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HP Touchsmart 520-1085UK LN733EA

HP Touchsmart 520-1085UK LN733EA
alaScore 88

97 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of HP Touchsmart 520-1085UK LN733EA. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and reliability. The size and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, size, reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Touchsmart 520-1085UK LN733EA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

HP TouchSmart 520-1070 Review

 

HP once built its TouchSmart line using notebook components because they required much less active cooling. Limiting the number of fans inside the machine made it quieter. This TouchSmart not only uses a desktop CPU—Intel's low-power Core i7-2600S,...

Magic Canvas UI; fast CPU (for an all-in-one); discrete GPU; lots of memory

Poorly placed display input switch; 5,400rpm hard drive

All-in-one computers provide extremely limited upgrade options, so we were happy to see that HP planted plenty of memory inside this one: 8GB of DDR3/1,336MHz running in dual-channel mode. While we like having a 2TB hard drive at our disposal, the one...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

HP TouchSmart 520-1070

 

The HP TouchSmart 520-1070 all-in-one desktop PC isn't for the budget set, but a quad-core Intel processor, 2TB hard drive, and a slew of entertainment features make it a worthwhile purchase.

Quad-core Intel Core i7-2600s processor is fast. Huge 2TB hard drive. Big 1080p display. Beats Audio. HDMI-in offers long term use. Blu-ray, TV-tuner and remote. Bundled with wireless keyboard and mouse.

Large power brick. Short 60-day subscription to Norton Internet Security.

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Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

HP TouchSmart 520: Great Performance, Great Value

 

If you're in the market for an all-purpose all-in-one PC, look no further. HP has done a fantastic job on its TouchSmart 520--it's got most everything you need, including a Blu-ray burner and USB 3.0, and it's one of the best performers we've seen in...

Strong performance ; Very accurate touchscreen

Touchscreen is a bit dim

This is a great deal: an excellent performer with premium specs for less than $1400

Nov, 2011

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

HP TouchSmart 520-1030

 

The midrange HP TouchSmart 520-1030 gives up a little too much to keep its middle of the road pricing.

HP TouchSmart interface. Beats Audio. Wireless everything. Wireless dongle pre-installed to connect keyboard and mouse. Intel Core i3 processor.

Only 60-day subscription to Internet Security. Bloatware. No USB 3.0. No eSATA. No HDMI.

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Nov, 2011

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

HP TouchSmart 520-1047c

 

The HP TouchSmart 520-1047c is a large screen desktop with a midrange price tag. It's a good, basic system for the touch enthusiast, but it falls behind the competition on some key features.

USB 3.0. Large touch screen. Minimal bloatware. 1.5TB hard drive. 2-year warranty.

No HDMI in or out. No Blu-ray. Low powered integrated graphics.

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Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

HP TouchSmart 520-1070

 

In short, as I hope is obvious by now, I can't recommend that you buy this retail model when you can get the same thing for less directly from HP.

The retail-only HP TouchSmart 520-1050y offers solid performance for its price, and has most of the features we look for in a midrange all-in-one.

The lack of an HDMI input is inexcusable, but worse is the fact that you can get the same model for $50 less via HP.com.

HP does shoppers a disservice with the inconsistent pricing between this otherwise decent retail-only desktop and the more affordable, identical model available via HP's Web site.

Nov, 2011

GOOD FOR GAMING!

Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (computershopper.com)

HP TouchSmart 520-1070

 

If you're going to spend north of $1,000 on an all-in-one (AIO) PC, it had better deliver the goods. After all, we've tested more than a few recent, less-pricey AIO computers that we recommend, such as the Asus ET2410IUTS-B019C and the Toshiba...

Design is both good-looking and highly functional ; Substantive touch software ; Excellent application performance ; Impressive audio and video output

Radeon graphics in test model didn’t add much gaming muscle ; Windows 8 would make this machine more appealing, but won't be available for months

No matter how you configure the TouchSmart 520, you’ll get a well-designed entertainment PC with a crisp 23-inch display, booming audio, and the best touch software going.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP TouchSmart 520-1010a touchscreen PC

 

A 23in touchscreen PC that can be quite fun to use, especially in a family setting

Smooth 2-input touchscreen ; All-in-one design ; Full HD

Slow graphics performance ; No digital audio out

The TouchSmart 520 is a capable computer system for everyday tasks, but its touchscreen offers a better way to interact with your content. Simply point to, drag or tap your files to let the magic happen. It's a very decent home machine that should go...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (t3.com)

HP TouchSmart 520 PC review

 

Has HP improved its TouchSmart range with Beats audio from the good Dr Dre?

Curved ; minimalist design ; Beats audio technology ; Built in TV card

Average keyboard ; Touch no better than keyboard ; Touch will be better on Win 8

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Touchsmart 520-1030uk review

 

HP's all-in-one PCs typically occupy a competent middle ground - powerful enough to ensure that running multiple programs and keeping several browser tabs open at once won't be a problem, while still being sufficiently quiet and attractive not to look...

Not the most exciting all-in-one, but it’s a well-made and reasonably priced living room PC

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:23
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6450
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2000

Memory

Internal memory:6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes
TV tuner integrated: Yes

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Chassis type:All-in-one
Display included: Yes
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of processors installed:1
Power supply:180
TV tuner type:DVB-T

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel H61
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):27
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i5-2390T
Processor boost frequency:3.5
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.7
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i5-2390T
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-2300 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53448
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.54
Height:18
Weight:25.8
Width:22.8