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OhGizmo! Review and Giveaway: The HP Touchsmart 600-1055, Part 1

OhGizmo! Review and Giveaway: The HP Touchsmart 600-1055, Part 1

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By David Ponce

HP was kind enough to send us an HP Touchsmart 600-1055 to review. They asked us to determine whether their offering could become an “Entertainment Hub”. It’s a lofty goal, one that’s shared by pretty much anyone these days. Microsoft and Sony certainly are trying hard with their Xbox and PS3, but HP’s approach is different. These were their exact words:

[We’d like you] to see if the TouchSmart PC is deserving of being called an โ€œEntertainment Hub.โ€ In addition to serving as a touch-enabled desktop PC, the TouchSmart can stand in place of several entertainment devices like a DVD player, TV, Blu-Ray Player, etc. It also has an HD widescreen display, TV Tuner, game console connectivity and several new built-for-touch applications from Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, Rhapsody and more.

In order to do this, we’re going to split up this review into three pieces. Today, we look at the Touchsmart 600 being used as a TV/PVR, in Part 2 as a DVD/BluRay player and Part 3 as a CD/Digital Music Player/Stereo player.

Don’t feel like reading or watching my video? No problem, here’s the verdict: as a TV to play Xbox in HD on, without HDMI? Not so much. As a TV and a PVR? Absolutely.

Read on for all the details and to find out how to win your own!

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First, a few words about the hardware itself. The Touchsmart 600 is an all-in-one with a FullHD 23 inch capacitive touchscreen. This particular model has an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P7450, 4GB of RAM and a 750GB hard drive. Check the links below for a PDF with all the specs.

The build is solid and appealing. In front you have two stainless steel legs and a rear stand with a rubber pivot that makes swiveling the entire device left and right easier. On the right you have the slot-loading BluRay drive as well as a volume rocker and a multimedia card reader. On the left, behind a plastic panel, you have connections. Relevant to the TV/PVR question, you have S-Video, Cable, HDMI and composite inputs… But no component! So as an owner of a non-Elite Xbox, I was unable to play it in high-definition, being left with no component inputs to connect it with. While there are plenty of consoles out there with HDMI, there’s a good chunk without and the omission of component inputs was a bit of a disappointment.

The front facing speakers sound great (more on that in the music review), the included low profile keyboard is adequate and looks appealing, while the mouse is a generic HP-branded optical mouse. Rounding out the important features, you have a center-mounted adjustable webcam on the top bezel, which swivels up or down through a back mounted switch.

touchsmart 600 side

Does it work as a PVR?

So… How does it fare as a TV/PVR? To access this feature, you have to launch the Touchsmart suite of applications. This is the heart of this PC and is what makes it possible to use its touch interface. Without it, you’d have Windows 7. Whatever anyone tells you, like any previous version of Windows, it wasn’t really designed with touch use in mind. Fingers are just too darn big for whatever you might try to do. The Touchsmart suite fixes that. It creates an environment that sits on top of Windows and “touch-enables” its functionality. That said, it has some design flaws that aren’t really important, but indicative of a lack of design consistency. For instance, when setting up the TV tuner card, one is presented with a drop-down list of residence countries. Since you’re in the Touchsmart suite of applications at this moment, you’re fully expecting to be able to do everything with your fingers… Expect it’s impossible to scroll this list without using the mouse. Flicking up or down does nothing except choose a country you don’t actually reside in. Weird, but not that hard to fix in an update (reading this, HP?).

Once setup, the tuner card will scan for available channels. When done, you’re presented with a list of stations, which you can select by simply touching. When selected, a preview of that channel will pop up on the top right. If you want to watch, touch the preview and maximize the image. The rest is standard PVR functionality. Pause live TV, fast forward to Live (pleasantly, there is a scroll button that allows you to choose the exact spot you’d want to forward to) or press the record button and… record. Once recorded, your clip (or full show, or whatever) can be accessed under the Recordings tab. Everything works as you’d expect from a personal video recorder and the interface is intuitive enough that you don’t get lost.

A side note. I don’t have cable. Being online at all times, I see no use for it. So I connected the Touchsmart 600 (and its integrated Tuner card) to an old fashioned wire antenna. Yeah, we still have analog up here. But one downside of this setup is that I was unable to configure the Electronic Program Guide. Had I done so, I’m assuming I’d have been able to schedule a recording in advance. This is something I did not try, but assume it works.

