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Topic # 31149 6-Mar-2009 15:44
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Does anyone know anything about this product in NZ?
http://www.harveynorman.com.au/products/index.php/computers/desktops/asus-eee-touchscreen-desktop.html
Does anyone own a touch screen PC? Any thoughts/advice?

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  Reply # 199644 6-Mar-2009 17:02
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I believe these are launching here next week.. Probably hard to find too much info at present as they are a brand new product and nothing else really like it on thw market.




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  Reply # 199977 8-Mar-2009 21:56
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BigAlf: Does anyone know anything about this product in NZ?
http://www.harveynorman.com.au/products/index.php/computers/desktops/asus-eee-touchscreen-desktop.html
Does anyone own a touch screen PC? Any thoughts/advice?

HP have their IQ series Touch Smart desktops available in NZ.  They come with optical drives as opposed to the one HN are advertising.  They also usually have built in TV tuner cards and the keyboards/mice are wireless.

I notice it's only a 16" screen, which is about the average size of a laptop screen these days.  How practical is it actually going to be in terms of "touch" usefulness?

The ad also doesn't say what video card is in there.  Judging by the word "Shared" used to describe graphics, I'd say they won't be particularly fast (after all there's only 1gb ram) and could well be a significant bottle-neck depending on what you might have in mind for the machine.

It contains a single core processor which runs at a relatively slow speed and is described by Intel themselves as being for "simple, low cost-pc's" which probably speaks volumes for this one.

IMHO, as a "fetch my email" machine it'd probably be fine.  Anything else is likely to be a waste of money.

[Edit] I have an HP IQ816T 25" Touch Smart with built in TV Tuner and Blu-Ray DVD player acting as a TV in the lounge and a TV server for my media extender, so do have some experience with touch screens.



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  Reply # 200170 9-Mar-2009 16:10
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Thanks for your comments! I did a bit more research and found a 22" model on the horizon....or maybe ill check out the HP ones....

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