HP introduces 22″ TouchSmart all-in-one desktop

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HP today introduced its TouchSmart IQ500 series all-in-one PCs at HP’s “Connecting Your World” event in Berlin. HP TouchSmart PCs feature a 22-inch high-definition widescreen touch-enabled display and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor in a single, integrated design.

HP TouchSmart PCs come with TouchSmart software, which makes it easier for consumers to access digital media and entertainment. The TouchSmart software is specifically designed for touch input. The touch screen allows users to interact with their computer in a unique way.

Only one power cord is required to use the HP TouchSmart PC. It comes with a wireless, low-profile keyboard that stores away when not in use, and integrated wireless. The screen tilts back and forth for comfort. The keyboard can be seen in the dark thanks to HP Ambient Lighting. A built-in webcam and microphone are included for video chat and conferencing. The TouchSmart PC features built-in high-quality speakers and a DVD burner.

HP is aggressively pursuing environmental friendliness with its TouchSmart PC; TouchSmart IQ500 PCs have earned the ENERGY STAR and EPEAT registration at the silver level. HP Power management can reduce energy usage by up to 45%. According to HP, the IQ500 uses 55% less metal and 37% less plastic than standard PCs and monitors.

The initial TouchSmart PC, the IQ504, has the following specifications:

  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
  • 22-inch BrightView touch screen display
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 (2.0GHz/667MHz FSB/2MB L2)
  • 4GB DDR2-667 RAM
  • 320GB 7200RPM SATA HDD
  • Slot-load Super Multi DVD burner
  • Intel GM965 chipset with integrated X3100 graphics
  • 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth

The TouchSmart PC IQ506 with ATSC TV tuner has the following specifications:

  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
  • 22-inch BrightView touch screen display
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5850 (2.16GHz/667MHz FSB/2MB L2)
  • 4GB DDR2-667 RAM
  • 500GB 7200RPM SATA HDD
  • Slot-load Super Multi DVD burner
  • 256MB NVIDIA 9300M GS Graphics
  • 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth

TouchSmart PCs come with wireless low-profile keyboards and a wireless optical mouse. The IQ504 is expected to start at $1,299, and expected to be available in retail stores starting July 13. More information can be found at the following link: www.hp.com/touchsmart.

HP Press Release

HP IQ504 Datasheet (warning: PDF)

Video Demo

 

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