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HP TouchSmart 520

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Overall 8
8.0

HP Touchsmart 520 All-in-One Desktop Review

techbargains.com
17 April 2014
  • Excerpt: All-in-one desktops occupy a very unique niche. In the simplest sense, they are a compact desktop computer, with all the individual peripherals integrated to create a single unifying design. There are advantages to this quality alone. The AIO's smaller footprint gives you more freedom to clutter your desk with other odds and ends. Having the guts of the computer contained within the same chassis as the monitor also minimizes cable clutter.
  • Cons: Future Upgradeability:, Bloatware:
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Overall 9
9.0

HP TouchSmart 520-1070 Review

maximum pc
27 May 2012
  • Excerpt: HP once built its TouchSmart line using notebook components because they required much less active cooling. Limiting the number of fans inside the machine made it quieter. This TouchSmart not only uses a desktop CPU—Intel’s low-power Core i7-2600S, running at a stock 2.8GHz—but HP has also packed a discrete GPU inside this TouchSmart’s chassis.
  • Pros: Magic Canvas UI; fast CPU (for an all-in-one); discrete GPU; lots of memory.
  • Cons: Poorly placed display input switch; 5,400rpm hard drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

HP Touchsmart 520-1080

stuffmideast.com
9 April 2012
  • Summary: A great design with top touch integration, but it’s let down by weak graphics and screen
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Overall 6
6.0

HP Touchsmart 520

CNET
21 March 2012
  • Summary: HP does shoppers a disservice with the inconsistent pricing between this otherwise decent retail-only desktop and the more affordable, identical model available via HP's Web site.
  • Pros: The retail-only HP TouchSmart 520-1050y offers solid performance for its price, and has most of the features we look for in a midrange all-in-one.
  • Cons: The lack of an HDMI input is inexcusable, but worse is the fact that you can get the same model for $50 less via HP.com.
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Overall 5
5.0

HP TouchSmart 520xt

CNET
19 March 2012
  • Summary: An off-kilter value equation makes it hard for us to recommend the otherwise serviceable HP TouchSmart 520xt.
  • Pros: HP's new TouchSmart 520xt has a reasonable selection of up-to-date features, including USB 3.0 and HDMI input.
  • Cons: Touch all-in-ones from competing vendors, and from HP itself, offer similar or better performance at lower prices.
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Overall 8
7.5

HP TouchSmart 520 All-In-One Review

TechSpot
19 March 2012
  • Excerpt: “What’s the first thing you noticed when unboxing the system?” asked an HP representative during a briefing call regarding the TouchSmart 520 all-in-one PC I’d received for evaluation a week or so earlier. I told the rep that the system was extremely heavy which prompted a discussion regarding the weighted aluminum base, freestanding configuration and more.
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Overall 8
8.0

HP TouchSmart 520-1070 Review

Digitaltrends
13 March 2012
  • Excerpt: All-in-one computers aren’t often looked upon fondly by geeks, but they’re a segment of traditional desktop computers that’s gaining attention while old-fashioned towers fall out of the spotlight. The reasons for this are not hard to understand. All-in-one PCs are far more attractive and also easier to manage. Most of them ask that you do nothing more than plug in the power and go. You can connect to your peripherals and the Internet via Wi-Fi.
  • Pros: Robust build quality, Excellent 1080p display, Great sound quality, Well-designed touch software
  • Cons: Expensive as tested, Poor discrete graphics performance, No HDMI out
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Expert Review

chip.com.my
18 February 2012
  • Summary: The HP TouchSmart 520 is, quite rightly, the culmination of everything HP stands for. While the TouchSmart 520 is neither the most refreshing nor the most innovative thing from the long-standing, coveted company, every bit of it is so lovingly honed, every aspect of it so finely tuned and polished, that one would be hard pressed to find fault in it. This all-in-one PC doesn’t start out looking to impress, but the design itself is worthy of mention.
  • Pros: Great performance, Good display and audio, Surprisingly accurate touch screen
  • Cons: Screen a little too reflective, Touch screen functionality not perfected
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
22 December 2011
  • Conclusion: Unless you plan on doing a lot of processor-stressing heavy lifting, such as HD video editing, one of these more modest configurations could be a better fit. Pair that under-$1,000 price with the TouchSmart's big, crisp touch screen and improved design, and we're willing to bet it will lure away more than a few potential iMac buyers.
  • Pros: Design is both good-looking and highly functional, Substantive touch software, Excellent application performance, Impressive audio and video output
  • Cons: Radeon graphics in test model didn’t add much gaming muscle, Windows 8 would make this machine more appealing, but won't be available for months
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Overall 8
7.5

A 23in touchscreen PC that can be quite fun to use, especially in a family setting

Good Gear Guide.au
17 May 2012
  • Summary: The TouchSmart 520 is a capable computer system for everyday tasks, but its touchscreen offers a better way to interact with your content. Simply point to, drag or tap your files to let the magic happen. It's a very decent home machine that should go down well with kids especially, but we do wish it had a better graphics card.
  • Pros: Smooth 2-input touchscreen, All-in-one design, Full HD
  • Cons: Slow graphics performance, No digital audio out
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