HP TouchSmart TX2 is a nice touchscreen laptop
by Mark R
Nothing like a touchscreen computer from HP, and the TouchSmart TX2 is one of the coolest I have seen for a while. The touchscreen can be used by two fingers, and the user can apply iPhone gestures like pinch, rotate, arc, flick, press and drag, and single and double tap.
The TouchSmart TX2 is unique as it has a specially-designed hinge so a user can convert it into three modes: PC, display, and tablet. It even has a rechargeable digital ink pen that allows the user to draw on the screen. If you want to use the pen to write, it will automatically turn the handwriting into typed text.
Did I mention the HDTV feature? Well, the TouchSmart TX2 has it in spades. The software allows the user to watch Internet TV or movies in high-definition, and it is programmed for multi-touch input while making it simple to search digital content. It looks like there are plans to offer channels to HP users that include MTV, COMEDY CENTRAL, Nickelodeon, and many others.
Other features of the TouchSmart TX2 include a 12-inch screen (1200 x 800 resolution), a dual-layer DVD burner, a trio of USB ports, and a multi-card reader. As for memory, it has a 250GB, 5400-rpm hard drive. It has a 2.2 GHz AMD Turion X2 ZM-82 processor.
The TouchSmart TX2 weighs in at a very light 4.5 pounds, and costs at about $1150. It should be available for pre-order now, and should ship by the end of November.