HP adds a little zip to the TouchSmart 600 with Intel Core i7 CPU options

If you’re the touchy-feely type and you’re looking for a little pick-me-up under the hood of your all-in-one, HP’s “TouchSmart 600 Quad” series might pique your interest.

Starting at $1700, you can get the 23-inch touchscreen machine loaded up with an Intel Core i7-720QM quad-core processor running at 1.6GHz with 6MB of L2 cache. For $260 more you can step up to the i7-820QM CPU, which sports a 1.73GHz clock speed and 8MB of cache.

Other upgrade options include various flavors of Windows 7, hard drives starting at 750GB, DVD burner or Blu-ray combo drive, TV tuner, and more. Standard features include a 23-inch touchscreen at 1920×1080 resolution, wireless keyboard and mouse, card reader, webcam, five USB ports, game console input (HDMI, composite), and a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT230M graphics card.

HP TouchSmart 600 Quad series desktop PC [HP via Engadget]