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Good: The form factor, performance, ease of use
Bad: No FM Radio, Wireless keyboard, inbuilt webcam
Comment: I've had the touchsmart for over 2 months now. This is one incredible PC. I have no idea why HP market this as a kitchen PC coz its way too cool for that.
The performance, for me, is pretty good. I play some 3D video games, and there are usually 2 users logged on to the machine with 5-10 windows open in each. I use SPSS, Office 2007, Office 2003 and use Visual Studio 2007 to write my own programs.
Some of you geeks might think - jeez! this guy uses a kitchen computer to write C# programs! - but for me, this is a cool machine to work on. Its sort of like a new pen you buy that makes you just want to write and write...
I saw this PC in the store and at that time I didnt event know this was a touch screen. But I played around on it and fell in love with it and thought this is sth I need to buy! Only when I got home and checked the specs in detail did I realize this had a touchscreen! That was a supercool factor and I had to rush back to the store to try it out.
The screen moves up and down and can tilt as well. Its contrast ratio is pretty good and TV and DVDs are good to watch even lying down at some distance.
The few quirks in this machine are the wireless keyboard, which needs a line of sight access to the comp to work properly. The inbuilt webcam as well, has its own mood and works or not depending on what time of day it is. Still, I dont care about the webcam much and have since bought a proper full size keyboard so doesn't really matter.
But even if this computer was £1500, it would be worth it.
Good: Looks! And it is fully equipped as well.
Bad: Lacks flexibility! Many new stuff wont belong to HP, and for a machine like this, you wont risk stuff from another maker!
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