When the TouchSmart tx2 came out last November, it was the first consumer laptop with multitouch. That’s because it used a screen and software from a company called N-Trig, which developed a way to make different programs respond to pinches even though the operating system as a whole didn’t understand them. Now HP’s updating the tx2 to run on Windows 7—which builds multitouch support into the operating system by, in part, building in some of the original tx2’s code.
Screen Size: 12.1 in.
Touchscreen Tech: Capacitive (screen senses electrical conductivity, like the iPhone; works with fingers or included N-Trig digital pen)
Price: From $800