So, somehow, I was selected to test a new HP computer. It is the HP Touchsmart. I was out of town today until later in the evening and it had arrived by the time I got home. First impressions: Man, that is a big box for a little flat screen computer, Man, that is a heavy box for a computer with no tower and HECK... how on earth am I going to pick it up? Once I opened the box, the box inside, housing the computer was not much smaller and, not surprisingly, just as heavy. I was very pleased with the one piece design of the computer and monitor...very cool and space saving. Another very cool aspect: the screen is ginormous. The place that I had planned to keep the computer would simply not do. I think once the Christmas tree is gone, it will have a permanent home in that corner...for now, well...I have some figuring out to do!
The sound quality, from what I've heard thus far, is excellent, and the picture quality is wonderful. I am still a little confused about the touch screen component even after watching the tutorial...so I suppose I am going to have to read the book. = )
We are having a Christmas party soon, so I plan on doing a playlist for the parties (we're doing one family and one for friends)...so I look forward to learning how to do this... I think this will be a great tool, once I am not intimitated by it.
The computer was easy to set up, literally take it out of the box and plug it in. There is a wireless card built in and so I didn't have to search high and low for an ethernet cable to hook up to the router... so I was quite impressed by that.
This isn't the greatest photo of the computer, it was night and not the right light, but I will get a better one... its current home is next to the Christmas tree. (Edited photo for your viewing pleasure!)
So, for now, that's it... I will be spending some time reading the manual, I suppose!
This is just an awesome opportunity to test this product and I extend many thanks to CafeMom and HP for this program. I pray that the outcome of your research is fulfilled and is beneficial to you!