HP’s TouchSmart allows for access to photos, video, music and more, using the touch of your finger.
June 10, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Get ready for a truly hands-on PC experience—and a whole lot of smudgy fingerprints.
HP just announced the TouchSmart All-in-One, which allows users to access photos, music, video, games, the Internet, television, family calendars and more, with a quick tap or swipe of the screen. That’s cool, but we like the ability to crop, edit and share photos using that same finger.
“Our engineers have created a fun, engaging and simple touch experience for the home that nobody else offers today,” said John Cook, VP of marketing in HP’s Worldwide Consumer PC Business. “We’re changing personal computing from just feeds and speeds to an experience influenced by consumer trends and design that anticipates customer’s needs. The HP TouchSmart PC is all about reinventing the personal computer experience.”
Like the Gateway One, the unit has only one cord to set up and power the system. It also has a 22-inch high-def, widescreen monitor, 4GB of memory and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Other features include a DVD burner, direct access to YouTube, a built-in webcam and microphone, and the ability to record and watch TV.
The TouchSmart All-in-One will launch in July. The base price is $1,299. If you want the TV tuner, it will cost an extra $200.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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