Complete specs, pictures, press release, tx2 spec datasheet, picture of the notebook stand, and a description of supported gestures are all after the break. Be sure to check out this video demo, too. You can buy it from Amazon or direct from HP with a starting price of $1149. Once we get a review unit, you can be sure we’ll be testing Windows 7 on this baby.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ SINGLE, DOUBLE TAP: Select objects by touching them once (single tap), or double tap to open objects/programs.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ FLICK: Scroll or pan within an application either horizontally or vertically. For example,
in MediaSmart Photo, flick your finger to the left on the display and the inertia from your flick will move the photos leftward, just as if you pushed a piece of paper to the left on a table.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ PRESS & DRAG: Touch an object on the display and hold and drag it to the desired
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ ARC: Allows you to move tracks to/from playlists without having to make a straight line.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ PINCH: Touch an object on the display once to select the item then place 2 fingers on opposite corners of the object, then move them closer together to decrease the object’s size or to zoom out. Move fingers away from one another to enlarge the object or to zoom in.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ ROTATE: Rotate photos by touching the object once to select the item then use 2 fingers on opposite corners of the image and rotate the image either clockwise or counter-clockwise.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ LAUNCH MEDIASMART: Touch the screen with two fingers together and write the letter m on the display to launch the MediaSmart Smart Menu.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ AMD AthlonÃ¢â€žÂ¢ X2 Dual-Core Processor QL-64 (2.0 Ã¢â‚¬” 2.4 GHz, 1MB Ã¢â‚¬” 2 MB L2 Cache)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Genuine Windows Vista ® Ultimate, Business, or Home Premium
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ 12.1-inch diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800), Integrated touch-screen, Convertible display
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ ATI RadeonÃ¢â€žÂ¢ HD 3200(9) available
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Up to 8GB DDR2 SDRAM System Memory (2 SODIMM; 64-bit OS)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ 160/250/320/400G/500B(8) 5400 rpm SATA
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ SuperMulti 8X DVD ±R/RW with Double Layer Support OR,
LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD ±RW with Double Layer Support
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ 802.11b/g WLAN OR, 802.11b/g WLAN and Bluetooth OR, Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN OR,Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n with Bluetooth
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Ports: 3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 RJ-11, 1 RJ-45, 2 headphone out ( 1 with SPDIF & 1 Stereo), 1 mic, 1 expansion port 3, 1 IR, 1 digital pen, 1 ExpressCard 34 slot
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Weight: starts at 4.33 lbs with touchscreen, digitizer, weightsaver, 4 cell battery)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Dimensions: 12.05 in (L) x 8.82 in (W) x 1.23 in ( min H / 1.52 in (max H) ( with 4-cell battery)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Battery: 4-cell (37 WHr), 6-cell (55 WHr), 8-cell (73 WHr)
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tx series notebook stand, $49
In an effort to provide consumers with rich content through the Internet, HP has expanded its partnership with MTV Networks (MTVN) by offering video content from 10 television channels and online brands within MediaSmart’s TV module.
Beginning in December, users can enjoy all the best content from Nickelodeon, the No. 1 entertainment brand for kids; MTV, the premier destination for music and youth culture programming; and COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network and the No. 1 network in primetime for men ages 18 to 24. MTVN also plans to make content from Atom, CMT, GameTrailers, Logo, Spike, The N and VH1 available within MediaSmart’s TV module.
The MediaSmart software was first brought to HP HDX notebook PCs in September, using the interface first popularized on HP TouchSmart PCs. HP plans to include the software in the tx2 and all future HP consumer notebook PCs.
Powered by the AMD TurionÃ¢â€žÂ¢ X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor or AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor(3) and built on Windows ® Vista Home Premium, the tx2 will be made available worldwide in an array of configure-to-order options.
Additional features, accessories and service
The HP TouchSmart tx2 series is ENERGY STAR ® qualified and EPEATÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Silver registered. Mercury-free LED display panels are included on the tx2 as part of HP’s ongoing commitment to reduce its impact on the environment.
The HP tx Series Notebook Stand elevates the tx2, enhancing its usability while stationary, including making it possible to put the PC in an upright position for full interactivity with the touch screen.
HP Webcam with Integrated Microphones allows users to see brighter, cleaner images when chatting over an Internet(1) connection.
The tx2 offers access to a variety of self-help tools built in and online. It also is supported by HP Total Care, which enables consumers to reach support agents 24/7 by phone, email or real-time chat.
Pricing and availability
The HP TouchSmart tx2 is available for ordering today in the United States at www.hpdirect.com with a starting U.S. price of $1,149. (4) More information about the tx2 is available at www.hp.com/go/touchsmarttx2.
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(1) Internet access is required and sold separately.
(2) HD content required to view HD images.
(3) AMD’s numbering is not a measurement of clock speed. This system requires a separately purchased 64-bit operating system and 64-bit software products to take advantage of the 64-bit processing capabilities of AMD technology. Dual/quad/triple-core processing available with AMD technology is designed to improve performance of this system. Given the wide range of software applications available, performance of a system including a 64-bit operating system and a dual-core processor will vary.
(4) Estimated U.S. starting price. Actual price may vary.