HP enters multitouch era with new computers
HP will be making a splash in the world of multitouch computing by unveiling a trio of HP TouchSmart PCs alongside the company’s very first 42″ high-definition digital signage touch display known as the HP LD4200tm. The new HP TouchSmart PC range will comprise of various screen sizes that range from 20″ to 23″ (that’s not pretty wide, but it ought to be good enough for most desktops) in the form of the HP TouchSmart 300 and HP TouchSmart 600. Both models will come in a sleek, award-winning design which can come with either a stunning HD-capable or HD widescreen display with a multitouch enabled screen.
With a multitouch display, users are able to enjoy an infinitely better experience compared to the iPhone and all of its iterations, where one is able to pinch, rotate, arc, flip, press or drag a finger across the screen of the PC in order to access information, entertainment and social networks in a natural and intuitive way. It would be interesting to see whether multitouch will introduce a whole new generation of computer users from the retired age range though. Apart from that, you can still navigate through standard circumstances that rely on a wireless keyboard and mouse.
You will be able to take advantage of the new swivel stand and tilt webcam that increases the user’s ability to share and collaborate around the HP TouchSmart when engaged in a video call, where you can work without having to worry about polluting the environment thanks to compliance with ENERGY STAR 5.0 requirements. Apart from that, selected models of the HP TouchSmart 600 will connect easily to gaming consoles, including Xbox, PlayStation and Wii, via HDMI or composite video ports. Interested in any of them? The HP TouchSmart 300, HP TouchSmart 600, HP TouchSmart tx2 and HP TouchSmart 9100 will start from $899, $1,049, $799 and $1,299, respectively. Release dates will be different though, from now all the way till December this year depending on the model.