From informational kiosks in public areas, patient rooms and nursing stations in hospitals, interactive games for children at fast food restaurants to the home kitchen, the HP TouchSmart all-in-one computer is used for its touch-enabled technology and unique interaction experience. With many applications, it is desired to mount this computer to correctly position the touch screen for the user's comfort and enjoyment. Mounting also provides additional benefits, such as saving space and providing a level of anti-theft security. Unlike a mounted television or computer monitor, the TouchSmart's screen is constantly pushed on by users. It is critical that the computer is properly supported when mounted.
When looking at how the HP TouchSmart has been designed to sit on the desk top, you will see that the weight of the computer rests on 3 points; the 2 legs directly under the monitor and the “kickstand” attached to the back of the computer. When mounting and suspending the computer, it is important to maintain its design by supporting these 3 points.
Other considerations when mounting the HP TouchSmart:
1. Make sure the mount is VESA compliant. “VESA” stands for “Video Electronics Standards Association”. VESA promotes and develops relevant, open standards for display manufacturers and the display mounting industry. Using a VESA compliant mount will help to ensure that your computer is mounted correctly.
2. To mount the HP TouchSmart, a VESA Mount Adapter Kit, or the like, is needed to attach the computer to a VESA mount. Make sure the mount adapter does not require any modifications to be made to the computer as this could void warranty.
3. The HP TouchSmart has an external power supply, or “power brick”, like that of a printer. Consider how this will be supported when the computer is mounted.
4. Do you want to mount your HP TouchSmart to the wall? Look for bundled or complete wall mount kits. Purchasing a complete wall mount kit will potentially save you time and money, and also ensure you have everything you need to mount your computer properly.
HP Wall Mount – Complete Wall Mount System
The ideal mounting kit for the HP TouchSmart will include a mount adapter bracket that is VESA compliant and attaches to the back of the computer without modifying the computer's case. The mount adapter bracket will have arms that reach down to support the computer from underneath as well. Also included, is a device for holding the external power pack behind the display, up and out of sight.
The VESA adapter and mounting kit will have everything needed for properly attaching the HP TouchSmart to an existing HP wall mount, VESA compliant wall mount or desk mount arm. In addition, the mount kit will include a flush wall mount bracket for customers who simply want to mount their computer to the wall like a tv, providing a complete wall mounting system.