HP TouchSmart tx2-1340EA 12.1-inch Touchscreen Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Processor RM-77, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB SATA HDD, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, 4 Cell and 8 Cell Battery, up to 12 Hours Life in Total)
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- Integrated finger print reader
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For consumers looking for a stylish fun and intuitive notebook PCthe HP TouchSmart tx2 Notebook PC offers an ultimate digital mediaexperience.
The new HP TouchSmart tx2 - touch screen technology at your fingertips
It’s unbelievably easy to use, yet powerful, stylish and intuitive (in other words it’s clever enough to work out what you really want it to do). The HP TouchSmart tx2-1340ea offers a truly breathtaking digital media experience.
Twist and fold the TouchSmart tx2 to take hand-written notes
Remotely control your HDX content from the palm of your hand
The High-Definition LED BrightView display detects the movement of your fingers, and TouchSmart technology puts opening programs and folders at your fingertips. The display can be easily twisted into slate mode, allowing you to take hand-written notes with the digital pen, which are automatically converted into typed text. Protect your beautifully designed tx2 with the foam-like slip case in the same Imprint pattern (optional, sold separately.)
For rapid access to all your multimedia, it features three on-display quick launch buttons: one for MediaSmart, one for rotating the screen to slate mode and one for Windows Mobility Center (to get battery, volume, wireless or display data). For added security, TouchSmart simplifies password management with an integrated fingerprint reader.
Control your TouchSmart content from the palm of your hand, using the onboard remote control. The incredibly compact accessory fits neatly into the ExpressCard slot when not in use, so you can enjoy your DVDs and music in undisrupted comfort.
Exclusively to HP notebooks and PCs - MediaSmart turns your notebook into the ultimate mobile entertainment centre
Why leave your entertainment at home, when you can take it with you?
Experience your digital world like never before with HP MediaSmart software, an exclusive with the latest HP PCs and notebooks. With MediaSmart your notebook is turned into a mobile entertainment centre and your media is at your fingertips.
One-click menus and touch-enabled technology provide instant access to multimedia content. Use built-in editing tools to help you instantly improve photos in one simple click, or view slide shows of your favourite holiday snaps. Record and edit videos with ease, then can even rate, tag and search videos. If it’s DVDs you’re watching, you can be sure of optimum clarity and smoothness with HP SmoothMotion software.
Create, edit, search and browse your music playlists using the interactive software, in a fun new way. You can even watch your favourite TV* from around the world, over the Internet, at a time that suits you.
With HP MediaSmart having fun has no limits.
Fun to use, but with serious performance
While the tx2 is great fun to use, make no mistake, this is a serious piece of technology. It features a full-size QWERTY keyboard, 3 quick launch buttons and a widescreen 12.1 inch LED BrightView display. Travel around easily with this slim and elegant notebook which weighs less than 2 kilos. You can make it more portable still by easily removing the DVD drive. It also comes with a pair of Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries (4-cell and 8-cell) to keep you computing on the move for up to 12 hours.**
The hardware features on this machine are very impressive too, including a 320GB hard drive, 4GB memory, 8x LightScribe SuperMulti drive, WLAN, Ethernet LAN and Bluetooth wireless networking, as well as an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 graphics card and integrated web cam with microphone.
That’s an awesome processor
The HP TouchSmart tx2 is powered by AMD’s 2.3 GHz Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor, the company’s most advanced family of dual-core technology devices. It delivers outstanding multi-tasking performance whilst giving a longer battery life, with high levels of security through Enhanced Virus Protection.
This processor boasts some of the world’s most advanced operating system enhancements. Integrated HyperTransport technology means your applications are more responsive. Digital Media XPress delivers a rich experience on your games, streaming video, DVDs, and music. PowerNow! technology is the first dynamic power management technology in the industry and can extend system battery life by up to 65%.
The neatly integrated webcam is perfect for capturing video or still photos.
The digital pen allows you to make hand-written notes which are automatically converted into typed text
Stunning graphics, video and sound performance – extreme entertainment
The 12.1 inch widescreen WXGA High-Definition LED BrightView display delivers a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, producing crisp and vibrant colours that bring movies, pictures and games to life. The state of the art ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics processor helps provide this superb viewing experience.
An integrated low-light VGA web cam, microphone and the latest 3D Sound Blaster Pro card, with SRS Premium Sound speakers, allow premium quality video chat. So if you’re using MSN or Skype, your friends and family will hear and see you perfectly. You can also use the web cam to take still photos or video.
Connectivity to die for
Attach three peripherals at once with via the tx2's three USB 2.0 ports, so you can upload photos from your camera, video from a camcorder and music from your MP3 player all at the same time.
