Six-month-old HP touch/tablet notebook for sale

I’ve got a few too many computers hanging around the office here, so it’s time to help some of them find a new home.

The first candidate is an HP Pavilion tx2500z Entertainment notebook. I ordered it last July because I needed to test some software on a touchscreen. I now have another touch-compatible PC, so this one is surplus.

You can see HP’s official description here.

HP TouchSmart PC

It’s a nice machine, especially at the price. Here are the specs:

  • AMD Turion(TM) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor ZM-82 (2.2 GHz)
  • 12.1" diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800) w/Integrated Touch-screen
  • 4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
  • ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
  • Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
  • HP Imprint Finish (Echo) + Microphone + Webcam + Fingerprint Reader
  • Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth
  • 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
  • Two batteries: 6 Cell and 9 Cell (Lithium Ion)

It’s still under warranty. It runs Windows 7 very well and supports basic touch functions (but not multi-touch, because that requires a capacitive touch screen, which this one doesn’t have). It’s an excellent way to get started with Tablet PC technology without paying a fortune.

This model has been replaced in HP’s lineup, but a similar model (less powerful CPU, less RAM, only one battery) is currently available at HP’s outlet store for $900.

I’m letting this one go for $750 plus shipping. If you’re interested, send me an e-mail: ed[at]edbott[dot]com.

11 thoughts on “Six-month-old HP touch/tablet notebook for sale

  1. great laptop, I’m on one with basically the same specs (320gb HD instead of 250), and I love it. No complaints.

  2. Too bad manufacturers don’t tend to list weight in their feature lineup. It’s the second thing that I look for when I buy a laptop (first is price, and performance is actually not super-important because I have a desktop).

    And companies wonder why netbooks have taken off. The “I don’t want a desktop replacement, I want an ultraportable that isn’t a Sony and doesn’t cost $2000” market was seriously underserved.

  3. Good luck on the book, Ed.

    Just curious, on the systems you sell, are they factory “fresh”, or have they went through the soon to be patented Ed Bott Pc Decrapification, similar to that number you did on the VAIO?

  4. RL, I try to start with an OEM installation if possible, rather than a clean install, for legal reasons. I make sure all the drivers are up to date and that any obnoxious/unnecessary software is wiped clean. In this case, I didn’t have to do too much work as the system runs pretty well right out of the box…

    1. Daniel, as I indicated in my email, the cost of sending via FedEx to Romania would be over $250 without customs charges. Too much!

  5. Hi,
    I am an old techie and new divinity school student in northern Cal. Had a Toshiba tablet I wore out. Is the tx2500z still available?

    1. Carole, sorry, the TX2500z just went away yesterday. But I might have something else that could help you out. I’ll send you an e-mail…

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