So, to conclude, the Touchsmart 600-1055 works just fine as a TV or a Personal Video Recorder. If you’re lucky enough to own a console with HDMI output, you can play games no problem. Own an Xbox without it? Get used to SDtv…

And it will pause and record live TV just fine.

Pros (Part 1):
+ Will record and pause live TV.
+ Integrated HDTV Tuner card.
+ Touch interface works great for this purpose

Cons (Part 1):
– Does not come with component inputs
– Minor software design inconsistencies

How do you win your own?
Alright, so HP’s giving one of these away to our readers. It’s the same one we’ve been reviewing: The HP Touchsmart 600-1055, valued at $1,500 (full specs in PDF below). To enter, simply leave a comment on this post, or any of the follow up articles. It’s open to Canada and the US. And it will end 48 hours after we post Part 3 of this review. So keep your eyes peeled, and comment away.

Oh and if you have any questions, feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to answer. And yes, this counts as entering.

[ Touchsmart 600 Specs (Warning, PDF) ]







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200 responses to “OhGizmo! Review and Giveaway: The HP Touchsmart 600-1055, Part 1”

  1. EmtPete says:

    First! Looks pretty slick! Bring on the other reviews!

  2. jsteinberg says:

    Insofar as it is a TV, is watching internet tv an easy process? It seems that it would given the keyboard, but that would seem to defeat the point of the touch screen. Which is also to ask, if you have a mouse and a keyboard, why would one bother reaching one's hand up to touch the screen?
    As a request for the next part of the review, I hope you can address weather it is possible to record/rip movies (that one presumably owns) onto the hard drive. Thanks.

  3. jsteinberg says:

    As a TV, I wondering how well it works for watching internet TV. It seems like one would need the keyboard and mouse to do so effectively, but that begs the question, why have the touch screen if one is going to have a mouse. To me, it seems that at no point other than possibly the music player I would want to touch my screen over using a remote mouse or keyboard. Furthermore, if one's using the device as an all in one screen, why would one want to be continuously smudging it? Which is to say, other than novelty, why the touch screen?
    On a different note, it would be appreciated that if the next part of the review covers how well if at all it is able to record/rip movies (that one presumably owns) onto the hard drive. Thanks.

  4. robertosebestyen says:

    My mom would love this!

  5. chilepepper says:

    Will it blend?

  6. damirkesar says:

    This PC is exactly what I need, great review.

  7. laboose says:

    The thing doesn't look too interesting for my taste, probably just becuase I don't watch TV on a TV.

    Perhaps it'll stop my sister from whining about getting a new computer though >.>

  8. SaiphSDC says:

    nice and ambitious thats for sure. I've always liked having a media-pc hooked up to my TV. Traditional channel surfing is just so…limited.

    Downside: My wife HATES it when I touch a monitor to point at things. Having a touchscreen would be interesting to get used to (for her, I'd probably love it).

  9. thecjx says:

    This is a pretty sweet package. Curious to try out the interface myself.

  10. FiZ1point5 says:

    HP has impressed me again.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Sounds great for all those missed TV shows

  12. sampleinajar says:

    NIce.

  13. joeythenifty says:

    That does look like a fun way to kill a few days without taking a break.

  14. rickyschoelman says:

    Sweet Computer, i've always thought this type of computer/interface would be perfect for kitchens

  15. davemitchell says:

    What looks like a keyboard light it somewhat intriguing. Nothing says evil like a blue glow…

  16. Anonymous says:

    This would be nice

  17. Anonymous says:

    Good review. Very informative. Looks like a cool product.

  18. duelfish13 says:

    Hmmm…never thought of it as an Xbox monitor. Sounds cool!

  19. marechek33 says:

    This would be perfect for my kitchen. Is the keyboard wireless? and does that blue keyboard light really look that cool?

  20. XpAcErX says:

    This is defiantly a forward thinking product since the lines between TV and PC are starting to blur and some people like me are canceling their cable and going all streaming content. The merge between PC, HDTV and Touch Screen is an awesome combination. The specs you listed are fairly decent and your cons, in my eyes, easily overlooked. I am already using my PS3 and PC together as a media server it would be nice to have a product like this the take out the middle man.

