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HP TouchSmart IQ506
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HP TouchSmart IQ506

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HP TouchSmart IQ506 Full Review (with video)

18 October 2009
  • Pros: Outstanding display; 22" touchscreen is a novel experience, Built-in TV tuners, Great speakers for an all-in-one device, TouchSmart software suite is functional and fun to use, One-button youtube webcam and video uploads
  • Cons: Optical drive difficult to see when sitting in front of the machine, Too many buttons on remote, Power brick is enormous
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Overall 7

HP TouchSmart IQ506 Review

8 December 2008
  • Conclusion: If only the TouchSmart IQ506 22-inch were a better desktop computer. We’d buy one, set it up in the kitchen, find recipes online, and live with the single-touch interface in hopes that the mouse would become a less vital part of our daily routine.
  • Pros: Cool touch interface; lots of hardware perks; nice looking GUI
  • Cons: Slow for general computing; Blu-ray media drive not included
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Overall 9
Value for money 10
Features 10
Performance 8

HP TouchSmart IQ506 Review

23 September 2008
  • Conclusion: So what do we think of the TouchSmart, other than bracing ourselves for flames from Apple fans understandably outraged by its combination of iMac, iPhone, and OS X influences? We think it fulfills the promise of last year's bulkier, less capable version, with touch technology you're likely to use...
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Review: HP TouchSmart iQ506 PC

6 September 2008
  • Conclusion: The iQ506 is the version that I described above and it is currently selling for
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Overall 6

Review: HP TouchSmart IQ506

25 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Word on the street is living rooms and kitchens are the next hotspots for PCs . The problem is that no one has perfected the recipe. HP garnered some fanfare a year ago with its flagship kitchen computer, the TouchSmart IQ770.
  • Pros: Elegant space saving design. Speakerbar produces booming lows and clear highs. Bright 22-inch screen hides smudges and fingerprints. Integrated TV tuner adds living room chops. Blazing connectivity via gigabit ethernet and integrated 802.11b/g/n. 500GB hard drive offers plenty of room for media s...
  • Cons: Not the smoothest touch-based interface. Handoffs between TouchSmart/Vista programs are slow and awkward. Very limited upgrade options. Mid-range GPU puts a damper on hardcore gaming. Retractable bezel feels cheap and rickety. Sluggish processor given its all-in-one class. What? No Blu-ray?
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Overall 7

Expert Review

26 June 2008
  • Excerpt: HP's TouchSmart IQ506 desktop revolutionizes touch computing for the indiscriminating home user—and won't disrupt your décor.
  • Pros: Beautifully designed hardware and software offer terrific touch experience, Excellent selection of components and ports
  • Cons: Lackluster performance, 22-inch display and lack of Blu-ray option mean limited HD opportunities
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HP TouchSmart IQ506 PC - The Full Review

Hardware Zone
14 June 2011
  • Conclusion: Without a doubt, HP's TouchSmart IQ506 is a worthy successor to its predecessor, the IQ770. Design wise, shrinking down the somewhat clunky (by the new standards) design of the IQ770 (which weighed at hefty 17kg) to a more streamlined form factor (of about 11kg) was an improvement that we liked a...
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Praxis-Test: HP TouchSmart IQ506 (PC-System)

CHIP Online
16 March 2009
  • Conclusion: Faszination pur: Wer schon immer einen Rechner mit Touchscreen wollte, wird vom HP TouchSmart nicht enttäuscht. Zwar verzichtet der Hersteller auf das komfortable Multitouch, zeigt aber anhand der eigens entwickelten Software, dass ein Finger auch schon ausreicht. Wofür eignet sich der SmartTouch?
  • Pros: Toller Touchscreen, Große Festplatte, Schickes Design, Windows Vista 64-Bit
  • Cons: Recht teuer, Kein Multitouch
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Overall 6

HP TouchSmart IQ506 PC

10 July 2008
  • Summary: Машина HP TouchSmart version 2.0 — заметный шаг вперед, по сравнению с предыдущей моделью HP. Она элегантнее, у нее более интуитивно понятный интерфейс и она быстрее загружается. Некоторые недостатки помешали нам вручить ей корону победителя.
  • Pros: Ненужных программ значительно меньше, чем у предыдущих машин HP. Улучшенный сенсорный интерфейс. 4-Гбайт ОЗУ. Инфракрасный пульт дистанционного управления в комплекте. Все аксессуары беспроводные. Тюнер ATSC/HDTV.
  • Cons: Нет накопителя Blu-ray. Всего лишь 60-дневная подписка на обновление Internet Security. Заторможенная реакция Windows Media Center. 64-разрядная Vista может быть несовместимой с вашим аппаратным и программным обеспечением. По-прежнему сопровождается ненужными программами. У мыши нет кнопки возвра...
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