HP TouchSmart 620 3D Review: Specifications and Performance

November 7, 2011 by J.R. Nelson Reads (18,613)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 7
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 7
    • Usability
    • 9
    • Design
    • 10
    • Performance
    • 9
    • Features
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 8.33
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

HP TouchSmart 620Specifications:

  • Model: HP TouchSmart 620-1080 3D Edition
  • Processor: Intel 2nd Gen. Core i5-2500 CPU @ 3.10GHz
  • Memory: 8GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM (max 16GB)
  • Hard drive: 1.5TB (1500GB) @ 5400 RPM
  • Optical drive: Slot-loading Blu-ray player + DVD+/-RW
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6670A with 1GB dedicated GDDR5 graphics memory
  • Networking: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wireless networking: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0
  • HP wireless keyboard and wireless optical mouse
  • 3D Webcam (dual-camera), adjustable + microphone array
  • Analog/digital TV tuner with Windows Media Center remote control
  • Dimensions: 23.02 x 9.70 x 17.73 inches (LxWxH)
  • Weight: 21.50 pounds
  • Warranty: 2 year limited parts and labor with 1 year software support and 24×7 telephone assistance

Display specifications:

  • Panel size: 23 inches diagonally
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Touch capability: Two-finger optical multitouch
  • Brightness: 250nits
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
  • Response time: 4ms
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1 (static)

Software specifications:

  • Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with HP?s TouchSmart 5.0 Software Suite
  • RoxioNow?s HP Movie Store
  • HP LinkUp
  • Windows Live Essentials
  • Office 2010 (it?s only preloaded; you?ll still need to buy a key to keep it)
  • HP Support Assistant
  • HP Advisor
  • Norton Internet Security 2012 (60-day subscription)

HP TouchSmart 5.0, HP?s custom touch-oriented Windows overlay

It includes:

  • HP TouchSmart Music 
  • HP TouchSmart Video
  • HP TouchSmart Photo
  • HP TouchSmart RSS Feeds
  • HP TouchSmart Browser
  • HP TouchSmart Calendar
  • HP TouchSmart Notes
  • HP TouchSmart Webcam
  • Canvas
  • Recipe Box
  • A special multitouch version of R.U.S.E., a 3D WWII strategy game

The manufacturer?s suggested retail price of our review unit (currently the only configuration offered by HP, but that is likely to change at some point in the near future) is a whopping $1,899. It will be available in North America starting next week on November 15th.

HP TouchSmart 620 HP TouchSmart 620

We had a software issue interfere with our standard benchmarks (not the TouchSmart’s fault), so we?re in the process of rerunning them and will update the review later today. Suffice it to say, though, the TouchSmart 620 3D is a reasonably powerful all-in-one. The second generation Core i5 quad-core CPU plows through all but the most demanding computer tasks – unless you?re really pushing it, the CPU won?t be holding you back.

It would be nice to see HP bumping up the hard drive and graphics capabilities, however, as this desktop costs close to $2,000 and comes with a 5400RPM hard drive and an AMD Radeon 6670A (the A signifies that it was adapted from the desktop 6670 card for use in all-in-ones, as opposed to the mobile variants that are generally tossed in) graphics card.

The 6670A will easily play any HD content you?ll care to watch, including vivid, 1080p 3D Blu-ray movies. It?ll even do an admirable attempt at gaming, although you won?t be playing Skyrim or BF3 at maxed out quality settings. If you?re more of a casual gamer, though, the card will do all right.

The sound is excellent for an all-in-one machine; HP has once again brought the fruits of its Beats Audio partnership over to the desktop side. It?s true that the Beats Audio inclusion is something more of a branding and software EQ package, but it does mean that HP is concentrating more on the audio quality of its products – and that?s good for everyone involved.



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