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HP Touchsmart 520-1085UK LN733EA

HP Touchsmart 520-1085UK LN733EA
alaScore 88

97 reviews

Aug, 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 4.1/5 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

Graphics

On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics

Processor special features

Processor ARK ID:53448