HP TouchSmart 600Quad Review


The TouchSmart 600 is a higher end TouchSmart bandwagon. The competition in this category of all –in-1 PC is tough. As there are many manufacturers who are busy making high definition capable, multi touch display TVs but HP’s Touch Smart line is still going firm and is here to stay for a long time. Now HP is producing many touch-friendly widgets and its HP 600 Quad is a new entry in the quad series read on to know more about it.

Design

HP TouchSmart 600 has superb design. It is simply very attractive and stylish. It has a piano-black finish. It is sleek and has chrome accents. It features swivel base which makes easy to adjust. The monitor’s stand is removable so with the help of adapter and bracket the user can mount it on the wall like a LCD TV. Display controls and Volume are present on the right with a card reader and a Blu-ray drive is also present next to it.

Ports

The headphone, line-in jack, 2 USB ports and a key for choosing the amount of light which touch the base of the device and that too with a color of your choice. There are 3 USB ports and an Ethernet port (Gigabit). The 802.11n wireless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections are present at the rear. The touchsmart 600 has ports like S-Video input, HDMI, an S/PDIF output and composite inputs. There is an infrared-output port for the remote controls.

Features

Display 23” HD ,1080p
Processor i7-720QM 1.6 Ghz
Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce
Price $1800

The TouchSmart 600 has a 23” HD widescreen display with a resolution of 1080pixel with a contrast ratio of 16:9. It now has i7-720QM processor which is most often used in notebooks as it supports Turbo Boost technologies and hyperthreading and in this it keeps the power and heat level low. It offers a 1.6 Ghz Core RAM and 6GB of memory. It has a NVIDIA GeForce graphics card and GT230M provides an option for Blu-ray optical drive. It has a 750GB 7200 rpm HDD SATA. It has a Webcam its angle can be adjusted manually. It features Integrated Beats Audio, which is a high definition audio processing technology which also powers Dr. Dre’s headphone line. The bundled wireless keyboard

and mouse are serviceable. The keyboard is spacious and helps in error-free typing and it also offers standard media shortcuts. The mouse’s design is typical but it is comfortable to use.  The touchscreen advantage is lovely and for any entertainment all you got to do is touch the screen with your fingers. It supports multi-gestures like pinch, rotate, flick, expand files and images. Customise the desktop with just few taps.

Performance

The TouchSmart 600 bags a score of hundred and four on WorldBench 6 test which is not a bad score in its category but there are many models with better scores. For Example Gateway ZX6900-01e has scored 113 on the WorldBench test with a processor of corei3-530. Though the device boasts nVidia GeForce GT230 graphics card it doesn’t boost its gaming performance. It delivers a frame rate of 39 fps on Unreal Tournament 3 benchmark. Hp gives free upgrades but you have to keep a track of it. The TouchSmart offers good multimedia features to go in hand with the hug multi-touch display. The Webcam’s quality is not that good but it manageable for skype. The audio quality is good with impressive audio fidelity. Bass is balanced and is not dominating. The TouchSmart is really expensive than the regular PC machine. It is not better than the Sony L117FX/B but definitely it has serious other good features to give a tough competition to its envious competitors.

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