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HP Debuts TouchSmart Laptop
The tx2 offers all of the TouchSmart magic in a portable package -- and it's available now.
HP TouchSmart tx2
HP’s tx2 puts digital content at your fingertips—literally.
November 19, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

Just last month, we reported that HP could put its TouchSmart technology into a laptop before the end of the year. Well, those busy beavers have been working harder than Santa’s elves, and today we have the HP TouchSmart tx2 notebook.

Like the desktop, the tx2 features a touchscreen right on the 12.1-inch display.  In case you don’t like smudges, you can also use a stylus, says Gizmodo. Use either to access and tweak photos, music, video or web content.

Even cooler, the unit does more than take commands from just that one finger. It incorporates a slew of gestures, including flicking, pinching, and more.

The tx2 also comes with a digital ink pen, which allows you to take notes, as well as draw kitties and flowers right on the screen. The hinged screen makes it easy to twist and turn the unit into the most comfortable position for whatever you are doing.

HP is also working with MTV to offer 10 TV channels via MediaSmart’s TV module. That won’t come until next month. However, the tx2 offers plenty today. At 4.5 pounds, other features include a 2.1GHz AMD Turion X2 processor, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD (5400 RPM), a DVD burner, a webcam, Windows Vista, and more. The tx2 is available now, starting at $1,149.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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