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HP TouchSmart tx2

HP TouchSmart tx2
alaScore 84

398 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 398 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The performance and screen are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the battery.

usability, screen, performance, price, portability

battery

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 398 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP TouchSmart tx2

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 24 user reviews of HP TouchSmart tx2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

price, usability, design, portability, sound

battery

62% 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 Notebook (AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-75, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB SATA HDD, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, AHP TouchSmart tx2-1160ea 12.1-inch Notebook with AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-75, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Ethernet, Finger Print Reader

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Amazon.com review summary for HP TouchSmart tx2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, usability, screen, price, portability

touchpad

58% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 TouchSmart TX2-1270US 12.1-Inch LaptopHP TouchSmart TX2-1370US 12.1-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 3.5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)

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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

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HP TouchSmart tx2z Tablet PC

 

The HP TouchSmart tx2z Tablet PC has the features, functions, and price to convert consumer laptop users to tablet users. We just wish it could live a little longer away from an outlet.

Dual-mode tablet display; fun-looking design; decent port assortment for a 12-inch laptop

Mediocre battery life; unimpressive performance; touch-screen response lags

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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

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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...

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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.

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HP's New Multitouch PC Craves Your Grope

 

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 mixes mature hardware with a haptic interface that feels like more than just a half-assed effort. So, we were cautiously...

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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

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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...

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HP TouchSmart TX2z

 

The 12-inch widescreen is very similar to that of the tx2000z. It has a capacitive touch layer that's responsive to your fingers and a Wacom digitized layer that works only with a digitized pen (one is bundled with the unit). The multitouch...

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

Between the fan noises, a heavy chassis, a bloated software suite, and the sweltering processor, it's tough to recommend the TX2z as a primary laptop, let alone a tablet.

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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...

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 Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.8in
Height:1.5in
Weight:4.4lbs/4.6lbs
Width:12in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Latin America/United States
Localization:English/Spanish
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:Tx2-1020us/Tx2-1025dx/Tx2-1030cm/Tx2-1031cm/Tx2-1032cm/Tx2-1270us/Tx2-1274nr/Tx2-1380la
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

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy
Refurbished:Remarketed

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

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
Type:Network adapter
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 Storage

Type:DVD

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2.3GHz
Manufacturer:AMD
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:RM-72/RM-74/RM-75/RM-77/ZM-82/ZM-85
Type:Turion X2 mobile processor/Turion X2 Ultra mobile technology

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

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: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
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