HP TouchSmart IQ500 review

Price when reviewed

Still, everything else is superb: the touchscreen interface makes the HP tremendously easy to use, and there’s enough power to keep everything smooth and responsive. If you’re not concerned about the lack of an HD video player, the TouchSmart IQ500 makes an attractive and versatile addition to any room.


Warranty1 year(s) return to base

Basic specifications

Total hard disk capacity500
RAM capacity4.00GB
Screen size22.0in


CPU familyIntel Core 2 Duo
CPU nominal frequency2.16GHz
CPU overclocked frequencyN/A
Processor socketSocket P


Conventional PCI slots free0
Conventional PCI slots total0
PCI-E x16 slots free0
PCI-E x16 slots total0
PCI-E x8 slots free0
PCI-E x8 slots total0
PCI-E x4 slots free0
PCI-E x4 slots total0
PCI-E x1 slots free0
PCI-E x1 slots total0


Memory typeDDR2

Graphics card

3D performance settingHigh
Graphics chipsetNvidia GeForce 9600M GS
Graphics card RAM256MB
DVI-I outputs0
HDMI outputs0
VGA (D-SUB) outputs0
DisplayPort outputs0

Hard disk

Hard disk usable capacity500GB
Spindle speed7,200RPM
Hard disk 2 make and modelN/A
Hard disk 2 nominal capacityN/A
Hard disk 2 formatted capacityN/A
Hard disk 2 spindle speedN/A
Hard disk 2 cache sizeN/A
Hard disk 3 make and modelN/A
Hard disk 3 nominal capacityN/A
Hard disk 4 make and modelN/A
Hard disk 4 nominal capacityN/A


Optical disc technologyDVD writer
Optical disk 2 make and modelN/A
Optical disk 3 make and modelN/A


Resolution screen horizontal1,680
Resolution screen vertical1,050
Resolution1680 x 1050
DVI inputs0
HDMI inputs0
VGA inputs0
DisplayPort inputs0

Additional Peripherals

Speaker type5.1


Case formatAll-in-one
Dimensions535 x 84 x 442mm (WDH)

Free drive bays

Free front panel 5.25in bays0

Rear ports

USB ports (downstream)5
FireWire ports1
PS/2 mouse portno
Electrical S/PDIF audio ports0
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports1
3.5mm audio jacks2

Front ports

Front panel USB ports5
Front panel FireWire ports1
Front panel memory card readeryes

Operating system and software

OS familyWindows Vista

Noise and power

Idle power consumption69W
Peak power consumption101W

Performance tests

Overall application benchmark score1.06
Office application benchmark score1.00
2D graphics application benchmark score1.19
Encoding application benchmark score1.03
Multitasking application benchmark score1.02
3D performance (crysis) low settings0fps
3D performance settingHigh

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