Got tired of waiting for the Acer 1825PT. Found the HP Touchsmart TM2 convertible tablet for just $709 plus tax using a $150 instant off and a $250 coupon code. Looks very sweet and supposedly better build qualities compared to 1825PT.
If you don’t know about these type of notebooks, the screen swivels around and closes so you can use it like a tablet. It has both a capacitive layer and active digitizer, so you can use your fingers or a pen stylus for input. Sweet!
Doesn’t have multi-touch trackpad, but I guess I can live without that since the screen has multi-touch. This puppy will replace my aging Motion Computing LE1700, which I’m hoping will fetch a good sum on eBay. Price seems like a steal for this baby. The deal even includes two batteries! Can’t wait. It will be my first Windows 7 machine as well as my first 64-bit OS. It won’t be my main machine so it should be a good way to figure out what I’m in for as far as 32-bit incompatibilities go.
Not sure when the deal expires, but here’s the discount info from techbargains.com:
HP has the HP TouchSmart tm2t Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 ULV 12″ Touchscreen Tablet Notebook Computer for $709.99 Free Shipping after Coupon Code: NBLB44897 (Exp Soon). Tax in most.
$1109.99 – $150 off instant – $250 off Code: NBLB44897 = $709.99 Free Shipping
The TouchSmart tm2t features a capacitive touchscreen enabling touch control using your fingers or a digital pen. The screen twists 180-degrees and folds down for display only use.
4.72lbs; 12.1″ touchscreen 1280×800 LED; Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 ULV @ 1.3GHz; 4GB; 500GB; 802.11n + bluetooth; Win7; ATI Radeon HD4550 512MB; webcam; two 6-cell batteries; 1yr warranty