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HP Touchsmart 600-1220 WZ958EA

HP Touchsmart 600-1220 WZ958EA
alaScore 88

118 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 35 expert reviews and 83 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 75/100 and users rate it 84/100. The average review date is Sep 9, 2010. We have compared these reviews to 321400 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 15, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Touchsmart 600-1220 WZ958EA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of HP Touchsmart 600-1220 WZ958EA from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good comments.

usability, price, size, design

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Touchsmart 600-1040uk Desktop PC (Windows 7 Home Premium, 23-inch HD Touchscreen, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6400, 4 GB DDR3, 1 TB SATA 3G HDD, TVHP Touchsmart 600-1040uk Desktop PC (Windows 7 Home Premium, 23-inch HD Touchscreen, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6400, 4 GB DDR3, 1 TB SATA 3G HDD, TV

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Touchsmart 600-1220 WZ958EA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of HP Touchsmart 600-1220 WZ958EA from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and price are generally positive. The design and usability also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP TouchSmart 600-1350 All-in-One Desktop PC - BlackHP TouchSmart 600-1350 All-in-One Desktop PC - Black

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (pcworld.com)

HP TouchSmart 600 Quad

 

Competition is stiff in the category of big-screen all-in-one PCs. TV tuners and large hard drives are becoming standard features, as manufacturers attempt to displace televisions in dorm rooms and cramped bedrooms with high-definition-capable,...

Impressive audio performance ; Extensive media connectivity ; Strong general performance

Middling Webcam quality

HP's latest TouchSmart packs a punch, delivering strong media-theater functionality and the line's signature TouchSmart style.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Harry McCracken (pcworld.com)

HP TouchSmart 600 Desktop Review

 

1080p screen, Blu-ray drive, HDTV tuner ; Excellent custom touch-enabled applications

Weak graphics performance ; Limited upgradability

This third-generation TouchSmart PC is boosted by Windows 7's gesture support, but HP's custom multitouch software is even more impressive.

Oct, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

HP TouchSmart 600-1055 PC

 

The HP TouchSmart 600-1055 PC ($1,599 list) is HP's third generation of TouchSmart PCs for the home. HP pioneered touch computing for the home and each successive generation has gotten better. The latest model combines HP's Touch experience with...

Blu-ray player. True 1080p HD. Ambient Lighting. Bluetooth and 802.11 b/g/n. Minimal bloatware. Kitchen friendly. Very adjustable. Wireless everything but power and TV. HDMI and game inputs

Only 60-day subscription to Norton Internet Security. Some competitors offer Quad Core at this price point. $100-200 more expensive than rivals

The HP TouchSmart 600-1055 PC is HP's top-of-the-line Windows 7 PC that shows how touch screen interfaces are going mainstream.

Expert review by : Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

HP TouchSmart 600-1155 Review

 

When we heard HP was building its latest TouchSmart with Intel's Core i7 processor, we figured it was game-over for the competition: Lenovo and Sony use quad-cores, too, but they both tapped Intel's Core 2 Quad. MSI picked an even less capable Core 2...

Best-in-breed touch-screen; excellent webcam; IR emitter; 6GB DDR3

Relatively slow CPU; relies on external power brick

All four machines feature integrated webcams, but the one built into the TouchSmart delivered far superior image quality and it tilts, so you can use it seated or standing. All four machines come with TV tuners, but only HP thought to include an IR...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

HP TouchSmart 600-1055

 

Evaluating successive generations of HP's TouchSmart series reminds us of shopping for a new car. If you fall in love and buy this year's model, you must never, ever visit the showroom to look at next year's model or you'll be hit with a bout of...

Blu-ray drive; HDMI input; improved touchscreen UI; touch-optimized third-party apps

Weak benchmark performance; integrated audio amp needs more power

We had refrained from benchmarking all-in-one machines until Dell sent us its XPS One 24 (May 2009), which came with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 desktop CPU; so it’s only fair that we benchmark HP’s offering, too. (We still don’t run our gaming...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Chip Chick (chipchick.com)

HP TouchSmart 600 Review – Part II

 

In case you missed it, Check out Part I of the HP TouchSmart 600 Review Using th e HP TouchSmart 600 as a CD/Digital Music Player/Stereo It's not ...

Beautiful and intuitive touch based software suite, display is bright and colorful, powerful speaker system, manages to cover all of your entertainment needs in one package

The display is a fingerprint magnet, unfortunately not every cable customer will be able to take advantage of the DVR functions

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Daniel A. Begun (computershopper.com)

HP TouchSmart 600-1155 Review and Ratings

 

With freshly updated components, field-leading touch apps, a Blu-ray drive, and a bright 23-inch screen, this $1,799 TouchSmart is a top-choice all-in-one PC.

Strong productivity performance ; Touch screen ; Blu-ray drive ; HDMI-in port ; TV tuner

Pricey ; Touch apps—while better than competition's—still need work

Jul, 2010

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Expert review by : Daniel A. Begun (hothardware.com)

HP TouchSmart 600 All-In-One PC Review

 

With a claim of “nearly 30-years of touch innovation” under its belt, HP is no stranger to touch-input technology. The company has recently integrated touch input into a number of its consumer and business product lines, such as tablets and displays...

