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Mobile Tech Review gives the TouchSmart 2 one of the better reviews: 4 1/2 stars out of five. They indicate tht the tm2 could use some software updates. Actually, it can use a lot of software updates as the software is what is crippling this device from its full potential.
Once you use the device, you may notice that touching the screen doesn't always work. At times, you have to tap the device several times for your touch to register. We discovered you can fix this in the settings (email us if you need directions), but how is the average tm2 user supposed to know this? You may also notice that the touchpad mouse doesn't quite work--it is very jerky and inconsistent. So far, there has been no fix for this and--believe us--using the touchpad on the tm2 is incredibly frustrating.
Many other reviewers have commented on how the battery life is good, but doesn't last up to the advertised 9 hours. We experienced five hours of battery life in Power Save mode while running basic programs such as Microsoft Office and playing music with iTunes. It is definitely impressive--and a definite improvement over the tx series--but come on, HP--don't lie to us!
The reviewer at gdgt.com notes some other flaws: the fingerprint sensor, the keyboard and the pinch feature. However, the overall review is very good. The reviewer correctly notes that if you like the novelty of a touchscreen and need to take handwritten notes, the HP tm2 may be the right laptop for you. Any HP tm2 owners out there who want to tell us more? Are their any buyers in Los Angeles who have received a really good deal? If so, tell us where.
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