Pavilion tx2500z: HP's Consumer Tablet (video)

HP introduced the Pavilion tx2500z last week in Berlin at its Connecting our World conference. Kevin Wentzel explains the improvements and explains why the tx2500z could be an ideal notebook for students.

The tx2500z has about twice the graphics performance compared to the tx2000z thanks to the addtion of an ATI HD3200 GPU. The tx2500z gets AMD’s Turion Ultra processors for a speed bump all around. This means most video games will be playable on the tx2500z.

The tx2500z is powerful enough to be a primary notebook and offers the flexibility of tablet computing at a reasonable price. The tx2500z’s touchscreen display swivels 180 degrees and lays flat into tablet mode.

If you find a 12.1-inch notebook to small to work on for long stretches you can invest in the new HP xb4 docking station, which connects to the tx2500z with a single cable. The xb4 is absolutely packed with features, including speakers and a slot for a hard drive.

tx2500z Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium OR
Genuine Windows Vista Business OR
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate

tx2500z Processor
AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile
Technology Processors
tx2500z Memory
Up to 4096MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
Tx2500z Video Graphics and Video Memory
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics

tx2500z Finish and Features
HP Imprint Finish with optional HP Webcam, Integrated
Microphone &/or Finger print reader

tx2500z Hard Drive
60GB minimum with up to 320GB (5400RPM) Hard
Drive (SATA)
Multimedia Drive -Super Multi 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
OR LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer
12.1″ WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen
Touch-screen Display (1280 x 800) – Panel rotates 180° and folds flat

tx2500z Network Card
Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45

tx2500z Wireless Option
802.11b/g WLAN OR, 802.11b/g WLAN and Bluetooth(10) OR,
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN (10a) OR, Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n with Bluetooth

tx2500z Audio Speakers
Altec Lansing

tx2500z Keyboard
101-key compatible & 3 Quick Launch Buttons

tx2500z Pointing Device
Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical
scroll Up/Down pad

tx2500z PC Card Slots
ExpressCard/34 Slot

tx2500z External Notebook Ports
-3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
-2 Headphone out – 1 w/SPDIF Digital Audio & 1 stereo
-1 microphone-in
-1 VGA (15-pin)
-1 RJ-11 (modem)
-1 RJ -45 (LAN)
-1 notebook expansion port 3
-2 Consumer IR

tx2500z Security
-Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
-Power-on password
-Accepts 3rd party security lock devices
Power -6-Cell Lithium-Ion battery OR,
-8-Cell Lithium-Ion

tx2500z Dimensions and Weight

-8.82″(L) x 12.05″(W) x 1.23″ (min H)/1.52″ (max H)

tx2500z Warranty and Support
-1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty Toll Free Support (NA)
-1-Year Free Hardware Technical Support
-30-Days Free Software Support (Free 90-Day Software
Support with Product Registration) *from date of purchase
Optional Accessories -see product catalog

tx 2500z Software
Security and Support
-Symantec Norton Internet Security 2008 (including 60
days complimentary live update)
-HP Help & Support Center
-HP PC Recovery (Softthinks Restore Solution)
-HP Wireless Home Network Setup
-HP Total Care Advisor

Productivity and Finance
-Microsoft Works
-Microsoft Office 2007 Student and Teacher Edition: 60
Day Trial Version

-HP PhotoSmart Essentials
-HP Quick Play
-Muvee autoProducer
-Cyberlink DVD Suite
-Adobe Acrobat Reader
-HP Games Powered by Wild Tangent

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