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HP TouchSmart IQ816

HP TouchSmart IQ816
alaScore 82

45 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of HP TouchSmart IQ816. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design, whereas there are some negative reviews about the price and reliability.

usability, design, size

reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP TouchSmart IQ816 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP TouchSmart IQ816

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of HP TouchSmart IQ816 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design, but many are negative about the reliability. Opinions are divided on the price.

usability, design, size

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP TouchSmart IQ816 All-in-One Desktop PC (2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB Hard Drive, Blu-ray Drive, Vista Premium) BlackHP TouchSmart IQ816 All-in-One Desktop PC (2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB Hard Drive, Blu-ray Drive, Vista Premium) Black

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.co.uk)

HP TouchSmart IQ816 review

 

Above all else, we have to credit HP for taking a risk with its TouchSmart all-in-one PCs. No other Windows desktop vendor has ventured into the relatively uncharted touch-based waters, and any future developments in touch on the desktop will likely...

Largest screen among mainstream all-in-one PCs; unique touch-based interface; public TouchSmart development kit could expand touch software library; convenient expandable hard-drive bay.

Weak audio output; performs like a $600 desktop; non-VESA-standard wall mount.

No other all-in-one PC can offer touch-based input or an LCD screen as large as that of the HP TouchSmart IQ816. It's hard to deny that those features make this a compelling desktop for families with a place to put it. Weak performance hinders its...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

HP TouchSmart IQ816 review: HP TouchSmart IQ816

 

HP TouchSmart IQ816

Largest screen among mainstream all-in-one PCs; unique touch-based interface; public TouchSmart development kit could expand touch software library; convenient expandable hard-drive bay.

Weak audio output; performs like a $600 desktop; non-VESA-standard wall mount.

No other all-in-one PC can offer touch-based input or an LCD screen as large as that of the HP TouchSmart IQ816. It's hard to deny that those features make this a compelling desktop for families with a place to put it. Weak performance hinders its...

Dec, 2008

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

HP TouchSmart IQ816

 

With the IQ816, HP has super-sized its TouchSmart all-in-one PC, which makes a fine addition to the kitchen, den, or bedroom.

Large widescreen. Touch-sensitive interface. Blu-ray. 1080p-compatible display. Wireless everything. Speedier than the IQ506. ATSC HDTV tuner. Pocket Media Drive bay.

Short (60-day) subscription to Norton Internet Security. Screen doesn't quite fill the bezel. Blu-ray drive is player only. Some crapware.

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Nov, 2008

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

HP Touchsmart IQ816

 

Even with a higher-resolution screen, the TouchSmart IQ816 is noticeably more responsive than the IQ506. The TouchSmart interface works just like the touch interface on the iPod touch and iPhone: You simply tap the screen with your finger. You can...

Large widescreen. Touch-sensitive interface. Blu-ray. 1080p-compatible display. Wireless everything. Speedier than the IQ506. ATSC HDTV tuner. Pocket Media Drive bay

Short (60-day) subscription to Norton Internet Security. Screen doesn't quite fill the bezel. Blu-ray drive is player only. Some crapware

HP's newest TouchSmart is bigger and better, yet some quirks remain. If you want a huge touch-screen PC and are prepared to pay a premium, the TouchSmart IQ816 is worth a look.

Expert review by : Matthew Murray (computershopper.com)

HP TouchSmart IQ816 Review and Ratings

 

HP's newest version of its TouchSmart line of touch screen-based home theater PCs introduces some key new features—as well as some new problems.

Attractive hardware, software design ; Nice variety of ports ; Improved gaming performance

Large, unwieldy ; HD playback lacks quality

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Jesse Corbeil (askmen.com)

HP TouchSmart IQ816

 

Is the HP TouchSmart IQ816 really smart or does it just have a really misleading name?

HP's new entertainment PC, the HP TouchSmart IQ816, features a gorgeous 25.5-inch touchscreen, a trendy case design and an integrated Blu-ray player, all of which make it a good choice for a secondary home entertainment center. Unfortunately, the PC...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display diagonal:64.8

Graphics

On-board graphics adapter memory:0.5
On-board graphics adapter model: No

Memory

Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2

Multimedia

Built-in Camera: Yes
TV tuner integrated: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo

Other features

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis Type:All-in-One
Display:LCD
Display included: Yes
Graphics adapter family:nVidia
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2303
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of Processors Installed:1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):827 x 247 x 592
PCI Express x1 slots:2
Platform:PC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
TV tuner type:Analog
Weight:16

Packaging Content

Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:26.3

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PCI Express x16 slots:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:5

Processor

Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.1
Processor front side bus:800
Processor Socket:Socket 479
Processor threads:2

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.8
Height :49.8
Package weight:26.3
Weight:16
Width:66.1