HP TouchSmart 610 All-in-One Desktop Computer

HP TouchSmart 610 All-in-One Desktop Computer Price and Features: Mobility may be the trend in today’s world and that would precisely be the reason as to why gadgets such as netbooks and tablets are proliferating in the market nowadays. These small and lightweight gadgets all offer computing on the go and we have seen a meteoric increase in their sales in recent months.
However, to debunk the fact that mobile computing is really the in-thing nowadays, we see manufacturers releasing all-in-one computers onto the market in recent months giving the AIO market segment some much needed love.
Toshiba recently joined the AIO fray and Lenovo has its own Think line of AIOs. Old-timers like Dell, MSI and Apple have kept steady and have their respective products to represent them in this market segment. However, when it comes to AIOs, the trailblazing Hewlett and Packard still is the go-to-guy, so to speak.
HP has been making AIOs as early as 3 years ago long before consumers realized the advantages of these types of computers over having a regular desktop computer. With the release of the HP Touchsmart 610, the company is again solidifying its foothold on the fledgling AIO market. Read on as we give you the full details about the HP Touchsmart 610.
Design and construction
With dimensions of 585 x 103 x 451 mm, the Touchsmart 610 will not win any AIO beauty pageants because of its inherent bulkiness. In fact, it is twice as thick as the slim and sexy 27-inch Apple iMac.
The panel of the Touchsmart 610 may not be reflective because of its gunmetal gray color but its base along with the hinge mechanism found round its back is actually done in a glossy black finish making them fingerprint and dust magnets.
By the way, the inherent bulkiness of the Touchsmart 610 can be attributed to its hinge mechanism. Not only that, due to the ingenuity of its hinge mechanism, the Touchsmart 610 tends to eat up a lot of space.
This is because of its hinge mechanism that lets you tilt the Touchsmart 610 to extreme positions wherein the display is almost lying face up on your desk. Just imagine the dimensions of the HP Touchsmart 610 while lying on your desk instead of standing up and you’ll get the point as to why much needed space is needed to accommodate the device.

Under the hood
HP actually recently came up with a newer version of the Touchsmart 610 with revamped specs. In this iteration, the AIO is now powered by a second generation Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7-2600 quad-core processor clocked at 3.4GHz. The processor however, can be overclocked to a maximum of 3.8GHz by making use of proprietary Intel Turbo Boost Technology.
The Touchsmart 610 comes out of the box with 6GB of DDR3 RAM but should that be not sufficient for your computing needs, you have the option to upgrade the RAM to 16GB. Graphical matters on the other hand are covered by its NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M that packs 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
Storage-wise, its 5400rpm 1.5TB hard drive would I guess be enough to handle all your data-safekeeping needs.
The display
This is where the meat of the matter lies. The Touchsmart 610 packs a 23-inch widescreen display with LED-backlighting. The display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels that offer bight and very vibrant colors. It also provides exceptional viewing angles and the display only experienced slight blurring when the display is already sitting upright.
Input devices
The keyboard of the Touchsmart 610 is a joy to behold. Everything about it is flat and the whole package is unbelievably thin. It has chiclet-style keys, which seem to be the rage nowadays. Typing on the keys provided a nice tactile feedback but not as good as the one you get when you pound on Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 which I think is the yardstick when it comes to keyboard tactile feedback.
The mouse on the other hand is also something that is very nice. Its size is very comfortable to hold and the ergonomics fits right into your hand. Its contoured shape provides for easy grip and is just very accurate and precise in its movements.
The bottom line
The all-in-one category may not be as hot today as the tablets and the netbooks which you can always lug around should the need arise for it but if you throw portability out in exchange for sheer raw power, then the HP Touchsmart 610 is your best bet.
HP TouchSmart 610 All-in-One Desktop Computer Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 43,000.00 (Starting Price)

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