HPIQ506: The All-In-One Entertainment Package

hpiq506-all-in-oneAfter years of providing high end products for the general consumer, HP is now enjoying its position as the leader in the computer industry. One of its latest high-tech gadgets seems a little more pricey than the average computer (Amazon prices it at $1389.35), but considering how many different pieces of hardware you would have to buy to equal the functionality of the HPIQ506 TouchSmart Desktop PC, I think you'll agree that not only is it a fine piece of hardware, it's also the most economical option.

Consider that the HPIQ506 functions not just as a high quality computer, it also doubles as an HDTV and DVR. Thanks to the built-in TV tuner and personal video recorder (PVR), you can record your shows without having to foot the bill for TIVO, DVR, or the ever-expensive high-def television set. It comes with a wide assortment of software options to make easier use of its many other features. The HPIQ506 comes with a webcam and built-in microphone for video chats, as well as stereo speakers that produce some of the clearest, crispest sound you could hope.

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That's not even mentioning the coolest feature of the machine. As the name implies, TouchSmart means the HPIQ506 utilizes a touchscreen to make surfing the web, browsing through your pictures, or editing your videos a snap. For those that prefer old school tools, you can still hook up a standard mouse and keyboard.

If you're interested in how it compares to other computers, you'll be happy to know it also comes pre-installed with a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows Vista (no more need to upgrade from the common 32-bit). The HPIQ506 utilizes a 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5850 processor, 500 GB hard drive, 4 GB RAM (max), and a dual-layer DVD-R drive. Of course, it's also designed with an internal wireless card, is bluetooth capable, and has a 5-in-1 memory card reader.

The next time you're shopping for some new toys, remember the HPIQ506, the all-in-one entertainment package for the new millenium.