MAKER OF EXPENSIVE PRINTER INK HP has announced four All-in-One PCs designed to work with the Windows 8 operating system - the HP Spectreone, Envy 23, Envy 20 Touchsmart and Pavilion 20.
The HP Spectreone is the talk of the company's new PC lineup, measuring just 11.5mm thick and featuring a 23.6in full HD non-touch display. However, that's not to say that users won't experience the touch optimised benefits of Windows 8, as the PC comes with a bundled wireless touchpad along with a wireless keyboard. According to HP, this lets users "scroll, swipe and tap their way through the new Windows 8 environment".
The Spectreone also allows users to log in or transfer content by touching an NFC tag or NFC-enabled mobile phone on it. It will cost $1,299 when HP releases it in the US in November.
Unlike the Spectreone, HP's Envy 23 and Envy 20 Touchsmart PCs both have touchscreens, measuring unsurprisingly 23in and 20in, respectively. The duo of Envy PCs also feature Beats Audio, up to 3TB of storage, "the latest Intel processors" and HP's built-in entertainment suite. HP will release its Envy PC models in October starting at $999 and $799, respectively.
Rounding out the HP Windows 8 All-in-One PC lineup is the HP Pavilion 20, expected to be a cheap alternative to the Envy PCs. It features a 20in non-touch HD display, an HD webcam and the firm's connected software suite. This PC will be available from October with a starting price of $449.
James Mouton, SVP and general manager of HP's Personal Computer Global Business Unit is clearly chuffed with the firm's latest PC models. He said, "The clean look of an all-in-one PC and the ease of one-cord set-up are key reasons customers turn to HP.
"The Spectreone design is art as well as a powerful entertainment hub. Across our rich line of all-in-ones, we continue to drive value and differentiation that have earned us sales of more than 5 million all-in-ones."
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