HP has expanded its portfolio of mobile products with a new TouchSmart notebook and colorful netbooks, including the company’s first touch-enabled Mini.
The HP TouchSmart tm2 is a convertible, touch-enabled notebook PC encased in an aluminum design with engraved illustration. The HP Mini 5102, HP’s first touch-enabled netbook, is designed for students and mobile professionals alike. It features an all-metal case in black, red or blue and offers a range of features, including face recognition for easy log-on to Windows operating systems and password-protected websites.
Available in the HP Mini’s broadest range of color and design options to date, the HP Mini 210 and 2102 are companion PCs that provide all-day computing, optional high-definition (HD) video playback, and optional GPS and mobile broadband connectivity.
Building on HP TouchSmart software innovation, customers can choose the product configuration and input method that is most comfortable and natural for the tm2. As a traditional notebook, it offers a keyboard and touch-enabled display for input. Converted to a slate, the tm2 morphs into a sketchpad with digital pen, allowing artists to sketch on the go and students to take notes in class.
With feather-light capacitive multitouch display technology, the tm2 also supports multitouch gestures such as zoom, scroll and rotate by allowing more than one finger to be accepted as input simultaneously. With the digital pen, handwriting appears on the display as digital ink, similar to writing on paper.
Featuring a sophisticated aluminum design with “Riptide” engraved illustration, the tm2 provides a full notebook experience with the latest low-voltage Intel Core 2 Duo processors and optional high multimedia performance ATI Mobility Radeon discrete graphics upgrades. The tm2 also provides up to nine hours of battery life via the standard six-cell battery and includes a fingerprint reader as well as an advanced thermal design that helps keep the PC cool.
The tm2 also features many of the same exclusive built-for-touch applications found on the recently introduced tx2 and HP TouchSmart PC, including exclusive touch-enabled games and Corel Painter Sketch Pad application for creating digital art.
The tm2 now offers a touch-enabled Netflix application, which delivers thousands of full-screen movies and TV episodes that are instantly streamed from Netflix over the Internet and can be watched any time at no additional cost by Netflix members with an unlimited subscription. Other recently introduced applications within the TouchSmart software include Hulu Desktop or Internet TV, Twitter and HP Music Store.