Summary: We were very impressed by the Touchsmart 610 -- it's a system that beautifully designed, and it's both robust with its power and innovative with its functionality. The computer's specs are packed in a slim, compact frame that can take virtually everything you throw at it without any slowdown issues,...
Pros: Very Strong Performance:, System Design:, Recline Functionality:, Magic Canvas (When Everything Works Perfectly):, Display Quality:, HP Linkup:, Beats Audio:
Cons: Magic Canvas (When It Doesn't Work Well):, No USB 3.0:
Conclusion: This computer is a tour-de-force for modern touchscreen desktops. It throws everything that one could imagine at the task at hand. It has fast hardware, a brilliant display, a custom touch interface, and a unique hinge that makes it possible to angle the entire touchscreen in numerous ways for easy...
Excerpt: Every time we think we’ve seen every last variation of touchscreen desktop PC another new innovation pops up. The HP TouchSmart 610 brings a new trick to the table with a stand that lets the entire PC tilt 60 degrees from vertical through to almost horizontal.
Conclusion: The HP TouchSmart 610-1150y, still the best touch-screen PC on the market today, updates with a second-generation Intel Core i processors and a lower price.
Pros: Blu-ray. TV Tuner. TouchSmart interface is great. Screen tilts and reclines. Large, responsive touch-screen panel. Wireless keyboard and mouse. Entertainment options well integrated into touch interface. HP LinkUp remote control software. Beats Audio enhancements make the system sound great. True...
Cons: No HDMI. No USB 3.0. Only 60-days subscription to Norton Internet Security updates. No eSATA. No unified media purchase system. External power brick. Some bloatware.
Excerpt: The slimmest all-in-one this is not. Compared to the 2.5-inch-thin Lenovo ThinkCentre 91z , which actually makes that claim, it's 4.1-inch thick shell is chunky, though no more so than a small television.
Pros: Gorgeous 1080p touchscreenInnovative and useful sliding hinge designGreat performance and specs for the price
Cons: Design has a few chintzy bitsTakes up more space than competing modelsThe keyboard isn't our favorite
Excerpt: Specs can sometimes speak for themselves, and any computer would be lucky to have all of this stuff under the hood: a 2.93-GHz Core i7 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, a terabyte hard drive, a Radeon 5570 graphics card, a TV tuner, a slot-loading Blu-ray player and DVD burner (with LightScribe ), and both 802.11n...
Pros: Amazing performance for an all-in-one. Beautiful design and gorgeous, responsive screen. Thumping audio courtesy of Beats by Dre.
Cons: Simply too expensive. Access to rear USB ports is tricky. Swivel mechanism needs a little spit and polish. Included keyboard is too thin; keys have minimal travel.
Conclusion: Thanks to some amazing innovations, the quad-core-equipped HP TouchSmart 610-1065qd all-in-one desktop moves the touch screen from the novelty phase to the seriously usable phase, and that's worth full marks in my book.
Pros: Tilting and reclining screen. Large touch screen panel. Blu-ray. Wireless keyboard and mouse. Massive entertainment possibilities. USB 3.0. Quad core power. Two HDMI-in ports. 15-month subscription to Norton Internet Security. Responsive touchscreen. Great touch interface. HP LinkUp remote contro...
Cons: No eSATA. No unified media purchase system. External power brick.