HP Launches Touch Smart 600 All-in-One PC in the Philippines
Yesterday, HP launched a bunch of all-in-one PCs (AOI PCs) to the local market. The OS-less MS212L, the MS211D equipped with Windows 7, and the touch screen Touch Smart 600-1031d. First impressions, specs, and prices follow.
At the event I was only able to try out the Touch Smart 600 for a few minutes. The touch-screen interface is fast and responsive, turning your finger into a mouse pointer for your computer. You tap on an area to click it. To right-click, you tap and hold, waiting for the circle that appears around your finger to complete. And of course, double-clicking requires tapping the same area twice quickly.
Using Windows 7 through a touch-screen makes sense, but only if you mount the Touch Smart 600 on the wall, like an LCD TV. The 600′s keyboard and mouse are both wireless anyway, and should work from across the room. When placed on a table like a desktop, it’s still much easier to point and interact with the mouse.
With a fast hard disk featuring 750GB of capacity, a decently powerful video card (an NVidia GT230 with 1GB of RAM) and a DVD/CD burner, the Touch Smart 600 is a great media PC. If you want to use it as a desktop though, you’d better hang on to that mouse. In this configuration the touch display will be a novelty at best, until you realize you can get things done faster the old way.
Anyways, specs and official prices for the MS212L, the MS211D, and the Touch Smart 600 are below.
|Computer||HP Pavilion MS212L All in One PC
|HP Pavilion MS211D All in One PC
|HP Pavilion Touch Smart 600-1031d All in One
|0% for 12 mos.||P2,833||P3,333||P7,083|
|CPU||AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 3250e 1.5GHz 22W||Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2GHz 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB|
|OS||FreeDOS||Windows 7 Home Basic||Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)|
|Chipset||AMD RS780MN/SB700||NVIDIA MCP7A-JC|
|Memory||2GB DDR2||4GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||250GB SATA 7200rpm||320GB SATA 7200rpm||750GB SATA 7200rpm|
|Optical Drive||SuperMulti SATA Drive with LightScribe Technology (Double Layer)|
|Wireless LAN||NA||802.11b/g||802.11b/g, Bluetooth|
|Video Graphics||Integrated||NVIDIA N10 GT230 (HDMI, DVI capable)|
|Video Memory||128MB shared||1GB DDR3|
|Audio||Integrated High-Definition Audio
5.1 Surround Sound Ready
|Keyboard & Mouse||HP deluxe low profile multimedia keyboard (USB)
HP optical 2 button scroller mouse (USB)
|HP Cordless keyboard (2.4GHz)
HP Cordless Optical, 2-button scroller mouse
|Card Reader||6-in-1 (SD, SDHC, MS, MS Pro, xD, MMC+)|
|TV Tuner & Remote||NA||TV tuner, DVB-T receiver, DVR, remote control|
|Monitor||Integrated 18.5″ TFT-LCD||Integrated Touch 23″ TFT-LCD|
|Warranty||1 year limited|
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