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HP TouchSmart tx2 notebook

HP has announced a new notebook to join their TouchSmart range, the tx2. The all in one notebook/tablet is HP’s first touchscreen laptop aimed at the consumer market and boasts a 12.1 inch High-Definition LED widescreen with integrated multi-touch interface.

The HP tx2 features the mediasmart 2.0 software to control multiple functions via the touchscreen including playing and watching multimedia files such as video and music, browsing the internet and resizing pictures.

The standard model has a AMD Turion X2 Dual-core 2.1GHz processor, 3GB DDR2 memory, ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card, 250GB hard drive and DVD recorder drive. The tx2 also comes with a front mounted webcam, integrated slide out remote, digital pen for writing and using the tablet and come with Windows Vista Home Premium operating system.

The tx2’s display can be rotated through 180 degrees and can fold flat for tablet use and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and infrared connectivity are also present. Compact and easily portable, the HP tx2 comes in a glossy titanium finish with HP’s ‘Reaction’ imprint pattern.

The HP tx2 is due for release in the US on December 5th, with the UK getting it in January 2009. The standard model will set you back £799, but it can be upgraded to higher specs including a 2.4GHz processor and up to 8GB DDR2 memory for extra.