There is one last performance metric to mention, and it is one that more and more people are becoming concerned with: power consumption. We can’t tell you how owning a TouchSmart 600 is going to impact your carbon footprint, but we can tell you how...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

HP TouchSmart 600-1055 Review

 

HP TouchSmart 600-1055 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the HP TouchSmart 600-1055 and comparisons to other Gaming Computers

Terrific multimedia features, including Blu-ray drive and HDTV tuner; Great speakers; Good touch applications; Sleek styling

So-so performance for the price; Touch interface still rough in spots; Not appropriate for gaming

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Mark Wilson (gizmodo.com)

HP TouchSmart 600 Review: Multitouch Multimedia Mogul

 

The HP TouchSmart 600 is sort of like a girl I "dated" in fourth grade. I can't say I loved her, but I can say that I really, really liked her a lot. But the TouchSmart never wore braces.

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM, slot-load Blu-ray player/DVD burner, NVIDIA GeForce GT230M with 1GB dedicated RAM, 23-inch 1080P multitouch display, and a slew of inputs, including 6 USB, a card reader, coax, S-Video, HDMI, audio and composite

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DTS Studio Sound / HD
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:4 / 8

Certificates

Certification:EPEAT
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Chassis type:Desktop / SFF
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Product color:Black, Silver

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:21.5 / 23
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel type:IPS / LCD
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:150
Power supply:150

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.5 / 1024 / 256 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce G200 / NVIDIA GeForce G210 / NVIDIA GeForce G210M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.919 / 2303
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 500
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E92
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics 610 / Intel® UHD Graphics 630 / No
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 2666
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2 / 2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Analog signal format system:PAL
Built-in camera:Y / Yes
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Networking

Antenna Type:2x2
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 5.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Audio output channels:2.0 / 5.1
Built-in camera: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Case color:Black
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10 / 24
CD write speed:16 / 24
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compatible processor series:Core 2 Duo / Core i5, Core i7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LCD Touchscreen
Display Diagonal:23
Display Diagonal (metric):23
Display included: Yes
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
HDMI: Yes
HDMI in:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2303 / 256 / 2815
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN / Gigabit Ethernet
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):26.6 x 9.09 x 21.3
PCI Express x1 slots:2
Platform:PC
Power supply:120 / 150 / 200
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor upgrade:Y
S-Video out:Y
Speakers:2 / monitor built-in
Storage drive interface:SATA
TV out port:S-Video
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes
TV tuner type:Analog & DVB-T / Analog, DVB-C
Video in:1 / S-video, TV
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:33.1
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:N
Bundled software:Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 / Windows DVD Maker\nCyberLink DVD Suite 6\nMediaSmart DVD Premium\nHP Games\nMicrosoft Works 9\nHP Advisor\nHP Hardware Diagnostic Tools\nHelp & Support Center\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Recovery Manager\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer
Display Diagonal:23
Display included:N / Yes
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Mouse included:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:19.6 / 7.17
Package height:13.5 / 18.4
Package weight:13.2 / 16.2 / 32 / 37.3
Package width:24.9 / 7.72

Pen

Pen included:N

Performance

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3601
Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel HM57 Express
Market positioning:Business
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM57 Express
Product type:All-in-One PC / PC
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y
Line-out:Y
Microphone in:N / Y / Yes
Mini PCI Express slots:2
PCI Express x16 slots:1
RF ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 4 / 5 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:150 / 90
Autonomy mode:N
Power supply:150 / 180

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI3 / FSB
Chipset:Intel HM57 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 12 / 16 / 17 / 7.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21 / 41.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 2666 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM57 Express / Intel Q370 / NVIDIA MCP7A-J
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 410 / 774
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing die size:107 / 296 / 81
Processor:i3-330M / i7-720QM / P7450 / T6400 / T6500
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.8 / 4.1
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6 / 9
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBNF / SLBPM / SLGF4
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Coffee Lake / Penryn
Processor cores:2 / 4 / 6
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel® Celeron® G / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 3 / 3.1
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:14 / 32 / 45
Processor model:G4900 / i3-330M / i5-430M / i5-8500 / i7-720QM / P7450 / T6400 / T6500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA 1288 / BGA1288 / LGA 1151 (Socket H4) / Socket 478 / Socket 988 / Socket P
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / M0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35 / 45 / 65
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:129939 / 36734 / 39311 / 40479 / 43122 / 43537 / 47663
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBNF / SLGF4 / SLGJ4
Processor package size:34 / 35 / 37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C

Software

Bundled software:Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 / Windows DVD Maker\nCyberLink DVD Suite 6\nMediaSmart DVD Premium\nHP Games\nMicrosoft Works 9\nHP Advisor\nHP Hardware Diagnostic Tools\nHelp & Support Center\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Recovery Manager\nMicrosoft Internet Explorer
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2009, Norton Online Backup / Symantec Norton Internet Security 2010,\nMicrosoft Office Home & Student 2007,\nNorton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / SD / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 256 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.7 / 4.96 / 5 / 5.12 / 8.21
Height:10.6 / 14.3 / 17.8 / 18
Package weight:32 / 37.3
Weight:12.7 / 24.3 / 26 / 26.5 / 33.1 / 9.26
Width:19.3 / 23 / 3.74