HP TouchSmart tx2-1275dx

If you want to start having fun placing your fingers directly on the screen to drag & drop objects, move and/or resize windows and open files, you should take a look some touch-screen devices. You will also be able to use multitouch gestures to write notes or zoom into maps. Touchscreen laptops are a great way to make computing easy and fun.

Anyone who's in the market for a touchscreen laptops, may want to take a look at the HP TouchSmart tx2-1275dx. This model comes with a multitouch support, an attractive design and a reasonable price tag of roughly 850 bucks.

This laptop's main selling point is definitely the rotative touch sensitive screen, but it comes equipped with many other great features. As far as the design goes, the HP TouchSmart tx2-1275dx boasts rounded corners, tapered edges and Imprint finish.

Built around a 12-inch screen, this is not one one of the lightest ultraportables, weighing about 4.8 pounds. The wide-screen LCD screen offers a 1,280x800-pixel native resolution. The graphics are handled by ATI Mobility Radeon HD 320 graphics card.

Ports and connectors wise, you get headphone/mic jacks, VGA-out port, 3 USB 2.0, stereo speakers, ExpressCard/34, SD card reader, Ethernet, Modem, Bluetooth, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and DVD burner.

This unit is powered by a dual-core AMD Turion X2 processor clocked at 2.2GHz and has 400GB of 800MHz DDR2SDRAMIn terms of battery life, this model's 6-cell battery runs out around the 2.5-hour mark. The laptop will come preloaded with Windows Vista Home Premium.