The newest 12-inch notebook from HP is not an ultraportable laptop. The HP TouchSmart tx2z is the first consumer laptop, and Tablet PC that offers multi-touch screen. Forget about using the laptop's touchpad or an external mouse. If you see something you want to move the screen or simply press play and reach. HP new MediaSmart software lets you use your power to take command of the entire touch screen with fast or simple gestures. Is this the future of laptop computing? Read on to find out.

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HP TouchSmart tx2z specifications:
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor ZM-86 (2.4 GHz)
12.1" WXGA High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen (1280x800) with Integrated Touch-screen
4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics with 64MB Display Cache Memory
400GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Webcam + Fingerprint Reader with HP Imprint Finish (Reaction)
Wireless-N Card with Bluetooth
LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
8-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
HP Mini Remote Control
5-in-1 digital media reader
Express card/34 PC card slot
Dimensions: 8.82" x 12.05" x 1.23"/ 1.52" (with 4-cell battery)
Weight: 4.65 lbs (varies by configuration)
Starts at $1,149.99 (Price as configured: $1,733.99)