Back in May, there was a pretty robust rumor making its way around the Internet, saying something to the extent that the HP TouchSmart tm2 convertible laptop would be getting a big improvement in the processor department. It launched "back in the day" with Intel's Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor, and the rumors suggested that Intel would be supplanting that with their own Core i5 CPU. And, sure enough, that's finally happened.
Coming after the launch of the Core i3 CPU variation just a few months back, the i5 is a welcomed addition to the line-up. It still features that same 12-inch multitouch touchscreen, but it can now be installed with a 1.2GHz Core i5-430UM CPU. You can then pair that with an integrated Intel graphics card, or if you're feeling rambunctious, you can choose the model installed with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450. Both variations have 4GB of DDR3 RAM pre-installed.
Right now, the TouchSmart tm2 looks like it's going for about $800, give or take a few bucks, so if you're in the market for a new toy, this may be your next impulse purchase.
[via HP; thanks Dave]