HP Announces TouchSmart tx2z: The First Multi-Touch Consumer Laptop

HP’s TouchSmart PC has brought multi-touch computing mainstream, so why not throw those capabilities into a laptop. That is exactly HP’s thought with its announcement today of the HP TouchSmart tx2z tablet. Evolving out of the HP Pavilion Tx2500, the TouchSmart TX2 sports a similar convertible chassis but its updated capacitive touch screen and multi-touch drivers by N-Trig can support multiple points of input on the 12.1-inch 1280×800 display.  This is the first laptop aimed at consumers to support multi-touch. To date only the business Dell Latitude XT has supported multi-touch input. Check out our exclusive hands-on video here to see the Tx2’s multi-touch in action and our first impressions of the notebook. With a starting price of $1,149.99 the Tx2z will be configurable on HP’s Web site starting today and will ship to customers on November 28. See the full specs of the system below the jump.

  • AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core or AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processors
  • ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3200 Graphics with 64MB Display Cache Memory avilable
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate or Home Preimum or Business
  • 12.1” diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800) w/Integrated Touch-screen
  • Up to 8GB DDR2 System Memory
  • 160/250/320/400/500GB 5,400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • Super Multi 8X DVD+/-R/RW w/Double Layer Support
  • 802.11 b/g WLAN, Bluetooth avilable
  • Battery: 4-cell, 6-cell, or 8-cell
  • Dimensions: 12.05 x 8.82 x 1.23 -inches
  • Weight: 4.33 pounds
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