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HP TouchSmart 520-1030 Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Country/region sold in

  • United States
  • Canada


  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Touch technology: Optical Touch
  • Touch points: 2 supported
  • Colors: 16.7 million
  • Color gamut: 72%
  • Response time: 5 ms (typical)
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1
  • Image brightness: up to 250 nits
Figure 1: Motherboard top view
Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: Pegatron
  • Form factor: Custom 22 cm (8.7 inches) x 24.2 cm (9.5 inches)
  • Chipset: Intel H61
  • Memory sockets: 2 x DDR2
  • Front side bus speeds: 5 Gb/s DMI (Direct Media Interface)
  • Processor socket: LGA 1155
  • Expansion Slots:
    • Two PCI Express mini card sockets (Generation 2 speed)
    • One PCI Express MXM slot that supports a PCI Express x16 graphics card (Generation 2 speed)
  • For more details, see LavacaSB motherboard specifications .


  • Operating speed: Up to 3.3 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Socket: LGA1155
  • Bus speed: DMI (Direct Media Interface) - 2.5GT/s
  • Socket type: LGA 1155
  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
    Core i7-2600 (Sandy Bridge) quad core95W
    Core i7-2600s (Sandy Bridge) quad core65W
    Core i5-2500 (Sandy Bridge) quad core95W
    Core i5-2400 (Sandy Bridge) quad core95W
    Core i5-2400s (Sandy Bridge) quad core65W
    Core i5-2300 (Sandy Bridge) quad core95W
    Core i3-2120 (Sandy Bridge) dual core 65W
    Core i3-2100 (Sandy Bridge) dual core 65W
    Core i3-2100t (Sandy Bridge) dual core 35W
    Intel Pentium G860 (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core65W
    Intel Pentium G850 (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core65W
    Intel Pentium G840 (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core65W
    Intel Pentium G630 (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core 65W
    Intel Pentium G620 (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core 65W
    Intel Pentium G630T (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core 35W
    Intel Pentium G620T (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core 35W
NOTE: Integrated graphics is provided by Intel HD 2000 Graphics, which is part of the processor


  • Amount: 4 GB
  • Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec
  • Type: DDR3-1333
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Two DDR3 SO-DIMMs (200-pin) sockets
    • PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)
    • PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB DDR3 SO-DIMMs
  • Supports up to 8 GB on 64-bit PCs
  • Supports up to 4 GB on 32-bit PCs
    *32-bit PCs cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.

Video graphics

*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.
  • Integrated Intel HD 2000 graphics (supported by the processor)
  • One Mobile PCI Express Module (MXM) socket
    • MXM 3.0 version: Type A
    • <35W
    • Shared memory up to 256 MB


Integrated High Definition audio
  • Audio CODEC: IDT 92HD91
  • Supports jack sensing
  • Channels: 2.0 stereo (2 speakers)
  • Power: 4W per speaker
  • Interface: Integrated 2 channel (stereo array)


Figure 2: Wireless card - top view
Wireless card - top view
  • Interface type: PCI Express Half-Length Mini Card
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 300 Mbps
  • Transmission standards: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Supported antenna connections: 2 internal
  • Operating band: 2.4 GHz single band (2.412 to 2.472 GHz frequency range)
  • Supported security protocols:
    • Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) supports modes that have 64-bit, and 128-bit keys
    • Support for WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK in Windows
  • Technology: Realtek RTL8111E
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100/1000 Mb/s
  • Transmission standards: Gigabit 1000-Base-T Ethernet

Hard drive

  • Size: 1 TB
  • Interface: SATA
  • Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm

CD/DVD disc drive

FunctionMaximum speed
DVD±R write speedup to 8X
DVD±R DL write speedup to 6X
DVD+RW write speedup to 8X
DVD-RW write speedup to 6X
DVD-RAM write speedup to 5X
CD-R write speedup to 24X
CD-RW write speedup to 24X
DVD-ROM read speedup to 8X
CD-ROM read speedup to 24X

Memory Card Reader

Supports the following cards:
  • Secure Digital (SD)
  • Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
  • Memory Stick (MS), including Memory Stick Pro (MS-Pro)
Supports the following cards with an adapter:
  • Mini Secure Digital (mini-SD)
  • Micro Secure Digital (micro-SD)
  • MS DUO
  • MS Pro Duo

Computer Case

  • Height with stand: 45.7 cm (17.9 inches)
  • Width: 58.0 cm (22.8 inches)
  • Depth with stand: 21.7 cm (8.5 inches)
  • Weight:
    • with UMA graphics: 11.54 Kg (25.44 pounds)
    • with MXM graphics: 11.7 Kg (25.79 pounds)
Figure 3: Front of the system
Image of the front of the system
1 - Microphone array
2 - Webcam camera
3 - Power button
4 - Logo and IR
5 - Sweep design stand
6 - Speakers
7 - Touch screen active area
Figure 4: Back of the system
Image of the back of the system
1 - Optical disk drive
2 - Monitor controls/monitor menu options (only on models with an HDMI port)
3 - Kensington lock slot
4 - Cover
5 - Memory card reader and other I/Os on left side
6 - Motherboard back I/Os (specific I/Os are model dependent)
7 - USB dongle
8 - Sweep design stand
Figure 5: Left side of the system
Image of the left side of they system
1 - Left side ports
Figure 6: Right side of the system
Image of the right side of the system
1 - Optical disc drive

Power Supply

Total wattage: 150W external power adapter (100V-240V)
Output voltage: 19V
Output Amps: 7.9

I/O Ports

Figure 7: Left I/O ports
Image of left I/O ports
1 - Hard drive activity indicator
2 - Memory card reader activity indicator
3 - Memory card reader
4 - Two USB 3.0 ports
5 - Microphone jack
6 - Headphone jack
Figure 8: Back I/O ports
Image of back I/O ports
1 - Power connector
2 - LAN (ethernet)
3 - Four USB 2.0 ports
4 - Subwoofer
5 - Audio port

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

Figure 9: View of keyboard
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Figure 10: Top view of mouse
Image of mouse
  • Interface: wireless USB dongle
  • Buttons: left, right, and clickable scroll wheel
Figure 11: Webcam with array microphone
Built-in webcam and array microphone located at the top of the computer.
1 - Web camera
2 - Activity LED
3 - Microphone array
  • Camera: 1280 x 720 with low-light enhancement


NOTE:HP provides basic support for software that comes with the computer. For in-depth feature assistance, refer to the help section in the software or on the software vendor's Web site.
Software CategorySoftware TitleRecovery Manager: Program Reinstallation
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); Service Pack 1
  • No
  • HP TouchSmart Magic Canvas 5.0
  • Yes
CD/DVD Burning
  • Cyberlink Power2Go
  • Yes
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • Windows Media Center (for CD/DVD playback)
  • HP Beats Audio
  • HP Games
  • Microsoft Touch Pack with Surface Globe
  • NHL Game Centre Live (Canada models only)
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010
  • PDF Complete
  • No
  • Yes
Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • HP Webcam
  • Yes
  • HP MyDisplay OSD
  • Yes
  • Norton Internet Security 2012 (60-day security update subscription)
  • Norton Online Backup (30-day trial)
  • Yes
  • No
  • HP Help & Support Center
  • HP Support Assistant
  • HP Update
  • HP Vision Hardware Diagnostic Tools
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • HP Recovery Manager
  • No
Networking & Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
  • Adobe Flash
  • HP Linkup
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
NOTE: This support document provides specifications and component images that reflect the original design intention for all PCs of this model. Under certain circumstances, a factory or service provider may install a component that meets or exceeds the listed specification and/or appears different than the image shown.

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