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01-08-2011 03:52 AM
It is ridiculous and sad, but true, HP touchsamrt tm2 with core i3 processor is unavailable in Hungary. I tried to contact with official hunarian dealers (included official HP online store), but they did not deign to answer me.
In US, there is a nice HP online store, where people can customise their tm2 and simply order it, but in EU this is a sort of sci-fi.
The closest location in EU is Austria where it is available, but it has a german keyboard and german win7, so it is completely useless to me. Tm2 with english keyboard and win7 would be an acceptable trade-off for me.
Is there any way to obtain a tm2 in hungary? Or is there any way to order it from anywhere? (please don't bother me with e-bay )
01-18-2011 01:29 PM
I tried all of the stores listed as "dealers" in Hp official hungarian website, and there is a hpshop.hu site, looks like it's an official hp online store.
The HP "dealers" said "sorry we do not distribute this product, but if you want a tablet pc, we can recommend you a HP elitebook or a Lenovo Tx whatever..." I said, okay, how much is it? Around 2100 EUR, I said, no thanks
BTW this "dealers" not selling only HP products, they are regular computer stores, and there is lots of them, but if you like, I can send you the complete list.
In a simple notebook store, I found a tm2 touchsmart, but with core2 duo processor... But I need at least an I3 and I read some bad things about color banding, and the BIOS patch is only for i3/i5 models, so this is condemn core2 duo model to useless
In hpshop.hu there is a tab, called "request for quotation" (or something like that ), I filled out the form, specified the product, and I didn't got any answer to his day. I tried this for several times, when I gave it up. Also I tried to call them up, but the lady said the same as "dealers".
In the other hand, I read many bad things about tm2 in this forum about color banding, touch screen and battery failures etc, so I become very uncertain about tm2 reliability. I started to hesitate to begin an odyssey to obitain a procudt, what will turn to junk in six months. Maybe I have to settle with less, and buy a reliable non-touch screen notebook, because I don't have 2000+ euros for a HP elitebook.