HP desktop touchscreen Media Centre

Here's a little warning for all those slender Tablet PCs out there who refuse to eat their vegetables.  If you're not careful, one day you'll get fat and stop being a portable computer any more – you'll have to sit on a table and suffer the indignity of being jabbed at by someone's chubby fingers whenever they want to be entertained.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnMlPMv5NGI The Register's hardware team took some time to comfort the HP TouchSmart IQ770, itself the main character in that torrid tale, to see how useful a touchscreen media PC could be.  It's not underpowered by any means (specs after the cut), but with a 19-inch screen you wouldn't want it to be your sole media display.

  • AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-52 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 320GB hard drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256MB graphics card
  • NTSC TV tuner
  • Over-the-air ATSC high-definition tuner
  • 1.3 Megapixel camera
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Media Center Remote Control
  • 19-inch widescreen LCD display
  • reghardware [via iTech News Net]