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HP TouchSmart IQ506

HP TouchSmart IQ506
alaScore 84

181 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 reviews of HP TouchSmart IQ506. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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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 159 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. Views about the size and price are generally positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP IQ506 TouchSmart Desktop PC (2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5850, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium)HP IQ506 TouchSmart Desktop PC (2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5850, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, DVD Drive, Vista Premium)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone and Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP TouchSmart IQ506 review

 

The future of the home computer lies in making it easier to use by everyone. Central to this is the way we browse files and folders, or open, close and resize windows – areas that are today being seriously redeveloped with various types of multi-touch...

For the proposed premium price you get a classy design, the versatility to handle everyday tasks, and the ability to do some light multimedia lifting. The HP TouchSmart IQ506 doesn't have enough power to deal with more graphics-heavy activities, but...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone and Andrew Harrison (techworld.com)

HP TouchSmart IQ506 review

 

HP's TouchSmart IQ506 Desktop PC costs $1,500 in the US, and is expected to retail at around £1,099 inc VAT in the UK from August or September.

For the proposed premium price you get a classy design, the versatility to handle everyday tasks, and the ability to do some light multimedia lifting. The HP TouchSmart IQ506 doesn't have enough power to deal with more graphics-heavy activities, but...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : John Brandon (digitaltrends.com)

HP TouchSmart IQ506 Review

 

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

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Terrence Russell (wired.com)

Review: HP TouchSmart IQ506

 

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....

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...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

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...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP TouchSmart IQ506 PC

 

The HP TouchSmart IQ506 PC is sleeker, has a better more intuitive interface, and is faster to boot than its predecessor.

A lot less bloat/ads/crapware than previous HP machines. Improved touch-screen interface. 4GB of RAM. Integrated IR remote. Wireless everything. ATSC/HDTV tuner. "Ambient Lighting" lights your workspace. Energy efficient. EPEAT (silver) and Energy Star...

No Blu-ray. Internet Security is only 60-day subscription for live updates. Windows Media Center is a little slow to react. 64-bit Vista may be incompatible with your existing hardware and software. Still has some crapware. No back button on mouse. No...

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Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (pcworld.com)

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.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

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...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone & Andrew Harrison (pcworld.co.nz)

HP TouchSmart IQ506 PC

 

The future of the home computer lies in making it easier for everyone to use. Central to this is the way we browse files and folders, or open, close and resize windows - areas that are today being seriously redeveloped with various types of multi-touch...

Enter the HP TouchSmart computer with its touch-sensitive screen, now relaunched as two models. We tried the IQ506, the same size as the IQ504 but with slightly higher processor specs

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : J.R. Nelson (desktopreview.com)

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...

Oct, 2008