The HP TouchSmart 600 is an all-in-one desktop with touch screen properties that take full advantage of the new Windows 7. After experimenting with touch-based PC's for more than two years, HP has leveraged its experience into the HP TouchSmart 600, its third generation of TouchSmart PCs for the home. This standalone home entertainment device boasts an impressive array of HP-specific touch software, such as desktop-accessible Hulu, Twitter, and Netflix. Along with the large 23.5'' screen and booming speakers, a great movie experience awaits anyone with HP TouchSmart 600. It also come with a TV tuner, making it HDTV-capable out of the box. Just hook up an external antenna and you have free over the air HDTV on the TouchSmart.
It also comes loaded with touch-sensitive software that make it a very attractive desktop for consumers. RecipeBox is among the first touch programs for cooks; it allows you to enjoy hands-free cooking experience with recipes that respond to voice commands. Hulu Desktop and Netflix are both easily accesible by touch and can be accessed without having to exit TouchSmart Home as in previous models. The TouchSmart 600 is also refreshingly free from the bloatware that plaqued HP's Pavilion and previous TouchSmarts. Not any product is without flaws however; the TouchSmart has trouble recognizing voices if the person stands off at an angle, and the touch interface is unresponsive at times. This product won the Editor's Choice Award from www.cnet.com.
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7450 (2.13 GHz)
- RAM installed: 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
- Hard drive: 750 GB Portable
- 23.5'' screen with 16:9 aspect ratio
- 1 year warranty
- A built-in, adjustable-tilt webcam and mic
- A wireless keyboard and mouse
- Removable feet for wall mounting (bracket and adapter sold separately)