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HP Pavilion TX1320US 12.1" Entertainment Notebook PC (AMD Turion 64 Processor TL-60, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium

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  • Lightweight tablet PC with 180-degree swiveling 12.1-inch touchscreen and integrated 1.3-megapixel WebCam
  • 64-bit 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 processor, 250 GB hard drive, 2 GB RAM (4 GB max), LightScribe dual-layer DVD drive
  • Quad-mode Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); Gigabit Ethernet; Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 graphics (up to 559 MB of available memory)
  • Connectivity: 3 USB, 1 VGA, 1 ExpressCard 34, 1 headphone, 2 microphone, 1 S/PDIF out, 5-in-1 memory card reader
  • Pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (with Media Center capabilities)
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Product Information

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Screen Size12.1 inches
ProcessorAMD Turion 64 X2
RAM2 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNvidia GeForce Go 6150
Brand NameHP
Item model numberTX1320US
Item Weight4.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H6.30 x 8.82 x 1.52 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandAMD
  
Additional Information
ASINB000W0XTJ2
Best Sellers Rank #20,567 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.6 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2007
  
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For multimedia mavens on the go, the HP Pavilion tx1320us tablet PC is light enough to take anywhere and is a great resource for showing presentations thanks to its 180-degree swiveling 12.1-inch touchscreen display. Weighing just 4.2 pounds, the tx1325us delivers the same screen resolution and performance as a 15.4-inch notebook, but weighs over 2 pounds less. This stylish notebook introduces HP Imprint--a durable high gloss finish with an exclusive inlaid design that also incorporates touch-sensitive media controls for easy and quick access.

Protect your system and online accounts with your unique fingerprint for advanced security and peace of mind. The integrated 1.3-megapixel WebCam (and integrated microphone) provides easy video conferencing via VoIP and video IM chats. Optimized for mobile performance, it's powered by the 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 dual-core processor, which offers 64-bit computing capability and higher throughput for simultaneous computing tasks. Other features include a 250 GB hard drive, 2 GB of installed RAM (4 GB maximum), quad-mode Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth connectivity, multi-format/dual-layer LightScribe DVD+/-RW drive (which also burns CDs), ExpressCard slot, NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 video/graphics card with 559 MB of shared video RAM, and Gigabit Ethernet.

It comes preinstalled with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, which includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center. In addition to easily playing your DVD movies and managing your digital audio library, you'll be able to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV). Vista also integrates new search tools throughout the operating system, includes new parental control features, and offers new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures.

The Basics

  • Processor: The 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 processor offers a dual-core architecture, which delivers additional computing resources to help expand your PC's capabilities by providing higher throughput and simultaneous computing--increasing your performance by up to 80 percent. You'll be able to perform multiple tasks such as digital rendering and gaming all while running virus scan or other background tasks seamlessly thanks to the innovative Direct Connect Architecture. And it's designed to handle simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing with no degradation in performance. You'll enjoy long battery life thanks to the AMD PowerNow! power management technology, which delivers performance on demand and can extend system battery life up to 65 percent. And the AMD Digital Media XPress technology delivers stellar multimedia performance and playback on digital entertainment such as games, streaming video and audio, DVDs, and music.

    Each processing core has a 512 KB L2 cache (for a 1 MB total), and this processor can deliver up to a 1600 MHz system bus for lightning quick computing reflexes. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.)

  • Hard Drive: The 250 GB Serial ATA hard drive is more than double the average size for notebook PCs, and it offers a fasts 5400 RPM disk speed--an improvement over other notebooks with extra-large hard drives. It provides more than enough capacity for storing documents, digital media files, and video editing software. This SATA hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to FireWire and USB 2.0.

  • Memory: The 2 GB of installed RAM (2 x 1024 MB DDR2) will satisfy many users, but this notebook's two DIMM slots have a maximum 4 GB RAM capacity--perfect for high-end video editing and 3-D gaming. The additional capacity helps boost the amount of available video RAM that's shared with this notebook's video card.

  • DVD/CD Drive: This multiformat DVD/CD drive is compatible with writing both DVD+ and DVD- disc formats as well as dual-layer (DL) DVD+/-R discs, which can store up to 8.5 GB of data. It features 4x DVD-R DL Write Once, 2.4x DVD+R DL Write Once, 8x DVD+R, 4x DVD+RW, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD-RW, 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW, and 40x CD-ROM speeds.

    This LightScribe DVD+/-RW drive lets you laser-etch silkscreen quality text and images on to CDs and DVDs . Your software, PC and discs work together for a no-hassle way to burn just the labels you want. After you burn content, just flip the disc over, reinsert and burn your label--anything from a simple title to a full-disc work of art.

  • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has a 101-key keyboard and a touchpad with on/off button and dedicated vertical/horizontal Scroll Up/Down pad. It also includes two quick-launch buttons (HP QuickPlay Music and DVD).

