Summary: You’ll still find yourself dropping out of the TouchSmart interface to use programs such as Word and Photoshop, but HP’s software is much less of a novelty than it used to be. And we’ll repeat our caveat about all-in-ones: This machine makes a great second computer; don’t expect it to be your one and only.
Conclusion: With all-in-one touchscreen PCs becoming less expensive all the time—you can now find one for as little as $500-$600 at major retailers—the $1,519 TouchSmart 600-1055 might seem a bit pricey. Keep in mind, though, that HP’s machine is offering an enormous and unparalleled touch display, a terrific suite of useful, intuitive, touch-enabled software, and industrial design that’s both beautiful and clever.
Pros: Huge, gorgeous, 16:9 1080p screen., TouchSmart suite delivers some excellent programs., Svelte and attractive design., Doubles nicely as a PVR/TV, complete with HDMI input for game consoles.
Cons: Touchscreen is still just a smidge finicky., Middling processor and graphics card could do with an upgrade., It’s still a bit costly.
Excerpt: Competition is stiff in the category of big-screen all-in-one PCs. TV tuners and large hard drives are becoming standard features, as manufacturers attempt to displace televisions in studio flats and cramped bedrooms with high-definition-capable, multitouch displays. HP's TouchSmart line is an industry mainstay, using itsTouchSmart overlay to produce an array of touch-friendly widgets.
HP TouchSmart 600-1220fr, le tout-en-un vraiment tactile
25 September 2011
Excerpt: Tablette à utiliser en position verticale, serveur multimédia, téléviseur HD d’appoint ou ordinateur de bureau design : ce tout-en-un sait vraiment tout faire. Et dans presque toutes les positions.
Pros: Son, Partie tactile, Performances, Equipement