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[ZDNet] HP announces new TouchSmart all-in-ones

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Back in the days when Steve Jobs was still deriding tablets as niche products, HP was trying to make touch work better on Windows (here’s some previous coverage of its TouchSmart all-in-one PCs). Today HP announced new versions of its touchscreen AIOs and an updated version of the TouchSmart software.

HP is introducing two new AIOs: the TouchSmart 610 Consumer PC and the TouchSmart 9300 Elite Business PC. Both are based on a 23-inch LED-backlit display that reclines 60 degrees. This should make it more comfortable to walk up and view content on the wide-angle display and control the PC via the multi-touch. (If you’ve ever tried using a standard laptop with a multi-touch display, you know how difficult it can be to use touch input on a nearly vertical display.) The new display also tilts forward 5 degrees and swivels.
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That's not a bad looking All In One, if I don't say so myself!

Also...

Touch set to take off on laptops and netbooks

Interesting!

HP announces new all-in-ones--with and without touch

Meh!
Edited by _GTech - 2/7/11 at 7:23pm
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Finally using the 45-watt quads I think it looks smexy!
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Looks good, would be useful in the kitchen.
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If they just made the screen pop more and not have a bezel that would be great. Tried it at Coscto, and whenever I wanted to press start, my finger just kept hitting the bezel instead of the tiny start circle.
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Originally Posted by kora04 View Post
If they just made the screen pop more and not have a bezel that would be great. Tried it at Coscto, and whenever I wanted to press start, my finger just kept hitting the bezel instead of the tiny start circle.
You could always increase the size of the menu though correct?

You can still use a mouse with these things, correct?
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Sweet screen; I agree on the thinner bezel suggestion. I'd take an HP over a Mac.

Yes, you still can use a mouse. I don't see much of a point in having touch-screen. Zooming a photo to fill the screen is just much quicker with a mouse *clicks maximize or scrolls mouse wheel* than to physically raise your hands up to the screen, leaving greasy smudges all over that sweet panel.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 2/8/11 at 6:41am
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Wow... that'll be a big hit with small business.
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I don't like touchscreen all-in-ones; I think having a multi-touch trackpad like the Magic Trackpad that can recognise gestures is better, easier, and a lot less strenuous.

It does look cool though.
Edited by steelbom - 2/9/11 at 4:43pm
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I don't like touchscreen all-in-ones; I think having a multi-touch trackpad like the Magic Trackpad that can recognise gestures is better, easier, and a lot less strenuous.
Agreed. Unless the screen is under you almost like a keyboard, it's just too much effort.
 
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