Today at CES in Las Vegas HP announced the latest entertainment tablet the HP Touchsmart tm2 which offers several improvements over earlier HP tablets in this series. Most noticeably, HP has designed the new tm2 to run quieter and cooler and can be purchased with an Intel Core2Duo processor which should provide users with a better experience than they found with the Tx2000 and tx2z HP tablets. In addition to the processor changes, the HP Touchsmart tm2 has the option of an ATI Mobility Radeon discrete graphics upgrade to offer better HD video playback.
The Tablet also features a new island style keyboard, an intuitive desktop replacement called BumpTop which allows users to move items around on their desktop as if they were on a real desktop and many other programs that make use of the touchscreen including; Hulu, Twitter, Rhapsody, Tug of Words and Photo hunt.
The HP Touchsmart tm2 tablet weighs 4.8 pounds has a claimed battery life of 9.5 hours and will be available on January 7th and starts at $949.