HP TouchSmart 520
The HP TouchSmart 520 is powered by a 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2600S processor clocked at 2.8GHz, 8GB of DDR3 system memory, a 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green hard drive, Radeon HD 6450A graphics and Beats Audio. Additional perks include a built-in TV tuner and HDMI-in, essentially transforming the 520 into a venerable entertainment / gaming station.
Robust build quality.
Excellent 1080p display.
Well-designed touch software.
Quad-core Intel Core i7-2600s processor is fast.
Huge 2TB hard drive.
HDMI-in offers long term use.
TV-tuner and remote.
Bundled with wireless keyboard and mouse.
Very accurate touchscreen.
Poor discrete graphics performance.
No HDMI out.
Windows 8 would make this machine more appealing.
Large power brick.
Short 60-day subscription to Norton Internet Security.
Touchscreen is a bit dim.
By TechSpot on March 19, 2012
The HP TouchSmart 520 is a really nice all-in-one and probably one of the best I’ve spent time with thus far, with a classy design and a powerful processor that ensures it will remain relevant for several years.75
By 5FWD on July 24, 2012
If you’re looking for a PC fit for work and the family, the HP Touchsmart 520-1130ea is ideal, but fans of high-end gaming, and processor intensive tasks should opt for something a little more powerful. HP TouchSmart 520-1130ea is tagged with HP,...80
By Maximum PC on May 27, 2012
HP once built its TouchSmart line using notebook components because they required much less active cooling. Limiting the number of fans inside the machine made it quieter. This TouchSmart not only uses a desktop CPU—Intel’s low-power Core...90
By Expert Reviews on May 16, 2012
Not the most exciting all-in-one, but it’s a well-made and reasonably priced living room PC...80
By Computeractive on April 20, 2012
The HP Touchsmart 520 is an all-in-one PC which, as its name suggests, has a touchscreen as an alternative to a keyboard and mouse. Even if you're not interested in the touchscreen, the Touchsmart is a less space-intensive alternative to a bulkier...-
By Digital Trends on March 13, 2012
It’s the base model of this all-in-one that swoops in from the night sky to save our luxury-priced 520 from...80
By Stuff.tv on February 01, 2012
A great design with top touch integration, but it’s let down by weak graphics and screen...80
By Channel Pro on January 25, 2012
Uninspiring design and a lack of power, but it’s a reasonable all-rounder for the priceRating: 4Average: 4 (1 vote) HP was an early champion of the touchscreen all-in-one, with its first TouchSmart model appearing in PC Pro back in 2007. These...80
By HotHardware on January 23, 2012
All-in-one machines aren't known for their raw performance, but such is the march of technology that a system like HP's TouchSmart 520-1070 can exist. Our gamut of benchmarks and subjective analysis of real-world performance reflect the...-
By PC Pro on January 20, 2012
Uninspiring design and a lack of power, but it's a reasonable all-rounder for the...67