  21. dabbith says:

    I've got the previous 22″ version without HDMI in and Blu Ray. I really love it. Most of Windows 7 is pretty touchable, and Windows Media Center definitely works well with touch. I really wish my version had the VESA wall mount that the new version has. The off angle (vertical) viewing was not so good, so if I try to lie down and watch it's difficult since you can't angle the screen down.

  22. bigjakexxx says:

    yay

  23. Junklekennedy says:

    Awesome review. We have satellite w/ DVR that works awesomely. But the fact that this is touchscreen is very cool. I would love to have this for my daughter as she's all kinds of hands on.

    I agree that not have component input is a flaw but I guess those are being pushed out of the way. ๐Ÿ™

  24. jackburnt says:

    I would love one, but I never win things. Except when I was in middle school and I won a boombox from Diamond Jim's arcade. That was such an awesome summer.

  25. bbxl says:

    How does the screen fare against fingerprints? I have no experience w/touchscreen monitors, but I would think the constant touching would leave smudges interfering with viewing.

  26. krommagnus says:

    Wow, would be great addition to my entertainment area. What an awesome giveaway. Count me in. Does it support HDMI out by any chance? Would bre great if I could output blueray movies and other video to my 47 inch tv. If not it sounds like it would be great for streaming media to my 360 or other devices anyways.

  27. travm222 says:

    Want one

  28. travm222 says:

    This seems like an ideal kitchen PC.

  29. Anonymous says:

    These are very cool. I’ll take one.

  30. kgbeast says:

    Nice review

  31. kgbeast says:

    nice review

  32. Anonymous says:

    I once had a horrible HP laptop… but this could possibly sway me back to the brand.

  33. x24 says:

    This would work great in my home office.

  34. rmsiceberg says:

    Bring on the other reviews! can't keep waiting! If i don't win it I will keep earning to maybe getting this since it's a little out my budget, I would also like to know against which ones it competes

  35. amandaarnold says:

    I have a later version and I absolutely love it. It spends the camping season in our camper and the winters at home. I am looking forward to see if the newest one is just as good.

  36. amandaarnold says:

    I've received the previous 22″ version without HDMI in and Blu-ray for my birthday last year. I absolutely love it and is looking forward to seeing if the newer one is just as good.

  37. gilamonster says:

    ooo pretty…

  38. macayn says:

    I'm sold! Now can I get it for free?

  39. godel says:

    Interesting niche computer. I'd love to have one.

  40. smilbandit says:

    that would be cool for my den.

  41. dubzilla says:

    I'm sold, good review. I think that the inconsistencies in the software, while fixable, would be annoying if you are going back and forth between the mouse and the touch screen. However it doesn't seem like it is a major problem. Thanks OhGizmo

  42. Jessicat says:

    The review was very interesting. Video was easy to watch and follow. Thank you for a great review, I look forward to the other two. How much can you run at the same time before it slows?

  43. robroot says:

    One of these would be awesome! The integrated HD tuner card is a nice addition, but I want to see the review on the BluRay player. Can you give us a little heads up on the audio outputs? Is there an output other than headphones for external speakers and/or surround sound systems?

  44. Anonymous says:

    Please add me

  45. mcman says:

    I'm somewhat impressed. This may just get me buying HP products. Hmm, I wonder how I could know for sure though?

  46. opTrin_46 says:

    Interesting. Looking forward to parts 2 and 3. Would like to see how well it works with Pandora and Hulu.

  47. tmclarke says:

    Thing?

    Thing.

  48. inkblotca says:

    Form meets function, I'd be very happy with one of these.
    Hopefully there's some sort of easy adapter to add a component input…

  49. Anonymous says:

    My boyfriend and I would make so much use out of this beast! It certainly seems as though it is “deserving of being called an โ€œEntertainment Hub.โ€” This is one impressive HP!

  50. littleshimmy says:

    wow. i've seen a few of the touchscreens like this in stores, and they have me actually considering moving away from my beloved macs. hopefully, i'll win one so i won't have to pay to do so. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  51. inkblotca says:

    Form meets function, I've never really considered a touch screen all that useful, but for a media server, it would be great, and fit very nicely in my kitchen also.

