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HP TouchSmart IQ816
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HP TouchSmart IQ816

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HP TouchSmart IQ816t All-In-One Desktop: So Real

Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
  • Excerpt: I wanted to get into touch screen computing and the HP TouchSmart IQ816t desktop seemed like the place to start. I've had the HP TouchSmart for around two-weeks and in short, I like it. The model has a Windows Vista 64-bit Edition OS to accommodate the 4-GB RAM and a 750-GB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP TouchSmart IQ816

CNET
25 March 2009
  • Summary: No other all-in-one PC can offer touch-based input or an LCD screen as large as that of the HP TouchSmart IQ816. It's hard to deny that those features make this a compelling desktop for families with a place to put it. Weak performance hinders its suitability for work, and it's not the best digital entertainment center, but we recommend this system to anyone looking to get in early on the touch-computing experiment.
  • Pros: Largest screen among mainstream all-in-one PCs; unique touch-based interface; public TouchSmart development kit could expand touch software library; convenient expandable hard-drive bay.
  • Cons: Weak audio output; performs like a $600 desktop; non-VESA-standard wall mount.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
31 October 2008
  • Excerpt: HP's newest version of its TouchSmart line of touch screen-based home theater PCs introduces some key new features—as well as some new problems.
  • Pros: Attractive hardware, software design, Nice variety of ports, Improved gaming performance
  • Cons: Large, unwieldy, HD playback lacks quality
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