I love my diagnostic technology tools. The ones that show me what is making me sick, what is making me happy, or what is making me feel a little more self-aware. So when I bought my new computer, I was excited that I would have a new tool to keep me in the know.
When I say that I bought it, I mean that I took it back to my local Best Buy. I knew better than to do that, but I figured I deserved it. The laptop I bought is a HP Pavilion 17-in-1 TouchSmart, and it’s about the same thing as the Dell Ultrabook, except it’s a touch screen. I’ve had it almost 2 years now, and it’s always been a good machine.
HP’s TouchSmart line is a very good one too, because its the only one that has ever gotten a 5-star rating on Amazon.com. The reason is that the TouchSmart is one of the first laptops I ever got, and its a great machine. Its got a 4.8-inch screen, so its easier to use than the current ultra-thin Ultrabooks. And it has a great screen, with a resolution of 1280×768. The screen is only 17.
What’s the one thing that Dell’s Ultrabook has that the Ultrabook does not? In the best of hands, I’d say that the Ultrabooks have a few advantages over Dell’s TouchSmart line. Like when I first got it, Dell’s TouchSmart is the one laptop I’ve used where the screen is too small to see the entire thing, and that’s why I use the TouchSmart instead of the Dell.
The Ultrabook screen is great for watching movies and consuming games, but the touchscreens that come with the Dells TouchSmart line are great for typing and controlling your laptop. The new laptop from Dell will be the first laptop to have both.
Ultrabooks are great as a power-saver, but the TouchSmart line has some great features that the Dell line has not. The TouchSmart line also has a longer battery life and a smaller footprint, so the Dell line is probably a bit cheaper. But the Ultrabooks are a lot more stylish and sleek than the TouchSmart line.
I like the TouchSmart line too. The touchscreen controls are more elegant and streamlined, and you can interact with your TouchSmart by simply tapping a button. The Dell line of Ultrabooks is a bit more traditional, but they’re still great laptops. They’re also thinner and lighter, and in particular, the Dell line has a large trackpad that you can use to control your touchscreens.
This is the first time I’ve seen an Ultrabook. Because they’re just so thin and light, they’re perfect for traveling. I’ve used this laptop at the airport a few times after work to do work while I go to dinner. It’s also great for checking emails, but maybe my other laptop has a better screen.
And then there’s the trackpad. If you want to use your laptop’s touch screen, there is a way to do it. The trackpad is a bit annoying, but its very easy to use. You can use it to bring up the menu, for scrolling, to scroll through your favorite webpages, and more. The trackpad also supports multitouch, so you can scroll through multiple windows at once and touch the windows themselves as well.
When I was younger, I could use it to scroll through my e-mail. Now that I’m not so young anymore, I don’t know how to use it. I know I can use it to scroll through my webpages, but I can’t use it to zoom in on a link. That would be like trying to use the mouse to zoom in on a picture. Also, I find the trackpad to be a bit too sensitive.