  52. christinagermann says:

    Who needs a mouse when touch screen is the new thing? Anyway, my boyfriend and I would get so much use out of this beast! What a seemingly impressive HP.

  53. Colleen Cole says:

    I've been wanting to part ways with my PVR and cable account – this would give me a way…thanks for the insight and the contest!

  54. TongBlack says:

    Looks pretty cool! Thankfully I have an Xbox Elite, so no worries about not having component input for me.

  55. aef_cc says:

    Unicorn surprise!

  56. Erik Appel says:

    It looks prtty cool. I'd sure like to try it out for myself.

  57. christopherhaney says:

    I'm not sold on this whole “entertainment hub” thing… you should probably send me a free one to seal the deal. =D

  58. Anonymous says:

    Having an HP tablet, I know the inconsistencies with the touch interface. All-in-all, I’m very curious about having touch capability on a desktop computer.

  59. stashaway says:

    It will look awesome in my living room!

  60. bobbyAfra says:

    Ooooh….I want to win it!!!! I've built my own HTPCs since the first ATI All-In-One video cards in the late 1990s. I've tried everything (from a built your own standpoint) with Windows, Linux, and Mac and none are easy to use.

  61. lordjim says:

    I've found these all-in-ones to be a little hit and miss, but hey, free sounds like the right price to take the plunge!

  62. Anonymous says:

    This machine looks great.

  63. goodsammy says:

    Looks good. I doubt if the touchscreen is a great addition for the size of the screen. Does it have a remote? I think Lenovo cracked it with an air mouse. That will definitely make it a full-fledged PVR.

  64. MikeL80 says:

    Don't trust HP anymore. ๐Ÿ™ $1500 laptop serviced twice for bad GPU, they won't fix bump in middle of keyboard, two big dead pixels and noisy DVD drive (still has warranty). My HP Slimline HDD died after 13 months and a month later the GPU fan got super loud! No extended warranty.

    This prize is going to batting practice with me!

  65. drew_spinnaker says:

    How is the interface and control between the touchsmart sweet and other applications? Like being able to control what pictures show up from the broader system in the touchsmart, or syncing calendars etc.

  66. Anonymous says:

    I want! must have.

  67. drew_spinnaker says:

    How well does the integration and control between the touchsmart suite and windows? As in being able to control what pictures show up, how music is grouped, how the calendar syncs etc.

  68. fishexpo101 says:

    Great review so far!

    Looks like a solid machine overall. Large touchscreen would be a big plus – good for kids as well as computer shy individuals. Could be more easier to operate – if you can point, you got it made. Good for the beginner as well as the tech savvy.

    Elegant styling meets practical usability. Would love to have one of these around the house.

    I can see it now – after I setup up, will impress the wife.

    Me: Check this out!
    Wife: Oh honey, its so big!
    Me: It gets better baby, go on touch it!
    Wife: Touch it?
    Me: Yup, touch it here and here. See, not so bad.
    Wife: Wow! Its so easy!
    Me: You got it baby! I think I'll let you drive for now.

    OK – get your minds out of the gutter people!

  69. dponce80 says:

    That's a good suggestion. I'll give it a try.

  70. dponce80 says:

    Yes. It actually does. It's adjustable too!

  71. dponce80 says:

    I'm not sure whether the screen is oleophobic, or what the deal is, but the fingerprints don't bother me much. There are some, but not as much as you'd expect.

  72. dponce80 says:

    No HDMI out. And that's something that I'll address in my coming reviews. It's a problem, in my opinion, but kind of understandable given the intended use of this PC.

  73. dponce80 says:

    Hi Jessicat. Well, it's not the fastest system. It's somewhat easy to overload. Sadly

  74. TekDragon says:

    Can't wait for the rest of the review. Hopefully I can win one and do my own review!

  75. dponce80 says:

    There is an audio output for other sounds systems, aside from headphones. Not sure if it's SPDIF or what, but I'll address that in one of the other two reviews.

  76. dponce80 says:

    While this wasn't the focus of this review, I have to say the integration is adequate. It takes some getting used to, but everything works as it should. More on that later.

  77. voodooaria says:

    I would not throw it out of bed.

  78. JellyWoo says:

    It looks pretty cool! Nice review.

