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We have a meeting with HP's Service and Support team later this week here at CES 2007, so we may have more to add to the topic of support later. As it stands right now, HP backs the TouchSmart with its standard warranty package, which includes a year of parts-and-labor coverage, and 24/7 toll free phone help. That's fine, and just about what we'd expect. We also like HP's online support, which includes live support chat and a number of helpful documents. You can also refer to HP's InstantCare feature, which lets an HP tech control your PC remotely to correct any problems that come up.
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Apple iMac Core 2 Duo (17-inch)
OS X 10.4.7; 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5600; 512MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; integrated 64MB (shared) Intel GMA 950 graphics chip; 160GB Western Digital 7,200rpm serial ATA hard drive
Apple iMac Core 2 Duo (21-inch)
OS X 10.4.7; 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7400; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; integrated 128MB Nvidia GeForce 7300 GT graphics chip; 250GB Western Digital 7,200rpm serial ATA hard drive
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2; 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6600; Intel P965 Express chipset; 1,024MB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 7900 GT; (2) 250GB Hitachi 7,200rpm Serial ATA hard drives
HP Pavilion m7690n Media Center TV PC
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2; 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6400; Intel P965 Express chipset; 2,048MB 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT; two 250GB Seagate 7,200rpm Serial ATA hard drives
HP TouchSmart PC IQ770
Windows Vista Home Premium; 1.6GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-51; 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 7600 Go; 320GB 7,200 rpm hard drive
Systemax Venture C2D
Windows XP Home SP2; 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6300; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 256MB ATI Radeon X1600; 320GB Western Digital 7,200rpm Serial ATA hard drive