HP Launches Budget and Touch All-in-One PCs
If all-in-ones are your thing, then HP's new additions to its holiday line-up are right up your street. The company yesterday announced two new AIO PCs, the Omni100 and the TouchSmart 310.
Available tomorrow on HP's website, the Omni100 packs a 20-inch, 1600x900 HD display; a 1.8GHz Athlon II 260u CPU; 3GB of RAM; Radeon HD 4270 integrated graphics; and 500GB of storage. The PC also features the latest version of HP's MediaSmart software and Windows 7. Pricing for the Omni100 starts at $499.
Though the Omni100's low price makes it attractive to those looking for a budget all-in-one, the one making headlines is HP's new TouchSmart 310, which the computer manufacturer claims packs the most advanced version of the company's TouchSmart software to date. HP is touting this software update as a huge improvement because it includes multilayered wallpapers, the ability to drag and drop applications onto the desktop, and new "Carousel" and "Magic Menu" features that allow users to easily locate applications and content. There's also the addition of dedicated built-for-touch applications for Facebook, the Cartoon Network and Marvel Comics. The Marvel application provides access to Marvel's online library of 8,000 comics including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, Spider-Man and Wolverine.
Under the hood you've got 2.8GHz Athlon II 240e dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, Radeon HD 4270 integrated graphics, a 1TB drive and a 20-inch 1600x900 2.8GHz Athlon II 240e dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, Radeon HD 4270 integrated graphics, a 1TB drive and a 20-inch 1600x1900 display. The TouchSmart310 will also be available from HP's site starting tomorrow, and from selected retailers starting October 24, for $699.