Blu-ray optical drive
Similar or better performance at lower prices
HP's TouchSmart software works well
'The screen is bright and handles action well: It displayed a decent, streak-free1080p picture on our test discs like X-Men: The Last Stand and Mission Impossible .'
'The interface is responsive, and is the benchmark for upcoming Windows 7 all-in-one PCs from Acer, Asus, Dell, Gateway, and MSI.'
'speedy 64GB solid-state drive'
'the newer TouchSmarts are far more media-centric than previous generations - frankly, that's a good thing.'
'Outperformed by cheaper midtower desktops..'
'The built-in stereo speakers perform well enough, provided you aren't expecting much in the way of bass.'
'Speedier than Atom-powered desktops. '
'Limited upgrade potential.'
'plentiful storage space'
Easy To Upgrade
'the MS214's 18.5-inch (1366-by-768 resolution) screen doesn't do 1080p, the matte panel offers excellent contrasts without any of the unfortunate glare found on glossy-based systems.'
'good deal more performance'
'unique and futuristic exterior appearance'
'the screen is bright and sharp, with vivid colors and crisp text and icons.'