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Hewlett-Packard Ships Tablet Equipped Printer.

9/21/2010 12:55:08 PM Eastern

Palo Alto, Calif. - Hewlett-Packard yesterday unveiled the
PhotoSmart eStation, a an all-in-one printer with a 7-inch removable tablet
attached.

eStation

The eStation, shipping now at $399, is a standard printer,
scanner copier, but it replaces the standard LCD control panel with the tablet.

The Wi-Fi tablet uses a modified version of the Android operating
system. The portable device has full web connectivity along with the ability to
use the Barnes & Noble e-bookstore. In addition, it can be programmed to
tell the printer to automatically print out web content, like news stories, on
a set schedule.

The tablet intended purpose is to make it simple to print web
content without having to access desktop or notebook, the company said.

The company also today rolled out the latest incarnation of its touchscreen
Touchsmart all-in-one PC.

The new TouchSmart comes with an updated software package called
Magic Canvas and access to the HP TouchSmart Apps Center.

The TouchSmart line includes two desktop, the TouchSmart 310 and
600, and the TouchSmart TM2 notebook. Respective pricing is $699, $999 and
$829.