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    News - HP introduces touchscreen to premum Mini netbook

    To start shipping at the end of the month.
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    Re: News - HP introduces touchscreen to premum Mini netbook

    This might finally be the perfect computer. (IMHO)

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    Re: News - HP introduces touchscreen to premum Mini netbook

    I want the screen to be able to be fliped round like normal tablet laptop

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    Re: News - HP introduces touchscreen to premum Mini netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    I want the screen to be able to be fliped round like normal tablet laptop
    My new HP TX2 already does that - and I hate the fact that it does. (Some might not, I appreciate that.)

    Whilst I'm in love with the device, I am paranoid about how delicate the "hinge" that holds the two parts of the computer together is. I am convinced that the computer will not last.

    That's why I like the look of this. The screen is held at two points. This potentially makes for a laptop/netbook/whatever with a much longer potential life-span.

    My (now old) HP TC1100 seemed to offer the best of both worlds. It had a detachable keyboard - the horse-power was in the slate itself. The hinge was massive - 8 cm wide. Much more secure, whilst allowing slate or landscape usage.

    A downside was that the screen was a good 5cm closer to you when you "twisted" the screen round.




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    Re: News - HP introduces touchscreen to premum Mini netbook

    I always wanted a netbook so that I can stay connected whenever I travel around the world. I believe the touchscreen feature and the tunable screen will give a plus point during product presentation!

    looking forward for the release of this netbook

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    Re: News - HP introduces touchscreen to premum Mini netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by baius View Post
    My new HP TX2 already does that - and I hate the fact that it does. (Some might not, I appreciate that.)

    Whilst I'm in love with the device, I am paranoid about how delicate the "hinge" that holds the two parts of the computer together is. I am convinced that the computer will not last.

    That's why I like the look of this. The screen is held at two points. This potentially makes for a laptop/netbook/whatever with a much longer potential life-span.

    My (now old) HP TC1100 seemed to offer the best of both worlds. It had a detachable keyboard - the horse-power was in the slate itself. The hinge was massive - 8 cm wide. Much more secure, whilst allowing slate or landscape usage.

    A downside was that the screen was a good 5cm closer to you when you "twisted" the screen round.
    The TX2 is not a net book, it's a small laptop, so it has a price and weight to match.
    there are some tablet style netbooks out there the Zoostorm fizzbook spin being a notable one


    On something as small and light weight as a netbook, the ability to easily carry it around in one hand while writeing on it with the other is what apeals to me, this would be rather arkward on a screen that couldn't be folded flat.

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    Re: News - HP introduces touchscreen to premum Mini netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by baius View Post
    My new HP TX2 already does that
    Whilst I'm in love with the device, I am paranoid about how delicate the "hinge" that holds the two parts of the computer together is. I am convinced that the computer will not last.
    While I like the touchscreen of the TX2, I can't use it as my only laptop because:

    a) the screen has a slight moire effect
    b) its so noisy and hot, I can't get the fan to go off for long, or even slow speed ;(

    Have your found a solution for the fan noise?
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    Re: News - HP introduces touchscreen to premum Mini netbook

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    The TX2 is not a net book... On something as small and light weight as a netbook, the ability to easily carry it around in one hand while writeing on it with the other is what apeals to me, this would be rather arkward on a screen that couldn't be folded flat.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    a) the screen has a slight moire effect
    b) its so noisy and hot, I can't get the fan to go off for long, or even slow speed ;(

    Have your found a solution for the fan noise?
    To combine my response - I agree that there are numerous advantages to a netbook (10" & below) over a 12" TX2. I often miss my (9") HP 2133.

    As I said, if the "hinge" was more reliable - and I wasn't so paranoid - I would want the HP 5102 to swivel as well.

    mikerr, my TX2 has an SSD (Intel X-80M G1), which has helped reduce temps and fan noise somewhat [& made the computer supremely quick]. It's still not perfect though; for instance Bloons, a very CPU-intensive flash game, will make the TX2 sound like a mini wind farm. Nevertheless, I would use the wind farm whilst pulling teeth than contemplate playing this game on the (low-power) Atom. So, it's swings and roundabouts. [Sorry for metaphors.]
    Last edited by baius; 26-01-2010 at 12:16 AM. Reason: Addition of metaphors.

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    Re: News - HP introduces touchscreen to premum Mini netbook

    So this is being launched pretty much just to please MS due to them touting multi-touch support in windows7? or have i got the wrong end of the stick there?

    To me if it is going to have a touch screen, it is impracticle for it to be unrotaatable.

    If they made a netbook in the style of the Sharp Zaurus I'd like that, with good solid hinge design!
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