Gallery: HP offers multi-touch consumer notebook/tablet

Gallery: HP offers multi-touch consumer notebook/tablet

Summary: The TouchSmart tx2 Notebook PC was modeled after HP’s desktop version of the same name and can be used as a PC, display, or tablet.

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  • The TouchSmart tx2 Notebook PC was modeled after HP’s desktop version of the same name and can be used as a PC, display or tablet. It comes with a rechargeable digital ink pen to write, draw, or erase. Plus, the TouchSmart tx2 starts at $1,149, well below what a lot of tablet PCs cost. For more, read Larry Dignan's report.

    Credit: HP

  • The laptop is 4.5 pounds with a 12.1 inch screen and runs on AMD's Home Turion platform with Microsoft Home Vista. It also comes with a content partnership with MTV for video content from 10 channels.

  • There's a slot for its remote.

Topics: Laptops, Hardware, Hewlett-Packard, Mobility, Tablets

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  • Me want

    This is my computer. Only feature left to complete (before the implant) is to make it all roll-up or fold to pocket size.

    But... this'll work in the mean time.
    XXP
  • RE: (Gallery: HP offers multi-touch consumer notebook/tablet)

    me want 2!
    thinklady
  • RE: (Gallery: HP offers multi-touch consumer notebook/tablet)

    Does the pen allow you to actually write on the screen accurately enough for Vista's excellent handwriting recognition to work? The last HP tablet I bought with "multi-touch" had a passive stylus for a pen that made handwriting impossible.
    I ended up giving that HP tablet to my wife, and I bought a Lenovo X61 tablet with active Wacom pen. The handwriting on that works just fine.
    I learned that an active pen is essential if you really want to write or draw on a tablet - which, after all, is what they're made for.
    tfeledy