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

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.

  • zankuto
    when I read gaming and FX-8100, I realised there are bigger trolls than the patent trolls.
  • HansVonOhain
    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.
  • mayne92
    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.
  • Bulldozer: "It still functions", that will sell some units.
  • AznCracker
    well for 1150, one can do much better building one.
  • mortsmi7
    "the most powerful HP Pavilion PC to date"

    What? Have they never used an i7 before?
  • @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
  • DRosencraft
    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.

    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?
  • Tavo_Nova
    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
  • aznjoka
    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.