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HP TouchSmart tx2

We have collected and analysed 39 expert reviews and 237 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 69/100. The average review date is 25-07-2009. We have compared these reviews to 1012475 reviews from other Laptop Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 83/100 = Very good. Last update: 18-01-2019.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP TouchSmart tx2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of HP TouchSmart tx2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and size. The design and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the battery and screen, and there are mixed comments on the portability and usability.

performance, design, size, durability

price, reliability, screen, battery

68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP TouchSmart tx2-1250ea 12.1 inch Laptop (AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-75, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB SATA HDD, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, ATIHP TouchSmart tx2-1250ea 12.1 inch Laptop (AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-75, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB SATA HDD, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, ATI

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP TouchSmart tx2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of HP TouchSmart tx2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the screen and price are overall positive. The size and usability also get good views, but many are negative about the energy efficiency and image quality.

performance, usability, size, price, screen

portability, image quality, energy

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP TouchSmart TX2-1270US 12.1-Inch LaptopHP TouchSmart TX2-1270US 12.1-Inch Laptop

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

HP Touchsmart TX2-1015ea tablet PC

 

HP's Touchsmart TX2 is unusual among Tablet PCs in that it's intended for home use rather than corporate use. You'll find glossy patterned plastics more in-keeping with the company's Palivion range than its Compaq machines. The only question is, is...

Nice looking, excellent keyboard, well made, well-specified

Too heavy for comfortable tablet use, bulky, hazy screen

Anybody in the market for a ultra mobile laptop could do a lot worse than the Touchsmart TX2. It’s a comfortable and stylish machine, and it’s crammed with features.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The trackpad trembles in fear for its future as HP brings the magic of multitouch to its latest notebook

The multi-touch still needs work, but the TX2 is a fine laptop regardless

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

HP TouchSmart tx2-1020ea review

 

Stylish, comfortable and well-equipped, but not the fastest machine

Touchscreen ; Good build quality

Hazy screen ; Small mouse buttons

A comfortable machine with some nice features to use but is a bit on the heavy side for one handed use

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP TouchSmart tx2-1020ea review

 

The tx2-1020ea is similar in design to the tx2130ea, with both being tablet touchscreen laptops. The case is sturdily built, with rounded edges and a smart, glossy metallic finish. The keyboard and touchpad are both of a good standard.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Touchsmart TX2 review

 

This hybrid notebook lifts HP's desktop experience from its TouchSmart IQ506 and drops it into a smallish package - small in that the HP Touchsmart TX2 has a 12.1in screen; but it's a little on the big-boned side, and too heavy to be truly portable, as...

As far as Tablet PCs go, the HP TouchSmart tx2 gets enough right to warrant a look. This media-friendly tablet tries to take the TouchSmart desktop experience on the road, but at this point the size of the device and the software's limitations mean its...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

HP TouchSmart tx2-1300 Laptop

 

Although it may seem like an ordinary laptop to the untrained eye, the HP tx2-1300 is in fact an advanced new portable computer which uses touch screen technology and a flexibly mounted display that is aimed at providing an unrivalled multimedia...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (techworld.com)

HP Touchsmart TX2

 

In the laptop world, touchscreens have mostly been limited to business minded Tablet PCs. But the HP TouchSmart tx2 gets props for bringing touch to the masses.

As far as Tablet PCs go, the HP TouchSmart tx2 gets enough right to warrant a look. This media-friendly tablet tries to take the TouchSmart desktop experience on the road, but at this point the size of the device and the software's limitations mean its...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Andrew Tiney (wired.co.uk)

HP TouchSmart TX2-1200

 

HP's TouchSmart TX2 is a Tablet PC - a format launched by Microsoft a couple of years ago, which never really caught the public's imagination. Unlike slate-style tablets, there's also a full keyboard, letting you use the TX2 as a regular laptop.

Looks good, well made, comfortable keyboard

Hazy screen, not that light considering size, unexceptional performance

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

HP TouchSmart tx2

 

The HP TouchSmart tx2 is the world\'s first multi-touch notebook/ tablet PC. It offers a decent spec set and the build quality excellent.

World\'s first consumer multi-touch notebook/ tablet PC. Solid build and decent specs.

Quite pricey and there is only limited multi-touch functionality.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

HP Touchsmart tx2-1020ea tablet PC

 

A tablet-style laptop with a multi-touch navigation feature

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

For consumers looking for a stylish, fun and intuitive notebook PC, the HP TouchSmart tx2 Notebook PC offers an ultimate digital media experience. Select all your files with the tip of your finger thanks to the HP TouchSmart tx2's multi-touch capability. Twist and fold the screen into slate mode and take notes with the digital pen - they will be automatically converted into typed text. With a 12.1-inch diagonal BrightView display and featuring a striking HP Imprint, the HP TouchSmart tx2 is a compact notebook PC in an elegant, sophisticated package. AMD Turion X2 mobile processor and ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics provide the speed you need when you're on the go. Made of thick foam-like fabric featuring the same Imprint pattern as the notebook, the HP TouchSmart tx2's slip case is both comfortable and stylish.

Audio

Audio system:3D Sound Blaster Pro
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 8
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Design

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:22.4cm
Height:3.9cm
Weight:2kg
Width:30.6cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:30.7 / 31
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Surface:Matt
Touch screen: Yes
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
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3200 / AMD Radeon HD 3200
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 1.47 / 1470

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Tx2-1015ea/Tx2-1165ea
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP TouchSmart

Input Device

Type:Digital pen / Keyboard / QuickPlay / Touch-screen / Touchpad/Digital pen / Keyboard / Touch-screen / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:101
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal Memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Networking features:Gigabit (10/100/1000) / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking type:10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other features

Audio system:3D Sound Blaster Pro
Chassis Type:
Display:LCD / TFT
Graphics adapter:Radeon HD 3200
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:56K
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / 802.11 pre-n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Handheld remote control: / Yes
Package weight:4

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.2GHz
Manufacturer:AMD
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.4
Processor Model:RM-74 / RM-75 / ZM-86
Processor Number:RM-74/RM-75
Type:Turion X2 mobile processor

RAM

Installed Size:3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Internet Explorer; Windows Mail; Adobe Reader; Suite HP MediaSmart; Windows Media Player; Windows Photo Gallery; DVD Play; Windows Movie Maker, Windows DVD Maker; Cyberlink DVDSuite; Windows Media Center; HP Total Care Advisor
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards: / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 400

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Tablet PC
Recommended Use:Home use
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3200

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22 / 22.4
Height :3.87 / 4
Height (front):3 / 3.13 / 3.87
Height (rear):3.13 / 3.87 / 4
Weight:1.96 / 1.97 / 2
Width:30.6 / 31