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HP Launches Budget and Touch All-in-One PCs

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 19 comments

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.

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    LuigiVN , September 21, 2010 10:29 PM
    Looks very cool for a basic- media usage desktop, touch is a nice feature.
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    nevertell , September 21, 2010 10:35 PM
    Is it really higher than it is wide ? Though I'd love to see a 1900 by 1600 resolution on a screen.
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    azcoyote , September 21, 2010 10:43 PM
    That would be perfect for my kids or in the kitchen... Hmm..
    Other than that...
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    Anomalyx , September 21, 2010 10:43 PM
    I have a feeling they meant 1600x900? Isn't that a decently common resolution?
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    liveonc , September 21, 2010 10:44 PM
    How hard is it to fit a small 4-32GB SSD just for Windows & an HDMI/VGA "in" so a person who intends to have a small PC/Screen & a big gaming rig can do it?
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    darkchazz , September 21, 2010 11:11 PM
    Can that integrated graphics card even handle that resolution?!
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    nforce4max , September 21, 2010 11:26 PM
    This looks to be a decent product at a reasonable price so no idiot doesn't try to play high end games on it. Fit it with a SSD and it will be a nice low noise machine.
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    Darkv1 , September 21, 2010 11:45 PM
    I'm hoping that those resolution figures are wrong...otherwise finding/ making wallpapers for something like this could be a pain...
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    iam2thecrowe , September 22, 2010 2:25 AM
    the only problem with all in ones is when it comes to repairing them. Having to buy a HP LCD or HP motherboard is expensive. Just recently replaced a HP desktop PC plastic front bezel for a customer, $160!. You could buy the whole case for that!. oh, and $140 for a 350wpsu!@ Nice one HP, way to rake in the cash!
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    dEAne , September 22, 2010 2:47 AM
    Hope this is not a pain in my mind, most hp products I got are really problematic.
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    cruiseoveride , September 22, 2010 3:48 AM
    20" is too small.
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    RabidFace , September 22, 2010 4:13 AM
    TomsHardwareUnder 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.


    Really!? nobody else noticed this? ;) 

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    ddragoonss , September 22, 2010 8:14 AM
    rabidfaceReally!? nobody else noticed this?

    It's a "Take 2 pay 1" promotion, don't worry.
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    huron , September 22, 2010 12:01 PM
    I always think these are cool, but have a hard time trying to justify buying one...still trying to come up with where I would use it.
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    g00fysmiley , September 22, 2010 12:03 PM
    first thoughts... wow those are some weak specs ... but good for the price... second thought those sad specs beat my pc still so what can i do >_<
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    dallaswits , September 22, 2010 12:36 PM
    I will probably try and get several customers to purchase the touch smart with 7 pro on it. Looks like a good product.
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    bamslang , September 22, 2010 1:05 PM
    rabidfaceReally!? nobody else noticed this?


    I read the sentence twice trying to understand WTF was going on.
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    tu_illegalamigo , September 22, 2010 5:06 PM
    Underpowered for all but the most simple of tasks. Good for DVR camera systems and HAS.
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    asdfghjkl , September 22, 2010 6:06 PM
    LOL @ 1600x900 pixels.

    LOL @ 20".

    And probably LOL at a crappy TN panel technology. But that's something most manufacturers don't tell, because they want customers to be astonished at the low price for a Full HD 24" monitor etc without telling them that the picture quality is actually poor.