"4 months after purchase often no sound on this system."1.0 starson by Hawaiipawn
Pros: It is a big "23" screen, shiny and beautiful with niffty touchsmart features and a slim footprint.. The USB ports seem just enough for the printer,scanner, a back-up drive, a flash, and media peripherals. The nice webcam is VOIP ready!
Cons: From day 1 it was slow. The TV-tuner seemed to effect the sound which died after 30 mns of live TV . After a factory fix Windows Media Center couldn't see the tuner. After an in home fix, it still couldn't see it. But HP says, "we can fix it". Again!
Summary: It's a great space saver. I don't mind that there is nothing instant about it's performance. A little more speed might enhance the computing experience. I don't game but I edit media semi-professionally so sometimes, time is money.
I liked that they try really hard to make sure you understand how to get the most out of the TouchSmart technology. There is some redundancy with a "Live-TV" function with-in the TouchSmart screen. The integrated productivity software functions well but it is stand alone. You can not minimize the TouchSmart screen while watching TV, or doing anything else, to access the operating system desktop. Windows 7 Media Center with it's full screen function and ability to shrink while using the desktop programs, is far more functional. Something else like a hand written bulletin board pad, could be substituted for Live-TV. I'd like the idea of scrawling a big message for the next user or memo to myself!
Alas, the system broke down after 4 months. The sound came and went at whim. That fixed, now the TV-tuner can't be found by the Windows Media Center, after two attempts to fix it. HP doesn't think that's weird and seems to be willing to let me keep sending it back, at least, until my warranty runs out. My last HP PC, rest it hearty CPU, lasted 10 years! This time I was hoping for at least five but have gotten zero!