  • Integrated Fingerprint Reader: A fingerprint reader offers advanced security by using fingerprints instead of standard passwords to access online accounts, such as banks and e-mail. To set up access, each fingerprint is associated with a password through Verisoft Access Manager. Verisoft Single Sign On (SSO) stores user names and passwords to an unlimited number of sites and automatically enters logon credentials. If more than one person uses the notebook PC, each can use a fingerprint to logon to a computer user account and access preset preferences and files.
Screen, Video & Audio
The 12.1-inch LCD screen can swivel 180 degrees, providing optimal angles for viewing DVD movies and business presentations, and it folds flat for working in tight travel spaces such as airplanes or trains. It has a 1280 x 800-pixel resolution. Video is powered by the integrated NVidia GeForce Go 6150 graphics/video card, which provides up to 559 MB of video memory shared with the system memory. It features NVidia's PureVideo technology--which provides great picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for video content--and full support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 for stunningly realistic cinematic effects for all DirectX-compatible applications.

The Altec Lansing speakers provide exceptional sound, and a pair of stereo earbud headphones with volume controls is included. You'll be able to privately share enjoyment of multimedia with a friend via the dual headphone jacks. One of the headphone jacks is also compatible with SPDIF digital audio output for home theater surround sound.

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
Be ready for the next platform in wireless connectivity with this notebook's integrated quad-mode Wi-Fi chip. Based on the draft 802.11n Wi-Fi specification, it offers up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range as existing 802.11g wireless. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found in home routers and Wi-Fi hotspots) as well as 802.11a networks (which has a higher throughput, but more limited range--great for closed office environments). You also get super-fast wired connectivity, with a Gigabit Ethernet port (10/100/1000).

With the Bluetooth connectivity, you can communicate and synchronize with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as PDAs and cell phones. This notebook includes a next-generation ExpressCard 34 card slot (though no standard PCMCIA slot), which lets you take advantage of thinner, faster, and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features. You get a good offering of connectivity options:

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • 1 VGA monitor port
  • 1 S-Video port for connecting to a TV
  • 1 ExpressCard 34
  • 2 headphone jacks (1 with S/PDIF digital audio compatibility) and 1 microphone jack
  • 1 notebook expansion port 3 (for use with the HP xb3000 Expansion Base or the HP Notebook QuickDock)
  • 2 consumer IR (infrared)--1 on notebook, 1 on LCD panel
  • 5-in-1 memory card reader (Secure Digital, MultiMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD Picture Card)
  • Integrated 56K modem (V.90)

Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium is the operating system for users with advanced computer needs, and it includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center for watching DVD movies and accessing your digital audio library. You can also use Windows Media Center to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. It is also easier than ever to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect via Wi-Fi.

Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And, all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities.

Preloaded Software
Includes Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office 2007 Student and Teacher Edition (60-day trial), Muvee Autoproducer Basic Edition, Roxio Creator 9 Basic, PC Recovery, HP PhotoSmart Essentials, and Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007 (with 60 days of Live Update).

Dimensions & Weight
This notebook measure 8.8 x 12.05 x 1.52 inches and weigh 4.2 pounds.

Power
This notebook is powered by a 6-cell rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which offers up to 2 hours of battery life (dependent upon computing conditions).

What's in the Box
This package contains the HP Pavilion tx1320us tablet PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, IR remote control, earphones, and operating instructions. It is backed by a limited warranty for parts and labor for one year from date of purchase as well as technical telephone assistance for one year. Software is also covered for 30 days from date of purchase.

Product Description

HP Pavilion tx1320us Entertainment Notebook PC. HP QuickPlay provides access to DVDs, videos, photos, music, karaoke and games at the touch of a button. Watch DVD movies on the full screen using simple media controls. Add music to your slide shows or videos with drag and drop functionality. Throw an impromptu karaoke party or play preinstalled games from leading brands. Find and stream media from universal plug and play devices such as Windows Media Connect. Listen without disturbing others with included stereo earbud headphones. And control content from up to 10 feet away with the HP Mobile Remote Control that can be stored in the system ExpressCard slot for convenience. Its 12.1 inch screen twists 180 degrees for presentations and DVD playback while traveling and folds flat for convenience. With an optional WWAN card, service and webcam, face to face communication is possible anywhere cell phone coverage is available. This 4.49 lb light notebook PC delivers the same viewable screen content and performance as a 15.4 inch system but weighs over 2 lbs less. Navigate your applications with the included stylus or simply use your fingernail. Turn your next instant message into a live video chat with the integrated webcam, omni directional microphone and IM solution of your choice. Optimized for low light environments, it is great for capturing short videos or photos to e mail to friends or share on your favorite social networking site. A fingerprint reader offers advanced security by using fingerprints instead of standard passwords to access online accounts, such as banks and e mail. To set up access, each fingerprint is associated with a password through Verisoft Access Manager. Verisoft Single Sign On stores user names and passwords to an unlimited number of sites and automatically enters logon credentials. If more than one person uses the notebook PC, each can use a fingerprint to logon to a computer user account and access preset preferences and files.

