HP unfolds touchscreen tablet
HP is eager to prove that it’s still in touch with your mobile computing requirements, so it’s launched a convertible notebook with a touch-sensitive display.
The TX2’s display can be rotated by 180° to let you to use it as either a traditional notebook or as a tablet PC. Only a fingertip’s required to navigate your way around the machine, but a digital ink pen has also thrown in, for writing, sketching, drawing or making notes directly onto the screen. The TX2 uses HP's Touch-Smart UI.
HP's TX2: touch-sensitive
The display measures 12.1in with a 1280 x 800 resolution, and is helped along by AMD's ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 graphics chip with 64MB of video memory.
Delve underneath the TX2’s stylish façade and you’ll find a 2.4GHz AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-86 processor, along with up to 8GB of DDR 2 memory.
The machine can also be fitted with a 400GB, 5400rpm hard drive – there’s no SSD option. A multi-format DVD writer comes as standard.
Dell-style lid design?
TX2 is set-up for Wi-Fi access, and you’ll also be able to add Bluetooth if it’s something you think you’ll need. If not, then a five-in-one memory card reader comes as standard.
Elsewhere on HP’s TX2 you’ll find an integrated webcam, optional fingerprint reader and integrated infra-red receiver for use with the bundled remote control.
HP’s TX2 will be available in the UK from January next year and will cost upwards of £800 ($1200/€950).
In case you haven't noticed, HP's been putting those swirly prints and whatnot on the their laptops for at least a year now, longer than Dell's been doing it to their own laptops.
My coat's the one with the cotton gloves, great for glossy screens and glossy laptop cases.
Yup, thats deliberate
They even shelled out a lot of money for the design. Just be glad they dropped the idea of a special (as in the special olympics...) womans edition, that would have been atrocious...
And believe me, it looks even worse after you had a chance to leave some fingerprints on it (especially the display - always keep some cleaning fluid close by)
My first thought was...
...the protective film on the case is peeling badly. Is it supposed to look like that?