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The HP TouchSmart tm2 is a 12.1 inch swivel touchscreen laptop.

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Pros

up to 9 hours of battery life for all day computing

14 agree

replaces the AMD processors of the previous generation with Intel ULV Core 2 Duos for improved performance, battery life

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large multitouch touchpad - multitouch features are disabled by default to avoid confusion

12 agree

includes a digitized pen stylus

12 agree

HDMI output

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12.1" 720p capable multitouch convertible display

9 agree

good business-class keyboard

8 agree

lighter than previous generations

8 agree

comes with Windows 7

7 agree

optional discreet graphics

6 agree

affordable base-configuration price point

6 agree

sleek aluminum enclosure with attractive engraving

5 agree

cheap compared to tablet notebook competitors (see Lenovo X200t or Toshiba M750)

3 agree

recently lowered pricepoint $50 less than the previous offering - and can be found for much less

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Trackpad buttons are seamlessly integrated into the trackpad - makes for bigger trackpad

2 agree

solid bi-directional hinge

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recently upgraded to feature the latest generation Core i3/i5 processor architecture, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 GPU

2 agree

Interactive dolphin screensaver! Fo' shizzle!

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Cons

fairly thick

9 agree

still fairly heavy for a 12.1" laptop at 4.8 pounds

9 agree

base-configuration costs $100 more than the previous generation

8 agree

touchpad lacks dedicated mouse buttons (seamlessly integrated into the trackpad - might not be to everyone's liking)

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loses the optical drive

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loses ExpressCard slot and multimedia remote (compared to predecessor)

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overly glossy display

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high cost

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lacks a true digitizer (a la Wacom)

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Still no FireWire (IEEE1394)

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The HP TouchSmart tm2 is a 12.1 inch swivel touchscreen laptop. It is powered by Intel Core 2 Duo processors and makes use of ATI Mobility Radeon graphics. The multi-touch screen is usable by both fingers and pens, and it comes with a multi-gesture touchpad that has no buttons other than the pad itself. It is energy efficient and can last for nine hours on a six cell battery. The HP TouchSmart tm2 comes loaded with software, including a product by Netflix, finger friendly Coral Paint, an interactive dolphin screensaver and the BumpTop 3D desktop. The physical design of the laptop is very similar to the new line of HP Envy laptops with some color and pattern options.

Features
  • 1.2GHz Intel Core i3-330UM Processor
  • 4GB DDR3 System Memory
  • 640GB Hard Drive
  • 12.1 inch screen
  • Multi-touch screen
  • Uni-button touchpad
  • Nine hours of life on Six cell battery
  • Touch friendly coral paint
  • Energy Efficient
  • Swivel screen
  • BumpTop 3D desktop
  • Interactive dolphin screensaver
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Post Review
Robb Lincoln
02/17/2010 02:03

more laptop then tablet--don't see this as a lasting configuration

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