Print | Rate this content

HP TouchSmart 520-1020 Desktop PC Product Specifications

Product image

Product release information

Product number


Release date


Country/region sold in

  • Canada

  • United States


58.42 cm (23 inch) LCD panel display with touchscreen

  • 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 .


Pentium G620

  • Operating speed: Up to 2.6 GHz

  • Number of cores: 2

  • Socket: LGA1155

  • Bus speed: DMI (Direct Media Interface) - 2.5GT/s

Processor upgrade information

  • Socket type: LGA 1155

  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

    Core i7-2600s (Sandy Bridge) quad core
    Core i5-2400s (Sandy Bridge) quad core
    Core i3-2120 (Sandy Bridge) dual core
    Core i3-2100 (Sandy Bridge) dual core
    Core i3-2100t (Sandy Bridge) dual core
    Intel Pentium G860 (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Pentium G850 (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Pentium G840 (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Pentium G640 (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Pentium G630 (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Pentium G620 (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Pentium G630T (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    Intel Pentium G620T (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
NOTE: Integrated graphics is provided by Intel HD 2000 Graphics, which is part of the processor


4 GB

  • Amount: 4 GB

  • Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec

  • Type: DDR3-1333

Memory upgrade information

  • 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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (DX10.1)

*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


Audio CODEC: IDT 92HD91

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)


802.11 Wireless g/n PCI Express Mini card

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

LAN: Gigabit 1000-Base-T

  • Technology: Realtek RTL8111E

  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100/1000 Mb/s

  • Transmission standards: Gigabit 1000-Base-T Ethernet

Hard drive

500 GB

Figure 3: Hard drive

Image of hard drive
  • Size: 500 GB

  • Interface: SATA

  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive

Slot load SuperMulti DVD +/- RW burner

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

Memory Card Reader

Multimedia 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)

Front of the system

Figure 4: 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

Back of the system

Figure 5: 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

Left side of the system

Figure 6: Left side of the system

Image of the left side of they system
1 - Left side ports

Right side of the system

Figure 7: Right side of the system

Image of the right side of the system
1 - Optical disc drive

Power Supply

External 150W

Total wattage: 150W external power adapter (100V-240V)

Output voltage: 19V

Output Amps: 7.9

I/O Ports

Left I/O ports

Figure 8: 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

Back I/O ports

Figure 9: 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

HP Wireless Keyboard with Beats Key

Figure 10: View of keyboard

Data not available at time this page was released.

HP wireless mouse

Figure 11: Top view of mouse

Image of mouse
  • Interface: wireless USB dongle

  • Buttons: left, right, and clickable scroll wheel


Figure 12: 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


Titles that shipped with PC

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 Category
Software Title
Recovery 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.

Provide feedback

Please rate the information on this page to help us improve our content. Thank you!