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HP TouchSmart tx2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 352 reviews of HP TouchSmart tx2. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are mixed reviews on the energy efficiency and battery.

performance, usability, portability, screen, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP TouchSmart tx2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of HP TouchSmart tx2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the durability and size. The design and performance also get good feedback. The portability and usability get mixed opinions, and some have doubts about the battery and screen.

performance, design, size, durability

price, reliability, screen, battery

68% of the reviews on 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, 2018

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP TouchSmart tx2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 user reviews of HP TouchSmart tx2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the size and screen. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative comments about the touchpad. The energy efficiency and portability get mixed reviews.

performance, usability, price, screen, size


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

This summary is based on the products: HP TX2-1020US TouchSmart 12.1-Inch Laptop (2.2 GHz AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82 Dual-Core Mobile Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)HP TX2-1020US TouchSmart 12.1-Inch Laptop (2.2 GHz AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82 Dual-Core Mobile Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: maximum pc (

HP TouchSmart tx2


We're unabashed fans of HP's TouchSmart desktop machines, so we were really looking forward to getting our digits on the new technology in a tablet-style notebook PC. But such eager anticipation only made the reality of the TouchSmart tx2 all that more...

Outstanding touch-screen; excellent handwriting recognition

Outstanding touch-screen; excellent handwriting recognition

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (

HP TouchSmart tx2 (1015AU)


HP's TouchSmart tx2 is its next-generation tablet PC, stuck in last generation's body.

Cheap for a tablet, Responsive stylus

Temperamental touch capability, Multi-touch is token only, Low battery life, No Bluetooth, Right-facing hot air vent, Noisy when under load, Tinny speakers, Greasy looking screen, Inlaid screen makes touch difficult in the corners, Tiny function keys

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

HP TouchSmart TX2z


The HP TouchSmart TX2z's less-than-responsive multitouch features are a great gimmick, but the fan noise, a bloated software suite, and excessive heat are unacceptable for a laptop, let alone a tablet.

First Windows tablet with multitouch gestures. Various hard drive choices. Highly configurable. Very good keyboard.

Fan noises were unbearable. Bloated software suite. Base is uncomfortably warm. Multitouch gestures could use another driver update. Mouse buttons are poorly engineered. Too heavy for a 12-inch tablet.

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Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (

HP TouchSmart tx2


A slightly underpowered CPU choice gimps an otherwise decent consumer tablet PC.

Functional multi-touch display ; Smart construction

Multi-touch works, but imperfect ; sluggish CPU

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: Darren Gladstone (

HP TouchSmart tx2 - 1051xx Laptop Review


Functional multi-touch display ; Smart construction

Multi-touch works, but not perfect ; Sluggish CPU

A slightly underpowered CPU choice gimps an otherwise decent consumer tablet PC.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (

Review: HP TouchSmart tx2z


HP has been tinkering with touch tech for a couple of years. But they have yet to nail the bull's eye with a machine that...

Fully baked as both a touch and tablet device. Travels well with its compact and stylish chassis. Includes quick keys for rotating screen orientation. Mini media remote and pen conveniently hide away in chassis. Altec Lansing speakers strike decent...

Bloated OS hinders performance of otherwise decent specs. Occasionally laggy switches between notebook and tablet mode. No multitouch love for the trackpad. Terrible viewing angles and weak visibility in direct sunlight. Fan sounds like a leaf-blower...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

HP TouchSmart tx2z Review


The HP TouchSmart tx2z is certainly innovative, and its brighter, more-accurate display is an improvement over the tx2500z. Plus, it offers a cool design and very good speakers. However, the multi-touch experience--which adds a $300 premium over the...

Specially designed touch interface for multimedia, Several gestures work on any application and Web page, Attractive design, Good battery life

Finicky touch performance, Slow boot time and hard drive, No multimedia buttons

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

HP TouchSmart tx2 Review


We were also sad to see there is no FireWire or HDMI port on this notebook ... two ports that many consumers find very useful

The first affordable consumer notebook with a multi-touch screen ; Great design and build quality ; Fantastic keyboard and touchpad ; Solid overall performance ; Excellent integrated graphics performance

First-generation multi-touch screen doesn't always respond as it should the first time you touch it ; Bloatware makes it difficult to use the notebook during startup ; No Firewire, eSATA, or HDMI ; Doesn't have all the same applications as HP's...

After turning on the tx2 we discovered that if we attempted to start the MediaSmart application before all the bloatware finished loading the MediaSmart application would fail to open. Not only that, but we had to restart Windows in order to get the...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (

HP tx2z 1020US (TouchSmart)


What's hot: Great price for the features, N-trig active digitizer with capacitive multi-touch is great.

Great value for the price. The TouchSmart tx2z has the power and features of a standard notebook packed into a 12" tablet PC. The dual purpose N-trig digitizer brings us the best of both worlds: an active pen and capacitive multi-touch. Ready for...

Fan is loud when the notebook is plugged in and working moderately hard. Limited display viewing angle and some graininess

The HP TouchSmart tx2z is a great deal-- it's got serious processing power and most of the trimmings of a full sized notebook in a 12" tablet chassis. We love the multi-touch technology from N-trig and it really shines in Windows 7. Multi-touch is the...

May, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (

HP TouchSmart tx2z


With its advanced touch screen and the slick media apps that make use of it, the HP TouchSmart tx2z makes the tablet PC not so niche.

Gesture-enabled touch screen; slick MediaSmart multimedia apps; sharp, bright screen; excellent speakers

Heavy for extended tablet use; small mouse buttons; tablet and touch screen abilities drive up price

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Put on-the-go communication, entertainment, and productivity a touch away. HP's Pavilion tx2-1020us notebook PC combines power with tablet PC features and entertainment in an attractive design that's light enough to tote virtually anywhere.


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

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6 / 8
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Convertible (Swivel)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:12.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Surface:Matt
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3200 / AMD Radeon HD 3200 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 1.47 / 1.982


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

Input Device

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


Keyboard number of keys:101
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad


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


Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


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)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit (10/100/1000) / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking Type:10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11b/g/Bluetooth / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Display:LCD / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics:Radeon HD 3200
Graphics adapter:Radeon HD 3200
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / 802.11 pre-n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Package weight:8.82


GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity: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:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2.3GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor:RM-74 / RM-75 / ZM-82 / ZM-86
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD Turion X2
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.4
Processor model:RM-74 / RM-75 / ZM-82 / ZM-86
Processor Number:RM-72/RM-74/RM-75/RM-77/ZM-82/ZM-85
Type:Turion X2 mobile processor/Turion X2 Ultra mobile technology


Installed Size:3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:Power on
Password protection type:Power on

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 400

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/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 Mobility Radeon HD 3200/ATI Radeon HD 3200

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):8.82
Height (front):1.23 / 1.52
Height (front) (imperial):1.23
Height (rear):1.23 / 1.52
Height (rear) (imperial):1.52
Weight:4.32 / 4.34 / 4.63
Width:12 / 12.1
Width (imperial):12.1