  79. Anonymous says:

    DO WANT

    also more info on this device, looks wild so far

  80. azjerry says:

    Me want.

  81. Anonymous says:

    So pretty…. I really want :

    I’m a mac guy, but I’d really be willing to make an exception.

    I also wouldn’t have to use bootcamp to game or test out sites on pc.

  82. tcomdave says:

    Love the touchscreen PC idea and would love to get one….the whole unemployment thing keeps getting in the way…

  83. jeffmauch says:

    Sweet pc, I look forward to further analysis.

  84. aggierichard says:

    Looks like a very nice machine. Would look even nicer on my desk! ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Anonymous says:

    fantastic

  86. raph304 says:

    Looks killer… Thanks for the review

  87. meatlover says:

    very nice!

  88. bouled1 says:

    I want one!

  89. gefgef says:

    Nice little product… not too sure about dismissing all other media devices, but probably worth “adding to the collection” ; )

  90. Cameron says:

    Hmm, the touchsmart looks excellent. Can't wait for the other portions of the review.
    I might actually buy a prebuilt for the first time in years if it's as good as it sounds.

  91. superdude4agze says:

    I believe I too shall be in the running.

  92. iheartheels2 says:

    LOVE our HP Envy, so sure we would LOVE this touchscreen, too!!

  93. s.leep says:

    Looks good. But can the touchscreen really be that much of a better experience?

  94. Anonymous says:

    HP makes good machines. Our first computer was an HP from 1999, and it still runs today.

  95. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for your honest opinions and explanations.

  96. terrypescosolido says:

    What a cool computer. Love the HDTV and the ability to pause/play live TV.

  97. terrypescosolido says:

    Very cool. Love the HDTV and the ability to pause/play live TV.

  98. Anonymous says:

    I had my hands on this buy’s little brother, and lusted very hard, but couldn’t justify the cost. Looking forward to your other articles

  99. nwkthompson says:

    This looks like a decent computer for a den or kitchen. With a 23 inch screen it is kind of small for the center of an entertainment center. My kids would love the touch screen

  100. Anonymous says:

    I don’t quite understand how you would set up the tuner when one does have cable, but the set up does look wonderful.

  101. coppockm says:

    HP is making some great touch hardware lately. Would love this thing!

  102. Been wanting one of these for a while!

  103. ashstratton says:

    I don't quite understand how one would connect the tuner even with cable, but this setup looks awesome.

  104. Im not really sold on the touch screen at all. I really do not see the need for it when you have an adequate keyboard and a decent mouse. As for the rest of the set up I like it a lot. I personally eat cheetos and my keyboard is orange from it. Not good with a touch screen. I still want it. It is 10 x better than my current computer. I will be checking back. THanks for an honest review.

  105. Clay Watson says:

    Wow, that looks awesome. I'm going away to college and this would come in hadny to use as a PVR. I've always wanted a touchsmart, they are so nice to use. ๐Ÿ˜€

  106. legalpatriot says:

    I think could fit a very big niche in the market. i llok forward to it and hope I don't have to wait very much longer. Especially if I can win it.

  107. Anonymous says:

    My laptop died a month ago so I’d love to have it.

  108. Phonascus says:

    Another example of positive convergence. I'm glad to see HP leading the way. This will be one to watch (and hopefully play with).

  109. originaladam says:

    Thats one sexy looking AIO, but for $1200 I'd rather buy a 32″ LCD and build an HTPC. It would make a nice kitchen computer as others have said, but only if you had a sealed keyboard……I'd be happy to win one though.

  110. Anonymous says:

    I think this looks pretty cool and would love to try it!!

  111. mikehsu says:

    Always has looked like an interesting living room addition.

  112. Anonymous says:

    This is the most thorough review I’ve read of this machine yet! I’ll be looking for the next two parts and thanks for the giveaway!

  113. Really thinking about one of these for the wife in the kitchen. Might be good for her to get some things done and keep life organized.

  114. JC says:

    I'd love to win this for my parents! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  115. ulyssescisneros says:

    Nice good competition for Sony's all in one pc's.

