A Little Overrated/Overpriced...But I Still Like Mine
Jimmy Paige "Jimmy Paige", Amazon
22 January 2011
Summary: When I first hooked it up, I was really impressed. For one, the huge screen is great...easier on my eyes. I also thought there was some really neat software included, although I'd like to have seen PhotoShop included. The touch screen was cool at first (especially for my daughter), but you probably won't use it much.
Summary: I was really surprised to see all not so great reviews. I really love this computer. I have no complaints. I can understand the frustration though because sometimes updates have been tricky, but i'm pretty good with computers and everything is fine.
Summary: My husband bought me this computer for a present and it is terrible. He also bought the extended warranty which was also a waste. Spent hours on the phone with the HP help desk but not able to help so after much arguing they agreed to send someone out. The technician walked in and said," If I would have known it was an HP Touchsmart I would not have come. They are terrible!" He was there to replace the hard drive which they mailed to me but guess what it didn't work.
Summary: Flatlined for no reason in 5 months. As with many HP laptops I have had to fix both the hard drive and wireless died at the same time. Just cheaply built and overpriced like anything garbage HP/Dell/Compaq/ACER sells.
Not a screamer, some limitations... but a usable all-in-one
Sven AW, Amazon
26 June 2009
Summary: I am used to running 6 monitors (stock trader), so despite the large screen it seems cramped. The biggest negative is that there is NO video output (not VGA, not DVI, not anything). If adding a second monitor is something you need to do, go elsewhere. It is my home computer, so I talked myself down from needing a wall of monitors. The 4 GB of memory is not upgradable, according to the literature ... even if you are running in 64-bit mode.
Summary: I bought this computer to have as a living room family computer. The touch screen capability and sleep look made me think it would be a great media server as well since everyone could run their iTunes libraries from it as well as feed movies to the TV and record with the TV tuner. I've has it now for 5 months and: 1. Touch screen is no longer working properly and the available calibration tools can't fix the problem. 2.
Summary: had this for a week. i then realised i had a thousand dollar desktop , with a thousand dollar screen. Thats fine BUT, what if and when screen goes wrong outside warranty. You then need a whole new package or you cannot find a compatible screen a few years down the line. I took it back. Bring on the mouse. I never thought i'd say this. Im just plain happy with my mouse!
Summary: What sold this product for me was the touch function. After a lot of research, I finally took the plunge and bought the one-in-all from HP. I nearly bought the 816, but decided not to because I don't use blue-rays. Pros: BIG monitor with great resolution--my Yosemite pix looks awesome on it; it's fast. I have yet to try out the TV tuner or the DVD player, but expect that they would be pretty nice. Cons: Expense, and still glitchy.
Summary: Its no mac but i have to admit its not bad either. Vista is the weak link but the unit itself is rather snappy and performs well. The only real gripe so far is that you cannot use it as a monitor for video games. This would have been a real help and I assumed it would have worked since it doubles as a TV. When we connected the Xbox 360, there was a terrible delay that made gameplay impossible.