My new HP TouchSmart IQ816

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Evil Marge, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    This thing is amazing, especially the touchscreen it's like a huge iPod touch but bigger and better. You just use your fingers to flick though your photographs, browse online, write notes and choose your music. The huge screen takes some getting used to, I even have to stand to reach the top of the screen :D Dunno what else to add at the minute cause I still haven't tried everything but for those who like to know the ins and outs here's the specs:

    * All in One PC with 2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8100 with 3MB L2 Cache
    * 4GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory (2x2048MB), 750GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
    * NVIDIA GeForce 9600 M GS HD graphics module with 512MB dedicated video memory and support for Blu-ray, and Microsoft DirectX 10
    * Slot-load Blu-ray player and SuperMulti DVD burner, Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n with built-in WLAN antenna and Integrated Bluetooth
    * Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium, dims in inches: 26.04" (W) x 5.47" (L/D) x 19.63" (H) approx., 35.28 lbs approx.
     

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  2. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    Congrats Evil Marge that Touchsmart looks BIG! Remember to register your product on the HP.com site, it's easy.

    You must get the Crayon Physics game! It would be fun playing it on the HP Touchsmart. Here is a download link of the demo:
    http://www.crayonphysics.com/download_demo.php

    Try it!
     
  3. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I think my son registered it for me this morning, I'll have a look at that game :D

    I found some more detailed specs and heres another piccy.

    Processor
    Intel Core2 Duo Processor T8100

    Memory
    4GB

    Memory speed
    PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory

    Total memory slots
    2 SoDIMMs (200-pin)

    Maximum memory expansion
    4GB

    Graphics card
    Nvidia GeForce 9600 M GS HD graphics module with 512MB dedicated video memory and support for Blu-ray, and Microsoft DirectX 10. Up to 2303MB Total Available Graphics Memory as allocated by Windows Vista.

    TV & entertainment experience
    Dual-format NTSC or over-the-air ATSC high-definition TV tuner

    PCI expansion
    1 PCI-E x16 slot (MXM) (occupied); 2 PCI-E x1 mini socket slots (occupied); HP Media Center remote control with IR (infrared) receiver

    Hard drive
    750GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s hard drive

    Primary CD/DVD drive
    Slot-load Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner

    Networking
    10/100/1000Base-T network interface

    Sound card
    Integrated High Definition Audio with 2.0 sound capabilities

    Speakers
    High-performance 2.0 Speakers

    Front-side bus (processor dependent)
    800MHz Front Side Bus

    I/O ports
    5-in-1 memory card reader - supports Secure Digital (SD, SDHC), MultiMedia Card, MemoryStick, Memory Stick Pro and xD; 1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) port (front); Headphone (front); Line-in (back); 5 USB 2.0 ports(2 front, 3 rear)( 5 available); Line-out (back); Digital Audio Out (back)

    Software, full versions
    HP TouchSmart Music - Create playlists with your favorite music HP TouchSmart Video - Watch, record and upload your personal videos using touch; HP TouchSmart Photo - Share your fun and memorable moments in life with family and friends; HP TouchSmart RSS Feeds - Get the latest news right at your fingertips; HP TouchSmart Browser - Browse the web in a whole new way; HP TouchSmart Calendar - Manage your busy schedule and stay in touch with family; HP TouchSmart Notes - Quick and easy text and voice notes right at your fingertips; muvee autoProducer Basic: Automatically create professional looking home videos and burn to DVD; CyberLink DVD Suite Deluxe: Make movies and slideshows and burn to DVD or CD; CyberLink DVD Suite Premium: Make movies and slideshows and burn to DVD or CD; CyberLink YouCam: Chat with video and upload your personal webcam videos to YouTube; Microsoft Works 9: Includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database and calendar; Adobe Reader 8.0: Read and print PDF files; HP Total Care Advisor

    Woo hoo :lol:
     

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  4. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    Are you going to give Windows 7 beta a try on it? What is the Windows rating?
     
  5. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    I'm jealous, good thing I'm across the pond or I'm might nab it from ya :p

    Looks great Marge and you certainly deserve to win it
     
  6. Evil Marge

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    Nah, don't feel the urge or need to try Windows 7 and the rating's 5.5 I think. I'm sat in my living room on my laptop watching telly at the mo but I'll check later.

    Thanks Jewelzz, that means a lot and it's doubly special for the fact you guy's thought me worthy of such a prize :D
    Oh and you'd have to fight me for it :lick:
     
  7. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Marge I too am jealous. That system is sweet. But truely you are deserving especially for all the ribbing we've givin ya all these years. More to come. ;)
     
  8. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    looks sweet, well done :D
     
  9. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Awww thank you and one can never have enough ribbing :laugh:
    Thanks Heny, everyone's making me feel all weepy :cry: I wish I could meet you all in real life I really do :D

    The forum is absolutely HUGE on this screen, it fills it from end to end :laugh: Oh and I have a purple ambient light glowing from the bottom of my screen to luminate my keyboard :smoker:
     

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  10. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

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    Wow that's awesome Marge. Congrats. Hmm my Mom has been hinting on one of these.
     
  11. LordOfLA

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    Looks like it does on my screen :)
     
  12. Evil Marge

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    Well I hope she has lots of money cause they're bloody expensive :laugh: I would never have bought one myself even if I had that kind of money in my pocket cause I couldn't justify the expense but it's an absolute beauty it really is. I've fallen in love with a pc :D
    I'm still not getting used to this screen. I looked forward to having a big monitor but now I've got it I keep thinking I wish it were a teeny bit smaller, though it's good for editing photographs and such cause you can see everything all at once :laugh: I'm loving being able the touchscreen though :)
     
  13. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Marge, you always were "touchy feely" anyway. :rolleyes:

    *and the ribbing continues* :p
     
  14. LordOfLA

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    And that is the justification for 2 screens of equal size - once you get them you wonder how you lived without for so long :)

    Course it helps if one happens to be your 50" HDTV and you have lots of *ahem*"content" to watch on it :D
     
  15. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    That is Nice!! Hope the new hangs around for a long time.
     
  16. ElementalDragon

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    yeah.... messed with one at Best Buy. It's nice.... but i honestly think it could have been slightly nicer. especially in the "OMG my pockets were just blown to shreds" department.
     
  17. Tuffgong4

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    that is sweet!
     
  18. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    It is sweet and it looks even sweeter sitting on my desk :laugh:
     
  19. epk

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    hehe

    its awesome, congrats marge!
    and thanks for the pics :)