windows 7 Professional, Intel SU7300 1.30GHz, ATI Graphics, 4GB SDRAM, 500GB HD, 12.1" Touch-screen, External DVD+/-RWHP tm2t TABLET PC - Windows 7 Professional, Intel SU7300 1.30GHz, ATI Graphics, 4GB SDRAM, 500GB HD, 12.1" Touch-screen, External DVD+/-RW

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

HP TouchSmart tm2-1010ea


Sporting good build quality, a stylish finish and a multi-touch capacitive screen with Wacom-enabled pen input, is this the ultimate convertible tablet laptop?

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

HP TouchSmart tm2-1010ea review


A convertible tablet laptop packed with features and touch-friendly software

Dedicated and integrated GPUs ; Sensitive touchscreen ; Good bundled software

TouchSmart software unresponsive ; Touchpad ; Performance

May, 2010

Expert review by : Paul Monckton (

HP TouchSmart TM2 review


The HP TouchSmart TM2, HP's fancy swivelling laptop-cum-tablet PC, isn't strictly a business-oriented device, but if your job dictates that you do a large proportion of your computing while on your feet, then a tablet PC can be a convenient and...

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.

Mar, 2011

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HP TouchSmart TM2-101ea review


Tablet laptops have never really caught on in the PC world for general use, as the operating system support for touchscreens has been so poor and the computers relatively expensive. HP's hoping this will change with its TouchSmart TM2-101ea laptop,...

Touch applications that don't work in portrait mode, poor display viewing angles and an annoying touchpad all add up to make this a frustrating computer to use.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : paul_smart (

HP TouchSmart TM2


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. Now of course almost everything is Notebook, Netbook or touchscreen Tablet, here all three.

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...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Joanna Stern (

HP TouchSmart tm2t review


Let's not forget that before "tablets" were all the rage there were, well, tablets. While most tablet PCs were -- and still are -- aimed at the business

Attractive touch interface ; Responsive capacitive touchscreen ; Stellar chiclet keyboard

Awkward battery hump ; Sluggish TouchSmart software ; Too thick

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Martina Osztovits (

Review HP Touchsmart tm2 Laptop/Tablet PC


A Tablet for Everyone? Whether you prefer to type or handwrite yo

Elegant Design; Decent Application Perfomance; Comfortable Input via Touchscreen; Switchable Graphics; Good Battery run-time

Glossy Screen; Tilted Position When Used as a Tablet; Touchpad

Affordable 12 inch tablet computers are still not the rule: Worth mentioning are the AMD based TX2, also by HP, which uses an integrated HD 3200 graphics adapter and the Nexoc Osiris S626 which is equipped with only the GMA 4500M HD and a Core 2 Duo...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

HP TouchSmart tm2


As an upgrade option for existing tablet users, the tm2 shines. As an entirely new proposition, however, we're not quite as convinced.

Switchable graphics ; Good battery life ; Nice visual design

Optical drive is external ; Touch on a laptop is still a niche application

As a laptop, the tm2 is an attractive proposition that's arguably a bit expensive for most consumer uses. While it's nice that Windows 7 offers up touchscreen capability, there's still a serious lack of killer consumer-based Windows applications to...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Luigi Lugmayr (

HP TouchSmart tm2t Core i5 Dual 1.2GHz 12" Laptop for $960 + free shipping


HP Home & Home Office offers its 4.7-lb. HP TouchSmart tm2t Intel Core i5 1.2GHz 12.1" Touchscreen Tablet Notebook, model no. VK807AV, for $1,059.98. Apply coupon code "NBH942688" to drop it to $959.98. With free shipping, that's $250 off and the best...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : JerryJ (

HP TouchSmart tm2t Review


Few companies have found success selling convertible notebook tablet PCs to consumers. In truth, when it comes to consumer-oriented tablet PCs, HP has long been the leader of the pack. The 12-inch HP TouchSmart tm2t tablet PC offers the latest Intel...

Attractive, durable design ; Fantastic keyboard ; Impressive performance and battery life

Glossy, reflective screen ; No Firewire, eSATA, USB 3.0, optical drive or dedicated docking station ; Bad touchpad design

Bottom line, if you're looking for an affordable convertible notebook/tablet PC with great performance and features you aren't likely to find a better choice than the HP TouchSmart tm2 for less than $1,000

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

The HP TouchSmart tx2 is the world's first multi-touch consumer notebook that recognizes multiple-finger gestures. The tx2 harnesses your natural tendency to touch, select, pinch, and rotate; giving you easy access to your digital world.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):9
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Form factor:Convertible (Swivel)
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:30.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Touchscreen: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Country Kits:United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP TouchSmart

Input Device

Multi-Touch Display: Yes
Type:QuickPlay / Digital pen / Touchpad / Touch-screen / Keyboard


Internal Memory:4


Colour:Etching (aluminium)


Type: None


Bluetooth: Yes
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:Bluetooth / 802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows 7 Home Premium
Family:Windows 7
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other features

Graphics adapter:Mobility Radeon HD 4550 / Mobility Radeon HD 5450
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g/n


GPS (satellite): No

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
SmartCard slot: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / FSB
Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express / Intel HM55 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 410
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:107 / 81
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.3 / 2.13
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Model:I3-330M / SU7300
Processor Number:SU4100
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / BGA956
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / R0
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 35

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor code:SLBNF / SLGS6
Processor package size:22 / 34
Supported instruction sets:SSE4 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:7200

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Tablet PC
Recommended Use:Home use
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 4550

Weight & Dimensions

Height :3.96
Weight:2.15 / 2.18