HP Announces tx2000 Covertible Notebook and Updated HDX Gaming Notebook

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HP today announced an update to the popular tx1000 in the form of the Pavilion tx2000, a notebook to Tablet PC covertible.  Also updated is the giant HP Pavilion HDX 20" monitor notebook that will now carry the powerful Nvidia 8800M GTS video card.

HP Pavilion tx2000


The HP tx2000. (view large image)

The tx2000 has the same basic design as its predecessor, but now offers an active pen input screen (Wacom) that is much improved on the old tx1000 that just had a touch sensitive screen.  The specs of the new tx2000 are below:

  • AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core processor TL-66 2.3GHz
  • Up to 4GB DDR2 RAM (review unit had 2GB)
  • Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 graphics
  • Hard drive options of 120GB, 160GB or 250GB
  • 12.1" WXGA touchscreen display with built in digitizer (1280×800 resolution)
  • LightScribe Super Multi or Super Multi 8X DVD+/-R/RW
  • Windows Vista Home, Business or Ultimate OS
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 802.11a/b/g/n with Bluetooth
  • ExpressCard Slot
  • 3 x USB ports
  • 2 x headphone out and one microphone-in
  • VGA-15 pin
  • TV-Out S-video
  • RJ-11 and RJ-45
  • Notebook Expansion port 3
  • 2 x Consumer IR
  • Battery: 4-cell or 6-cell Lithium-Ion
  • Weight: 4.3 pounds with weightsaver and 4-cell battery
  • Dimensions: 8.82"(L) x 12.05"(W) x 1.23"(H)
  • For a full look at the tx2000 we invite you to mosey on over to TabletPCReview.com where our Editor Tiffany Boggs has a tx2000 in her hands.

    The tx2000 should be available starting January 8th from HP.com and start at a price of $1,299.

    HP Pavilion HDX Dragon

    We reviewed the HP HDX last year and liked this "notebook" very much, it has some of the greatest multimedia features around and has a great design.  The one major knock against it was that the graphics card, an ATI HD2600, just didn’t seem to do the HDX justice for its size.  HP has remedied this problem by now offering the Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTS 512MB graphics card as an option.  This will give the GTX desktop caliber performance.


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    Also updated on the HDX is the ability to configure Blu-Ray or HD DVD.  To support those hi-definition formats, HP now also offers a WUXGA XHD Ultra Brightview screen display so you really can watch hi-def movies in a meaningful way.

    The updated HDX should be available starting sometime this month from HPShopping.com and will start at a price of $1,999.

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