Summary: this is cheap pC, sharp looking computer, but the webcam it keeps shutting down and you have to restart it couple times sometimes to get it to connect.. beside that you get what you pay for. for this price you can't expect much more than the way this PC function.
Summary: I purchased HP Touch Smart IQ526 in June 2009. While the computer was nice, the wireless HP keyboard and mouse were disasters. The keyboard would freeze, the mouse would freeze, I needed to pull out the transducer to get the HP keyboard working again. HP sent 2 new keyboards, mouses and transducers, still the problem persisted. Not only were the keyboards not functional, the one of the keys actually came off!!
Summary: I own the IQ 816 with blu-ray. The same as this system otherwise. Upgraded to Windows 7 Professional. I was required to reformat the drive. HP was unwilling to provide a replacement copy of Touchsmart or DVD Corel which is the blu-ray driver and more. I was told by HP tech that this computer was designed for Vista and not Windows 7. I could restore Vista or do without this software and Windows 7. You might be able to upgrade to Windows 7 Home edition.
Summary: I was hesitant to buy this since it's an all-in-one. So far I LOVE IT! The touchscreen works well and the computer is fast. I do have problems with the touchsmart software crashing when using music. Not a big deal for me because I play my songs from itunes.
Summary: All I can say is that I liked it so much that I purchased another one for my wife. Had a slight problem with the power adapter but HP took care of it without any hassles. My hat goes off to HP for a great job on customer service and also a wonderful product.
Summary: I would definitely recommend the HP TouchSmart computer to everyone. I love everything about it. My one year old knows that you can touch the screen to make your selections. He pushed too hard one time and the computer went crashing to the floor. The computer was totally unharmed. It works great.
Summary: I needed this computer to run a Demonstration for an Operator HMI screen so I desperately needed the touch capability. I am very impressed with this PC. It is perfect! All-in-one, fast and easily portable to suit my needs. Touchscreens are the next generation of PC's. If you buy a standard flat screen monitor, it will soon be out of date!