HP Releases New Touchscreen Netbook and Touchsmart tm2 ConvertibleBy Chris Weiss
Amidst the launch of a slew of new computing products, Hewlett Packard has released two new devices sure to make touch-happy computer users smile.
The first release is the company’s first touchscreen-equipped netbook–the Mini 5102. The netbook features a 10-inch LED display with two-finger capacitive touch capabilities. It is based on Intel’s new Atom N450 or N470 and includes 2MP webcam, optional Broadcom HD video accelerator, up to 2 gigs of RAM, and 320 GB SATA hard disks or 128 GB SSD. The Mini will come with choice of several OSs including Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit or Suse LinuxEnterprise 11. It’ll will start at $399.
The other HP touch product to launch today was the Touchsmart tm2. The device is a hybrid tablet/laptop, with a swivel-out capacitive touchscreen. It features a low-voltage Intel Core 2 Duo and optional ATI Mobility Radeon discrete graphics. The Touchsmart will be bundled with a variety of touch-based apps including touch-based versions of Hulu, Netflix and Twitter, Corel Paint it! and BumpTop, a photo library app. The Touchsmart tm2 will retail for $949.
Both computers will be available later this month. [via Computerworld]