HP TouchSmart 600xt

By | 22nd November 2010

HP TouchSmart 600xt

HP TouchSmart 600xt, a high-flying touchscreen computer, proffers an incredible variety of media management options from HDTV to videos to photos, music and social networking. This gadget blends the quality of HDTV with a grand computer that holds the potential of multitasking. As compared to its peers, it is quite economical. Even though, the price increases, many customers will still opt to purchase this due to its enhanced performance. The investment is indeed worthy!

At a first glimpse, one might think that the gadget is a tiny, flat screen HDTV. As it is turned on, one can view the home screen, which is occupied by HP’s custom interface overtop of Windows 7 Home Premium. This device facilitates admittance to several web based applications such as: Hulu, Twitter and Netflix. Apart from its touchscreen characteristic, the most prominent and remarkable facet of the display monitor is that it is a complete HD, 1920 x 1080, i.e. 1080p, LCD display. There is an option of an integrated TV tuner, which helps one to watch live TV and can also be paused and recorded, similar as with a standalone DVR.

Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor is the processor of this computer with a clock speed of 2.2GHz. The other key feature of this device is its memory. Currently, HP is offering 6GB of RAM at the bottom cost. An additional cost can help one to acquire an extra up gradation to 8GB. The graphics card is the other vital factor that influences the performance of the computer. HP Touchsmart 600xt consist a NVIDIA GeForce GT230M that inserts1GB of devoted video RAM.

The integrated webcam is a special feature as it can be skewed up or down through a little lever in the vicinity of the top of the screen, for online video chatting. Overall, it’s an outstanding media center and a multitalented computer.


Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-460M dual-core with Turbo Boost [up to 2.66GHz, 3MB shared L3, DMI 2.5GT/s]
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Hard drive 750GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
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Office Software No additional office software
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Graphic card 512MB NVIDIA GeForce G210
Speakers No speakers
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Primary optical drive Slot-load DVD Burner with Lightscribe
Slot-load Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
Networking Wireless-N LAN card and Bluetooth(R )
Front Productivity Ports 6-in-1 memory card reader, 5 total USB, audio
TV & entertainment experience No TV Tuner
TV tuner, ATSC-NTSC with PVR, remote
Sound card Integrated sound
Keyboard and Mouse HP low-profile, wireless keyboard and wireless optical mouse
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Type Touch-enabled 23″ diagonal Full HD 1080p LCD PC
Usage Business
Chassis All-in-one, wireless keyboard and mouse, webcam
Memory card reader 6-in-1 media card reader, headphone port
Total memory slots 2 SoDIMM
Ports 5 USB (2 side, 3 back), game console input (HDMI, composite)
Total slots 1 PCIe (x16 graphics), 2 MiniCard sockets
Energy Star Qualified Yes
Power supply 150 watts
Storage bay No media drive bay
Dimensions 5.12″ (W) x 23.00″ (L/D) x 17.84″ (H) approx.
Modem Wireless LAN and Bluetooth
Network interface Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps (Ethernet)
Software kit HP Pavilion bundle with TouchSmart Software Suite
Display 23″ Up to 1920×1080, 300nits, 5ms refresh rt, 1000.1 contrast
DVD/CD burner software Cyberlink DVD Suite Deluxe
Tools Desktop icon for built-in desktop Help and Support Center
Warranty 2-year In-Home limited hardware warranty
Support 1-year limited software, 2-year limited hardware support

The Bottom line

The heart of the computer, its processor, is the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, which makes this computer speedy and pleasurable to use. It lacks solid graphic performance. If one is looking for a computer with a powerful multitasking ability, then HP Touchsmart 600xt will be an ideal choice.


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