Earlier this month we mentioned that the HP TouchSmart tm2 laptop was set to get a Core i3/i5 update as early as June. That speculation has been confirmed with a new TouchSmart laptop landing on Amazon for pre-order.
The new machine is called the HP TouchSmart tm2-2050us. It uses the same touch sensitive 12.1-inch LCD as earlier models with a WXGA resolution. Sadly, the graphics are Intel Integrated HD, we had hoped for an updated discrete GPU of some sort. Other features include 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 640GB of storage, and the machine runs Windows 7 Home Premium.
The big new feature of the new TouchSmart is the addition of the Intel Core i3-330M running at 2.13GHz. Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out, VGA out, Ethernet jack, and headphone/mic ports. The pre-order price for the notebook is $949.99 with no specific ship day listed.