The Good The HP DreamScreen melds photos, music, videos, and more into an affordable Internet-connected display designed for the home.
The Bad Video support is mediocre; the Facebook app doesn't work; set-up is a chore; performance is sluggish; software is PC-only; lacks news feed viewer and support for photo services beyond HP's own Snapfish.
The Bottom Line The HP DreamScreen is a decent a photo frame and Pandora Internet radio, but it's weighed down by several lukewarm features and an interface that demands patience.
Editors' note: The HP DreamScreen is available in two models, one using a 10.2-inch screen, and the other using a 13.3-inch screen. For our review, we tested the model with the 10.2-inch screen. Since the two models are functionally identical, this review applies to both products.
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Underexposed blog: links of the day
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Underexposed blog: Links of the day
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