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Customer Reviews

I'll never buy another HP in my life. never.
T. Novo
The screen also went wrong and I had to send it back to HP to get it repaired but luckily that was still under warranty.
R. Eavis
We bought this laptop 2 years ago and it started to have problem with WIFI not working.
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110 of 116 people found the following review helpful By Rolling Donut on November 8, 2007
Model: TX1320US
This was an impulse buy for me when I was on vacation - and I have nothing but positive things to say about it. Regarding the bloatware - I managed to delete everything using the Programs/Functions in the control panel and simply deleted the Online Services folder from the proper directory. I actually removed too much software and needed to re-install some of the HP programs that make the tablet buttons work (HP Quicklaunch Buttons and QuickPlay are all I needed). The touchscreen works well enough, though it lacks any pressure sensitivity - screen calibration was simple enough, though I had to do it a couple of times to get it just right.

Pros: Sleek and attractive machine. Good build quality with a strong swivel mechanism. Lid locks down nice and secure when in tablet and notebook form. Affordable and readily available at local stores with numerous rebates. Tons of features and benefits right out of the box - and impressive specs to match it (2.0GB RAM, Lightscribe DL DVD-R, 250GB HD, Biometric Scanner, Express card slot w/ media remote, built-in webcam, media card reader, wireless connectivity, etc.) Compact/Light size and weight - easy to take with you anywhere. I dig the trackpad design - I like the feel and texture of it (no dry, chalkboard feeling - easy to clean) This machine continues to put a smile on my face daily. Vista runs flawlessly on this puppy and I've decided that this baby is a keeper for me.

Cons: Bloatware as usual. Required some tweaking to get it just the way I wanted it (as with most Windows machines). Noticeable body flex from the plastic shell. Top heavy - as the screen portion is significantly heavier than the bottom keyboard shell (you'll notice it if you try and open the laptop with one hand). Runs hot after some use.
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178 of 199 people found the following review helpful By nokia6230 on November 11, 2007
Model: TX1320US
My first laptop was a Dell Inspiron w/ a 14in screen about 7 years ago. It's still running WindowsME and I've never had major problems with it.

So for my new laptop I wanted a touch screen that was small and light. I've had a lot of problems carrying around that dell even though it was supposed to be light; so the lighter the better. I also wanted a touchscreen feature just for fun. I plan on taking handwritten notes on this in class. I used to take notes w/ my Dell and always wished I had the capability of just writing in the formulas or what not.

I looked at several touch screen computers such as the IBM Levnovo series and Toshiba's, et al. All were beyond my price range. So for the price, this was hands down, the winner for value. However, there were many things wrong with this computer that made me regret buying it (but not enough for me to return it). Primarily Windows Vista issues but that's not really HP specific.

The bloatware has not been too much of an issue since I removed them before I used it so it was pretty easy.

I've had the computer for about 1.5 months and I'm getting somewhat used to the quirks of the computer. For example the long boot up and the fact that the fingerprint reader will not work coming back from hibernate. yeah, weird. Anyway here are the main sticking points for me:

Cons:
-Very reflective screen. Much more than I expected. Really unusable outdoors or a bright room. You'd have to turn up the brightness to HIGH.
-2hr battery life w/c I expected. But the annoying part is the 4 hour RECHARGE.
-no parallel port! there is that docking port, though.
-Vista. All (yes, all) the programs I installed I had to right-click and put that option to run compatible to XP.
-dvd playback is slooooow.
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87 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Phillip A. Langefeld on November 5, 2007
Model: TX1320US
The computer is about what I expected it to be. Prior reviews indicate that comparatively short battery life and a less-than-perfect tablet/stylus are to be expected. I find them to both be true. The HP picks up the stylus marks with a good deal of error. The tablet is about as useful as the old Apple Newton.

The biggest problem is the support. First you call in and get routed to a call center in India where they cannot even understand the letters when you spell your name. When you finally get to a tech support person, they have very little experience with the computer. It took me over two hours to remove only a small portion of the bloatware that ships with the computer. Some of the bloatware apparently cannot be removed at all. (At least that's the answer that I received from the HP tech rep.)

HP should have more consideration for their customers than to ship the computer with all the built-in garbage that most people will never want to run. One particularly annoying piece of the bloatware is an HP app that keeps trying to sign you up for some internet service or other (it seems to be unable to recognize that you are already connected to the Net). Once started, the HP app can only be killed with Task Manager; there is no cancel or close button.

The computer is available only with Vista. As far as I am concerned, that is a disaster. User Account Control essentially must be enabled and it requires constant interaction at the level of, "Do you really want to run the program?"
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