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Great Product - flawless setup
on December 9, 2011
We were looking to purchase a computer for my mother-in-law. We have an IMac and she likes the footprint of the machine but wasn't totally comfortable in the IOS environment. We were looking for an all-in-one and after quite a bit of research comparing Lenovo, Dell, Gateway, and HP decided on this machine as the best trade-off between features, performance, and footprint. There was some concern that the 20" monitor would be a little small, but we have come to realize that this is perfect and will allow her to easily re-locate the PC if she want
This is an ideal machine for anyone looking for an all-in-one with enough horsepower to run most everyday apps in an easy-to-use, attractive package. The TouchSmart capability is quite useful and fairly well implemented and will certainly help those that are less computer savvy interact more intuitively with the PC.
I've got to say, HP has done an excellent job providing a seamless setup and user experience. Compared to a couple of recent Dell laptops and other machines I've setup for family, friends, etc. this was by far the most straightforward and painless setup. The utilities installed to help with setup and maintenance/Support allow the user to quickly get the pc setup and running. The HP support and maintenance utility that's included works great and helps insure that the latest drivers & updates are installed. There is a little 'bloatware' installed that is easy to clean up, but it's not any worse that other systems I've recently encountered.
From a performance standpoint, this machine has the AMD Llano fusion based quad-core processor (A6) with integrated video. The processor performance is good and the graphics is excellent. Other than heavy video-editing or hard-core gaming - This machine will do just about anything. This will be an ideal machine for my mother-in-law and provide everything she needs for years to come.