HP Launches TouchSmart tm2 Notebook PC

By on April 8, 2010
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HP launches its new “sophisticated” multi-touch notebook sporting multi-gesture click pad, “ideal” 12.1″ screen, and promises 8hrs of battery life.

Press release:
HP today launched the next generation of the world’s first multi-touch consumer tablet PC: the HP TouchSmart tm2 Notebook PC.

Created by HP’s award-winning design team[1], the HP TouchSmart tm2 Notebook PC is versatile in both form and function to offer great performance and fun multimedia touch experiences.

Versatile form and function

The slim form factor of the HP TouchSmart tm2 Notebook PC, encased in a smart engraved aluminum chassis, can be transformed with a twist from a notebook to a slate for use as a digital sketch-pad.  A convertible tablet PC, the HP TouchSmart tm2 Notebook PC gives customers the flexibility to adapt how they access, navigate and interact with their world of content:

  • A light touch of a finger to the screen can be used to scroll through web pages, view and edit photos and select favourite tunes and movies quickly and easily
  • Specific gestures developed by HP initiate responses such as zoom in or out, rotate, scroll or move an object with a pinch, twist, flick and drag of the fingertips on the multi-touch display
  • The digital pen interacts with the slate screen as a pencil would on paper.  Pick up the pen to take handwritten notes, draw a doodle, annotate documents and decorate photos and emails
  • A full sized keyboard, with multi gesture click-pad, allows the intuitive development of content

“HP has been developing touch expertise over four generations of tablet PCs and our touch technology has already transformed the way users interact with their notebooks. This is our most sophisticated and versatile machine to date and continues to build on our heritage of innovation in touch technology.“ explains Charl Snyman, vice president and general manager of commercial products for HP Personal Systems Group in Europe,  Middle East and Africa.

Fun on the run
The HP TouchSmart tm2 Notebook PC builds on the ‘capacitive touch’ technology of the popular TouchSmart tx2 Notebook PC which gives fingertips precise accuracy leaving users free to enjoy exclusive HP TouchSmart apps.  A world of entertainment including gaming, music, film, video and photo apps is available to tap into.  Customers can also stay organised with touchable calendar and email programmes.

The 12.1 inch display is ideal for mobility yet large enough to provide a full notebook experience.  Power-efficient Intel processors meet performance and budget needs yet give the HP TouchSmart tm2 Notebook PC the stamina to keep going all day with up to eight hours of battery life.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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