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HP TouchSmart IQ500

HP TouchSmart IQ500
alaScore 86

50 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP TouchSmart IQ500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 50 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Horrible experience


I just got off the phone with HP technical support and I am so disappointed. I have had this computer little over an year and it has been broken the third time now. All I do with it is check the email and store some pictures. I am very disappointed with their horrible customer service, their product quality and the worst of all their unwillingness to help. I will never ever buy any kind of HP product and I will recommend everybody to stay away from these horrible experience.

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HP TouchSmart IQ500t


The 22-inch TouchSmart 500t is essentially a faster, slimmed-down version of the 25.5-inch HP TouchSmart IQ816. Both all-in-one PCs are multitouch capable, as is the 18.5-inch Dell Studio One 19. Multitouch aside, the $1650 500t's closest competitor in...

Beautiful touchscreen ; Great general performance

Glossy screen can be overly reflective ; Upgradability limited to two areas

A vibrant multitouch display and excellent general performance make the IQ500t a competitive all-in-one option.

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Preview: HP TouchSmart IQ500 Series PC


As sneak previews go, this one was pretty much hush hush, cloak and dagger style. HP was kind enough to let us in on their latest TouchSmart product that's now being revealed at HP's Connecting Your World Event in Berlin. Here's a quick look at the HP...


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Amazon review summary for HP TouchSmart IQ500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of HP TouchSmart IQ500 from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

value for money

40% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP TouchSmart IQ500t - Intel Core 2 Duo T6600

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Huge Screen...great graphics....and a touch screen! So awesome! ”


Tax Return time again and what did my husband want to buy with some of our money? A new computer of course!! He decided on the HP Touchsmart Desktop. He got a fairly good deal on it at Bestbuy and when he took it out of the package I was amazed by how...

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HP TouchSmart IQ526 all in one desktop computer ”


I purchased my HP Touchsmart model IQ526 all in one computer from QVC in July 2009.   The price was affordable at that time  5 easy pays of $239.  This computer had 3 gb of ram memory and 600 gb hard drive all in the monitor.  the display screen is 22...

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HP TouchSmart IQ500 series is cool and easy to use..i love it ”


HP TouchSmart IQ500 series is cool and easy to use..i love it

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Best computer I've Ever owned ”


My son is developmentally delayed, does not talk or walk but he learned very quickly how to manipulate this touch screen computer.  It's is now bringing the world to him.  The ease of use and the touchscreen programs make this PC  very easy to...

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The world is on my desk! ”


When I was shopping around for a new computer my two biggest needs were that the computer be 1) an all-in-one and 2) affordable.  I needed an all-in-one because we have limited space in my home office area.  As a small business owner I needed an...

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The HP Touchsmart is a great PC for the graphic artist. ”


All of the Hp touchsmarts features from the touchscreen to the dual core processors makes this computer perfect for anything from surfing the web and playing games to using graphics programs. I bought this computer after my last desktop quit on me and...

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HP TouchSmart is the best computer I have ever used! ”


I must say that my new HP TouchSmart IQ500 series PC is the best I have ever used. It doesn't have a tower so it doesn't take up much space.  The unit is all built into the monitor and is very compact.  I love it!  My last computer was a well known...

Product Specifications

HEWLETT PACKARD - HP - TOUCHSMART - IQ500T - Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor T6600 [2.2GHz, 2MB] , 4GB DDR2 SDRAM , 500GB 7200 rpm SATA HD, 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS HD, Slot-load SuperMulti DVD Burner , Wireless-N LAN card and Bluetooth(R), 5-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, 1394, audio ,TV tuner, ATSC & NTSC with PVR, remote, 10/100/1000Mbps (Ethernet), 22" diag. Brightview widescreen, WEBCAM, MIC, Microsoft(R) Works 9.0, Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)


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


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: No
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
True Resolution:WSXGA+

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Product Type:AIO


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 9300M G
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:965GM
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:T5850