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The best desktop under $200 is a very cheap price range for desktops and usually you could only get the desktop towers with processor speed around 1.8 GHz and other basic features from lower-end players in the desktop market.

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HP TouchSmart IQ506

HP TouchSmart IQ506 Desktop


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HP TouchSmart IQ506
Dell Dimension 4100
HP TouchSmart IQ506 Desktop
Dell Dimension 4100
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Release Date
Jun 2008
Jan 2001
Chipset
Intel GM965 Express
Display
22 in Active Matrix LCD (TFT)
Form Factor
All-in-one
Stationary
HDD Size
500.0 GB
Installed Memory
4 GB DDR2
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Processor
2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Pentium 4
Recommended Use
Home Use

  • - The programs that do come with the TouchSmart suite are intuitive and have large, finger-friendly icons, making them easy to use.


  • - The IQ506's built-in webcam is nice, and includes one feature I haven't seen before on a PC: a button to instantly upload the video to YouTube.
    - The TouchSmart interface is intuitive: drag your finger across the screen to move "tiles" around, and they spin like they are on a CD carousel.


  • - The media-centric software is easy to use and to customize, with mouse or fingers.
    - The TouchSmart is appropriate as a second PC or as a lifestyle PC that fits into your living space, but as your primary system it may not do everything you want it to do.
    - The Hewlett-Packard TouchSmart IQ506 may be worthy of the Jetsons' household.

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    - With an analog connection, the card converts a digital signal to an analog one, which the LCD panel promptly converts back to a digital one.
    - Dell bundles a full copy of Works Suite 2000 with the Dimension 4100 1GHz system and this is a good starting point for the major applications you're likely to need at work.

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    - Setup is standard and made easy by the inclusion of both an instructional poster and a quick-start guide.
    - Although there is nothing particularly exciting about this system, it's a sound choice by any reasonable standard.
    - Gaming performance was very good, thanks to the state-of-the-art nVidia GeForce2 GTS Ultra graphics subsystem.


Top 5 desktop under $200:

  1. HP TouchSmart IQ506 Desktop
  2. Dell Dimension 4100