HP TouchSmart IQ500 Series
Released June, 2008
The Pros:Affordable price compared to the IQ800 series. 22" 720p capable touchsreen. Top two models include TV tuners.
The Cons:Uses less powerful mobile components. All-in-one design is not upgradeable/reusable in the future. Not 1080p capable.
The HP TouchSmart IQ500 Series is a line of "all-in-one" desktop PCs that feature an HD widescreen 22" touchscreen. The slim all-in-one PC/monitor only requires a single cord for power and uses a wireless keyboard with integrated WLAN.
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The piano-black design with espresso-toned side-panels and HP Ambient Light feature give it a stylish look while the monitor tilt and keyboard stow area provide a comfortable work area. They are an ideal choice for multimedia applications with features such as integrated webcam and microphone, NTSC/ATSC integrated tuner (upper models), hi-def widescreen, integrated premium speakers and SuperMulti DVD burner. The Intel Core2 Duo processor gives solid performance while the SATA hard drive provides ample storage. There are several options when They are also ENERGY STAR qualified, use up to 45% less energy, use 55% less metal and 35% less plastic than standard PCs. HP also offered the TouchSmart IQ800 series which most notably have a 25.5" monitor, are wall mountable and have advanced media functions. The HP TouchSmart IQ500 Series comes in 3 models; the HP TouchSmart IQ504, IQ506 and IQ507.
- 22" HD widescreen touchscreen
- Slim and stylish all-in-one design
- Piano-black design with espresso-toned side-panels
- HP Ambient Light feature
- Wireless keyboard/mouse
- Integrated webcam and microphone
- NTSC/ATSC integrated tuner (upper models)
- Integrated premium speakers
- SuperMulti DVD burner
- Intel Core2 Duo processor (T6400, T6600, T7450, T8400)
- Memory: 4GB DDR2-800MHz system memory [2x2048]
- SATA hard drive (320GB, 500GB, 640GB, 750GB, 1TB)
- Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS HD (256MB, 512MB)
- Ports: 5-in-1 memory card reader, 5 USB 2.0 (2 front, 3 back), 1 IEEE 1394
User Reviews (2)
affordable price compared to the IQ800 series
22" 720p capable touchsreen
top two models include TV tuners
stylish all-in-one design
powerful components - Core 2 Duos, 4GB of memory, dedicated Nvidia graphics
includes everything required - widescreen monitor, PC, wireless mouse and keyboard, wireless remote
uses less powerful mobile components
all-in-one design is not upgradeable/reusable in the future
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