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HP introduces multi-touch to their consumer notebooks
Posted on 19-Nov-2008 20:31. | Tags Filed under: News.

HP introduces multi-touch to their consumer notebooks
HP has announced a convertible notebook PC with multi-touch technology designed specifically for consumers, built upon the touch innovation HP developed for its TouchSmart desktop PCs.

The enhanced HP MediaSmart digital entertainment software suite on the tx2 allows users to more naturally select, organize and manipulate digital files such as photos, music, video and web content by simply touching the screen.

HP’s multi-touch display delivers quick and easy access to information, entertainment and other social media. The tx2 recognizes simultaneous input from more than one finger using “capacitive multi-touch technology,” which enables the use of gestures such as pinch, rotate, arc, flick, press and drag, and single and double tap.

The convertible design with a twist hinge allows consumers to enjoy the TouchSmart in three modes: PC, display and tablet. With a rechargeable digital ink pen, users can turn the tx2 into a tablet PC to write, sketch, draw, take notes or graph right onto the screen – and then automatically convert handwriting into typed text.

Starting at less than 4.5 pounds, the tx2 comes with a 12.1-inch diagonal BrightView LED display and an HP Imprint “Reaction” design.

Powered by the AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor or AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor and built on Windows Vista Home Premium, the tx2 will be made available worldwide in an array of configure-to-order options.

The HP TouchSmart tx2 is available for ordering in the United States online with a starting U.S. price of US$1,149.

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