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HP TouchSmart IQ506

HP TouchSmart IQ506
alaScore 84

205 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The value for money and usability are also appreciated.

design, usability, value for money, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP TouchSmart IQ506 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP TouchSmart IQ506

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 user reviews of HP TouchSmart IQ506 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

design, value for money, usability, size, reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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HP TouchSmart IQ506t

 

HP's TouchSmart line of all-in-one desktop computers has undergone quite a transformation since we examined the very first model, the IQ770, nearly two years ago. Not only is every change for the better, but HP has managed to slash prices by several...

Awesome touch screen, tiny footprint, excellent value

Too slow for hardcore gaming; TouchSmart applications are weak

We’ll sum up by repeating what we said about the first-generation TouchSmart: It would be a big mistake to make the IQ506t your one-and-only PC: It’s just not powerful enough for gaming, heavy-duty photo or video editing, or many other enthusiast...

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HP TouchSmart IQ506 Review

 

Promising technology, or technology without promise? That's the question with any “touch” computer that relies on a “natural user interface” (NUI), hoping to make the mouse a distant memory. About 18 months ago, HP released the first TouchSmart to a...

Cool touch interface; lots of hardware perks; nice looking GUI

Slow for general computing; Blu-ray media drive not included

the IQ506 is an amazing touch computer with a lot of promise.

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HP's TouchSmart PC Gets Us All Touchy Feely

 

Word on the street is living rooms and kitchens are the next hotspots for PCs. The problem is that no one has perfected the recipe. HP garnered some fanfare a

Elegant space saving design. Speakerbar produces booming lows and clear highs. Bright 22-inch screen hides smudges and fingerprints. Integrated TV tuner adds living room chops. Blazing connectivity via gigabit ethernet and integrated 802.11b/g/n. 500GB...

Not the smoothest touch-based interface. Handoffs between TouchSmart/Vista programs are slow and awkward. Very limited upgrade options. Mid-range GPU puts a damper on hardcore gaming. Retractable bezel feels cheap and rickety. Sluggish processor given...

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HP TouchSmart IQ506 All-in-One PC

 

Sleek, classy all-in-one PC gets points for design, but it lacks the same wow in its performance.

Sharp multi-touch screen ; Sleek all-in-one design

Built-in speakers are a bit scratchy ; Lacks expandibility

Paying the $1500 price buys you a system with classy design, the versatility to handle everyday tasks, and the ability to do some light multimedia lifting. It doesn't have enough power to deal with more graphics-heavy activities. The TouchSmart is...

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HP TouchSmart IQ506

 

Hewlett-Packard's redesigned TouchSmart PC solves at least one of the problems of the original . The new look stays much truer to that of a traditional all-in-one, leaving behind last year's clunky hinged design (that we admit we kind of liked). The...

Svelte new design; large, touch-sensitive display; easy to use, touch-friendly software, a lot of wireless connectivity options; underbody keyboard light.

Single-point, Windows-based touch looks dated next to multitouch iPhone; slower than other all-in-ones in its price class.

HP's new-and-improved TouchSmart all-in-one PC refines the touch-based concept it introduced last year. Faster all-in-ones, and Apple's iPhone, make the TouchSmart seem a bit behind the times, but the convenient software and its kitchen-friendly design...

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HP TouchSmart IQ506 PC

 

The Hewlett-Packard TouchSmart IQ506 may be worthy of the Jetsons' household. This all-in-one desktop PC is all screen--22 inches of 1650-by-1080-resolution display, with a laptop's guts hiding inside. Though the TouchSmart ($1500 as of 6/25/08) isn't...

Sharp multi-touch screen ; Sleek all-in-one design

Built-in speakers are a bit scratchy ; Lacks expandibility

A lot of great design choices come together in a versatile PC, built for everyday use. Just don't expect it to do everything.

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HP TouchSmart IQ506 Full Review (with video)

 

The HP TouchSmart IQ506 is HP's new top of the line, all-in-one computer.

HP has a really intriguing product on their hands. In order to stand out from the rest of the desktop market, they've taken a line of computers in a whole new direction, and I think the gamble is paying off. The touch experience is just so compelling...

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Review: HP TouchSmart iQ506 PC

 

Several years ago HP came out with the first all-in-one touch screen PC, the TouchSmart 770. This machine was mostly a desktop PC with a touchscreen mounted to the top. This year they redesigned the TouchSmart and made it much more elegant and smaller....

The iQ506 is the version that I described above and it is currently selling for $1399 at Amazon.

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HP TouchSmart IQ506 PC - The Full Review

 

We promised you a review back when we did our preview of HP's TouchSmart IQ500 PC series. Well, it's finally here in our labs, so join us as we take on the HP TouchSmart IQ506 PC, fresh from its tour of duty in Berlin, where it was first unveiled.

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HP TouchSmart IQ506 Desktop

 

HP's TouchSmart IQ506 desktop revolutionizes touch computing for the indiscriminating home user—and won't disrupt your décor.

Beautifully designed hardware and software offer terrific touch experience; excellent selection of components and ports

Lackluster performance; 22-inch display and lack of Blu-ray option mean limited HD opportunities

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Product Specifications

Want simple, touch access to information, social networks, music, photos, videos, e-mail, TV? The convenience of connecting via webcam? Check out HP's slim and stylish, next-generation TouchSmart IQ506 PC, designed to look "at home" in any room of your home. Once you start working, listening to music, editing photos and videos, checking e-mail, and watching TV from your kitchen or family room, you'll never go back.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB
Per Processor Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.6in
Height:17.4in
Weight:24lbs
Width:21in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:22in
Diagonal Size (metric):55.9cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:IQ506/IQ506t
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP TouchSmart

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Mobile Intel GM965 Express
Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth

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 Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.16GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T5850
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Media center/Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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