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HP Touchsmart tx2z Review

February 6th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

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It has been a while when HP Multitouch tx2z was introduced at a price slightly higher at $1299. This multitouch PC is aimed for the first time at the common consumers.

The multitouch touch screen works based upon the capacitive touch screen. The capacitive touchscreen enables multiples touches to be senses simultaneously. This allows many exotic fearues, for example picture rotation with touch of two fingers.

In looks HP Tx2z is similar to Pavilion tx2500 tablet.

Display and Touchscreen

The HP tx2z has 12 inch screen with 1280×800 resolution. As far as the display is concerned it looks pretty similar to the tx2500. However, what keeps it a class above is the touch screen. You can simply point and touch to the Windows button and the internet explorer and your internet gets started.

You can use the touch screen to do some editing of pictures including picture rotation, zoom etc. You will have to play with it to get used to it. It certainly enhances productivity and it is a cool feature. We do expect that integration of the capacitive touchscreen will become a more common feature in future tablet PCs and even in the small notebooks.

Pen

You can use the stylus to write quick notes on the touch screen. As soon as you hit the screen with the pen it recognises the Pen and stops the finger sensing. This prevents the simultaneous detection of the pen and the palm touch. The pen can be used for small graphics works too, Let us take a look at some broad specification of this notebook

Specifications

* AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-72 (2.1GHz)
* 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
* 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
* Windows Vista Home Premium
* 12.1 inch display * Capacitive Touch screen and Pen

Fro the specification, this notebook looks great. The Core 2 Duo at 2.8 GHz is good enough for almost any task. The Blue-ray ROM is good for multimedia enthisiasts

Processor and performance

The tx2z has AMD X2 Dual core Mobile Processor RM-72 at 2.1 GHZ. The tablet boots up fast and it has pretty good performance for almost all the daily work.

Battery Life

We are investigating the battery life and will report later. Preliminarily thge battery life does not look at great as we would have expected.

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