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HP TouchSmart tm2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the value for money and performance are generally positive. The design and battery also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability and touchpad.

screen, battery, design, performance, value for money

touchpad, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP TouchSmart tm2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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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...

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HP TouchSmart tm2t

 

This convertible tablet sports a sleek design and strong overall performance, but HP's sluggish touch software holds it back.

The HP Pavilion tm2t offers good performance, battery life, and features for the price. On the other hand, those who have used an iPad will scratch their heads when this tablet doesn't change screen orientation based on how you're holding the device....

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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...

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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

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HP TouchSmart tm2t

 

Unlike most ultraportable convertible tablets, the tm2t includes switchable graphics, features strong battery life, and doesn't cost too much.

Supports pen and multiple-touch input; good battery life; switchable graphics; low cost for a convertible tablet

Bulky; no optical drive; too much bloatware

The HP TouchSmart tm2t might be a candidate for design awards for its good looks, but it’s not going to impress anyone who judges a convertible tablet based on its weight, size, or raw CPU performance. In those categories, the Fujitsu LifeBook T4310...

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HP TouchSmart tm2-1070us Review

 

HP TouchSmart tm2-1070us reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the HP TouchSmart tm2-1070us and comparisons to other Tablet Computers

Good value; Stylish textured design; Display is crisp and rich

Glossy display is prone to glare; No optical drive

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Best HP Tablet to date!!

 

Having owned the previous two models of the HP TouchSmart series tablets I give this one a golden star! I run a lot of programs at the same time such as PhotoShop CS5 Extended, Adobe Acrobat X Pro, At least 15 browser windows opened across my Google...

Great touch response on the screen, a dream compared to the previous Tx2z, and the Tx2000, Great power from the Intel i5 processor, 6GB Ram really brings everything all together, and the switchable graphics card really saves battery life and makes watchin

No cd/dvd rom drive, speakers could be a tad bit louder

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An amazing laptop, particularly for designers!

 

This laptop is INCREDIBLE! Maybe that's just me though, because all my previous laptops were the cheapest of their time and this, well, isn't. The laptop is small and lightweight and has plenty of features (fingerprint scanner, webcam, HDMI, VGA,...

Touchscreen! With pressure sensitive digitizer pen ; Small/Portable ; Long battery life (if the graphics card is disabled you get about 6 hours maybe more, if it is enabled you get between 3-4 hours.) ; Good design ; Feels quality

a little too small for some drawing (though much cheaper than any sizable cintiq) ; No DVD drive (though, you don't really need it with portable media today. Externals are cheap anyways.) ; Finger touch can be temperamental ; Nothing else

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New, sleek, stylish, and portable

 

At this point i love the computer, would love it more if there was a 10 key. The computer is ultra light weight, once you turn the screen and lay it flat you can still type and or play games. the computer turns it self on once you open the screen, it...

The screen has great graphics, its a touchscreen, light weight, easy to learn (if you take the time) Swivel screen, pen writing works great once you figure it out. on screen key board making typing a breeze Best laptop Ive owned so far

Battery life isn't that long and takes lil while to charge, and could be better with a 10 key

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good tablet pc, some functions very sub-par

 

Overall I think this is a good tablet for the price but its features are poorly engineered. The touch screen is very hard to use, even if you disable the power-save shutoff feature. If you are thinking its like an iPhone--its just not even close, I...

sturdy design (rotation is very solid and does not wobble) ; Nice metal case ; Best price around ; very good battery (5-6 hrs low power taking notes) ; Runs Win7 very well (no bugs/shutdowns etc) ; Fast HD (7200RPM)

glossy screen--its a mirror! cant use outside or even in my room with the sun coming in ; Tablet pen is good but the finger touch is very unresponsive ; All weight at back=tip over ; bad trackpad ; Gimicks (100% useless): finger print, ALL HP software

Product Specifications

The HP TouchSmart tm2 is a powerful, convertible, touch-enabled notebook PC encased in a sophisticated aluminum design with engraved illustration. With the convertible tm2, customers can choose the product configuration and input method that is most comfortable and natural, whether on a couch, in an airplane or while surfing the web. As a traditional notebook, the tm2 offers a keyboard and touch-enabled display for input. Converted to a slate, the tm2 morphs into a sketchpad with digital pen, allowing artists to sketch on the go and students to take notes in class. Feather-light capacitive multitouch display technology responds to the softest touch of a finger. The display also supports multitouch gestures such as zoom, scroll and rotate by allowing more than one finger to be accepted as input simultaneously. With the digital pen, handwriting appears on the display as digital ink, similar to writing on paper. Featuring a sophisticated aluminum design with "Riptide" engraved illustration, the tm2 provides a full notebook experience with the low-voltage Intel Core 2 Duo processors.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.7in
Height:1.5in
Weight:4.6lbs
Width:11.9in

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Tm2-1070us
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP TouchSmart

Input Device

Type:Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Brushed aluminum

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:SU7300
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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
Notebook Type:Tablet PC
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD