Of the major makers of personal computers especially in the mobile laptop market, HP has its lion share of the touch screen sub division of the laptop market. With its desktop versions of the TouchSmart line, the company most recently released the TouchSmart 300 which offers a very spacious 20 inch touch sensitive display to go along with 4GB of SDRAM and a 500GB hard drive. The greatest problem with some of these HP computers is the AMD processor. It helps keep costs low but does little to compete against comparable computers offering Intel Core2 Duo processors which have been determined to be superior for most household applications.
But the desktop offers a lot more than the mobile version which is a convertible device that opens like a traditional laptop but can also rotate the display and become a full fledged touch screen laptop tablet which actually comes in handy. In tablet mode these HP touch screen laptops can be carried in the arms and is useful of making handwritten notes while sitting at a desk or on your feet. There are many known issues with these laptops by HP however. Many of these issues are shared by other laptops such as battery life concerns and their portability.
For the excitement and fun of owning a laptop that has multi touch recognition capability there is a little to be sacrificed. First, the HP touch screen laptop TX2 series is a little on the heavy side at 8.5 pounds. This is especially true since it is classified as an ultra portable device. The battery life is also a major concern since it seems to only offer about 2.5 hours under normal use. That makes this laptop not very mobile. The final concern is the processing power offered for the price. At the same cost, a much more powerful processor can be had in a different brand. Of course these other brands do not offer the same perks that come with HP branded laptops such as the sleek exterior design.