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HP TouchSmart tm2

HP TouchSmart tm2
alaScore 84

310 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the value for money and design are on the whole positive. The performance and battery also get good reviews, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability.

screen, battery, performance, design, value for money

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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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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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

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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?

Connectivity is slightly sub-par, though it does include the basics. For hooking up peripherals or external storage there are only three USB 2.0 ports, with no sign of USB 3.0 or even eSATA. This is exacerbated by the absence of an ExpressCard slot, so...

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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.

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HP TouchSmart tm2-1010ea review


The HP TouchSmart tm2-1010ea falls between two stools. If you want a laptop, then cheaper, more powerful machines are available. On the other hand, it's too heavy and its touchscreen interface is too clumsy for this machine to rival tablets like the iPad

Bright, responsive touchscreen ; Great keyboard and trackpad

Not particularly powerful ; Too heavy to comfortably use as a tablet ; Virtual keyboard isn't great

Conclusion 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...

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


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

Input Device



Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Color:Brushed aluminum


Type: None


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


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


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD