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HP Reveals New Gaming Rig and its First 27-Inch AIO PC

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HP has introduced a 27-inch All-in-One PC along with a new gaming rig featuring AMD's 8-core FX-8100 CPU.

On Wednesday HP unveiled its very first 27-inch All-in-One (AIO) PC, the HP Omni 27. Slated for a January 8 release with a starting price of $1,199.99, it won't come packed with touch-based input support. Instead, it will feature a non-touch version of its Magic Canvas software, up to 2 TB of HDD space, Beats Audio, HDMI input and options like a TV tuner or a Blu-ray disc drive.

According to HP, the AIO will sport a 27-inch 1080p LED-backlit display constructed with edge-to-edge glass. The base $1200 model will reportedly provide a 2.5 GHz Sandy Bridge Core i5-2400S processor, integrated graphics, 6 GB of RAM and two USB 3.0 ports.

"The HP Omni 27 All-in-One PC is crafted for consumers who demand meticulous design, enhanced performance and an expanded viewing experience," the company said on Wednesday. "Its elegant flat-panel display features edge-to-edge glass and tilts up to 25 degrees, allowing users to adjust the 27-inch-diagonal high-definition screen to their comfort level."

In addition to the HP Omni 27, the company also announced the HP Pavilion HPE h9 Phoenix PC, what the company calls "the most powerful HP Pavilion PC to date" which will offer "a cutting-edge design and expandability for users focused on content creation and immersive gaming." To put it simply, the rig is geared for gamers and HP is even throwing in a copy of the dynamic MMORPG Rift for free as proof.

Surprisingly, the HP Pavillion HPE h9 Phoenix will start at $1,149.99 when it goes retail on January 8. Currently the product page isn't up and running, but HP promises an armor-plated design, "attention-grabbing" lighting, four DIMMs accommodating up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory, three internal hard drive bays, high-end discrete graphics cards using up to 250W, an optional liquid cooling system, and a valet tray equipped with USB ports.

Additional reports indicate that the base model will feature an 8-core AMD FX-8100 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 160 GB SSD, and a Radeon 7670 GPU with 1 GB of VRAM. For fans of Intel, there's also a version that uses an X79 motherboard packed with CPUs like the Core i7-3960X.

On Wednesday HP also announced the $319 23-inch Compaq L2311c notebook docking monitor, and the 18.5-inch HP LV1911 ($125) and 20-inch LV2011 ($135) LED-backlit LCD monitors. The L2311c is expected to ship in February along with the HP LV2011, followed by the cheaper HP LV1911 in March.

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    stm1185 , January 5, 2012 12:18 AM
    Bulldozer: "It still functions", that will sell some units.
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    mayne92 , January 5, 2012 12:14 AM
    zankutowhen I read gaming and FX-8100, I realised there are bigger trolls than the patent trolls.

    Use Intel or face death? Please. Get over the Bulldozer failure already...the processor still functions.
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    HansVonOhain , January 5, 2012 12:07 AM
    Well this is start for a big PC vendor. I hope they have good PSU suppliers so customers do not have to spend extra dough on PSUs.
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    mayne92 , January 5, 2012 12:14 AM
    zankutowhen I read gaming and FX-8100, I realised there are bigger trolls than the patent trolls.

    Use Intel or face death? Please. Get over the Bulldozer failure already...the processor still functions.
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    stm1185 , January 5, 2012 12:18 AM
    Bulldozer: "It still functions", that will sell some units.
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    AznCracker , January 5, 2012 12:37 AM
    well for 1150, one can do much better building one.
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    mortsmi7 , January 5, 2012 12:38 AM
    "the most powerful HP Pavilion PC to date"

    What? Have they never used an i7 before?
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    Anonymous , January 5, 2012 12:57 AM
    @azncracker: Prebuilt systems target people who aren't willing or able to build their own system and will always be more costly than a self-built system. Factor in labor, marketing, support costs, and maybe a bit of profit-padding, and $1149 seems like a reasonable starting price. Although, I'd say an FX-8100 based system is more appealing at the $999 starting price with an i5-2300 at $1149.

    This seems like a decent offering from HP, though I
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    DRosencraft , January 5, 2012 1:12 AM
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    The base $1200 model will reportedly provide a 2.5 GHz Sandy Bridge Core i5-2400S processor, integrated graphics, 6 GB of RAM and two USB 3.0 ports.