  116. tannawings says:

    Ya know, everyone and their brother is going on and on and on about the IPad- I am a PC and always have been, I follow HP on Twitter, and they sent me over. This is an awesome machine.
    At almost 50, I have been with HP since their beginning. They are reliable, and also easy to set up and operate.
    I also actually prefer a desktop- thats all I have ever owned!
    Thanks for the chance, will be watching for rest of reviews.

  117. brianadams says:

    Looks very interesting, also can't wait for it's little brother the HP slate.

  118. jmadrigal says:

    Nice little media box. Would like to play with it!

  119. shizno says:

    does not, not want.

  120. Anonymous says:

    I WANT TO WIN (:

  121. chadmd23 says:

    I only wish they would use larger screens!

  122. martinl123 says:

    Good comments so far, have used a Sony touch screen and loved how the interface worked.

  123. sumeethevans says:

    Been lusting after one of these forever. Pick me.

  124. Anonymous says:

    love it

  125. dannyjaylouis says:

    yo i want won!

  126. mszjules2 says:

    I love anything touch screen! and I love HP! what a great combination…

  127. mszjules2 says:

    I love anything touch screen! and I love HP!….

  128. amesthropology says:

    i saw them use this computer on a recent episode of project runway- how well does it work from a design point of view?- aka how sensitive is the screen when you're drawing?

  129. ns3791 says:

    Awesome! Love it!

  130. Anonymous says:

    Hmmmm, touchscreen computer/HDtv. Things just the right size that I’d feel like Rodney McCay carrying it arround.

  131. Anonymous says:

    Looks interesting

  132. Landtat says:

    Pleaseeeee! I need a new gizmo!!!!

  133. Landtat says:

    Sweet. Would love to win this.

  134. VickieB says:

    I would love to have this TouchSmart

  135. Anonymous says:

    My dad has a version of these touchsmarts that’s about a year old. One thing I have to say is that the display on these is beautiful, almost rivals a mac’s. However, the touch can be a little off on his. He had to send it back once under warranty to get the touch to work at all, and even then at the edges of the screen it’s not perfect. Hopefully HP’s addressed this with the new model…

  136. Anonymous says:

    Incredible

  137. jwhys says:

    Looks like a great product with enough features to go around!

  138. jwhys says:

    Looks like a great product with enough features to go around!

  139. jwhys says:

    Amazing looking product!

  140. adamshegrud says:

    Pick Meeeeeee!

  141. domingoshouse says:

    right arm dude!

  142. Anonymous says:

    What a great system! Can’t wait for more!

  143. Jason Tsai says:

    only 1 comment with count for all the posts right?

  144. Anonymous says:

    Oh, sign me up for this! I am in desperate need of a new computer!

  145. richgirl3690 says:

    I would love this desktop! I love HP's products, i have a Hp laptop with Windows 7 Home, and I'm constantly on it. My laptop allows me to organize my pictures, videos, and my beloved music! Team HP!

  146. RTech says:

    I love the HP touch screen computers.

  147. Wow this is everything that im looking for in a computer. blueray capability and internet TV!! Plus love touch screens!!

  148. grahammc says:

    I would love to own/win one of these, but I find the omission of component inputs VERY disappointing. I know it's where we're headed, but it's not obsolete yet!

  149. Anonymous says:

    I love HP! This PC is great!

  150. Anonymous says:

    i want one!

  151. wdogg590 says:

    This computer is pretty interesting to me. My friend has the first generation computer, and it's a blast to use on Windows7, I played with this one at a Bestbuy and I noticed it ran alot smoother. This is on my list of stuff to buy, but its not top priority.

  152. argloria says:

    Looks like a nice way to get rid of my dvr

  153. limiti says:

    Would LOVE to have this PC, & you didn't touch on the “Touch Screen” capabilities (no pun) and you didn't mention the best thing..HP Customer Service is the Best in the industry, as far as I am concerned!

  154. Anonymous says:

    Nice looking PC!

  155. ilradd says:

    Very nice!

    Would love to have one of these & set it up in my living room as a media pc.

  156. Neal Gompa says:

    It seems that the interface looks well designed, but obviously the interaction between fingers and the UI isn't.

  157. What about Jamaica? C'mon, we're not THAT far away from the U.S…… Please?

  158. How does the touch screen compare to that of the iPhone or iPad? I had a touch screen HP laptop and the touch screen wasn't quite there.

