Customer Reviews for HP Touchsmart 520-1047 All-in-one PC Intel® Core™ i5-2400S 2.5GHz

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HP Touchsmart 520-1047 All-in-one PC Intel® Core™ i5-2400S 2.5GHz

Buy a Windows 7 PC June 2, 2012 through January 31, 2013 and get Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 (when it becomes available). Processor & Memory:   Intel® Core™ i5-2400S Quad-core Processor 2.5GHz     6MB Shared Cache   6GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM memory (1x2GB and 1x4GB) Drives:   1.5TB (Terabyte) 5400RPM Serial ATA hard drive   Slot-Load SuperMulti DVD Burner Operating System:   Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) Graphics & Video:   Touch Enabled 23" Diagonal Widescreen HD LED Display (1920 x 1080)    Intel® HD Graphics Communications:   Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n featuring Single-band (2.4Ghz) 2x2 MIMO technology   Onboard 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Support   Integrated HD webcam and built-in microphone Audio:   Integrated Beats™ Audio Studio Quality Sound Keyboard & Mouse: HP Wireless Keyboard   HP Wireless Optical Mouse   Expandability (Total Slots):   Total Memory Slots: 2 SoDIMM   1 MXM Graphics Module PCI Express slot (available)   2 PCI-E x1 mini socket slots (one available) I/O Ports & Slots:   7 x USB 3.0 Ports (Front) (2x3.0 left side, 4x2.0 rear, 1x2.0 back bottom wireless dongle) (6 available)   1 x Headphone   1 x Mic   1 x 6-in-1 Media Card Reader   Additional Information:   Dimensions: 8.54” W x 22.85" D x 18.01" H   2 Year Limited Warranty   ENERGY STAR® Qualified Model:Touchsmart 520
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156 of 172(91%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for HP Touchsmart 520-1047 All-in-one PC Intel® Core™ i5-2400S 2.5GHz
Review 1 for HP Touchsmart 520-1047 All-in-one PC Intel® Core™ i5-2400S 2.5GHz
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:SF, CA
Date:August 17, 2012

Poor Image Quality

Pros: touchscreen is kinda fun, all in one reduces clutter on your desktop
Cons: pale colors wash out to near invisiblity
Model Number: HP TouchSmart 520
"The TouchSmart Screen technology is great fun, but you will loose sight of pale colors.
When looking at the screen directly on, pale and faint colors disappear. You know, like the pale colored box at the top of a search page that shows you what results are ads. Or sometimes the pale outline that delineates a form's field where your supposed to input information. All this is lost unless you crouch down and look up at the monitor. Suddenly, these pale colors reappear.
Yes, I tried adjusting the brightness and contrast, and used all the built in settings for graphics, text and others. I even spent 5 hours on the phone with HP troubleshooting the problem. Which resulted in the complete restore to factory setting and the loss of all the programs I had installed. 12 hours later, I had finally re-installed my software and files back to where I was before contacting HP. And the monitor still didn't perform well.
A visit to Costco to look at the computer on display looks fine when your standing in front of the computer position high up on the shelf. Remember I mentioned it looks good when looking up at the screen. But putting the computer down at eye level looking directly on, and worse from slightly above, and the pale colors wash out to near invisibility. HP representative happened to be in the store when I did this and confirmed my findings.
Thank goodness Costco has a 90 day return policy."
Review 2 for HP Touchsmart 520-1047 All-in-one PC Intel® Core™ i5-2400S 2.5GHz
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Location:LA County, California
Date:September 2, 2012

Screen died, weak graphics card

"The computer is about two weeks old and the screen blanked out and will not come back. I can display the screen through a TV. I hesitate to give it a bad rating in case I am doing something wrong. I bought many Dells and managed a computer lab full of them.
It can probably be returned/exchanged at Costco, but I worry about any personal information that may be on it.
The graphics card is pretty weak, but good enough for most of us."
Review 3 for HP Touchsmart 520-1047 All-in-one PC Intel® Core™ i5-2400S 2.5GHz
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Date:August 11, 2012

monitor connections limited

Cons: can't use the monitor for other than pc
"great PC, but you cannot connect any external devices to this monitor. No laptops, DVDs etc. I thought this would be great for a personal PC and that I'd be able to connect my work laptop to this big beautiful monitor. No VGA connections so no connecting a laptop. If you don't care about that, it is great, but very poor design in my opinion."
Review 4 for HP Touchsmart 520-1047 All-in-one PC Intel® Core™ i5-2400S 2.5GHz
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Blue Springs, MO
Date:August 7, 2012

Great Product & even better price!

Pros: fast pc & available in stores
Cons: cant think of any cons
Model Number: 520-1047
"Absolutely love this All in One - my first ever! Setup was maybe 15 minutes??!!! Sleek keyboard, nice big monitor, lots of storage space."