The touchiest PC.. well after the Abacus, has ARRIVED! And it is SEXEH! From cellphones to Tiny Ass Books to various other mobile devices, we’ve been seeing a whole bunch of touch interfaces springing up. Its particularly impressive that HP has managed to bring over the touch experience to the desktop environment. Win a HP Touchsmart IQ500 when you comment on this blogpost NOW! The comment should answer this question: “What will your life be like with HP TouchSmart?” I’ve given more details about this gorgeous PC below and the most creative/fabulous answer as chosen by the hosts @ HP and Waggener Edstrom will win a Touchsmart PC! So Comment up! And stand a chance to WIN!
I’ve seen and played with/licked the HP touchsmart IQ500 PC and have been suitably impressed. This is a PC that’s gotten it all right! From the design of the PC itself, to the ergonomics of actually using the PC, everything seems to have been done right with this PC. Having said that, let’s delve a little deeper into using and playing around with the Touchsmart user interface. The touchsmart programme is actually a programme that has to be loaded when you want to play around with photos and make full use of all the touch features that come with the PC. Even though it is ultimately just a skin on top of your bog-standard Windows desktop, it doesn’t matter. The Touchsmart programme is so useful to fool around with your photos, watch some videos or to even leave notes for your family members. Its simplicity makes a really strong suite of programmes, from the powerful Core 2 Duo processor, to the graphics card, the gorgeous Hi Res screen, last but certainly not the least TV-in/out!
There are some complaints to be made about this PC though, there are some optimisation issues with the Touchsmart interface, which I suspect may be entirely due to the fact that this product wasn’t even slated for release in Singapore at the time I played with it, so this problem could’ve been resolved already, and the lack of expandiblity options. However, we must remember that this PC was aimed at the consumer market, the market which wants a PC that looks stylish and can fit in with any decor, anywhere anytime, without the fuss of adding stuff or whatever. Its meant for your Mom, who just wants to fool around on the internet, or your Sister who wants the sexiest PC no matter what. In my opinion, this PC has DEFINATELY fulfilled this criterion in SPADES!