HP TouchSmart tm2t Conclusion

September 2, 2010 by JerryJ Reads (98,863)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 8
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 8
    • Usability
    • 8
    • Design
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 8
    • Features
    • 8
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 8.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Conclusion

HP TouchSmart tm2tHP has once again shown why they consistently have the most popular consumer tablet PCs on the market. Yes, the Apple iPad may be king of the media tablets, but if you’re a consumer looking for a Windows-based convertible notebook with full tablet PC functionality then the HP TouchSmart tm2 is practically the only tablet worth considering … at least for now.

The TouchSmart tm2 solves many of the problems that consumers had with previous HP tablets, such as the hot and power-hungry processors and the overly thick design, but it sacrifices a few things like port selection, DVD drive and it gained a downright horrible touchpad. Still, it’s nice to have a powerful, well built tablet that gives you more than five hours of continuous run time on the standard battery.

Bottom line, if you’re looking for an affordable convertible notebook/tablet PC with great performance and features you aren’t likely to find a better choice than the HP TouchSmart tm2 for less than $1,000.

Pros:
• Attractive, durable design
• Fantastic keyboard
• Impressive performance and battery life

Cons:
• Glossy, reflective screen
• No Firewire, eSATA,  USB 3.0, optical drive or dedicated docking station
• Bad touchpad design

 


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