Review of HP Pavillion tx2000z

Review of HP Pavillion tx2000z



view of HP Pavillion tx2000z
view of HP Pavillion tx2000z

The HP introduces a new notebook Pavillion tx2000z in its entertainment series. It has good features of entertainment. The notebook has touchscreen and digitizer makes its more useful.

HP Pavilion tx2000z equipped with following specification:

  • AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core processor TL-66 2.3GHz
  • 2 GB extend up to 4GB DDR2 RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 graphics
  • Hard drive (120GB, 160GB or 250GB)
  • 12.1" WXGA touchscreen with (1280x800 resolution)
  • LightScribe Super Multi or Super Multi 8X DVD+/-R/RW
  • Windows Vista Home, Business or Ultimate OS
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 802.11a/b/g/n with Bluetooth
  • ExpressCard Slot
  • 3 x USB ports, 2 headphone out and 1 microphone in
    2 x headphone out and one microphone-in, TV-Out S-video
    RJ-11 and RJ-45, 2-consumer IR
  • 4-cell or 6-cell Lithium-Ion
  • 4.3 pounds with weight saver and 4-cell battery
  • Dimensions: 8.82"(L) x 12.05"(W) x 1.23"(H)


HP Pavillion tx2000z screen view
HP Pavillion tx2000z screen view

The tx2000z has 12.1" screen with 1280 * 800 resolution. The level of screen brightness is really high. But there is no indication of brightness level on the screen. This is a limitation. In light the screen is quite reflective and approximately washed out. It makes it difficult to work in sunlight.
The touch screen is quite responsive. The touchscreen becomes activate when you pick the pen. The viewing angles are good. Horizontal viewing angles are far better than vertical angles.

Keypad and Touchpad

HP Pavillion tx2000z Touchpad view
HP Pavillion tx2000z Touchpad view

The whole outerside body is made of black glossy metal and the keypad is of
silver color. The color combination is good. The keys are solid and responsive. The keys have glossy look protects it from fingermarks. The touchpad has a stylish look. It response by giving a slight touch . This makes scrooling long documents easy.


HP Pavillion tx2000z view of pen
HP Pavillion tx2000z view of pen

The pen can read data when it is 1 inch above the screen otherwise the touchscreen disables. The Wacom technology is good the touchscreen immediately active when user touch the pen. The pen also has an eraser with it.So now it becomes easy to erase the mistakes and unwanted contents. When the user fedup while working on keypad it can use digitizer.

HP Pavillion tx2000z left side view
left side view

HP Pavillion tx2000z right side view
right side view

Heat and Noise

The fan is usually quiet when you are working on simple application. It produced a little heat and little sound when working on benchmarks.
The fan does get a bit loud when it kicks on during benchmarking. When playing a DVD it is noticeable, but nothing that causes a distraction.


Battery life was good. If you are having 4-cell battery than it can work 3 hrs unplugged in heavy working hours and if you have 6-cell battery then it can working hours can extend upto 5 hrs. I think it is a good choice for mobile users but it is little bit heavy to carry.


The Altec Lansing speakers of Pavillion tx2000z produce good quqlity of sound. Low volume is good but higher range volume is excellent. They donot produce any hissing sound in higher range. If we compare it with other speakers you find these more clear and loud.
Even in tablet mode you still get that loud clear sound from the speakers because they don't get covered like on other tablet models, which is a definite bonus.

Processor and Performance

wPrime is a program that forces the processor to do recursive mathematical calculations. When this programme ran on the below processor the following performance come out. This chart shows the time taken by different notebook completing this programme. The less time means fast processing.

Notebook / CPU-----------------------------wPrime 32M time

HP Pavilion tx2000z ------------------------34.023s
(Turion X2 TL-66 @ 2.3GHz)

Dell XPS M1530 ----------------------------37.485s
(Core 2 Duo T7500 @ 2.2GHz)

Toshiba Tecra M9 --------------------------37.299s
(Core 2 Duo T7500 @ 2.2GHz)

Lenovo T61 --------------------------------37.705s
(Core 2 Duo T7500 @ 2.2GHz)

Alienware M5750----------------------------38.327s
(Core 2 Duo T7600 @ 2.33GHz)

Toshiba Tecra A9 --------------------------38.343s
(Core 2 Duo T7500 @ 2.2GHz)

Hewlett Packard DV6000z -------------------38.720s
(Turion X2 TL-60 @ 2.0GHz)

HP Compaq 6910p --------------------------40.965s
(Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2GHz)

Portable One SXS37 ------------------------41.908s
(Core 2 Duo T7250 @ 2.0GHz)

Samsung Q70 ------------------------------42.218s
(Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2.0GHz)

Zepto 6024W ------------------------------42.385s
(Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2GHz)

Acer Travelmate 8204WLMi -----------------42.947s
(Core Duo T2500 @ 2.0GHz)

Dell Inspiron 1525 --------------------------43.569s
(Core 2 Duo T7250 @ 2.0GHz)

Samsung X60plus --------------------------44.922s
(Core 2 Duo T7200 @ 2.0GHz)

Sony VAIO NR -----------------------------58.233s
(Core 2 Duo T5250 @ 1.5GHz)

Sony VAIO TZ -----------------------------76.240s
(Core 2 Duo U7600 @ 1.20GHz)

From the above chart it is concluded that the CPU performance of Pavillion tx2000z is really good. It can complete the test in approx half time as compared to Sony VAIO TZ


It maintains its status of entertainment book. The minni remote and multimedia buttons are helpful in wathing movies.The use of digitizer and touchscreen make this a true tablet PC. The designing attracts the user.

Pros :

  • Good glossy look
  • Active digitizer and touchscreen.
  • Solid keyboard.
  • Great entertainment features.
  • Mini remote control Reasonable price.
  • Good battery backup

Cons :

  • A little bit heavy