By Lisa Johnston
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New York – Hewlett-Packard today introduced new all-in-one PCs that will launch this fall with the availability of Windows 8.
The four new entries are the high-end Spectre One, Envy 23 Touchsmart, Envy 20 Touchsmart and Pavilion 20.
The Envy models all feature 10-point multitouch technology, while the Spectre One comes with a large touchpad that gives users multitouch control of the screen without having to reach forward and touch the display. The non-touch Pavilion 20 is targeted at budget-conscious consumers.
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Gateway unveiled the Gateway One all-in-one desktop last month, the first in what will be a family of computers and peripherals designed to fit and operate anywhere in a home.
The three-SKU Gateway One line is intended for use in non-traditional areas of a home where the consumer would want a relatively small, yet fully functional, desktop computer capable of performing tasks ranging from email to watching TV, said Gary Elsasser, Gateway's products senior VP.
Gateway introduced its first-quarter eMachines desktop computer lineup, all of which feature Microsoft Windows Vista.
The three-unit line ranges in price from $349 to $529, after $50 mail-in rebate, and are available now at retail.
Gateway has introduced a range of new desktop PCs for retail and direct customers.
For retail customers, the manufacturer said it has increased the performance of its value-based FX desktop and refreshed its GT Series of desktops. Newly available to direct customers is a refreshed and expanded selection of the company's multimedia DX line and new FX models.
Intel has introduced a new desktop processor, the Core i7, the first member of a new family of processor designs codenamed Nehalem that Intel said it is building to "boost performance on demand and maximize data throughput."
As Patrick Gelsinger, senior VP and general manager of Intel's digital enterprise group said in a release, the new chip is designed to meet the increased demands of consumers who use their PCs for video, gaming and music.