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HP TouchSmart 610-1030uk review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : 1,199
inc VAT

This all-in-one PC has an outstanding range of features, but an unusually high price makes it a poor choice over its equally-capable rivals

Specifications

3.2GHz Intel Core i5-650, 6GB RAM, 23in 1,920×1,080 display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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The graphics processor is a 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5770. If you want to use it for 3D gaming, you’ll have to turn your settings down a bit, but a score of 41fps at High quality and 720p indicates that you should be able to play most modern games with a bit of tweaking. The 23in 1,920×1,080 touchscreen display is remarkably good, though. Its semi-glossy finish isn’t overly reflective, has excellent contrast, even lighting and renders both natural and bold colours beautifully – it’s one of the best all-in-one displays we’ve seen this side of an Apple computer.

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The built-in speakers are also a cut above average, with a discernible bass, decent amount of volume and a sound that seems to wrap around you if you’re sitting in front of the PC. You can also connect a dedicated subwoofer to work alongside the speakers, or just use an external stereo set. The PC also comes with a wireless optical mouse and keyboard set, which are comfortable to use, if unremarkable.

HP TouchSmart 610-1030uk

With the Blu-ray drive, HDMI inputs and TV tuner, the 610 is well equipped to replace your TV as well as your computer, making it an inviting prospect for anyone with limited space. However, Asus’s Asus ET2410INTS is a lot more powerful, has most of the same features that make it a great living room PC and costs significantly less. At almost £1,100, the TouchSmart simply costs too much.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ***
Processor Intel Core i5-650
Processor external bus 133MHz (DMI)
Processor multiplier x24
Processor clock speed 3.2GHz
Processor socket LGA1156
Memory 6
Memory type PC3-10666
Maximum memory 16GB
Motherboard HP 2AA7
Motherboard chipset Intel A57

Ports

USB2 ports (front/rear) 2/4
Firewire ports (front/rear) 0/0
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/0
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support 802.11n

Internal Expansion

Case all-in-one
PCI-E x1 slots (free) N/A
PCI-E x16 slots (free) N/A
Free memory slots 2

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Western Digital WD15EARS-60MBWB0
Interface SATA2
Total storage capacity 1,500GB

Graphics

Graphics card(s) 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5770
Graphics/video ports none

Sound

Sound IDT HD Audio
Sound outputs 3.5mm stereo line out, 3.5mm mic in, 1x Beats headphone/mic port, 1x Beats subwoofer out
Speakers integrated

Removable Drives

Supported memory cards SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, Memory Stick Pro, xD, MC
Optical drive type(s) DVD+/-RW +/-DL BD-ROM

Display

Viewable size 23 in
Screen model integrated
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Screen inputs 2x HDMI, 1x TV coaxial

Other Hardware

Keyboard HP SK-2060
Mouse HP SM-2060

Software

Software included Microsoft Touch Pack
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore option restore partition

Buying Information

Warranty one year RTB
Price £1,199
Supplier http://www.pcworld.co.uk
Details www.hp.co.uk

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