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HP TouchSmart 520

HP TouchSmart 520
alaScore 89

40 reviews

Feb, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of HP TouchSmart 520. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The price and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, price, reliability, design

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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Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

HP Touchsmart 520 review: HP Touchsmart 520

 

HP Touchsmart 520

The retail-only ; 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

Expert review by : maximum pc (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

May, 2012

Expert review by : TechSpot (techspot)

HP TouchSmart 520 All-In-One Review

 

I measured the power draw of the TouchSmart 520 using a Kill A Watt power consumption meter. At Idle, the system fluctuated between 60-65 watts. I used a combination of Prime 95 and OCCT’s PSU stress tool to generate a full load on the system of 132...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

HP Touchsmart 520-1080 review

 

HP has more experience with touchscreen all-in-ones than anyone else, and it shows. Its latest Touchsmart is a tidy package with an innovative hinged design that's stable and easy to adjust, and the responsive screen picks up gestures quickly and...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

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.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (techadvisor.co.uk)

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.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Desktop PCs (desktoppcs.org.uk)

HP TouchSmart 520 Desktop PC Review

 

HP has always been a success when it comes to all-in-one touchscreen PC, and particularly, the TouchSmart series. However, in the recent days, the coveted all-in-one chunk of the industry has been bitten by Apple's iMac. This being the climate, the...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by (channelpro.co.uk)

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...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

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.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review (rakuten.com)

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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