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HP TouchSmart 520

HP TouchSmart 520
alaScore 89

13 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money.

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP TouchSmart 520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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HP TouchSmart 520 review

 

The HP TouchSmart 520 doesn't have the sharp looks to match an ultra-stylish living room, but it offers enough power and a screen that's good enough to keep most families happy.

Full HD screen ; Touchscreen interface will appeal to families ; Capacious hard drive ; Decent performance for office tasks

Uninspiring design ; Touchscreen is imprecise ; Poor performance for 3D games

The HP TouchSmart 520 doesn't have the cutting-edge looks to match an ultra-stylish living room, but its high-definition touchscreen will keep the kids happy and it offers enough power for the grown-ups to tackle their office work too.

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HP TouchSmart 520 review

 

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 HP TouchSmart 520 Big Screen All-in-One PC - it's got pretty much everything you need, including a Blu-ray disc drive and USB 3.0, and it's...

Despite the slightly blue, dim screen, we recommend the TouchSmart 520. It's decently priced - at £849 inc VAT - and it packs a nice assortment of high-end features, and it makes a decent Blu-ray machine.

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HP TouchSmart 520

 

Decent size and performance for the price ; Beats Audio does enhance the sound experience

No Bluetooth ; Failure to innovate in the touch space ; Infrared technology means multi-touch is skittish ; Magic Canvas interface is laggy when using touch

The TouchSmart 520 doesn't achieve anything that TouchSmarts before it haven't already. Still, unimpressive touch capability aside, it makes a decent all-in-one touch product worth checking out if the size and price fit your needs.

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HP TouchSmart 520 review

 

Uninspiring design and a lack of power, but it's a reasonable all-rounder for the price

So it isn’t the flashiest or fastest of PCs, and we’ve still not seen much dedicated touch software that’s genuinely useful on a large desktop, but the HP TouchSmart 520 does enough to impress in key areas. It offers up some competent, sensibly...

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HP TouchSmart 520

 

Decent size and performance for the price ; Beats Audio does enhance the sound experience

No Bluetooth ; Failure to innovate in the touch space ; Infrared technology means multi-touch is skittish ; Magic Canvas interface is laggy when using touch

The TouchSmart 520 doesn't achieve anything that TouchSmarts before it haven't already. Still, unimpressive touch capability aside, it makes a decent all-in-one touch product worth checking out if the size and price fit your needs.

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HP TouchSmart 520-1047 Intel Core i5-2400s 2.5GHz 6GB 1.5TB DVD+/-RW 23" Touch Screen Win7 (Black)

 

Excellent

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HP Touchsmart 520-1130ea 23" All-in-One PC

 

I bought this to replace our old family computer.............and now i can't believe i didn't do it sooner! In fact.....i'm going to buy one for myself as well. It's so fun to use, perfect for work and play! Really would recommend this to anyone!

Very user friendly, brilliant child friendly features

touch screen can be a little unresponsive.....but only if you have lots of programmes open

Consumer review by:

HP Touchsmart 520-1130ea 23" All-in-One PC

 

I bought this to replace our old family computer.............and now i can't believe i didn't do it sooner!

Very user friendly, brilliant child friendly features

touch screen can be a little unresponsive.....but only if you have lots of programmes open

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HP TouchSmart 520-1190EA

 

Easy to set up ; Minimal size which is great for small spaces ; Lovely bright picture with large screen

No bad points I can think of

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:6 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
Product Type:AIO
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):RAD HD7450A
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU + OnBoard

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:H61
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2390T
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