The new HP TouchSmart touchscreen all-in-one model number IQ770 leaves much to be desired. The touchscreen feature is nice at first but is quickly put to the back by the fact that you will not sit at your desk with your arm extended forward hanging in the air while you're touching the screen. The touchscreen for consumer use is useless after just few hours of playing with it. But this is just the begining.
The IQ770 is incredibly slow. With the new Windows Vista Premium, the 2GB of ram it has along with the AMD Turion CPU is barely enough. When tested with a game like Sims 2, the computer runs extremely slow, the game lags even on the lowest speed of the game operation. The built-in graphics card is underpowered for even basic gaming...
My particular Touchsmart came with a problem, where top portion of the touchscreen did not work propely, so I had to call HP and descovered just how "great" of a service you get if you have to call them. 5 phone calls total, all of which went to India, 5 different people, who's trouble shooting steps were to format the hard drive "they got a degree for that". Problem was not solved after all troubleshooting was done, and apparently the support I called does not have the authority to send out replacements. They put me on a call back list for a supervisor to call me back, which never happened after 4 days of waiting.
To summ it up, IQ770 is a hefty investment, but is not backed by good service not performance. Touchscreen is useless in everyday practices like web browsing, emails and gaming. The rest is not worth anywhere near $1600 I paid for mine.