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HP Touchsmart 300 / 300Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of HP Touchsmart 300 / 300Z. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Touchsmart 300 / 300Z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Touchsmart 300 / 300Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of HP Touchsmart 300 / 300Z from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The design is also appreciated.

usability, design, price

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP TouchSmart 300-1015uk Desktop PC (Touch Enabled 20-inch LCD Display, Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Athlon II X2 235e Processor, 2 GB RAM, 320 GB SATAHP TouchSmart 300-1015uk Desktop PC (Touch Enabled 20-inch LCD Display, Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD Athlon II X2 235e Processor, 2 GB RAM, 320 GB SATA

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Touchsmart 300 / 300Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of HP Touchsmart 300 / 300Z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP TouchSmart 300-1360 All-in-One Desktop PC - BlackHP TouchSmart 300-1360 All-in-One Desktop PC - Black

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Nate Ralph (pcworld.com)

HP TouchSmart 300 All-in-One PC

 

HP has churned out a number of multitouch-capable machines under the TouchSmart line, and the 20-inch TouchSmart 300 is its latest effort.

Great general performance ; HDTV tuner

Sluggish custom software ; Weak graphics performance

TouchSmart style and design shines, but sluggish custom software hampers an otherwise solid package.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

HP TouchSmart 300-1020 review

 

HP's TouchSmart 600 was one of our favorite new PCs this fall because of its abundance of useful features. We're more ambivalent about HP's lower-end TouchSmart 300-1020. This $899 touch-screen all-in-one PC offers decent performance, but it has a...

Strong touch-based recipe software, attractive and capable enough as a small-scale home entertainment device.

Other all-in-one PCs in its price range have larger screens; missing a few features we liked about the higher-end TouchSmart 600; outperformed by cheaper midtower desktops.

With a small screen for its price, we can't justify the TouchSmart 300 as a home entertainment all-in-one PC. It's also slower than more affordable midtowers, so you can spend less for more productivity. This leaves HP's touch-based software as the...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP TouchSmart 300-1007

 

The HP TouchSmart 300-1007 is a 20-inch, touch-enabled all-in-one PC that's perfect for families sharing a single computer.

Compact All in one Form factor. Added HP software is useful. Sensitive touch screen. Kitchen friendly. Wall mountable. Wireless keyboard and mouse. Two year warranty.

Screen isn't full 1080p HD. Only 60-day subscription to Internet Security. No TV or video inputs. Monitor attracts smudges. Blu-ray not available.

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Nov, 2009

Expert review by: techreviewsource (techreviewsource.com)

HP TouchSmart 300-1025 Desktop PC

 

With the release of Windows 7, multi touch computing has finally been something worth looking into because Windows 7 supports multiple touch points for the first time ever and the interface has been redesigned to be "touch friendly". The HP TouchSmart...

Multi-touch w/ Windows 7 ; Responsive touch screen ; Sleek design for many uses ; Wireless keyboard & mouse

Fingerprints & smudges show easily ; No HDMI-in port ; HP pre-loads too much bloatware

We felt that performance of the HP TouchSmart 300-1025 is very speedy and will well-suit any user. This is an especially good desktop PC for the dorm room or bedroom because of the built-in TV tuner and the touch screen just adds to the style of the...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (etechreviews.net)

HP TouchSmart 300 – No HDMI port

 

HP TouchSmart 300 is a good performer in terms of productivity but it is not as good as the higher end HP TouchSmart 600. I did some multitasking and was pretty satisfied with what the machine had to offer. Compared to the Acer Aspire Z5610, the HP...

Expert review by: Dushyant Khilnani (tech.firstpost.com)

HP TouchSmart 300 Desktop PC

 

HP has been offering good utility and simplicity in computing through its TouchSmart line of products in the past. Following this trend is the TouchSmart 300 and the model we tested has a suffix ‘1040-in'. The 300 is quitemuch smaller than its elder...

