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HP Pavilion tm2-2150us TouchSmart Tablet with Intel Core i3

The HP Pavilion (model: tm2-2150us) TouchSmart Tablet features Intel Core i3 processor, a 12.1″ touchscreen display and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium.

HP Pavilion tm2 2150us TouchSmart Tablet with Intel Core i3

HP Pavilion tm2-2150us TouchSmart Tablet with Intel Core i3

The Intel inside this tablet from HP is the Inte Core i3-380UM processor.  This is an ultra-low voltage CPU from the Core i3 Mobile family.   This 64-bit dual-core processor runs at 1.33GHz.  It has 3MB of L3 cache was built on a 32nm die.  It’s designed to only use 18W of power.   The tablet comes with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, so multi-tasking isn’t a problem, but if you need more you can expand it to 8GB.

The screen is a 12.1″ diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView Touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. The display rotates 180 degrees and folds flat. It supports multi-gesture and stylus input through capacitative digitizer technology. The screen is driven by Mobile Intel HD Graphics with 64MB-1695MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.  This is not the laptop you want, if you want to play today’s games at their highest resolutions.

For storage you get a big 500GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive rotating at 7200RPM.  The drive is protected by HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection for data security.  This tablet does not have an optical drive, but you can connect an external one if you like.  The media reader slot supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats.

For networking you get a built-in wireless LAN that supports 802.11 b/g/n for roaming around Borders and surfing the web.  The wired option is a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN adapter accessible through a standard RJ-45 adapter. For some reason this tablet includes a built-in webcam in case you want to video chat on your convertible tablet.

External ports include 4 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 4th port shared with eSATA; 1 HDMI; 1 eSATA + USB 2.0; 1 VGA (15-pin); 1 RJ -45 (LAN); 1 Headphone-out; and 1 Microphone-in.  It also features Dolby Advanced Audio with Altec Lansing speakers.

This tablet comes installed with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.  Other software includes Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011 60-day Trial; HP Support Assistant; HP Power Manager; HP Recovery Manager; Sun Java; HP Advisor; HP Set Up; Microsoft Office 2010 preloaded (purchase of a Product Key required to activate a full Office 2010 suite);  and Microsoft Silverlight.

This system measures 9.1″x12.8″x1″ and weighs 4.2 pounds, so like you’d expect it’s portable.  The 6-cell Lithium-ion battery pack provides up to 6.5 hours.

You can find the HP Pavilion tm2-2150us TouchSmart Tablet for around  $900.

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