  159. fortec says:

    Nice looking computing device!

  160. wikwik85 says:

    wow sweet…. hope to get one

  161. hushmouth says:

    Wow – I would love to see one of these live. Can't wait to read more about it….

  162. jasonbisterfeldt says:

    Oh my, oh my, this would be amazing!

  163. Anonymous says:

    How far away can you sit from the screen and still have a clear picture? Also, how is the build in sound?

    Blessings & Peace,
    Hugo

  164. marcelsmary says:

    seems a promising beginning! this could be . . .the future.

  165. GCPiper says:

    Oh, I would love one of these! I also have no cable, and I have a pretty makeshift setup that connects the tiny tv in my bedroom to my main computer for Hulu-viewing. It leads to an awful lot of walking between rooms, though. Being able to actually just turn it on and watch tv or turn it off and go to sleep without a dozen intervening steps would be wonderful. Hopefully, I get the win on this one!

  166. grandiddy says:

    This is a great looking PC. It is much better than the worn out laptop I'm using now. Thank you for the opportunity to upgrade.

  167. cancer_grizz says:

    best looking pc i've ever seen. I dont have one myself but would sure like to have one

  168. Bear2Rabbit says:

    Win something cool I couldn't otherwise afford? Yes, please!

  169. mikecady says:

    way better than an Ipad !

    Thank you

  170. tordawgg says:

    That sounds cool that it can be all these different devices. I'm kind of interested in how it holds as BOTH a DVD and Blueray player…

  171. methodicjon says:

    This would be awesome for my kitchen. I'd like to video chat with some far away friends

  172. trevorwatson says:

    I really like the style of this one. It looks like it could be a good space-saver all-in one.

  173. Anonymous says:

    I wantie

  174. ryanj983 says:

    Looking forward to reading the other parts about this one!

  175. matthewdiehl says:

    Clean and simple pros and cons at the end are nice. I have seen it in stores and have played around with it, it is a very cool machine! The toughest decision you have to make if you get one is – where to put it?

  176. Andrew says:

    This is a nice media computer. Fortunately, my Xbox 360 does output HDMI, so I could use it with the Touchsmart's HDMI input.

  177. Super_Chunk says:

    I want!

  178. howling_mad_murdock says:

    That actually looks pretty cool.

  179. Martian_Dude says:

    Looks like an awesome way to browse the net and watch tv.
    Me like ๐Ÿ˜€

  180. jcduda says:

    Beautiful & functional! Love it!

  181. kzemla says:

    I can has computer?

  182. bradgoheen says:

    Look pretty neat to me!

  183. Mike says:

    I have some weird obsession with touchscreens, this looks like fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  184. rabidsquid says:

    Neat!

  185. Kevin Ryan says:

    Very thorough review.

  186. Jessica says:

    This PC looks like a great solution for my family! The screen is a great size, and it looks great for educational games and the Touch menu looks like fun!

  187. matic says:

    These things are pretty great, got to play with one last week. Would definitely simplify my life.

  188. chilepepper says:

    I want to win free stuffs.

  189. Myrith says:

    The physical design does look quite sleek, and the keyboard illumination is especially neat.

    However, I do think this TouchSmart tries to cram in too many features. With the design of the screen, how it sits slightly upward tilting and has touch capability, it seems best placed on a desk and to be used sitting a foot or two away. I think it would be great as a PC, but I wouldn't want to watch TV or play games that close up.

  190. taylorbri says:

    this is the bomb… kaboom

  191. Myrith says:

    The physical design does look quite sleek, and the keyboard illumination is especially neat.

    However, I do think this TouchSmart tries to cram in too many features. With the design of the screen, how it sits slightly upward tilting and has touch capability, it seems best placed on a desk and to be used sitting a foot or two away. I think it would be great as a PC, but I wouldn't want to watch TV or play games that close up.

  192. taylorbri says:

    this is the bomb… kaboom

  193. Charlie Abel says:

    nice, looks like a great media pc…comes with HDMI which is great. I would LOVE to have one of these

  194. I need one of these neqw touchsmart computer, my apt was robbed

  195. Jamie Evans says:

    I have one. My apartment comes with free cable (i do not need a box) ,but the tv tuners will not detect anything other than the local channels .