If you want an easy to use, touch-interface all-in-one PC, this one is a good option. But if the touch interface doesn't fascinate you, then you can get a good HTPC, which will also play games (install a graphics card), for Rs. 68,799 or even lesser.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP TouchSmart 300-1060a desktop PC

 

An HP all-in-one PC equipped with a touch screen

Good touch experience within TouchSmart software, 802.11n Wi-Fi, decent performance

Poor accuracy in standard Windows 7 interface, display isn't suited to precise touches, bloatware

The TouchSmart 300-1060a is one of HP's most affordable touch-screen PCs, and it's a reasonable choice if you want to use the TouchSmart interface. For normal Windows use, however, the lower resolution and smaller display make it a poor alternative to...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Nate Ralph (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP TouchSmart 300 review

 

At 20 inches, it's a bit small to serve as your primary media centre, but the HP TouchSmart 300 costs more than similarly sized budget all-in-one PCs (20 inches or smaller). It also outperforms them all, scoring 98 on the WorldBench 6 test suite. This...

That being said, if you're in the market for a touch-friendly all-in-one and want something with a 20-inch screen size, you would do well to consider the HP TouchSmart 300. If you're up for spending a bit more, users less interested in touch might want...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

HP - TouchSmart 300-1230

 

The latest edition of HP's TouchSmart 300 is a solidly built all-in-one desktop PC with a 20in, 16:9 widescreen touch-sensitive display. Just under three inches thick, it sits on two stubby legs, with a third leg ...

HP has packed a number of features into this all-in-one, including a TV tuner plus remote control. The TouchSmart software is slick too, but you do pay for all of this - the £799 price tag seems a bit steep given the 20in screen size. Still, this is a...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 
Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Interact with your favorite TV, music, videos, and photos! The all-in-one 20" HP TouchSmart 300 PC with 16:9 touch screen looks and works great in your home.

Audio

Audio system:HD
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB
Per Processor Size:2MB

Certificates

Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis type:Desktop
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3in
Height:16.1in
Weight:24.3lbs
Width:20.4in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250 / 300
Display Diagonal:20
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:20in
Diagonal Size (metric):50.8cm
Max Resolution:1600 x 900
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

Power supply:150 / 200 / 220

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:2
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 3200 / AMD Radeon HD 5450 / No / NVIDIA GeForce G210
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.919 / 1219
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 3000 / AMD Radeon HD 6000
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.3125
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 3200 / AMD Radeon HD 6410D

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:300-1020/300-1025
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP TouchSmart

Mainboard

Chipset Type:AMD M780G

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n/Bluetooth / 802.11b/g/n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio output channels:2.0 / 5.1
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Case color:Black
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compatible processor series:Athlon II X2, Athlon II X3, Athlon II X4
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LCD Touchscreen / LSD / TFT
Display Diagonal:20
Display Diagonal (metric):20
Display included: Yes
Drive device, transfer rate:3072
Energy efficiency compliance:
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / NVIDIA
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1919 / 2037 / 2302
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN / Gigabit Ethernet
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Power supply:200
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor upgrade:Y
Speakers:monitor built-in
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes
TV tuner type:Analog
Video adapter, bus:PCI-Express 16x
Weight:19.8 / 20.8 / 24.3
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

Display Diagonal:20
Display included: Yes
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:32

Performance

Chipset:AMD RS780MN / AMD RS880M
Motherboard chipset:AMD RS780MN / AMD RS880M
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini PCI Express slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:5 / 6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:150 / 200 / 220

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Chipset:AMD A55
Clock Speed:2.7GHz/2.8GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Motherboard chipset:AMD A55
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of processors installed:1
Processor:400e / 415e / 600e / A4-3400
Processor cache:1.5 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2 / 3
Processor family:AMD Athlon / AMD Athlon II X2 / AMD Athlon II X3 / AMD Athlon II X4
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.5 / 2.7
Processor front side bus:4000
Processor model:400e / 415e / 600e / A4-3400
Processor Number:235e/240e
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Type:Athlon II X2

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Symantec Norton Internet Security 2010 (60), Norton Online Backup (30) / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2010,\nNorton Online Backup,\nMicrosoft Office Home & Student 2007

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards: / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 640 / 750

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB/640GB
Platform Technology:AMD LIVE!
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3200

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.1 / 5 / 5.16 / 7.48 / 8.07
Height:16 / 16.1 / 16.3 / 16.4 / 2.95
Package weight:31 / 32
Weight:19.8 / 20.8 / 24 / 24.3
Width:20 / 20.4