    How can you call it "gaming rig" with integrated graphics?
    Unless you only use it to play farmville you can call it a gaming rig.
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    That's the AIO PC, the HP Omni 27, which is not mentioned as the gaming option. The gaming pc, the phoenix, has an unspecified high-end discrete graphics card.

    I'm interested that it may be the start of a promising trend that the base model on the phoenix pc comes with an SSD. It may still be only a niche desktop, but it should be the startof driving down prices if vendors start sticking SSDs in as the base default option. Or is this their way around the HDD shortage? Or have I just not been looking at pre-built systems in a while?
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    Tavo_Nova , January 5, 2012 1:47 AM
    Bulldozer is still good just not as good as other intel but good on it's own, i have both intel i7 2600k and an AMD Bulldozer 8150 both are good just that intel wiped the floor with my AMD just that my AMD with it's core wiped the floor of my intel well work related side, but gaming my intel Blasted my AMD like it was nothing
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    aznjoka , January 5, 2012 1:48 AM
    The AIO is fairly decent price for it's specs of $1,199.99, but the graphics could use some help then it's certainly a taker for me.
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    rohitbaran , January 5, 2012 2:01 AM
    So, the base model of the Pavillion starting from 1149.99 has HD 7670? I think system builders can include a beefy HD6970 in that cost, while keeping other things balanced.
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    masterasia , January 5, 2012 2:16 AM
    AMD = Fail. The AIO looks cool.
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    alyoshka , January 5, 2012 2:31 AM
    For 1K they ought to have had the AIO equipped with a Touchscreen.....
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    alidan , January 5, 2012 2:36 AM
    mayne92Use Intel or face death? Please. Get over the Bulldozer failure already...the processor still functions.


    yes it still functions but in everyday application gets better use of the phenom line than the use of bulldozer.

    I constantly say that bulldozer can work, but it is proper OS integration and it probably needs revision before could ever be used mainstream computer. Putting money into a computer right now, outside of server application or using it for anything else but where it shows clear dominance over the I7 in benchmarks is just stupid, when a phenom can cost as little as $100 for 3 GHz.

    frozonicHow can you call it "gaming rig" with integrated graphics? Unless you only use it to play farmville you can call it a gaming rig.


    to their credit, outside of Battlefield 3, witcher 2, and a few other graphically demanding games, and AMD APU can almost always easily put out games of quality graphics. I say what you will about final fantasy 14 but when they demoed the APU on it it pushed impressive looking graphics for integrated.

    The thing that integrated is good, and not even touching on Intel's abysmal integrated, but the options have come a long way since what you're thinking.

    soldier37Dear baby Jesus when are you going to have someone make a 2560 x 1600 30' LED 120hz panel for us adult pc gamers. We are tired of seeing the cheap 1080 panels being put out weekly. Cause 21-23 inches doesnt cut it baby Jesus. Amen.


    real adults use 1920x1200 and not a 1920x1080.
    That said I would really love some cheaper 2560 x 1600 monitors. It doesn't even have to be 120 Hz or LED just under $2000 for anything decent, and probably even under $600, could I just can't justify spending the more than that on a monitor I'm only using for my computer

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    freggo , January 5, 2012 2:46 AM
    AIO... no thank you. Try fixing, upgrading or modifying that thing.
    I'd rather have an ugly big box hidden somewhere full of empty slots, drive bays and dust bunnies :-)


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    sykozis , January 5, 2012 2:57 AM
    freggoAIO... no thank you. Try fixing, upgrading or modifying that thing.I'd rather have an ugly big box hidden somewhere full of empty slots, drive bays and dust bunnies :-)

    The people that will buy the AIO, aren't the type of people that concern themselves with being able to upgrade it later....
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    coldtortilla , January 5, 2012 3:55 AM
    To see more of their gaming rig check out this video. I know I sound like a total tool, just check it out, an hp rep talks about it and shows some of the internals off.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmacAPUaEEA&feature=channel_video_title
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    coldtortilla , January 5, 2012 4:00 AM
    What surprises me is that they are actually going to jam a gtx 580 into this thing most cheap PC OEM's don't go past the 6770
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    archange , January 5, 2012 6:41 AM
    Sweet micro ATX box. I like to do things myself, but this build is rather appealing.
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    vancouverboy , January 5, 2012 7:47 AM
    27" system aiming at gamers aka higher end market, but only 1080p, not 2560p or at least 2560x1440 panel, not even an option?

    Hey HP, is that joke?
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