It also incorporates a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, so you can quickly and easily share your files. It is WiFi certified to work with industry-standard 802.11 b/g wireless technologies. So you can access the Internet, check e-mail, keep in touch with family and friends anywhere there's a WiFi signal.
It also features integrated Bluetooth wireless networking capability. Connect directly to a wireless keyboard or mouse, or synchronise your mobile phone or PDA.
The HP TouchSmart tx2-1340ea is an ENERGY STAR qualified product. That means it will save you money by reducing energy costs and help to protect the environment without sacrificing features or performance. HP products that earn the ENERGY STAR qualification minimise greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the risk of climate change by meeting strict energy guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Great performance, let’s take a look at the hardware
Hard drive and memory
The 320GB Serial-ATA (SATA) hard drive (7200 RPM) maintains high data transfer speeds, meaning you don’t need to wait long for your documents and pictures to open. It also comes with 4GB DDR2 memory as standard and supports up to 8GB.
Memory card device
Rapidly upload your holiday snaps with the integrated 5-in-1 digital media reader, supporting SD, MultiMedia, XD picture cards as well as Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro.
Use LightScribe to burn precise, silkscreen-like text and imagesdirectly onto your discs.
LightScribe SuperMulti drive, a drive like no other
Integrated neatly into the HP TouchSmart is the LightScribe SuperMulti drive. This versatile drive allows you to write to virtually all DVD formats including DVD-RAM, storing up to 8.5GB of data or recording up to 4 hours of DVD quality video. In addition, you can laser etch your own disc labels from right inside your DVD drive. No ink, no messy markers or clumpy adhesive labels, with LightScribe you simply burn your data, flip the disc over and burn a precise, silkscreen-like text, photo or graphic label directly onto your LightScribe CD or DVD.
This drive will write to:
DVD+R, DVD-R at up to 16x speed, DVD-RAM at up to 12x speed, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, and DVD+RW at up to 8x speed
DVD-RW at up to 6x speed, CD-R at up to 48x speed, CD-RW at up to 32x speed.
And read industry standard DVD-ROM at up to 16x speed, CD-ROM at up to 48x speed
Powerful software for a powerful machine
The HP TouchSmart tx2-1340ea is pre-packed with state-of-the-art applications, tools and operating systems to ensure that you get the ultimate computing experience. It comes with Windows 7, the latest Microsoft operating system, with several performance improvements that are designed to sleep and resume quicker, be less memory hungry and spot USB devices much faster. Windows 7 simplifies everyday tasks such as introducing improved taskbar previews, bigger icons and creative ways to personalise on the desktop. It provides easy and quick access to your favourite pictures, songs, websites and documents through new jump lists. Finally search has been improved to make searching your PC as easy as searching on the web.
Take a look at this line-up of pre-loaded software:
Microsoft Works (word processor, spreadsheet, calendar and database), Microsoft Internet Explorer, Windows Mail, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Gallery, DVD Play, Windows Movie Maker, Windows DVD Maker, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Digital Persona Fingerprint Reader, Windows Media Center, HP Total Care Advisor, Adobe Acrobat Reader, HP Games Console with hours of free game play and Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 (60 days live update). Also included is a free 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office 2007 Home Edition.
Finally, for your peace of mind
You’ll want the best in technical support, so it comes with a one-year, pick-up and return, parts and labour warranty. And naturally, this can be extended for a small extra premium.
* Tuner sold separately ** Actual battery life of portable computers is subject to usage and configuration as well as model type.See all Product description
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So out of 10 a 9, and out of 5 I'd give it 4. Mainly for the reasons stated above.
The only downside is the fan noise that can be annoying in quiet environments but is fine in an office. On the upside the tablet functionality is very responsive and useful. These days I find myself poking at other monitors by mistake...
Overall You can play great games on this if you can play great games on a machine thats the top of the useage so you know you have a good machine if you can run games on the correct res + full graphics, you can nearly do that with Borderlands(a new game) but great for anything else especially drawing :D a top range laptop :)
Mine died after 13 months with the following issues:
1. The laptop display is covered with a sheet of very thin glass above the actual LCD screen....this is the layer that allows finger pressing....this glass is very VERY fragile. Look on ebay and you'll regularly see HP TX series laptops with cracked screens. If this glass layer is removed in a repair the pen will still work on the screen but fingers won't.
2. The microswitch that tells the screen "open/closed" began to malfunction and only work 1 in 20 times, very frustrating.
3. The transformer 'broke'.
4. The battery life dropped to 30mins (small set) and 1hr (big set)
The portability and versatility of a tablet leads to it being used in a much more 'mobile' way than the usual knee-bound laptop. In my experience this led to a machine that lasted a very short time.
Despite all the additional toys on this laptop, it's simply too dear to fall apart 4 weeks after the warranty. I'd probably buy a convential machine next time and use my mobile phone for on-the-go stuff.
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