"Very Confusing Review"3.5 starson by marcf1
Pros: This appears to be a very attractive computer for the home user looking to step up to Windows 7 and interested in multi-media.
Cons: Its hard to tell from your review exactly what model you are reviewing or whether the reviewed model is the one to which the comparison shopping sites refer, thereby making shopping very difficult.
Summary: In your review of the "HP Touchsmart 600" you state that the "Touchsmart A6oo comes with a slot-loading Blu-Ray Drive". But when you click on any of the four comparison shopping sites to purchase the computer, including the HP site, you are presented with the "HP Touchsmart 600t" which does not offer a Blu-Ray drive. To obtain the Blu-Ray option, you have to order the "HP Touchsmart 600xt" which is $200 more than the comparison prices you show for the reviewed computer. Additionally, your review makes no mention that at the HP site there are both cpu and hard drive upgrades available that would appear to take the HP up to a level closer to the new Sony Vaio L Series which you mention in the review. In summary, we read these reviews in conjunction with the comparison shopping information in order to make informed purchasing decisions. However, the lack of specificity in your review regarding what features are on what models, and the lack of coordination between the review and the comparison price sites, makes that selection process very confusing and difficult. Also, now that you have provided reviews of the new Gateway and HP all in one models, it would make sense to provide a review of the Sony Vaio L line (which is now available for purchase) asap so many readers can make a decision on which of these models best suits their needs.