June 10, 2008, 3:24 pm

excellent - I was very interested in the last version as a kitchen/diner pc

however I was put off by HP's obsession with underpowered AMD cpus that could not handle hd video files.

the Intel CPU should be enough for most work - although bit disappointed at the use of the T5750 - they should have used the Penryn based T8100 with its 800mhz FSB and 3Mb Cache.

the X3100 video should be fine but will use a chunk of that 4Gb memory - which makes the 64bit OS a bit less useful


June 10, 2008, 3:58 pm

according to Engadget specs are:


HP announces the $1,299 TouchSmart IQ504 (PC) and $1,499 TouchSmart IQ506 (PC with TV tuner). Arguably, the thinner, touchier, bigger, 22-inch all-in-ones deserve better. Inside the 2.6-inch thick chassis you'll find a 500GB disk, 256MB of NVIDIA GeForce 9300 M HS HD graphics, 802.11n WiFi, and 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo T5850 processor thumping through the cycles. Launching in 17 countries next month including the UK, Japan, and the US

so is this a case of UK downgrade + price inflation...???

please let us know TR...

Andy Vandervell

June 10, 2008, 5:08 pm

Have no idea yet, but will endeavour to find out. Often the worst place to find out these sorts of things is at the launch event - paradoxical but true. I can now confirm, however, that it's expected to launch at around &#1631099inc vat in august or September.

As an aside, had a quick play with the interface and it is slick as hell. Expect hands-on impressions soon...


June 10, 2008, 5:58 pm

Thanks Andy - look forward to more info and your impressions when you get it

I was looking at the HP USA website - it seems the IQ504 has the specs of the model you have seen. However it is listed at $1299(+ tax) which means approx &#163400 'tax' on top for the privilege of buying one in the UK....grrr

Two bits of info I cant find however - the screen resolution (although most 22"ers are 1680x1050) and what video out port there is. I sure hope there is audio capable HDMI that would be ideal for connection to the TV as well...

Andy Vandervell

June 10, 2008, 8:26 pm

I took a whole load of pics for the hands-on, including outputs, so you'll find out sooner rather than later. ;)

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