You like to touch, don't you? Tactile computing is the wave of the future, and today's Tech Review is on it. Check it out as we get all touchy-feely with the HP IQ816 Touchsmart PC.
Look below the cut for the written review from Attack of the Show.
What You Need to Know
- Since the screen is so large and it supports up to full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution, most icons are a good touching size
- Some of the smaller parts of Vista like the tray icons or double clicking can get annoying, but you can control a lot of these touch options through the control panel
- HP also has their own built-in Touch-Smart software that gives you different widgets as well as the ability to finger swipe or pinch and zoom
- Overall, HP has the best touching capabilities of any PC
- It's about 8" deep with the stand, so you may need a little room behind it, but all the ports are located on the side for easy access
- Since it's a 25.5" screen, it makes it about 18" tall, so it's not exactly space-saving
- The large screen is definitely gorgeous though
- In our PCMark Vantage benchmarks, it scored about the same as the Toshiba G55 we saw back in October (which was a laptop) with a score of 3,600 points
- Compared to other all-in-ones in the same price range, it has a much slower processor
- This is more of a family computer for multimedia and not really powerful enough to use as a productivity tool or for other heavy lifting
- Much cheaper desktops have better performance
- 77% (how do we rate gadgets?)