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HP takes on iMac with TouchSmart PC

updated 12:40 pm EST, Mon January 8, 2007

TouchSmart takes on iMac

HP today formally introduced its TouchSmart PC, previously known as 'Crossfire,' at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The PC is an iMac-like all-in-one system that will showcase Microsoft's Windows Vista, and is designed as a central computer to handle virtually every need of a typical home. The new media center is based around a 19-inch touchscreen used for quick access to news, programs, and weather with a tactile interface that is usable as a custom version of HP's Photosmart software, effectively allowing photo retouching through finger and stylus presses. The TouchSmart is also TV-friendly, according to Electronista. Analog NTSC and digital ATSC tuners are built in, allowing users to both play and record video to the computer's 320GB hard drive. The system is powered by a dual-core 1.6GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 processor and ships with 2GB of memory. Further system specifications include a GeForce Go 7600 video card, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The TouchSmart PC is expected to ship in time for Vista's launch at the end of this month, although pricing was still unavailable.




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  1. djcobb44

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I'll keep my iMac for now

    The HP TouchSmart PC looks kind of fugly. Don't know if I'd want finger prints all over my 19" screen either.

  1. Macola

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Stop linking to Electroni

    When I click on a link in a story, I expect to be taken to the source, not just a link on Electronista to the same story. This is getting really annoying!

  1. cblackmo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    truly a home appliance

    Did they deliberately make it bulkier and heavier to be more like an actual home appliance?? 38 pounds!! Or perhaps it microwaves dinner too?

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    OMG it's ugly!

    Good luck with that beasty !

    This may HELP Apple...

  1. Peter Bonte

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    pricing unavailable

    I bet more than $3000 and but ugly :p

  1. moldyapples

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    U! G! L! Y!

    You ain't got no alibi! You UGLY UGLY UGLY!

  1. Pope

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    not an imac

    if you call that iMac-like, then you can call eveything iMac-like. Even a laptop. The processor and monitor are in different boxes. The monitor is OK looking, its just everything under and inback of it the stinks.

  1. alansky

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    {:-o

    It's a cross between a computer and an accordion!

  1. mono2STEREO

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    No Excuse!

    There is really no excuse these days to design such an abomination! Who in their right mind what feel any pride in owning that monstrosity? You just have to shake your head and ask "What were they thinking?" Of course, no one expects HP to copy Apple's designs outright but they should at least make some attempt at making it pleasing to the eye. It makes you wonder if HP even has a design department or if they just let their engineers throw something together!

  1. ecrelin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    too stupid

    I couldn't help myself for the one liners, sorry. Hey isn't that an AM/FM clock radio on the lower left or is it an 8 track? Oh man, its boss, I saw it in Kirk's ready room on Nick last night, no really. Aw c'mon, they came up with that blue themed desktop image all by themselves!

    Unfortuantely as the saying goes, there is an a** for every seat, some poor b******* will become the unwitting owners of this trash…

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