HP TouchSmart 520 is another show stopper product that has enough fireworks under its hood to make you say Wow when you first behold it. Though it does not directly belong to the category of ultra polish and super stylish products that are associated with unnecessary bells and whistles just to justify the price tag, HP TouchSmart 520 looks and feel different with powerful performance and a sizzling touch screen that can easily make it a home entertainer.
This all-in-one PC is full-HD that means, your family members will not have to see things pixilated and its rock solid performance ensures that you can juggle between office and home with equal efficiency and without cutting the corner obviously. Let go in-depth to find out whether this beast deserves to be a part of your family:
Like any other All-in-one PCs, HP TouchSmart 520 scores high on the aesthetic front. It looks stunning with built in interface and reduces pressure on you to make room for both the bulky monitor and CPU. Sometimes, you may take it to be just another version of a TV with keyboard and mouse hanging around. It is its simplicity that makes it the perfect choice for living room.
Weighing around 11.7kg, HP TouchSmart 520 is not anything that you can lag around with. Double check the structural integrity before you place it on the coffee table or any other place. Sited on a grey metal stand, HP TouchSmart 520’s screen is surrounded by thick matte black plastic bezel and at the back, there are holes and ridges for speaks and fans. So, there is nothing to be excited about its back unless you nourish a fetish for black holes etc. Definitely, the design could have been a little snazzier but it seems HP has concentrated more on fusing performance and look simultaneously and which is why the design takes a beating here.
Though there is nothing so sensation about the touch interface of HP TouchSmart 520, it still has some grunt under the hood. It is ideal for those who are tried of getting their fingers rinsed on mouse and looking for something softer. The touch screen is not that much sensitive and sometimes, you have to click on the buttons multiple times to make it work. Touchscreen works quite satisfactorily when you are prodding images or playing around with windows, but it makes you feel irritated once you try to minimize windows and you will be forced to take resort to old and faithful mouse. Onscreen keyboard is a bit of disappointment. You may find that the keystrokes are not working properly and led me believe that Windows 7 is not touch screen compatible.
Intel Core i5-2390T processor is at the core of HP TouchSmart 520 and as expected, performance is not an issue here. To pump up performance, HP has gone a step further and has paired up the processor with 4GB of RAM that makes everything awesome. Multi-tasking is a breeze with HP TouchSmart 520 and it never shows any sign of slowing down no matter what. The PC does lack a graphic card but it gets compensated with the presence of its built-in Intel HD graphics that ensure above the average viewing quality.
In conclusion, HP TouchSmart 520 is good to give your living room a nice facelift. Give it a try and you would not be disappointed.