Review: HP TouchSmart IQ770
If you’re finding that Mum & Dad are having too much trouble using a mouse or keyboard, HP have a new computer that lets their fingers do the talking.
This week we’re looking at a new computer, the HP TouchSmart IQ770. Now the TouchSmart is a new type of computer mixing style with functionality for the home market.
The TouchSmart will let you down in a couple of areas if you buy it for the wrong reasons. It doesn’t have a lot of grunt so don’t buy it expecting to run all the latest games at the best settings. It also doesn’t seem to let you take a picture of yourself with the in-built camera nor can do you password hide notes meant for other people with HP’s software.You may have seen the ad campaign with Shrek that basically says “Fit For A King” with a picture of the TouchSmart and DreamWorks’ animated ogre. Well, the TouchSmart might just be fit for a king, but you’re also going to need to be a king to buy it. While it may be built to last, it’s also somewhat costly coming in with a Recommended Retail Price just $3699. Still, if you’re looking for something that will survive your family and is easy to use, it’s actually a really interesting computer to have. Pros
- Excellent build quality
- Very attractive
- Screen is vibrant and very easy to use
- Can be very slow at points
- Software has some strange quirks
Product: HP TouchSmart IQ770
Vendor: HP Australia
Website: HP TouchSmart